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Iâ€™ve been looking forward to the new King Kong movie ever since I first heard rumours that Peter Jackson was going to remake it. Itâ€™s such a classic piece, that I (as well as many others) was worried he wasnâ€™t going to be able to do it justice.
Now the TV ads are running, and there is quote after quote from major reviewers giving it 4 stars, etc. Iâ€™m always leary of those quotes though, as often the folks being quoted arenâ€™t worth the paper they write their reviews on. Always be wary if you see multiple quotes from the same sourceâ€¦ that tends to mean they canâ€™t get enough variation in their reviews. When I see the King Kong ones, though, there must be a dozen quotes, all of them glowing, and all of them from different (major) sources.
Hereâ€™s an quote from a glowing review:
If the “Rings” trilogy didn’t convince you, everyone will now have to admit that Jackson is one of the most creative men to ever sit in a director’s chair.
This film is in a class of its own. If anyone ever tries to do another remake of “King Kong,” they should be put in a rubber room.
There wasnâ€™t a single bad thing said about the movie in that review. In fact, I havenâ€™t found a bad review of the movie yetâ€¦ and Iâ€™ve been looking.
I also recently read this article on the multiple meanings of King kong, from the Philly Inquirer. Yes, I actually read the article in the paper.. but I tracked down the digital version just for you!! Itâ€™s actually a very well written that does a good job of explaining why the original Kong succeeded, as well as why itâ€™s continued to captivate viewers all these years. Itâ€™s those same themes that will drive PJâ€™s latest endeavor. Itâ€™s also why it was important to shoot the film in 1933 New York. While there may be parallels to the modern world, Kongâ€™s place is rightfully in 1933.
My time is limited to go to the movies right now, so I really need to pick and choose what I want to see. King Kong is definately at the top of my list, and I really hope to see it sooner than later.