Wednesday, December 21, 2005

King Kong Rules!

Okay, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but the title wrote itself. I liked it, the F/X were first-rate, the dialogue and the acting was decent and the plot was a unchanged from the classic original. Andy Serkis, who brought life to Gollum in the The Lord of the Rings, has done the same for King Kong and has clearly established himself as the best in the business when it comes to "performance capture" work. My one criticism of the movie is that it is just too darn long. Although similar in length to each installment of LOTR, it seemed longer. That's not a good sign, because it suggests this is a case of "less is more". I shudder to think how much more footage will be added to the DVD release. Still, overall, King Kong is well worth a look.