This is how you remake a classic. I can’t understand why opening-week sales were low for the film. Maybe the continuous snowfall around most parts of the US had something to do with it?
Serkis should get an Oscar for again playing a CGI part to perfection. Something I read in ‘Rolling Stone’ made me realize how much effort had gone into playing Kong. Gorillas are known for their strict rules on eye-contact. Jackson and Serkis had to actually plan the scenes where Kong made eye contact with anyone else.
The only bad things about King Kong – too many monsters and Jack Black. Seriously, I don’t need a huge gorilla, half the known dinosaur genus, giant crickets and head-swallowing worm-things to make me watch the movie. I also didn’t need Jack Black saying,”Beauty killed the beast” like it was the opening line of a Tenacious-D song.
Naomi’s ‘O’ face (while screaming) and Kong atop Empire State would’ve done the trick.