Ben’s review published on Letterboxd:
It’s about time I watch the version that started it all. What a blast from start to finish. There’s not a dull moment and once we hit the jungles it’s nonstop. The technical and visual achievements made during this film cannot be understated. I can’t imagine how audiences reacted back in 1933. I’m sure their minds were blown. It’s a good thing this was made Pre-Code because there were some nice brutal moments that would’ve been cut had it been made a couple years later. You may know the story of King Kong, but I assure you the original version is a must watch for any film fan.