King Kong

King Kong ★★★½

Since Kong: Skull Island comes out today I thought I'd set my expectations by watching the original. I even found a colored version that's so good you couldn't tell it was originally in black & white.

King Kong is a technical marvel but at the same time it has aged about as well as any movie from the 30s. It looks really nice and clearly a lot of time and effort went into making it look as good as it possibly could at the time. By today's standards, it looks ridiculous but today everything that happened in the 30s was ridiculous.

Worst of all it most have been hard being a lady in the 30s. Tribesmen own you, civilized men don't think you're worth owning and giant gorillas treat you like barbie dolls.

Alternate titles:
Animal Cruelty the Movie
Superhuman lungs The ninth wonder of the world
Beast and the Beauty

Enjoyment Extracted: 8/10

Technical Execution: 10/10

Acting: 8/10

30s-ness: 10/10

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