King Kong

King Kong ★★★★★

This is easily one of the most impressive, suspenseful, intense and relentless monster movies out there. King Kong follows the well known tale of a group of people coming to an island untouched by time, where dinosaurs still roam and everything is ruled by the great Kong. The acting, animation, music and pacing is all exceptional. There isn’t a moment lost or stretched out. Kong himself isn’t seen until nearly an hour into the film and the way he comes in is shocking even by modern standards. Since this film was made right before strict censorship, there is a lot of rather graphic scenes, such as a t-rex getting its jaw ripped in two (with lots of blood) and a woman being thrown off a skyscraper. Even today, this movie holds up in its story, and no matter your opinion on the stop motion animation, it is used incredibly affectively, creating a fast paced monster film that will keep you on your toes the entire way

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