King Kong

King Kong ★★★★★

Holy mackerel! What a show!
-Carl Denham

One thing about King Kong, the original film as apposed to the remakes, that I always seem to forget is just how brutal it is. Maybe it's just me but this adventure film is dark and ruthless. Something that seems to lose it's luster in our modern CGI era. Why do I sense the brutality in a stop motion Kong throwing people off a bridge that are clearly a mixture of miniature sets and dummies to the realistic effects of CGI?

Maybe it's my nostalgia, I'm not sure but people get killed in this movie and I feel like it's effects are ten fold compared to it's modern counterparts. It's quite possible that the techniques aren't to blame too since it's not the tools that make a great film, but the film makers that use them.

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