RetroHound’s review published on Letterboxd:
I'd forgotten how the island is one extreme peril after another! Non-stop thrills! This really is a very entertaining movie. It moves along at a brisk pace. For some reason a lot of movies named King Kong don't.
Several years ago I watched this with my brother and sister-in-law and when the boat sailed about 10 minutes into the movie, they were shocked. They had just watched the Peter Jackson version and they said it took over 45 minutes for the boat to even leave port. That's ridiculous. The reason people go to see a movie about a giant ape is to see a giant ape, not listen to a bunch of actors yammer on.