King Kong

King Kong ★★★★

"Beauty killed the Beast."


With the Overture at the beginning, this movie signals right of the bat, that you're going to see something epical.
Can you imagine, how the people around the 30s must have felt, going to the cinema for the first time as grown Women and Men and being absolutely terrified by the images displayed? Magic and wonders were truly still existing back then.

The misogyny is pretty obvious, but not as bad as I thought it might get. The Set-Design truly epic and the music is written directly for the scene, step by step, which can be funny but seems misplaced most of the time. Well, they still were figuring out.

The Fights between Kong and the Dinosaurs are grand in scale and the epic portion of this early Masterpiece, that was long ahead of its time.
In fact, the fight with the T-Rex is so awesome, that Peter Jackson remade the scene pretty much shot for shot for his own Remake. The fights were right down brutal at times as well, I was impressed!

Seen parts of this movie over the years, this was the first time I've seen it from beginning to end, and it really is one of the greatest movies ever made, practical effects wise.

Hooper 5.0 #XVIII
6 countries (USA)(5/6)☐
6 decades (1933)(7/6)☑
6 films from before 1970(2/6)☐
Total Movie Challenge (18/48)☐

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