A film director and his crew go to a mysterious island to shoot their picture, when they find out the legendary beast on the island does exist, and troubles come when the natives capture the crew's leading lady as a sacrifice to the monster, King Kong. Thus, the crew ventures into the jungle of the island to find the creature, and capture it.
Set in the 1930s, this is the story of a young and beautiful actress Ann Darrow from the world of vaudeville who finds herself lost in depression-era New York and her luck changes when she meets an over-ambitious filmmaker Carl Denham who brings her on an exploratory expedition to a remote island where she finds compassion and the true meaning of humanity with an ape Kong. The beauty and the beast finally meet their fate back in the city of New York where the filmmaker takes and displays the ape in quest of his fame by commercial exploitation which ultimately leads to catastrophe for everyone including a playwright Jack Driscoll who falls in love with Ann and plays an unlikely hero by trying to save her from Kong and her destiny...
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A little bit too much monkey business...Was this review helpful?
Reviewed by Monkeyreviewerman from the Hollywood Jungle on 05 June 2006
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As I always try to be blunt, I have only the following to say - the movie was way too long and the end way too abrupt. Peter Jackson really assumed that the 3+ hours movie time would be ok for all moviegoers. Come on! The Lord of the Rings formula doesn't work with every featurette you make Petey! Not everyone wants to grow a beard while watching a classic! This version was literally twice as long as the 1933 original. Uh sorry, lost myself there a bit. But otherwise not bad at all in the other areas.