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The Mighty Kong (1998)

G  |  Video  |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  16 June 1998 (USA)
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Ann Darrow, a down-on-her-luck actress looking for work, meeting film director Carl Denham, who offers her a job in a new movie. They board the Venture to leave for the film shoot. The ... See full summary »

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Ann Darrow, a down-on-her-luck actress looking for work, meeting film director Carl Denham, who offers her a job in a new movie. They board the Venture to leave for the film shoot. The monkey that lives on board causes trouble throughout the trip. They arrive on the island and the natives, who are friendly to the crew, ask that the crew leave Ann so they can sacrifice her. Ann is then sacrificed to the giant ape King Kong who makes off with her into the jungle. Together they fight a dinosaur and are off the island in five minutes. The film then follows Kong's rampage of New York City. Kong takes Anne up on top of the Empire State Building. The biplanes come and attack Kong with guns, but miss most of the time. When all the planes have been knocked down the army sends two blimps with a net in between them to catch Kong. They catch him successfully. Kong tries to get out of the net, but the net rips and when Kong reaches for Ann, he falls from the net. He bangs into a balcony and ... Written by Richard Canipe

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Good idea that did not quite work out
6 August 2004 | by (Norfolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

THE MIGHTY KONG is one of those kid's musicals that had a lot of potential but did not make a big splash. I don't even know anyone with kids who bought this video for them and I don't know any kids who have even heard of it! I liked the musical numbers and I liked the period setting. My favorite scene is Ann Darrow's debut musical number in "Carl Denham's Electrifying Mystifying Wild Animal Follies".

Carl Denham's character was nothing like the one in the original 1933 film, and his film crew was portrayed as being totally inept. What do kids learn from stuff like this? That documentary filmmakers are clumsy idiots? Why do filmmakers make themselves look bad in their own movies? I wish someone would answer this question for me.

The little monkey mascot on board the ship heading to Skull Island was OK, but the cabin boy served no purpose and would not have been needed on a small steamer like the one being used. He was your typical "we gotta put a kid in this movie so that the kids can relate to it" character. Nonsense. Kids can enjoy movies that don't have other kids in them.

Then, when the filmmakers actually make landfall on Skull Island, the plot really begins to unravel and many subplots are basically thrown away.

Show your kid the original KING KONG made by RKO 70 years ago.


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