Now that I have seen King Kong it's kind of hard to put to words how I really feel about it. Did I like it? Of course I did, with special effects like King Kong who wouldn't like it. Did it wow me as much I expected it to? Well no it didn't. Still I found this film to have great moments which will always stay with me. I'm talking here mostly about the Kong Vs T - Rex fights scenes which beats any WFF/WWE Wrestiling Chograpghy matches ever. It was perfect how they squared up and the tension was just right to satisfy all likes of people.
What didn't start Kong off well for me was how dull first act was. We see Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts) as a struggling actress trying to find work, we have Carl Denahm (Jack Black)as a hard up Director trying to make his masterpiece picture. Tho Jackson plays out these characters well enough to understand who they are and what they want, I didn't really give a care in the world for these two main characters. I think to how Jackson could have introduced them better into their roles but I can't think to come up with one right now but i'm sure it will come to me. The only positive I found in the characters was Adrien Brody as play writer Jack Driscoll. The rest from there is Denham gets his film crew onto a captain boat with his actress "Darrow" in toe and sneakily kidnapping Driscoll into helping with creating his picture. From there more characters appear and then we have Skull Island which is where the movie really started for me as it had wonder, tension, excitement and much more for the film to explore and it did just that which is what impresses me most about King Kong. The introductory to the tribe and Kong himself is perfectly played out and gives you that same kind of feeling when Frodo and Sam first arrived at the Gates of Mordor.
From there thrills and spills jump at you from every turn and in between we get to know a little more about the characters and see the relationship between Ann and Kong. I think it could have been a bit more than what we were given but I'm sure with Studio Executives on Jackson's back we got more than what we could have asked for.
Overall Kong delivers a great performance from the creature itself, "Thank you Andy Serkis". King Kong has special effects which stunned me in some scenes and had me smiling in excitement as I was amazed by what I was witnessing. The story is good but straight forward, but then again a lot of it is taken from the 1933 original. Peter Jackson knows how to build a scene into something special and as he did with Lord of the Rings he continues to do so with King Kong and tho I did find it flawed and a little dull in parts I still found myself gripped to the very end where even I was cheering on Kong to take down the planes on the Empire State Building.
If you love entertainment King Kong is your baby, if you love long and drawn out moments then Kong is your baby, to be honest I feel Kong is everybody's baby with some minor criticisms in between. Great effort and fantastic scenes of sheer cinematic excitement.