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Old 12-13-2005, 01:25 PM   #46
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I think the fact that the 1976 remake was so awful,well, Jessica Lange was hot, that an updated remake was needed for this iconic film. Plus this is Peter Jackson's oldest love as a filmmaker and with the success of LOTR, he earned the right to live his dream of making King Kong.

Apparently, it is over 3 hours long, you don't see Kong for the first hour or so, the special effects are incredible and people are crying in the theatre because of the story.
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And he earned $20 Million to make it. Not a bad way to realize your dream.
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Too bad Kong is getting lost between Harry Potter and Narnia.
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Methinks Kong will stomp on Harry, Hermione, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe this weekend, leaving all in shambles.
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Methinks Kong will stomp on Harry, Hermione, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe this weekend, leaving all in shambles.
I agree. I predict more than $100 million in box office between Wednesday and Sunday.
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I'd say over $100 Million for just the weekend, and about $150 Million when Wed and Thurs are added in.
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Too bad Kong is getting lost between Harry Potter and Narnia.
No, it's not. It will probably have a higher final gross than Narnia, if not Harry Potter.
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I agree. If anything, I think Potter and Narnia will be easily eclipsed by Kong.
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Rotten Tomatoes update

50 Fresh
4 Rotten

That's pretty remarkable for a film over 3 hours long. Don't buy a drink for this movie.
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The movie has pretty much gotten fantastic reviews across the board. It's hard to live up to the standards set by the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, but apparently Peter Jackson has done so.

There are only two issues with this movie for most people:

1. Apparently there are some scenes that are unnecessary and could have been cut from the film, making the running length a bit less.

2. While the special effects are supposedly incredible, there are a few scenes where they don't fully work and come across looking fake.

But I guess when a film is lauded everywhere, you have to find something to nitpick!
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It will be a monster, probably the biggest film since Titanic.

My sister saw Titanic 3 times in the theatre, once with her boyfriend,now husband and twice with her girlfriends. I think Kong will be the most sensitive boyfriend in movie history which will draw women like crazy. While the monsters and special effects will draw the men and teens.

Well, that is what critics suggested made Titanic a huge hit. Universal appeal with something for everyone.

Pretty girl, Oscar winning actor/director, Jack Black, big giant ape, dinosaurs, giant spiders and slugs, exotic locales, love story, tragedy, it's the biggest epic since the Chronicles of Narnia.
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Methinks Kong will stomp on Harry, Hermione, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe this weekend, leaving all in shambles.
I'll stomp on Hermione anytime
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C'mon baby, I'm all dressed up for you and I even wore some AXE even though it irritates my fur. Come watch me get it on with Naomi Watts.

- Kong



Loving the dog tags.
It looks like you're wearing a little bling too.
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That's pretty remarkable for a film over 3 hours long. Don't buy a drink for this movie.
Or be sure to get an extra cup. One cup full for intake, one empty for outflo.

Hey its dark in the theater.
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I think if I see it, I can understand Naomi's attraction for King Kong if I just picture him as Johnny Damon -there are some similarities after all
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