Saturday, June 19, 2010

Return of the King

I just got home from seeing "King Kong" at the Uptown. And I have to say, that movie in that theater was one of the single greatest movie-going experiences of my life. "King Kong" is a magical, breath-taking, ass-kicking cinematic achievement. Everyone has to see this in a theater - it is essential.

The new Kong is AMAZING! The whole movie has this aura about it that just puts it into a warm glowing other-world where giant Apes really can exist. The depiction of old school New York city is mind-blowingly good and the Skull Island sequences are fucking movie geek porn.

Skull Island is so fucking bad-ass from start to finish. Oh My God! I was grinning from ear to ear the entire second act. It is an adventure movie fan's wet dream. It's got it all - natives, tommy guns, dinosaurs, creatures, violence, great buddies, insects, and Kong! Shit, I'm still smiling.

This flick is one of the best I've ever seen in the theater. It is movie magic of the first order - it makes you a kid again - it makes you question how any human could possibly create something that crazy - it is a massively good movie.

Everyone - go - just fucking go!

Originally posted on December 17, 2005 on Myspace.

A lot of people hate on this movie but it still hits that inner-child, giant monster movie loving part of me every time I watch it. I acknowledge some of its flaws on re-watching but that first Uptown theater viewing was magical and I stand by my two posts about it.

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