For decades, King Kong has been one of America’s most iconic monsters. Easily my favorite version of King Kong was the 2005 version by Peter Jackson. Not only were the special effects far more amazing, but it had a more realistic feel to it compared to the original 1933 version. The creatures on Skull Island were also nightmarish and underwent nonstop 65 million years of evolution due to being isolated from the rest of the world. Even though I have grown accustomed to seeing Jack Black in a funny role, I rather enjoyed him taking a serious role in this film. The part I enjoyed most was the fact that King Kong was a far more sympathetic character. Kong was the last of his kind and was desperate for companionship. He was a lonely king ruling over a dying kingdom. If you are looking for a monster epic, then this is the film for you.

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