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OTHER GIANT MONSTER MOVIES

KING KONG (1976)
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Directed By:
John Guillermin

Starring:
Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Randolph and Rene Auberjonois

Rated PG
Genre: Giant Monster Science Fiction
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Lanuage, Graphic Violence, Brief Nudity

Also Known As:
King Kong: The Legend Reborn

THE PLOT:

It's 1976 and there is an oil shortage or so they want us to think. Anyway, a petroleum company searches for a new source of oil on an uncharted island.

First, they find a woman on a life raft in a see through dress. When they get to the island they discover that the oil wouldn't be oil for sometime, they also find a huge gorilla.

The natives kidnap the girl and sacrifice her to the ape that they call King Kong. The hero mounts a rescue mission to save her, while the oil exec sits on his rear.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

I don't like the tagline of this "The most exciting original motion picture event of all time." Original? Hello, this is a remake, there's nothing remotely original about it. The original was original. Anyway, while the Kong suit was most impressive, it doesn't chance the fact it was a guy in a suit. They should have gotten Ray Harryhausen, then it would have been a movie to compare to the original. But now they had to go with the costume direction. The model work was good. I give it...7 STARS

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I didn't mind the costumes as much as the oil exec's attidute. I din't like the Charles Gordin character in the slightest. I like Charles Gordin in other parts, just not in this role. Jeff Bridges doesn't look good in a beard, but Jessica Lange was hot. I also give it...7 STARS

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (- HITS):

+ KONG SUIT (The costume is impressive.)
+ MODEL WORK (The models are impressive)
+ CAST (It's a great cast)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- COSTUME (We would have liked to have seen RAY HARRYHAUSEN do the effects, it would have been much better)
- CHARACTERS (Charles Gordin is a good actor, but we hated him in this)

AND FIANLLY...

- FAN BASED (If you aren't big on giant monster movies or really big on the 1933 classic. Then this isn't the movie for you)

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