Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Randolph and Rene Auberjonois
Genre: Giant Monster Science Fiction
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Lanuage, Graphic Violence, Brief Nudity
Also Known As:
King Kong: The Legend Reborn
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.
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
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
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)
- 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