My daughter was horrified by the 1933 version, which features people being eaten, thrown and squished by the monster. To say that this 1970s movie's script ruins a classic is really unfair. Here's the plot from the 1933 version: group sails to an island, they fight a monster, they fight another monster, they get tossed off a log by Kong, he fights a monster, he fights another monster, he fights a flying monster, carnage, new york, carnage, the end. It's a fun movie but a terrible script. The 1970s version has much less carnage and monster fights, but it holds up pretty well, although its heavy handed critique of petro-rapaciousness may not be for everyone. Cool shots of the World Trade Center.