All parent member reviews for King Kong (1976)

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Adult Written bywhovian85 April 9, 2008

the hidious middle child

This is one of the most pathetic remakes ever. Unlike the original or the most recent remake there are no exciting dinosaur battles except Kong wrestling with what amounts to a glorified garden hose. Also the hero's were some of the biggest morons ever.
Adult Written byrobertmcmillan February 25, 2015

70s critique on petro-power

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.