Shhh! The Octopus wrote:^ Huh? None of you guys like the 05' Kong? Personally I thought that was the best Kong film outside of the original. A little excessive sure but its still top notch.
I thought it was decent but flawed. It's still my least favorite Kong movie though. Beautifully shot, detailed and well designed but too long, lots of excess (Especially the V-Rex fight that went on for too long), overbloated with stuff that wasn't needed and scenes that dragged on or were boring.
I do respect that Jackson was passionate for the movie being the original is his favorite movie. Sometimes less is more and more is less. I don't mind long movies but if you're gonna do them you gotta pace them well and apparently King Kong (2005) wasn't among those.
Which is why I'll even take the 1976 King Kong and King Kong Lives over it. The 1976 movie isn't as long and Lives I can have lots of enjoyable dumb fun with.