King Kong Tribute Thread (THE REAL KING KONG!)

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Re: King Kong Tribute Thread (THE REAL KING KONG!)

Postby eabaker » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:27 pm

I found Jackson's movie painfully overwrought. It was like seven or eight hours of somebody yelling, "Isn't King Kong awesome?! And, by the way, HE'S ACTUALLY SYMPATHETIC!!!"
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Re: King Kong Tribute Thread (THE REAL KING KONG!)

Postby Zarm » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:52 pm

eabaker wrote:I found Jackson's movie painfully overwrought. It was like seven or eight hours of somebody yelling, "Isn't King Kong awesome?! And, by the way, HE'S ACTUALLY SYMPATHETIC!!!"


That is the PERFECT description of this movie. And exactly why it lost me; it was trying so hard to beat me over the head with a feeling, it alienated me with the obviousness of its attempt to sell me a viewpoint.
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Postby GodzillaFan1990's » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:56 pm

Oh yeah another thing. Making Kong too sympathetic. I was like "Ok I get it" with the whole he was just lonely and wanted companionship but Jackson basically kept trying to shove it in our face. It was very forced. I honestly think the 76 movie held the spirit of Kong more then 2005 film did.
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Re: King Kong Tribute Thread (THE REAL KING KONG!)

Postby UltramanGoji » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:02 pm

GodzillaFan1990's wrote:I honestly think the 76 movie held the spirit of Kong more then 2005 film did.


Heavily disagree. Jackson's Kong might have been way too in-your-face with both action and emotional moments, but it at least had some iota of respect for the original film. I can't say that at all for the 76 film. The only highlights of that pile I can think of are the Rick Baker suit and Jeff Bridges' performance.
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Postby GodzillaFan1990's » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:03 pm

UltramanGoji wrote:Heavily disagree. Jackson's Kong might have been way too in-your-face with both action and emotional moments, but it at least had some iota of respect for the original film. I can't say that at all for the 76 film. The only highlights of that pile I can think of are the Rick Baker suit and Jeff Bridges' performance.

And that's fine. I respect your opinion on that. To each their own.

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Re: King Kong Tribute Thread (THE REAL KING KONG!)

Postby eabaker » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:46 pm

To me, it seems like Jackson's love for the original interfered with his storytelling sensibility. By being less slavish in its devotion to the original, the '76 flick gave itself more freedom to have its own voice. The Jackson movie doesn't really have much new to offer.

In some ways, I feel like the cynicism of the '76 version is more true to the original than is the self-conscious earnestness of the Jackson version.
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Postby LegendZilla » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:01 am

The 1933 Kong couldn’t make up its mind as to whether or not Kong was supposed to be sympathetic or not.
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Postby Ivo-goji » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:39 am

LegendZilla wrote:The 1933 Kong couldn’t make up its mind as to whether or not Kong was supposed to be sympathetic or not.

The 1933 Kong knew exactly what it was doing in casting Kong as a complex character who was equal parts ferocious and sympathetic. It was the one and only version of the character to do this perfectly.
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Postby Godzillian » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:41 am

So was there any reason why the 76 film had no dinos on the island or any other life for that matter? All we see is that giant snake, the island feels so empty
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Postby GodzillaFan1990's » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:14 am

LegendZilla wrote:The 1933 Kong couldn’t make up its mind as to whether or not Kong was supposed to be sympathetic or not.

That's something I honestly liked in the original film. It portrayed Kong as an intelligent animal but still an animal never the less.

Godzillian wrote:So was there any reason why the 76 film had no dinos on the island or any other life for that matter? All we see is that giant snake, the island feels so empty

I recall it had to do with budget issues. I do agree though that was one of the few things I didn't like about that film otherwise I feel it and its sequel are underrated.
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Postby Ivo-goji » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:48 am

Godzillian wrote:So was there any reason why the 76 film had no dinos on the island or any other life for that matter? All we see is that giant snake, the island feels so empty

They used all the money to build a giant gorilla robot that's only onscreen two seconds.
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Postby Zarm » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:17 am

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Godzillian wrote:So was there any reason why the 76 film had no dinos on the island or any other life for that matter? All we see is that giant snake, the island feels so empty

They used all the money to build a giant gorilla robot that's only onscreen two seconds.


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Postby Shhh! The Octopus » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:06 am

Say what you will about Robo-Kong it was a great publicity tool to promote the film.

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Postby Ivo-goji » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:30 am

I'd prefer that the film actually had a dinosaur somewhere, rather than being the nadir of cynical moneymaking schemes.
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Postby tbeasley » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:36 am

I find the 76 film abhorrent and Lives is so bizarre it defies description.
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Postby Shhh! The Octopus » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:22 am

tbeasley wrote: Lives is so bizarre it defies description.


Its the only movie (that I know of) where Kong gets hit in the head with a golf-ball.

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Postby SoggyNoodles2016 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:10 am

Anyone else hear about the show based off Kong of Skull Island? Its coming out in 2019 from a Syfy film company and CBS and is written by the couple who wrote the Bye Bye Man.
The first image has been revealed from the Twitter.
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Postby Shhh! The Octopus » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:46 am

I think that's the one based on Joe Devitos series that he did with the Cooper Estate.
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Postby SoggyNoodles2016 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:04 am

Shhh! The Octopus wrote:I think that's the one based on Joe Devitos series that he did with the Cooper Estate.

It is. It actually sounds really interesting from the stuff they've revealed. I'm just not confident considering it's written by the people who thought the Bye Bye Man was a good idea and it is being produced by a Lifetime orginal movie company.
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Re: King Kong Tribute Thread (THE REAL KING KONG!)

Postby GodzillaFan1990's » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:54 am

SoggyNoodles2016 wrote:Anyone else hear about the show based off Kong of Skull Island? Its coming out in 2019 from a Syfy film company and CBS and is written by the couple who wrote the Bye Bye Man.
The first image has been revealed from the Twitter.
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:lol: oh, this is gonna be a mess and I love it.

Oh my god...It looks like something straight out a fanmade project. The words alone shows it. :lol:
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