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King Kong takes place in a 1930s version of the "Big Apple" where a group of film makers get into more than they had ever asked for. They decide to travel to a deserted (that is what they thought anyway) island, which is unmapped territory, for shooting scenes in their movie. Shortly after arrival, the team is attacked by dinosaurs and te big ape himself, but with the help of a young actress, they are able to capture him and ship him back to New York. He is displayed in the city as the "Eighth World Wonder" until he escapes, that is.
It isn't all wonderful though. The movie is an impressive (and not in a good way) 188 minutes. That is over three hours! I had to watch this over the period of two nights. This is, however, made up by the wonderful cinematics and storytelling. The most amazing thing? Jack Black actually didn't screw it up. He is great in comedies, don't get me wrong. I just didn't think he could pull this off. Congrats! The lead actress (Naomi Watts) grasps your attention and never willfully lets go while on screen. The pure emotion that pours out of her is incredible! King Kong is definitely the best Peter Jackson film as of yet (Lord of the Rings fans: please spare me!). So, if you've got three hours to kill, this is the best way to do so.