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Click to go to Mark's BlogTwo giant beasts ruled the holiday seasonbox office:
King Kong and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


Though many see a rivalry between the mighty lion and the colossal gorilla, I see this as an opportunity to watch two well-made and enjoyable films.
Article by MARK EZRA STOKES

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KEN PRIEBE

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KING KONGIt's late at night and I just got back from seeing King Kong in the theater and I am totally blitzed...still rather dizzy from the final scenes, a little queasy from too much popcorn, and emotionally drained from an amazing movie experience. So I will try to gather my thoughts, but this may seem a bit disconnected and stream-of-consciousness. Here we go...

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TOM PRICE

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Albert Einstein once said, “Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.” That thought is at the heart of Peter Jackson’s King Kong, a contemporary adaptation of one of cinema’s greatest monster stories, itself a retelling of the Beauty and the Beast myth.

One cannot avoid the obvious message portrayed through the film’s beautiful imagery: Even a monstrous beast like King Kong can appreciate true beauty – even when beauty leads to love and, ultimately, pain and death. As Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts), the object of his affection, says: “If [you] love someone, it’s doomed. Good things never last.”

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KEVIN MILLER

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KING KONGLet me address the obvious criticism first: Was this movie an over the top, overly long, self-indulgent piece of filmmaking? You bet it was. And thank God for that. After all, this is a story about a 25-foot gorilla that winds up on top of the Empire State Building batting planes out of the air. This is no time for restraint. It’s also a project that director Peter Jackson has dreamed of working on since he was a kid. Peter Jackson, boys and girls—the man who is to directing what Jim Carrey is to acting—so what else did you expect? Sure, doubters will complain that some scenes, such as when Kong fights three dinosaurs while falling through a web of vines, go on for too long. But that only shows lack of appreciation for the sheer breath of imagination and industry required to create such moments. As for me, about midway through the cavalcade of brontosaurs and humans, I wanted to stand up and cheer. King Kong is the blockbuster of all blockbusters.

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MATT KINNE

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KING KONG really knows how to emote. He’s meaner, louder, and scarier than previous incarnations, but also kinder and gentler too. Fanatics will love that Kong roars and beats his chest yet again in Peter Jackson’s epic retelling of the great ape. Slamming the senses with thrilling action, the movie suffers from some weak dialogue and characterization.

Jackson has said one reason he makes big special-effects laden epics is that he wants to keep his staff employed at Weta. When the need for special effects, dries up, work for his staff dries up. He needs to keep making extensive pictures to feed the mouths of many families.

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JACOB SAHMS

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KING KONGKing Kong is great. Its brings all of the thrills of the modern movie (Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Titanic) to the screen, while maintaining most if not all of the period-piece feeling to the original. The acting is campy but I’d say that’s intended. The special effects are dizzying, particularly Kong’s last stand above New York City. And the warnings against our ‘Babylon’ merits some thought. I would see the movie again—just don’t tell me it’s a love story.

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JOHANN "Yo" SNYDER

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Peter Jackson obviously loves this story, and it shows in every frame. In fact, he loves it so much that at times he was perhaps a bit over indulgent in his treatment of it. Still, King Kong is a rare movie experience. I can’t remember the last time I felt this much of “wow” factor, this much of an exciting, thrilling ride at the movies. King Kong makes going to the movies an event again, and that’s something very special in an era of big-budget “event” films that usually disappoint. King Kong is an experience you’ll never forget, and one that’s not to be missed while it’s still on the big screen.

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MIKE FURCHES

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KING KONGThe story of King Kong is a wonderful story, but there is another story of this film that will go unnoticed with little mention. That is the story of love, and calling. Of loving a story so deeply that one is called to do the original movie, and story justice. Peter Jackson is that story. This man had a passion for something he loved, and overcame many obstacles to see to it that the thing he loved came about. That in itself can be a reminder to all of us. To hold fast to dreams and then have the patience and will to see those dreams come true. While working towards those dreams have the passion to do the things we want right. Not half way, not part of the way, but all of the way with quality. When we do that, we will likely see results that we can be proud of. Just as Peter Jackson must feel right now about a movie he has dreamed of making since he was a little boy.

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KEN PRIEBE
KEVIN MILLER
MATT KINNE
JACOB SAHMS
JOHANN "Yo" SNYDER
MIKE FURCHES

TOM PRICE





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