News for Nov. 25, 2005

Restored 'King Kong' maintains emotion

11/25/05, 12:04 pm EST - Xoanon

The original black-and-white "King Kong," a mix of live action and stop-motion animation, still maintains remarkable power and emotion after more than 70 years. Sure, the gigantic Kong has an outrageous affection for a tiny female human, and he does destroy half of Manhattan while trying to get her back in his grip. But in the end especially when those planes shoot him down from the top of the Empire State Building your heart goes out to the big ape. When a film can make you care as much or more about an overgrown monkey as its human characters, well, that's moviemaking at its best. [More]