News for Dec. 12, 2005

Long live this 'King'!

12/12/05, 1:34 pm EST - Xoanon

The review of "King Kong" that appeared in the March 7, 1933, edition of Daily Variety called the fantasy-adventure a goofy yarn "about a 50-foot ape who goes for a five-foot blonde." That pretty much describes Peter Jackson's remake, though Naomi Watts who takes over for 5-foot-3 Fay Wray as Depression-era actress and ape bait Ann Darrow stands 5-foot-5. But where 1933 moviegoers were warned by Variety's critic that they would have to forgive the film's "machine-like movements" and "phony atmosphere," you are advised to buckle your seat belt. [More]