News for Dec. 22, 2005

With King Kong, bigger is, well, better

12/22/05, 2:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Whatever else it may be, Brokeback Mountain was supposed to be this Christmas season's big, double-hanky love story. It's got competition, however, from an unlikely source the soaring romanticism of Peter Jackson's King Kong. That's right, the Lord of the Rings director turned Merian C. Cooper's 1933 adventure-horror classic into the ultimate story of unrequited love. The ending, in fact, may remind you as much of Titanic as of the two previous King Kong versions. [More]