King Kong

This is one of the greatest films I've ever seen. So much better and more thoughtful than how I perceived it in popular culture. Watch this movie.

Schizophrenic Conspiracy Theorist Shirt $21.68

Homeless People Are Sexy Shirt $21.68

Schizophrenic Conspiracy Theorist Shirt $21.68

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Oh frick yeah. It's a goddamn classic for a reason. The early stuff on the boat has a bit of hokey acting and you can tell it's an early sound movie because there's not much score on the boat but the second they get to the island it just becomes pure kino.

    Would recommend Bride of Frankenstein from the same era. You should watch the first Frankenstein too and make it a double feature but original Frankenstein is a bit more dated. Bride is fricking awesome and holds up even now.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It made our list for a reason

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Did Larry of Arabia win in the end? I missed the end of that thread

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Our list?

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The dinosaur fights are some of the greatest scenes ever filmed

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah. Son of Kong is also incredible for the short production time comparatively. Hollywood never cooked like that again.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah Son of Kong is a fun movie.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They had such amazing plans for Kong 2 but the studio forced them to rush it out in six months and they still made a great film. Shame we will never see that stop motion dinosaur stampede (the CGI version of it sucked).

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      son of kong is a flick
      nowhere near as good as the original but still charming due to the animation

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    thread theme:

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    MONKEE

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The studio tour at Universal Studios had a King Kong section with this massive animatronic head off to the side. It terrified me as a kid but it was kino as frick. The last time I went on the ride a few years ago, it was gone and replaced with tv screens and Jackson's version. Tragic.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >The studio tour at Universal Studios had a King Kong section with this massive animatronic head off to the side
        Soul
        >it was gone and replaced with tv screens and Jackson's version.
        Soulless

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There is still a giant animatronic Kong at the end of the ride but I get the frustration for it.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hell yeah, I love the original. Such a perfect adventure film, the effects must have been insane at the time. I love the character they give Kong purely through his movements, like when he plays with the dead dinosaur's jaw for a bit, showing he's a bit curious and intelligent. Also a great theme about fricking around with nature for personal gain which causes its death.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Absolutely. Good summation.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Cooper was a huge gorilla fan and had great personal involvement in making Kong look real, even fighting the studio over it. He was also a wrestler and a military aviator, experienced he used in the choreography of the dinosaur fights and the battle on the empire state building respectively. There isn't one modern filmmaker who even approaches that.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        O'Brien was a boxer in the old wild west he choreographed the fight like a wrestling match. Cooper of course wanted a real gorilla to fight a real komodo dragon before he saw O'Brien's work.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Agreed, it's absolute kino.
    Watch the original Godzilla too if you've never seen it.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    glad you got around to it bro, it truly is fantastic

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    honestly i thought it was meh. it was a literal action adventure movie no different than say xXx with vin diesel. plus the effects aged badly. looks like some paper mache collossal ape on crack

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Apparently this was one of, if not Hitler's favorite movie.
    I just imagine him watching it in his home theatre and chuckle.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's kind of cool for the time even if better practical effects followed like a year or two later. Boomers though it was a real monkey.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >It's kind of cool for the time
        It's insanely cool now.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Stop motion did massively improve in the following decades but Kong was groundbreaking at the time. Compare it to the Lost World from 1925, Kong has much more complex and dynamic movement. Still, Kong looks stiff compared to Might Joe Young which was another huge advance. Then you have stuff like The Valley of Gwangi and Jason and the Argonauts with the real actors interacting almost seamlessly with the creatures, those are arguably the peak of stop motion.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Then you have stuff like The Valley of Gwangi and Jason and the Argonauts with the real actors interacting almost seamlessly with the creatures
          I was watching One Million Years B.C. (another Harryhausen movie) and I thought it was so cool when they were seamlessly throwing spears at the dinos.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      God I wish I could enjoy sports like Hitler.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Good morning sirs!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i played taylor swift's "shake it off" to this and LMAO'd

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I know Harryhausen was a little dismissing of the competition (inescure?) but I wonder if he was ever concerned that he never created a monster icon of his own. Sure people remember Rhedosaurus and love his ancient Greek or Sinbad movies but he was never aided by the same quality crew as Willis O'Brien in 1933. Kong was a proper A picture. I don't think it's flawless but it's so lavish that it practically killed the genre for 20 years because it was so ahead of its time.
    I think Ymir is his best monster character (his best monster I think is Medusa) even though he's very much like King Kong but he's not a complete copy. But at least there's something going on there. Harryhausen was of the same opinion as O'Brien and Cooper so he loved dinosaurs but didn't believe they'd work as anything else but antagonists so Rhedosaurus and Gwangi are pretty bland all things considered. He didn't do a lot with them, there's hardly any pathos that the Bradbury's story had.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *