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Discussion in 'Movies' started by Malcolm R, Jul 15, 2016.
What are the other two King Kong films?
The Son of Kong (1933)
King Kong Lives (1986)
I do agree this Kong is part of the Toho universe. Not sure if that's a good thing.
I didn't consider The Son of Kong as a King Kong film, but it probably should be.
Son of Kong doesn't count.
King Kong Lives does. So there's 5.
Tino has spoken!
By the way, John C. Reilly's part in this film was much better than I expected based on the trailers.
I really wanted to like it the way Crawdaddy and Brandon did. That's what I was expecting.
The Son of Kong starts with a recap of the events of King Kong, and then they return to Skull Island, so that makes it count to me. (Not that I like it all that much, but still).
As for it being the Toho Kong and whether that is a good thing or not - it simply IS that thing. Godzilla: King of Monsters looks like it's essentially going to be the modern equivalent to 1968's Destroy All Monsters, so that's the context that this Kong is set within.
It's literally called the "MonsterVerse" by Legendary Pictures.
One thing I did also enjoy about this film is that it continually steps on (often quite literally) man's hubris. Every time one of the humans rises up to confront one of the creatures he is rightly dispensed with unceremoniously.
By the way, don't read this if you haven't seen the film:
How much back pay does Reilly's character gets from the army? 28 years of it!
That's another reason why I liked the film!
Lifetime supply of beer, hotdogs, and Cubs season tickets.
Just in time:
Wait - worse than King Kong Lives?
But then I have learned that not only are we not on the same page in tastes in movies, we're not even in the same book. Someone ripped out the page, put it in a rocket and then sent that page to Pluto. And my page is written in Swahili.
Of course it's better than Kong Lives. And I like to be in my own book thank you.
Btw Kong doesn't fight planes in the film Tony. Are you sure you even saw it??
And least favorite doesn't always mean worse.
The Guardian gave it a crushing one-star review.
Entertainment Weekly: B-