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King Kong (2005)

A movie crew, travelling to a mysterious island to shoot their picture, encounter a furious gorilla, taking their leading actress and forming a special relationship with her, protecting her at all costs.

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Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location; Skull Island. But he still needs to find a leading lady. This 'soon-to-be-unfortunate' soul is Ann Darrow. No one knows what they will encounter on this island and why it is so mysterious, but once they reach it, they will soon find out. Living on this hidden island is a giant gorilla and this beast now has Ann is its grasps. Carl and Ann's new love, Jack Driscoll must travel through the jungle looking for Kong and Ann, whilst avoiding all sorts of creatures and beasts. But Carl has another plan in mind. Written by Film_Fan

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Rated PG-13 for frightening adventure violence and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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14 December 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Peter Jackson's King Kong  »

Box Office

Budget:

$207,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,944,740 (UK) (16 December 2005)

Gross:

$218,051,260 (USA) (31 March 2006)
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Trivia

There are few changes in this film from the 1933 version. Jack Driscoll is a famous playwright, instead of first mate. Mr. Hayes, an African-American, is first mate instead, and along with Lumpy the cook, Bruce Baxter an actor, Preston Carl's assistant, Mike the Sound Editor, Herb the cameraman, and Jimmy a sailor, are original characters in the film. In this version, Mr. Hayes and Lumpy mention the legend of Skull Island, and it is implied that Denham never heard of Kong in this adaptation, but did in the 1933 version. Also the natives are more vicious, and it is implied they mistook Ann angering their god Kong after he roars when she screams after Mike gets killed. See more »

Goofs

The Venture crashing into several rocks especially on the port and starboard sides would have been severe enough for the ship to sink rather than stay afloat. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Manny: [practicing sneezes] That's a funny one. Isn't that funnier?
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits: "This film is dedicated with love and respect to the original adventurers of Skull Island: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Willis H. O'Brien, Max Steiner, Robert Armstrong and ... the incomparable Fay Wray. They continue to inspire all those who follow in their footsteps." See more »


Soundtracks

Aboriginal Sacrifice Dance
from the underscore of the King Kong (1933)
Written by Max Steiner
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Amazing Effects
30 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just saw the premiere. Having never seen the original I was in for a treat. The acting was phenomenal. Jack Black played the movie producer

  • more like a caricature of movie producer. At first - comical. Towards


the end - more depth is revealed in his character as he shamelessly exploits Kong. Adrian Brody was also outstanding as the screenwriter that falls in love with Naomi Watts' character Ann Darrow. As for Watts, she showed her versatility as an actress in certainly the biggest action role she's played to date. The effects on the island were AMAZING as were the action sequences...the monsters and creatures that the director created were as terrific as they were terrible. My one nitpick: in some places plausibility of relationship between Ann Darrow and Kong was strained. In general a great flick.


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