The Fam and I went to see King Kong at a Wednesday afternoon matinee. I like the holiday matinees because they usually aren’t as busy as regular movie nights and matinees. There weren’t a lot of people in the theatre for this showing, and that is always good.
The movie was fantastic. Yes, perhaps a bit too long (but still entertaining) to get to Skull Island, but man oh man what a rip-roaring old-fashioned adventure once we got there. It was pure excitement and thrill. Fun fun fun.
My only complaint with the movie were the actions of the heroine at the end of the movie. Without spoiling it for those who haven’t seen it, I’ll just say that the efforts she makes at the end of the movie are wholly not believable. I don’t care what your motivations are, but when you’re standing on a 15 foot wide dome plate, a thousand feet in the air, you’re going to act like you’re afraid of falling. And, I may be wrong, but I believe the winds at the top of the Empire State Building are blowing a lot stronger than it appeared in the film.
So, a great adventure movie that is only slightly tarnished by the ludicrousness of the final scenes at the top of the building.
Absolutely worth seeing at the theatre.