12.14.2005

King Kong

OK, so I know: it's 4 AM, but I just saw King Kong and I had to gush. Also, for some reason my stomach is really upset and that's only happened since I got home. But anyway, I LOVE King Kong. I totally cried. I don't know why, but I always seem to fall for the monsters in a story. Phantom of the Opera: I saw the show in San Francisco, and read the book and completely fell in love with the phantom and thought Raoul was a complete idiot.



But the main point is that King Kong is awesome. The effects (as per Peter Jackson and Weta) were stunning. The story completely swept me away even though I knew how it ended. I really didn't like the so-called "spiderpit scene" with all the creepy crawlies, and I will probably have nightmares about it. It was disgusting and I think I might just go throw up...



I did love the fact that the movie followed the same plot points as the original. I didn't see the original, but movies from that era tend to do the same thing: end somewhat abruptly. There was no happily ever after here. He didn't show a wedding or a funeral or a press conference of some variety. It wouldn't make sense, but some directors would probably try to tack something like that on. Old movies always ended where they needed to without all the excess jibber-jabber.



I honestly think that might be enough about Kong for now, but I did also see the preview for the DaVinci Code. Oh, my. That is going to be very, very good. That's all I'm going to say about that. Plus it's going to make a ton of money: from the people who read the book, and from the people who were too lazy to read it. The only people who won't go are people who've either never heard of the book or are boycotting it because of what the theory behind it is (read the book, I'm not telling you what it is). And even then, some of those will sneak into the theater when their fellow protesters aren't watching.....



So I think that's seriously all for now, because I really need sleep....



Question of the Day: What was the last movie you cried in?

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