A Movie Worth Five Stars...er, Tickets

On rare occasions, I make my mother go to the movie theater to watch a film on the big screen. This past weekend was one such occasion, although she wanted to see the movie anyway. After all, when I started praising King Kong after my first viewing—and second, and third, and fourth—she was intrigued. (Yes, having spent so much money on this movie, I now own part of Universal Pictures.)

Well, she liked the movie a lot. In her words, “It’s like Jurassic Park and Lord of the Rings and every other movie all put together—and then some!” I have to agree.

It was also fun sitting behind three older women who enjoyed the movie tremendously. Every time something made them jump, they’d nervously laugh after landing back in their seats. In fact, they were laughing through the entire movie (at the right parts, mind you). There’s something special about watching movies with complete strangers and seeing/hearing their reactions…like the one woman up front who screamed bloody murder when a Tyrannosaur attacked Kong from out of nowhere.

Just so you all know: King Kong is at the dollar theater. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, it is worth $1.50! This is one of those films that needs to be seen on the big screen. Heck, I could be convinced to go see it yet again....


I feel it is my duty as a woman to let all the female readers out there know that, although I would agree that the movie was quite good, there is one scene that is QUITE disturbing. Ladies...don't go see this movie unless you are ready to watch a group of grown men being attacked by thousands of OVERSIZED INSECTS.....we're talking spiders, centipedes, misquitoes, and yes-even ROACHES! All I can say is that I'm not what you'd call a "squeemish" girl...but I had to cover my eyes during the ENTIRE 10-minute scene. It gives me shivers just thinking about it.
Cap Stewart said…
It's more like a five-minute sequence...but yes, it is disturbing. It was fun sitting next to you, though, because you kept laughing in a I'm-completely-grossed-out way.
...well, it FELT like 10 minutes!! I'm glad that my terror could bring such pleasure to you Cap...I'm just here to serve.
Andy Young said…
The insects were pretty disgusting, but the leach-like things were probably the most disturbing of all. I had chicken broccoli soup last night and I could just envision those leaches swimming around in my soup. Yuck!
Anonymous said…
cap, i liked the movie a lot. Dude went all out in creating that movie! i do think the dinosaur-kong fight scene could have been cut in half with nothing being lost. but i did like seeing that guy get sucked into the orifice of that 'thing.' I also liked the part where kong fell from the...just kidding.

Cap Stewart said…
I’m glad you liked the movie. However, I must cordially but strongly disagree with you about the dinosaur/Kong fight. That sequence was essential in establishing the bond between Kong and Ann. Had the rescue been quick and easy, we wouldn’t have bought the Kong/Ann relationship that developed as the movie progressed. Without the fight sequence, the Kong/Ann relationship falls apart. Without the Kong/Ann relationship, the movie itself falls apart. As it stands, I believe the nearly-ten-minute-long dinosaur/Kong fight ranks as one of the best action sequences ever put to film.
Mike said…
I agree, the insects were crazy! I also liked the giant slug things eating the guys, though I must say that I jumped out of my seat when the t-rex tries to eat the gal when she was walking along the edge of the cliff.