King Kong (1933)

“It was beauty killed the beast.”

The great-granddaddy of monster movies was a landmark achievement in its time, and remains perfect for what it was.

Sure, some punks, with their flashy cutting-edge 2020 special effects (which will be passé in five seconds…) may look back at the stop-motion animation and rear projection used here and sneer.

While they blow it out their pompous ass, the rest of us can embrace our inner sense of wonder and marinate in the joys of a film which remains eternally entertaining.

I like the remakes, but no one rumbles like old-school Kong. No one.

 

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