King Kong (2005) – Filtered

Theatrical Release: December 14, 2005
DVD Release: March 28, 2006
King Kong (2005) – Filtered
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Synopsis

In director Peter Jackson’s King Kong a movie crew, led by the megalomaniacal Carl Denham (Jack Black), discovers an unchartered island, forgotten by time. Ignoring the warnings and determined to make an epic film Denham goes ashore, bringing with him established playwright Jack Driscoll (Adrien Brody) and a struggling actress named Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts). Once on the island the natives turn Ann into a sacrifice to Kong, a humongous great ape, forcing the rest of the crew to try to rescue her from the brutal, primeval world that is Kong’s dominion. But for Kong the arrival of Ann, and the modern world off of the island, prove to be equally as dangerous

Dove Review

A great remake: this was a well-made movie. Three hours may be a bit long for some viewers. There were some things that prevent this movie from being appropriate for the very young. King Kong himself may be scary to younger viewer, especially when showing his gigantic teeth. A lot of chasing and fighting occurs on the island, and the village natives are scary. They all look like they are possessed and they attack people. There were giant bug-like creatures attacking people. The island they came across was eerie and there were skulls all over the place. The story-line was good and interesting and the actors were great. Due to the violence, which registers a two on our content chart, we recommend this film for ages twelve and above. Since it is fantasy violence, parents may believe their older children can view this ClearPlay DVD and enjoy it.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: A man is stabbed with spear, dinosaurs and King Kong fighting, dinosaurs carrying other dead animals that they killed in mouths, blood shown, men shot, dead bodies, men throwing hooks on King Kong's back, king Kong himself, giant bugs attack, skulls shown.
Sex: Man and woman kiss.
Language: None
Violence: A man is stabbed with spear, dinosaurs and King Kong fighting, dinosaurs carrying other dead animals that they killed in mouths, blood shown, men shot, dead bodies, men throwing hooks on King Kong's back, king Kong himself, giant bugs attack, skulls shown.
Drugs: Smoking
Nudity: None
Other: Ancient tribe dances and seem to be in voodoo-like trance.

Info

Company: Universal Pictures
Writer: Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens
Director: Peter Jackson
Producer: Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham, and Peter Jackson
Genre: Action
Runtime: 187 min.
Reviewer: Hannah Kortz