This is the 1976 remake of the original “King Kong” film from 1933. Some things have changed including the fact the giant Kong climbs to the top of the now-gone World Trade Center rather than the Empire State Building. The language also has changed as this modern version is loaded with strong language, unlike its predecessor from a more gentle period of time.
Jessica Lange made her film debut in this movie and does a fine job, as does her romantic interest played by Jeff Bridges who is named Jack Prescott in the film. Charles Grodin makes a fine money-hungry villain as Fred Wilson. Although the film does have some good moments and the special effects were good for its time, the content is strong not only in the language department but the film also includes some partial nudity. Therefore, we are unable to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this picture.