Saturday, January 14, 2012

King Kong (1976)




Beauty And The Giant

THE PLOT (8 stars - Very Good)
This version have major changes on the story yet it doesn't hurt that much.  Oil expedition team discovers King Kong in unchartered island is more likely credible.  The odd relationship between the beauty and the beast remains the main highlight.

THE PERFORMANCE (7 stars - Good)
Cast is great!  Young Jeff Bridges acts on the dot.  He knows when to hold and when to exert.  Charles Gordin as the demanding owner is half-baked.  And of course, sexy newcomer Jessica Lange delivers physical and emotional all-out performance.

THE PRODUCTION (8 stars - Very Good)
For a film produced in the 70's, this is one daring and dedicated workmanship.  The puppet / mechanical monster helps display different believable expressions.  Such grand settings and cinematography.  The locations are stunningly beautiful and lush especially the isolated paradise.



OVERALL SCORE
(8 + 7 + 8) / 3 = 7.66
8/10 points = Above Average



OTHER CRITICS

1.  All Movie
     = 2.0/5.0 stars (reviewed by Michael Costello)

2.  Amazon
     = 3.5/5.0 stars (based on 211 users)

3.  Box Office Mojo
     = C (based on 351 users)

4.  Film Critic
     = 1.0/5.0 stars (reviewed by Christopher Null)
     = 3.5/5.0 stars (reviewed by users)

5.  IMDB
     = 5.6/10.0 stars (based on 10,584 users)

6.  Metacritic
     = None
    
7.  MRQE
     = 56/100 (based on 27 critics)

8.  MSN Movies
     = 3.5/10.0 stars (based critics)
     = 4.0/5.0 stars (based on 38 users)

9.  RottenTomatoes
     = 46/100 points (based on 24 critics)
     = 42/100 points (based on 10,610 users)

10.  Yahoo Movies
     = None
     = C+ (based on 985 users)



THE GIST
Recently, we had King Kong's 2005 modern version.  Curiosity triggers me to watch this 1976 classic.  I saw this when I was a kid and surprisingly, I still enjoyed it.  :)



EXTRA STUFF

1.  CAUGHT QUOTE

"Maybe my luck is changed."
- Dwan




2.  INTERESTING CHARACTER

"Hungry" Giant Snake



3.  TEASER SCENE

video
- Nice catch



4.  MOVIE TRAILER

video



5.  NUMBER TRACKER 

Production Budget                          $24.0 M
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Domestic Gross           $52.6 M
Foreign Gross              $38.0 M
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Worldwide Gross                            $90.6 M
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Profit                                             $66.6 M



6.  ACCOLADES (BEST AND WORST)

Academy Awards, USA (Oscars)
Winner:                       - Spcial Achievement Award
Nominated:                 - Best Cinematography
                                  - Best Sound


Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror, USA
Winner:                      - Special Award


BAFTA Awards, UK (British Academy of Fim and Television Arts)
Nominated:                - Best Production Design / Art Direction


Golden Globes, USA
Winner:                   - Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture
                                      (Jessica Lange)








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