King Kong (1933) Movie Review

King Kong (1933)

1933 Horror, Fantasy, Adventure

User Score: 75/100


A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star.

Film-maker Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) plans a trip to the South Seas in search of a subject for a film. What he is missing is a female star for his adventure, with famous actresses turning him down left, right and centre. At a fruit stand he rescues a penniless woman from the clutches of the owner after he catches her reaching for an apple. She turns out to be a beautiful young woman named Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) and he quickly talks her into joining his expedition. They continue into a uncharterd land where they find hostile natives and amazing creatures. One of these creatures is King Kong. The last of his kind and a truly amazing beast.

I loved King Kong and I didn’t even mind that it is in black and white. The amazing scope and range of the movie makes it hard to believe that so much feeling can be condensed into a film especially from the dawn of the movie industry. Truly captivating and you see more then a living raging beast in King Kong because you can feel his emotions in this beuty and the beast classic. Truly worth being called a classic in every sense and worth watching even if it is your first black and white.

About King Kong (1933)

Title: King Kong
Year: 1933
Starring: Victor Wong, Tom Quinn, Charles Sullivan, John Collins, Reginald Barlow, Carlotta Monti, George Daly, Nathan Perry, Ralph Easton, Russell Saunders, June Gittelson, Roy Stewart, Hazel Howell, Van Alder, John Wade, George Magrill, Everett Brown, Lillian Young, Harry Mount, Ruby Dandridge, Lee Phelps, Oliver Eckhardt, Syd Saylor, Arnold Gray, Harry Strang, Clifford Ingram, Ed Allen, Kid Wagner, Joe Smith Marba, Betty Burns
Director: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Score: 4.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.75/5 stars from 8 users. Votes: 8.
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Adventure

King Kong Cover Poster Art

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