• Publication date: March 1, 2011

An ape at the top of the food chain King Kong: The eighth wonder of the world

King Kong is an adventure film about an overly ambitious movie producer who coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady, and won't let her go.

King Kong is an adventure film about an overly ambitious movie producer who coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady, and won't let her go.

In the early 1930s, Carl Denham is a daring filmmaker and adventurer who has gained a reputation for his pictures documenting wildlife in remote and dangerous jungle lands; despite the objections of his backers, Denham plans to film his next project aboard an ocean vessel en route to Skull Island, but before they set sail, his leading lady drops out of the project.

Needing a beautiful actress willing to take a risk, Denham finds Ann Darrow, a beautiful but down-on-her-luck vaudeville performer, and offers her the role; cautious but eager to work, Darrow takes the role.

On board she strikes a romance with Jack Driscoll, a respected playwright hired by Denham to write the script for his latest epic.

When Denham and company arrive on Skull Island, the natives react with savage violence, but they happen to be the least of their worries. Skull Island is a sanctuary for prehistoric life, and lording it over the dinosaurs and other giant beasts is Kong, a 25-foot-tall gorilla who can outfight any creature on Earth.

Darrow is kidnapped by the natives and is given as a gift for the great Kong. Driscoll, determined to save his love, sets out into the jungle with the other men to find her, but staying alive is going to be a difficult task.

The only man with a similarly strong determination is Denham, who plans on filming his movie all the way through, and even coming up with the idea of delivering a real life experience for the city of New York when they return.

Andy Serkis who provided the body movements for Gollum in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings studied gorillas so he could mimic their actions, which were then used for the great ape's movement's.

This movie is rated PG-13 for frightening adventure violence and some disturbing images.

Showing on: MBC 2

Year: 2005

Runtime: 187 mins

Genre: Action/Adventure

Starring:

Jack Black

Naomi Watts

Adrien Brody

Andy Serkis

Directed by: Peter Jackson