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SkyChimp
12-17-2005, 07:20 PM
I just saw that movie and I have to say it was, without question, one of the best movies I've ever seen - of any genre. No kidding, it really was EXCEPTIONALLY good.

At 3 hours and 7 minutes, it flashes by. It's a good movie from beginning to end, and with no slow parts. I was on the edge of my seat through most of it, and I pretty much already knew the story. The effects are second to none. The giant bugs will give you the willies. The natives will gross you out. And frankly, I think you'll fall in love with Kong, even as he bites peoples heads off, and rips open T-Rex jaws and smashes their head in. (Kong plays "pac-man" with a T-Rex's head he just destroyed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif). And when Kong dies (yes he dies), I almost cried (hadn't done that since Old Yeller). Gotta see this one.

http://www.kingkongmovie.com/wallpapers/images/800x600_06.jpg

Zeus-cat
12-17-2005, 07:42 PM
SkyChimp,

You're only saying that because he is a relative of yours.

Zeus-cat

SkyChimp
12-17-2005, 07:49 PM
He does have an uncanny knack for bringing down planes, like me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

p-11.cAce
12-17-2005, 07:53 PM
Second that - Saw it, loved it, will be seeing it again http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I would not take anyone under 12 or 13 unless you want them in your bed with nightmares for a year or so http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif I was just astounded by the depth of the story and the quality of the movie. Instead of thinking about how great the CGI was I just watched the moive - imho the Peter Jackson films will be remembered as the turning point after which CGI characters have an equal or surpassing resonance to the characters portrayed by real people.

SkyChimp
12-17-2005, 07:57 PM
I took my 7 year old son. He sat there with his knees drawn up most of the time. Never saw him take his eyes off the screen.

Agree 100% about the CGI characters. Kong was flawless. The facial expresions were superb. This movies will go down in the books, that's for sure. I'm gonna snatch it up when it comes out on DVD.

XyZspineZyX
12-17-2005, 08:14 PM
Yes very good film
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neural_dream
12-17-2005, 08:16 PM
Now really? You mean it's not like a kid's movie like LOTR? I may have to see it if people keep coming saying so in this thread http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

MLudner
12-17-2005, 09:25 PM
Saw it. Great movie, Peter Jackson surpassed the original in every way ...... time especially.

I am still surprised he managed to make King Kong a 3 hour movie. Wow.

GOOD 3 hour movie, though. I think, however, that in the future I will wait for his movies to come out on DVD...

woofiedog
12-17-2005, 09:49 PM
Sounds Excellent... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

http://www.animationalley.com/images/re/116.jpg

Deedsundone
12-17-2005, 10:49 PM
Just curious,what are those bi-planes in the movie,or are they just fake ones?
Only have seen the trailers.

Doolittle81
12-17-2005, 11:02 PM
The acft are Helldivers. Curtiss Helldiver (the biplane-not the much later WWII monoplane)was produced in 1928 and went through numerous changes and modifications by Curtiss-Wright until at least 1933. Started as XF8C-8, was modified to O2C (and O3C)which was later modified to F10C and MANY versions in between.

Jackson has a reconstructed a flying one. That plus Blue/green screen filming of guys sitting in cockpit mock-ups.

An active member of this forum and the FB-PF community, Jim Dietz, "flew" as one of the pilots in King Kong. He can tell you more.

ReligiousZealot
12-18-2005, 12:00 AM
I saw Kong as well, exceptional movie! I loved it, can't wait to see what Peter Jackson has in store for his next movie (is it Halo?). I loved the original King Kong and now this new one has made my top 10 movies. If you're at all considering going to see this, I can give it 2 thumbs up so get over to the theater and watch it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Quick little discussion question: Do you think Kong understood what beautiful was? Or was he just mimicking something he saw? (Probably could've just said "Was he a dumb ape or a smart being?")

And I'll admit it, I almost cried when Kong died as well, haha. What'd you think of Naomi Watts performance? I thought she looked pretty sexy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

My only problem with the movie was the ballistics - if I am correct in saying so, wouldn't you think that the .45 cal Thompson would've had more of an effect than the .303s (were they .303s? I'm not that great with pre WWII guns) on the Biplanes?

RedDeth
12-18-2005, 12:26 AM
kong is good. insects and spiders are great.

kong fighting dinosaurs cool.

over all very good movie. i would NEVER EVER say its anywhere near as good as peter jacksons lord of the rings trilogy. its not even close. nor as good as revenge of the sith. not close there either.

but aside from all that its a top movie for sure.

something to buy and put in your home dvd collection

i would never suggest taking a seven year old though. alot of people die in that film. more than one gets bitten in half by the freekin hero KONG. this film glorifies and belittles getting killed all in one.

jack black even says to an audience 17 people died capturing this beast. as if it was a cool feat.

Phas3e
12-18-2005, 12:41 AM
Halo wont be done by Jackson personaly,
It will be Weta studio doing the effects though
his next film is a drama based on a book. the 'something' bone... bone is in there somewhere I think http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

knightflyte
12-18-2005, 01:36 AM
The DVD could quite possibly... nothings written in stone..... but there could be even MORE footage in the DVD. An extended version if you will.

I was lucky enough to attend the NY premier for King Kong. I was literally 10 feet away from Peter Jackson when he gave an introduction to the movie and cast. He also had the ORIGINAL King Kong armature skeleton.

I want to take my seven year old nephew to see it but I thought the natives and the bugs were too intense.

I'd be interested how your son slept tonight, Skychimp. (It might make my decision to take him a little easier. I know I won't be bothered by his nightmares...... but my sister will. LOL)

It was a grand movie.

knightflyte
12-18-2005, 01:40 AM
Yes he understood 'Beautiful'...... at least the concept.

I've never seen an animal watch a sunset, so for Kong to watch one shows he had some appreciation of a sunset,and beauty.

I won't go on as I don't want to spoil the movie.


I guess there's no accounting for taste..... (mine included.....I HATED revenge of the sith. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif)

@ neural_dream
If you classify Lord of the Rings as a kids movie you won't like Kong. I can't believe you've never heard of King Kong. It's a classic movie from 1933. It was voted as one of the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest Movies of All Time.

It was a pioneer in SO many ways. I never knew that before this movie soundtracks weren't composed especially for a particular movie. They used to go down to the 'old music storage shed' and pick some all ready compiled music. 'Oh, this sounds like chase theme music...We'll use this.' etc. etc.

Many many techniques invented for King Kong are used today. (Tim Burtons Princess Bride for example)

It's hard to imagine this 72 year old movie was just as much a technical marvel in ITS day as this new Kong is today.

robban75
12-18-2005, 02:23 AM
I liked the movie too! I love dinosaurs. The T. rex, or V. rex as Weta likes to call it was really cool and pictures what the rex might have looked like after 65 million years of evolution. I kinda like the "old" T. rex better. A bite from a rex should be much more devastating though. With the latest research saying it could bite with a force of over 20 tons, easily crushing bone. But hey, it's a movie! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

The insects were nasty though! especially the man sized maggots!

SkyChimp
12-18-2005, 07:15 AM
Originally posted by knightflyte:

I'd be interested how your son slept tonight, Skychimp. (It might make my decision to take him a little easier. I know I won't be bothered by his nightmares...... but my sister will. LOL)

It was a grand movie.

He slept fine. He got up this morning and played CALL OF DUTY on the 'puter.

SkyChimp
12-18-2005, 07:17 AM
The scene where the cook got eaten by worms was disturbing. They looked like big blood-worms I use when I fish.

Friendly_flyer
12-18-2005, 09:04 AM
Originally posted by ReligiousZealot:
My only problem with the movie was the ballistics - if I am correct in saying so, wouldn't you think that the .45 cal Thompson would've had more of an effect than the .303s (were they .303s?

Not really. The .45s are pistol cartridges, the .303 are big bore rifle cartridges, the bullet being just as big (only slimmer in shape) and going three times as fast. For a very small animal (rabbit) a .45 will probably be more lethal, but with critters in the half-a-ton and up size-range the .45 ACP is virtually useless, unless you are very lucky and hit an eye or something like that.

FlatSpinMan
12-18-2005, 11:15 AM
Watched itlast night and was by turns amused, grossed out, scared and moved by it. For a 3 hour movie it just races by. I'd definitely buy it for my collection. I'm quite surprised how sad I felt by it. Great looking movie, too and Naomi Watts is gorgeous. The expressiveness of Kong is perfect,too. You have a real sense of how the poor thing feels and are thinking of him a s a living being rather than a well animated puppet or similar. Quite uncanny, I thoink. The age of the CG actor has well and truly arrived.
I wouldn't take kids to see it. Those insects, especially the worms, were absolutely foul.

Hawgdog
12-18-2005, 11:24 AM
two things, one chimp, the reviews I read said basically, they'd rather scratch their eyes out instead of watching it again.

second, to keep this ontopic and ivans head from itching.
heres map screenies
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/HawgDog/runway2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/HawgDog/runway1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/HawgDog/runway.jpg

F0_Dark_P
12-18-2005, 11:35 AM
have not seen it but i saw a interview with Peter Jackson, **** he has lost some wight! i did not recognize him first, and he had no round hobit glasses to! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

anyway i dont know if i should se it something in the back of my head says it suck's (godzilla etc..) but hell it can be good it is a Peter Jackson film http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

neural_dream
12-18-2005, 12:21 PM
I never understood why someone should do a remake of anything.



and what is that thing in the screenies? The big white arrow.

robban75
12-18-2005, 12:37 PM
Originally posted by neural_dream:
I never understood why someone should do a remake of anything.


I don't mind remakes on movies. But I wish there was a law against wannabe popstars destroying good rocksongs by making soulless covers.

OMK_Hand
12-18-2005, 12:56 PM
Mr. Jackson is destined for greatness.

Has anyone seen 'Bads Taste', his first film?
The best film ever made!

There have been a few blips since, but there was never any doubt....

Sorry... Ot in the OT....

ReligiousZealot
12-18-2005, 01:03 PM
Thanks for answering the ballistics question guys http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. And I'm with you on the remakes stance, robban75...but as for the soulless covers of classics by modern popstars, I'm with you...I can't stand the remake of Bad Company's Feel like Making Love by Kid Rock...he completely destroys what made it so good! The stupid extra harmony he tries to add to the chorus that doesn't even sound right. Haha, sorry, I'm OT in an OT thread.

Anyways, if you haven't seen King Kong, go see it as I'm sure you'll like it.

ploughman
12-18-2005, 01:19 PM
Originally posted by robban75:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by neural_dream:
I never understood why someone should do a remake of anything.


I don't mind remakes on movies. But I wish there was a law against wannabe popstars destroying good rocksongs by making soulless covers. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Was it David Hasselhoff, or maybe Wiliam Shatner, who did a cover of Bob Marley's 'Redemption Song?' Whoever it was, I trust the rock and roll furies hunted them down and killed them like dogs.

ElAurens
12-18-2005, 01:19 PM
The Curtiss aircraft would have been armed with .30-06 Springfield caliber weapons, not .303 British. The .30-06 is roughly 200 feet per second faster than the .303 round. somewhere around 2600fps. The .45acp fired from the Thompson would be around 900fps.

Targ
12-18-2005, 01:28 PM
To bad they were not using the +P load at 1250 ft a second for the .45 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Bearcat99
12-18-2005, 01:52 PM
Originally posted by neural_dream:
I never understood why someone should do a remake of anything.

Ahhhhh but you see... when theoriginal was made in the 1930s, and was cutting edge then.... but looks worse than Gumby by today's standards.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
Better tech to tell the story is always a good reason for a remake.


and what is that thing in the screenies? The big white arrow.

Crop circles!!??? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I am so looking forward to seeing this movie. I loved the original.... I wasnt crazy about the other remakes though.... especially the Japanese ones... you ..King Kong vs Godzilla.... The one in the 80s was ajoke for sure. I will go see this when I am on vacation week after next... A funny thing.. when my now 8 year old son was almost 3 we went to Universal Studios... we went on the Jaws ride.... and the King King thing.... which.. both kind of upset him a bit. When Bruce came out of the water he looked up at me to see if I was scared... when he saw I was calm he remained relatively calm.... but with Kong... he wasnt having it at all....... LMAO... We both are looking forward to this movie...

SkyChimp
12-18-2005, 01:56 PM
The reviews of KK I've read were quite glowing. In fact, I haven't seen any bad reviews.

ploughman
12-18-2005, 02:04 PM
I've read a couple of bad reviews, but I can't remember that last time I've seen a film so well received. It's 5 stars all the way for most people. One reviewer#s criticism was that it was too exciting, had too many dinosaurs, too many chases. I can live with that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Hawgdog
12-19-2005, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by neural_dream:



and what is that thing in the screenies? The big white arrow.

Bombing practice target.
OR....runway indicator for online df maps