A boisterous adventurer enlists a film crew to travel to exotic Skull Island where they encounted the magnificent colossus Kong, who falls for their leading lady. After barely escaping the island with their lives, the producer returns to New York City with the enslaved brute into, only for him to escape and wreak havoc on the city and make his last stand on the Empire State Building. Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack's enduring classic provides thrills (and chuckles) to this day, the prime example of popcorn fun. With special effects both cheesy and obvious (though still incredibly intricate) King Kong perplexingly still manages to meet or in many cases surpass today's state of the art technology in terms of effectiveness and audience satisfaction.
**** out of ****