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Now I Remember!
Reviewed in Canada on September 3, 2021
I am a huge fan of Kong - the.original version that is! - and the Peter Jackson version has much to recommend it - even if it is a bit bloated. I can recall the excitement & hype around the 70’s DeLaurentis version when it was first released AND I also recall what a monumental disappointment it was. Therefor - I never added it to my Kong DVD collection until just recently I thot that, perhaps, it might have benefited from the passage of time so I bought the cheapest version I could find & gave it a re-watch. Well - 40+ years on - I found I was almost enjoying it - UNTIL - Kong put in his appearance and then I remembered ‘why’ this version SO SUCKED! Just the worst man-in-a-monkey-suit you could ask for! - no dinos - and blasting the poor guy off of the world trade center with high powered military helicopters - it was all so wrong! I actually couldn’t watch it to the end. Wish I had saved my $$$ and left DeLaurentis’ dog of a movie to RIP. TOTALLY NOT RECOMMENDED.