Starring: Andy Serkis, Jack Black, Naomi Watts, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Kyle Chandler, Colin Hanks, John Sumner, Craig Hall, Evan Parke, Jamie Bell, Lobo Chan…
Screenplay by: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Peter Jackson
Based on a story by: Merian C. Cooper, and Edgar Wallace
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Released: December 14, 2005 (U.S.)
Overall score: 6.5/10
Brody performance: 8.5/10
Peter Jackson dreamed of recreating King Kong since he was a child. The original movie (from 1933) was the very reason he went into filmmaking. With all of that build up, and all those years of work, how did Jackson’s vision turn out?