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(io9)   Australian "King Kong" musical has truly impressive giant King Kong puppet. Bonus: No Jack Black   (io9.com) divider line 27
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2013-06-19 05:41:28 PM
Very cool.  Sarah McLachlan musical score though.  Whole thing is probably about King Kong about to be euthanized at the shelter.
 
2013-06-19 06:12:07 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Whole thing is probably about King Kong about to be euthanized at the shelter.


www.solvencyiinews.com
 
2013-06-19 06:27:29 PM
Unimpressed.
 
2013-06-19 06:28:33 PM
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Unimpressed.

/D'oh!  File was too embiggened...
 
2013-06-19 10:39:05 PM
The puppet is impressive, I'll definitely give them that but whether I'd rather sit through that or a donkey show whilst someone beat me about the head with a dead fish, I can't say. But don't go by me, I can't stand musicals. I'm sure it's great.
 
2013-06-20 01:11:29 AM
"I hate every ape I see, from Chimpan-A to Chimpan-Z"
 
2013-06-20 02:14:35 AM
Jack Black was awesome in Kong.  As was the movie itself.  The most faithful remake of the original, really.
 
2013-06-20 02:49:21 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Jack Black was awesome in Kong.  As was the movie itself.  The most faithful remake of the original, really.




The original was not long, boring or had a stupid ice skating scene in it.
 
2013-06-20 03:09:18 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Jack Black was awesome in Kong.  As was the movie itself.  The most faithful remake of the original, really.


You are clearly high. Black ripped the life out of that thing more than ridiculous length did. And he should have been sentenced to at least three Twilight movies for butchering the last line.
 
2013-06-20 03:25:54 AM
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Now if only someone would do a gif of Naomi Watts dancing on the ship on the way to Skull Island.
/great scene
 
2013-06-20 05:15:01 AM

Shadowtag: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Jack Black was awesome in Kong.  As was the movie itself.  The most faithful remake of the original, really.

You are clearly high. Black ripped the life out of that thing more than ridiculous length did. And he should have been sentenced to at least three Twilight movies for butchering the last line.


Okay his delivery of the ultimate line sucked but he was great for the rest of it.  It was longer than your average movie but I was not bored for one second.

I know it's cool to hate around here, but 84% of the critics agree with me.  I don't know when you people lost your passion for simply having a good time at the theater.
 
2013-06-20 05:31:22 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Jack Black was awesome in Kong.  As was the movie itself.  The most faithful remake of the original, really.


The CG in the Jack Black Kong was awful. Some of the worst I've ever seen considering the cost and technical proficiency. Its integration with the live action material was amateur. The scene atop the Empire State Building looked better in the 1933 version, and Jurassic Park did dinosaurs better 12 years earlier. I couldn't stand the movie because every time something unreal was on the screen, it looked jarringly unreal.
 
2013-06-20 05:32:30 AM
Would have been more amazing if not just lying there..,
 
2013-06-20 05:57:18 AM
That is one show I can't imagine touring... 1 ton puppet, 30 tons of equipment upstage.
 
2013-06-20 07:52:08 AM
I liked Jack Black in King Kong too.  Don't hate me.  Plus he gets a pass for just about anything for being half of the D.
 
2013-06-20 08:32:08 AM
Jack Black made an awesome Carl Denham, and I'm no Jack Black fan.  But he was right for that part.

Having said that, the real problem with the Peter Jackson film is that it gets off to a slow start, and Jackson knew it:  When the radio operator is ostensibly receiving the message about turning the ship around and arresting Denham, the Morse code actually says "SHOW ME THE MONKEY".   It's one of the best Easter eggs in any film, and quite apropos at that point in the film.

Even with that downside (a slow start), it's a much better film than the 1970's version, though still not quite as good as the 1933 version.
 
2013-06-20 09:10:05 AM

dittybopper: the Morse code actually says "SHOW ME THE MONKEY".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-sEkRhXTmY">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=k-sEkRhXTmY
 
2013-06-20 10:25:07 AM

NobleHam: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Jack Black was awesome in Kong.  As was the movie itself.  The most faithful remake of the original, really.

The CG in the Jack Black Kong was awful. Some of the worst I've ever seen considering the cost and technical proficiency. Its integration with the live action material was amateur. The scene atop the Empire State Building looked better in the 1933 version, and Jurassic Park did dinosaurs better 12 years earlier. I couldn't stand the movie because every time something unreal was on the screen, it looked jarringly unreal.


Isn't a 50' ape, by definition, jarringly unreal?
 
2013-06-20 10:44:50 AM
Still waiting for the Planet of the Apes musical.
/although I hate every ape i see. From Chimpan A to Chimpan Z.
 
2013-06-20 10:50:37 AM

amindtat: NobleHam: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Jack Black was awesome in Kong.  As was the movie itself.  The most faithful remake of the original, really.

The CG in the Jack Black Kong was awful. Some of the worst I've ever seen considering the cost and technical proficiency. Its integration with the live action material was amateur. The scene atop the Empire State Building looked better in the 1933 version, and Jurassic Park did dinosaurs better 12 years earlier. I couldn't stand the movie because every time something unreal was on the screen, it looked jarringly unreal.

Isn't a 50' ape, by definition, jarringly unreal?


That depends on if it's purple or not.

/Purple with a hat being the most realistic.
//Oh, and heavy duty shocks for the van.  Very important.
 
2013-06-20 11:21:24 AM

dittybopper: amindtat: NobleHam: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Jack Black was awesome in Kong.  As was the movie itself.  The most faithful remake of the original, really.

The CG in the Jack Black Kong was awful. Some of the worst I've ever seen considering the cost and technical proficiency. Its integration with the live action material was amateur. The scene atop the Empire State Building looked better in the 1933 version, and Jurassic Park did dinosaurs better 12 years earlier. I couldn't stand the movie because every time something unreal was on the screen, it looked jarringly unreal.

Isn't a 50' ape, by definition, jarringly unreal?

That depends on if it's purple or not.

/Purple with a hat being the most realistic.
//Oh, and heavy duty shocks for the van.  Very important.


You mean like a grape kinda purple or like a Prince kinda purple?
 
2013-06-20 11:32:54 AM

stupiddream: dittybopper: amindtat: NobleHam: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Jack Black was awesome in Kong.  As was the movie itself.  The most faithful remake of the original, really.

The CG in the Jack Black Kong was awful. Some of the worst I've ever seen considering the cost and technical proficiency. Its integration with the live action material was amateur. The scene atop the Empire State Building looked better in the 1933 version, and Jurassic Park did dinosaurs better 12 years earlier. I couldn't stand the movie because every time something unreal was on the screen, it looked jarringly unreal.

Isn't a 50' ape, by definition, jarringly unreal?

That depends on if it's purple or not.

/Purple with a hat being the most realistic.
//Oh, and heavy duty shocks for the van.  Very important.

You mean like a grape kinda purple or like a Prince kinda purple?


members.shaw.ca
 
2013-06-20 01:36:47 PM

HighOnCraic: stupiddream: dittybopper: amindtat: NobleHam: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Jack Black was awesome in Kong.  As was the movie itself.  The most faithful remake of the original, really.

The CG in the Jack Black Kong was awful. Some of the worst I've ever seen considering the cost and technical proficiency. Its integration with the live action material was amateur. The scene atop the Empire State Building looked better in the 1933 version, and Jurassic Park did dinosaurs better 12 years earlier. I couldn't stand the movie because every time something unreal was on the screen, it looked jarringly unreal.

Isn't a 50' ape, by definition, jarringly unreal?

That depends on if it's purple or not.

/Purple with a hat being the most realistic.
//Oh, and heavy duty shocks for the van.  Very important.

You mean like a grape kinda purple or like a Prince kinda purple?

[members.shaw.ca image 250x280]


Dats de joke.

/Is Grape Ape flatulating his name in that pic?
 
2013-06-20 03:35:50 PM
Being a straight man I don't really care for musicals in general but that was really painful to sit through. Cool puppet though.
 
2013-06-20 03:39:06 PM

colledge: Would have been more amazing if not just lying there..,


Fast forward to the 2 minute mark in the second video on the page to see him standing and "running".
 
2013-06-20 05:45:26 PM
Like most of Jackson's films, he really needed an editor.
 
2013-06-21 10:32:14 AM
I love to re-watch Peter Jackson's King Kong.  Not just for the Kong CGI bits, but for the mastery of each and every frame of the film. For example, on the Venture as it sails to Skull Island, if you pay attention to the film making itself, each scene is so carefully crafted and acted.  When Naomi Watts and Adrien Brody enter a scene together, there is a tension and chemistry that is quite frankly brilliant.  Jack Black's portrayal of Denham was pitch perfect.  All the secondary characters bring the a-game to the film too.  Even Parke as Mr Hayes, Jamie Bell as Jimmy, Andy Serkis as Lumpy/Kong.  The performances were great. The cinematography, the color palette, the costumes, make up, score, the overall screenplay and character arc are superb.  Peter Jackson makes great movies, this one I think was his best.
 
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