King Kong (2005) Movie Review

King Kong is a 2005 film directed by Peter Jackson and written by Jackson. It features a stellar cast that includes Jack Black, Naomi Watts, Andy Serkis, and Adrien Brody.

In 1933, a film director decides to send his cast and crew to the Skull Island, where they will encounter a mysterious creature known as Kong.

From 2004 to 2005, the filming of King Kong took place in New Zealand. The movie’s budget went from $150 million to a record-breaking $200 million.

The movie was released in the US and Germany on December 14, 2005. It made a total of about $552 million during its domestic and international release. It became one of the highest-grossing films of 2005.

The film was able to earn $100 million in DVD sales after its release. It was praised for its special effects and performances, and it was compared to the original 1933 film. However, some critics criticized its length.

The film won multiple awards at the Academy Awards. It was also praised by critics and became a critical and commercial success.


Box office

In North America, King Kong was able to earn almost $10 million during its first day, and it went on to gross over $50 million during its first five days. Some analysts believed that the film’s initial numbers were disappointing.

The film went on to gross over $200 million in the North American market. It ended up being one of the most successful films of 2005 in the region, and it was also one of the top five highest-grossing movies worldwide. It also brought in over $300 million more in other regions.

The home video release of King Kong, which was released on June 25, 2006, was the biggest single-day sales event in Universal Studio’s history. It generated almost $200 million in sales in the US alone. In February 2006, the television rights to the film were purchased by ABC and TNT.


Rotten Tomatoes reported that King Kong received positive reviews. Out of the 267 reviews that it received, 84% were positive.

According to the site’s critics, Peter Jackson’s “King Kong” is a powerful and entertaining film that’s faithful to the original 1933 film. On Metacritic, it has a score of 81 out 100, indicating that it has universal acclaim.

It was listed as one of the best films of 2005 by Roger Ebert. It also received four Academy Award nominations. Among the nominees were Sound Effects, Sound Editing, Production Design, and Visual Effects.

Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian said that the film is equal to or better than Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” movies. However, Charlie Brooker of The Guardian criticized it, saying that it’s too overproduced and has a lot of histrionic moments.

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