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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

A third helping of King Kong

After Lisa got back around 8 a.m. on New Years Day (she took a train down to Georgia to visit her family, I couldn't make it 'cuz of other obligations) that afternoon we went to the movies. She'd been wanting to see Pride and Prejudice for awhile so she saw that, while I was wanting something other than a "chick flick" so I watched King Kong for the third time. And I swear this movie just keeps getting better and better. It's funny: the first time when Darth Larry and I caught it opening night, the theater was probably less than 1/4th full. A few days later when I saw it with Lisa, there were quite a few more people seeing it. And this past Sunday there were even more people still! What do I make of it? I think that King Kong is definitely having long-term draw at the box office, and the only reasons that The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is edging it out for the current #1 spot is (A) the Narnia flick is much shorter i.e. able to be shown more times per day and (B) it has the "wanna see" factor for the kiddies. Otherwise King Kong is holding its own pretty darned well. It's definitely getting good word-of-mouth, and that's going to sustain it for awhile yet.

Anyway, I don't know why but I enjoyed this third showing more than the previous ones. The more I see it the easier it's becoming to overlook the flaws that are in it (which I'd already admitted to in my review the other week). Plus as a "third-timer" now it's just a heckuva lotta fun to go in knowing when to watch my fellow audience members' reactions, like the "bug pit" sequence: the lady to my right got really squeamish when that one happened onscreen! A lot more people cried at the end of this showing too. Heck, I felt like crying even moreso this time.

Don't know if I'll see this movie any more times while it's running in the theaters, but if you haven't already, give yourself a treat and check out King Kong. It's definitely worth five bucks and three hours of your time. Oh yeah, Lisa says that Pride and Prejudice was a pretty good movie too, so I'm gonna look into that one when it hits DVD.