Thursday, December 29, 2005

King Kong

My first movie in HK happened finally and after a long time feel like I went to the zoo-three non-stop hours of mindless creature watching(cageless!)...well thats King Kong for u!

King Kong to me was a classic example of mindless action--sadly the action was not only unimaginative but also boring-and actually being pitched as a Glorified and screwed up far-fetched version of the none other than -Beauty and the beast-Phew!!

The story begins with a Obssessed Movie Director who wants to explore a unexplored island and film it to showcase the world--and well Mr Director cum Explorer would put Columbus to shame for all his brave obsession to explore the island!

To add to that there is a "Oh so pitiable" Ann(supposed to be "beauty") happens to meet our obsessive director and being desparately poor that she is she takes the "big step"(literally) on the ship to explore the island thinking that its actually going to shoot in singapore....

Needless to say the ship does end up reaching the unexplored island(even thou there was every attempt to put a 'kahani mein twist there')-Eureka! The next two hours of the movie can basically be summed up as --Hero of film Mr Beast 'King Kong' makes entry(finally after 1 .5 hrs!), steals our beauty, falls in love with her( How--coz our beauty dances in front of the big beast-uh!--How brave!), and then like the true hero saves her life from the villans in the movie(also four legged), beauty starts liking beast and vice versa, and in the end Beast sacrifices his life (by falling from the tallest building in new york) for his undying love.......Sigh! original!!!

And if this original stuff wasnt enugh....some more "highlights" in the movie:-
1) An absolutely "Zee horror Show" version of the tribals in the Island called "Skull Island" is a must see just for this scene--Outrageously hilarious!!
2) The director of the movie has not only successfully managed to fool the beauty into accepting the role in this crappy movie but also got away with giving her only 3 dialgoues(repeated at regular intervals)- 'Nooooo', 'Beautiful' and of course--tonnnes of screaming!!
3) As if the existing storyline(or the non existence of it) wasnt painful enugh-the story is not devoid of the romance bit-Of course there is the other man in the beauty's life who falls in love with our brave beauty on the ship-hanky pls! (even if he was better looking I would have forgiven his presence in the movie!)
4) Not to forget our very own obsessive Mr columbus who is soooo obsessed with bringing this lost island to the world that even when there are dinasour like creatures running towards him he chooses to film them rather than run.....Paramveer chakra for him pls!
5) Not to be missed the "your are like my son" dialgoues between the two crew members of the ship--Touching!--but err, still to figure out why the hell was that required at all in the movie??....oh have the emotional angle covered...woa!

This -ladies and gentelmen, is King Kong for u!

Err- Mr Director just a tip-its ok for the audience to be mindless while watching a movie, but this doesnt apply to the director while making the movie really!!

Like I said- I'd rather even make a trip to the zoo or watch a movie called Ping Pong, Ding Dong.....whatever!!!!!!!!

p.s:- happy new yr wishes to all fellow bloggers-Happiness always!


At 2:42 PM, Blogger Sudarshan said...

Abosolutely right lol..Most of these so-called action thrillers involving monkeys and even humans are absolutely false and have no meaning..I fail to realise how they become universal hits and gross millions of dollars!!

At 2:13 PM, Blogger Ron said...

Finally!!! Someone says King Kong is bad! Ever since it released, all sorts of wait..make that all sorts of MEN...have been telling me that I HAVE to see this movie, its amazing etc etc. I have been resisting being dragged to the theatre for this one for a long, but the opposition(read boyfriend) is slowly gaining strenght!!! I shall make him read this review!! Thank god for you :)

At 8:41 PM, Blogger Ekta said...

Hey trust me ron....this is one of the top 5 on the list of my Worse movie category!!

U need to get paid to watch this one..STAY AWAY FROM IT!..

At 9:18 PM, Blogger Nitika said...

hey hi dear...
wish this new year brings loads of happiness in your life is that bad...lolzzz..mez was planning to put ma eyes on that...*wink*

take care dear

At 11:40 AM, Blogger Jupe said...

First things first, Happy new year to you and A :-)

Now to the usual pulling your leg routine...u really seem to be getting old or u use the term 'worst 5 movies' too loosely.. in my list, all the 5 places would be occupied by a movie which prominently figured violet bikinis and violins... remember???


At 8:49 PM, Blogger Ekta said...

New yr to u too!!
Was missing all the pulling ur leg routines!

And well in case u realise worst five means 5 movies...janasheen still tops it!...King kong till now maybe the 4th or 5th in the rung!

At 6:03 PM, Blogger Sudarshan said...

You are absolutely wrong about the worst movie being Janasheen ever heard of Jaani Dushman->Ek Anokhi Kahani??I watch foolish enough to watch it first day first show along with 4 other idiots..there were a grand total of 7 people in the theatre including us!!lol

At 7:49 PM, Blogger Deep said...

Please try watching Jawani-Diwani if you want to know how baaaad movies can be. Or may be Mr. Prime Minister (though to be true to myself, I did not spend money watching either, just caught bits of each on cable)

As for King-Kong, I guess we tend to mix up computer-generated wizardry with quality of a movie. The trend possibly started with Titanic!


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