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Old 10-07-2006, 11:55   #21
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What's with all the negative comments?

I thought King Kong was superb and that the three hours flew by. Guess I'm in a minority...
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Old 10-07-2006, 12:12   #22
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must admit i thought it was rubbish also. Got bored very quickly.
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Old 10-07-2006, 12:18   #23
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I liked it. I'm hoping this Extended version might come with a Weta statue like the LoTRs box sets!

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Old 10-07-2006, 12:25   #24
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What's with all the negative comments?

I thought King Kong was superb and that the three hours flew by. Guess I'm in a minority...
Well I thought it was enjoyable enough (not as good as I would have expected mind) but if there was ever a film that wasn't asking for an extended edition its Kong.
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Old 10-07-2006, 12:27   #25
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all I can say is I told you so. check the original kong thread...
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Old 10-07-2006, 12:43   #26
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What's with all the negative comments?

I thought King Kong was superb and that the three hours flew by. Guess I'm in a minority...

I have noticed when a film gets released and peope rave about it how good it is. Then the DVD comes out and the same peope then say how rubbish it is. Then cue a dozen posts saying the same thing. I find it quite amusing.

I bet the same thing will happen with POTC 2 eventually.

I had no problems with the pacing of King and I also think 3 hours whent by very quickly. However, I don't think anything can add to it ATM. I will wait for reviews that confirm the added scenes.
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Old 10-07-2006, 12:51   #27
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Another one here who really enjoyed Kong. I got the R3 and really enjoyed that as well when i watched it. I'll be definitely getting the EE as well.

I can see why people have a problem with it, its not effortlessly brillant like the LOTR films are (cue loads of posts by people saying they hated the rubbish LOTR films ), and you've got to look past a few of its problems but overall I thought it was excellent.

I don't mind a longer film at all, if its a good film then 3+ hours is no prob to me at all. I just enjoy seeing some geniuely quality acting and emotion in a blockbuster, compared to the dross that gets stuck up on screen and is little more than lots of CGI and explosions.
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Old 10-07-2006, 13:06   #28
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[QUOTE=nwgarratt]I have noticed when a film gets released and peope rave about it how good it is. Then the DVD comes out and the same peope then say how rubbish it is. Then cue a dozen posts saying the same thing. I find it quite amusing.

I bet the same thing will happen with POTC 2 eventually.
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Well to be fair there are quite a lot of people already saying POTC 2 is rubbish!

I posted how disappointing I thought Kong was when theatrically released. Three hours of my life I won't get back - I have no interest whatsoever in seeing Jackson's inability to edit and tell a coherent story extended even further. This is not like LOTR where he'd cut so much of the key emotional parts of the story to ensure he got all his extended battle footage into the movies that the extended versions were pretty much compulsory to make sense of the characters and plot.

But you bring up a fair point. The initial reviews of each of the LOTR films were gushing to put it mildly, ditto for the third Star Wars movie. Then when the DVDs came out the critics started being more realistic, threw off the hype and pretty much dropped each rating by a star. I guess the lesson to be learnt is that marketing works!
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Old 10-07-2006, 13:54   #29
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I have noticed when a film gets released and peope rave about it how good it is. Then the DVD comes out and the same peope then say how rubbish it is. Then cue a dozen posts saying the same thing. I find it quite amusing.

I bet the same thing will happen with POTC 2 eventually.
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But you bring up a fair point. The initial reviews of each of the LOTR films were gushing to put it mildly, ditto for the third Star Wars movie. Then when the DVDs came out the critics started being more realistic, threw off the hype and pretty much dropped each rating by a star. I guess the lesson to be learnt is that marketing works!
That happened with the Star Wars films, but definately not Lord of the Rings.

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Old 10-07-2006, 14:37   #30
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I thought Kong was ok but, imo, could do with more material removed than added as it did drag to some degree.

I can only hope that if he is going to add material back in, it'll be one of those (very) rare cases where the added material restores a 'natural flow' to the whole piece and therefore makes it seem shorter. If that makes any sense?

Maybe it'll finally answer the question of why Jamie Bell's character is made to seem so important in the build-up to Skull Island, with absolutely no pay-off that I could see?
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Old 10-07-2006, 14:59   #31
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Maybe it'll finally answer the question of why Jamie Bell's character is made to seem so important in the build-up to Skull Island, with absolutely no pay-off that I could see?
He wasn't important. He was just the youngest on the ship with people such as Hayes looking out for him.
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Old 10-07-2006, 15:29   #32
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My preferred cut of the film would be about 30 minutes shorter. I expect this extended edition to do what the LOTR EE's did: add some great scenes that should have been in the theatrical cut to begin with, but also many scenes that are boring and useless.

My preferred cuts of the LOTR films would be 3 hours each: removing about 20 mins from each theatrical cuts, and adding about 20 mins from the EE's, to make better films of 3 hours each.

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Maybe it'll finally answer the question of why Jamie Bell's character is made to seem so important in the build-up to Skull Island, with absolutely no pay-off that I could see?
Yeah. From what I remember (only saw this at the cinema), it seemed to indicate that he might have come from Skull Island... or had been there.

I can't really remember... can anyone help?

I think they found him at sea or something...

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Maybe they'll show how they got Kong on the boat in this one
They used a very,very big banana.
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Old 10-07-2006, 15:58   #35
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He wasn't important. He was just the youngest on the ship with people such as Hayes looking out for him.
I agree he wasn't important, but they seemed to spend a lot of time building up his character and paying it off with nothing.

From the way he was built up I expected him to actually do something other than get rescued all the time and then disappear in the third act. The time spent on his character is somewhat disproportionate to his worth in the film as it exists now. I'm hoping a further cut will either pay his character off or reduce it to the background.
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Old 10-07-2006, 16:06   #36
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I want a full 30 mins of Kong figure skating on the frozen pond!
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Maybe this will be added in (taken from IMDB):

"Considering the film's running time, it could have possibly been longer. According to the book The Making of King Kong, there was a scene written and filmed where Denham, Driscoll and the Venture crew build rafts to cross the swamp, only to be attacked by an aquatic creature (a "Piranhadon"). There was also mention of a scene where Lumpy the cook shoots a large flightless bird."

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I'm just hoping they improve the CG in the Brontosaurus chase, was Jackson going for a back projection look or what?
Other than that I enjoyed this film and I held off for this release as I didn't really have a problem with the length.
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I'm just hoping they improve the CG in the Brontosaurus chase, was Jackson going for a back projection look or what?
I wasn't too keen on that either. It just looked like they were running on the spot and someone else was waving things about to cast shadows.

Jurasic Park looked 100 x better and that was made ages ago!

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I had no problems with any of the CGI. It looked fine to me.
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