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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Damn Dirty Ape

Posted by on June 28 at 10:21 AM

As long as we’re blogging blockbusters, the first trailer for Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong has appeared. Leaving aside the question of whether the original needed yet another spin (does anyone have fond memories of the previous re-hash?), this first glimpse at Jackson’s version still left me underwhelmed. For one thing it stars Jack Black, who gives me a rash. Then there’s the beast itself, which looks impressive and technologically marvelous and all that, but which is also let out of the bag far too early. (Why not keep the ape secret, like the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, until the film’s release?). And finally: Must the island natives look like orcs?