Oct. 28, 2005, 4:53 p.m. CST
Cool, I guess
Oct. 28, 2005, 4:55 p.m. CST
It looks way more real. That other one makes me think I'm in for an ILM-fest.
Oct. 28, 2005, 4:56 p.m. CST
It still looks a bit more painterly than photorealistic to me. But whatever, it's not going to keep me from going to see this film.
So close......so close.
Oct. 28, 2005, 4:57 p.m. CST
Which I'm hoping was a rush job, because it looked like a big stew of digital poo ... and that shot of Kong's eyes made me think I was on some theme park ride.
Oct. 28, 2005, 4:58 p.m. CST
by Citizen Arcane
See live footage of Harry jacking off while writing about the making of Kong! See some other guys writing about Harry writing about the making of Kong! Only from amazon.com! I can't wait!
Oct. 28, 2005, 5 p.m. CST
Oct. 28, 2005, 5:02 p.m. CST
by Some Dude
Still, it's neat to see a giant monster.
Oct. 28, 2005, 5:03 p.m. CST
Oct. 28, 2005, 5:07 p.m. CST
Too funny, thanks for the laugh.
Oct. 28, 2005, 5:09 p.m. CST
I'm really looking forward to the film, but I don't care about the poster. I guess I am egocentric enough to think that I should post that revelation here. But Kong does look good in that one pic...I wonder how consistently detailed he will be throughout the entire film though.
Oct. 28, 2005, 5:21 p.m. CST
That stupid poster doesn't even say the name of the movie!! How the hell am I supposed to know exactly what will happen on December 14? Will I get eaten by a big fake looking monkey? Will I eat him? Who authorized this shite? And oh yeah, who cares? Movie will be good, poster is not.
Oct. 28, 2005, 5:22 p.m. CST
still not excited about this movie.
Oct. 28, 2005, 5:24 p.m. CST
by Farley Flavors
this poster is the reason the word "meh" was created.
Oct. 28, 2005, 5:26 p.m. CST
by Lazarus Long
Doesn't the version with Kong and Ann at the top of the Empire State Building say more about the film? I thought that was the perfect selling image. This one just says: Big Scary Ape. And that's a cheap, dumbing down of the material. Besides, a lot of people might think this is an ad for a Collector's Edition DVD of Mighty Joe Young. Maybe.
Oct. 28, 2005, 5:28 p.m. CST
by Right Bastard
Kong doesn't look...well...right. I don't konw. I'm not what you would call a huge King Kong fan to begin with, but many things about this movie leave me...not excited. I'll give PJ a chance, though. He has yet to dissapoint me (aside from "Meet the Feebles").
Oct. 28, 2005, 5:35 p.m. CST
"Now I know you are angry, boy..." ~ Homer J. Simpson
Oct. 28, 2005, 5:39 p.m. CST
when is remake mania going to go away? I mean come on, how many times do you need to see the same story redone with flavor of the month actors, better CGI and bigger budgets? "updating it for a new generation" is just Hollywood for "we've run out of ideas".
Oct. 28, 2005, 5:40 p.m. CST
by I Hate Movies
But why is he "king?" What is this primate aristocracy you speak of?
Oct. 28, 2005, 5:45 p.m. CST
They shouldn't have released anything until this poster here. I would have felt much more positive about the film. As it is, after seeing the teaser, I'm going in with lowered expectations. Hopefully I'll be blown away. Nice touch up on Kong too... he doesn't look like a goofy chubby ape anymore, he looks like a serious bad-ss.
Oct. 28, 2005, 5:45 p.m. CST
Jesus dude I dont get you. Statements like that remind me what a fan of classic film you are. That you would understand that much about something as specific as film posters, yet a remake of a classic like this into a 3 HOUR CGI fest doesn't upset you. I get so confused coming to this site.
Oct. 28, 2005, 5:45 p.m. CST
Well, that would be some good news regarding this flick - for a change.
Oct. 28, 2005, 5:47 p.m. CST
Along with the light reflection off of the skin and the hair. It still looks like CG to me, even if I didn't know it was CG to begin with. You can't pull off life on simulacra.
Oct. 28, 2005, 5:48 p.m. CST
...you should try watching Meet The Feebles again, but this time without your head stuck up your ass. KONG WILL RULE!
Oct. 28, 2005, 5:50 p.m. CST
Oct. 28, 2005, 5:59 p.m. CST
I quite like the way the title is missing. Allows the face of Kong to speak for himself. The first piece of promo material that I have found interesting anyway. Fingers crossed for the REAL trailer. I hope to God the effects have improved since the "teaser"
Oct. 28, 2005, 6:06 p.m. CST
So Harry, are you saying that you were a part of the poster-choosing process? If so, that's cool. Did you help with the trailer too? Also, good call on PJ's part to get rid of the snaggletooth--it looked kind of goofy in my opinion.
Oct. 28, 2005, 6:09 p.m. CST
by white owl
plus other various places around his dome. Still, this looks like a meaner, bigger-shit-taking Kong.
Oct. 28, 2005, 6:12 p.m. CST
That's about as tasty as this poster looks! MMMmmmm...good!
Oct. 28, 2005, 6:19 p.m. CST
It made Kong look more like Humphrey the Bear. You can tell Kong has been through a lot, very nice work. Only thing left is whether the actual mo-cap looks real or exaggerated.
Oct. 28, 2005, 6:35 p.m. CST
I had to register and post, so that I could tell you all, that you are jaded, wonderless, pathetic hobgoblins. Nothing excites you but the prospect of knocking down the achievements of others and making yourselves feel smarter because your perceived intellectual advantages make you feel like the cosmos didn't cheat you out of anything resembling a true existence. And yet you come to talk movies on the website of a man who has nothing but passion for film. I want you all to die.
Oct. 28, 2005, 6:38 p.m. CST
i found the roll of skittles in his fur.
Oct. 28, 2005, 6:39 p.m. CST
by Eternal Watcher
It's saying...."if I ever get my hands on the guy who made the 1976 remake of me..."
Oct. 28, 2005, 6:46 p.m. CST
Probably ate the photographer immediately after the shot.
Oct. 28, 2005, 6:49 p.m. CST
by Turd Furgeson
I'm terrified that this thing is going to be "The Hulk" or "The Matrix Reloeaded" and we're going to get Final fantasy Kong..... Remember, we were all holding our brreath that The Hulk wasn't going to look as fucking fake as it did in the Super Bowl commercial and when the movie came out it actually looked worse! At least with models and mechanical beasts I could suspend some disbelief but with this over use of CG, i'm just not buying it anymore. At least the acting will be good.
Oct. 28, 2005, 6:55 p.m. CST
A little too narrow from the cheek bones on down. A big blowup of a closeup of a CG is not a good idea. The BEST image is one on the screensavers poster on www.kongisking.net of kong just sitting atop the Empire State Bld. 2nd best has to be the one of Ann and Kong just sitting on the edge of the empire state, and third is simply the circus syle poster of the name on faded linen/tent type material. This is one of the worst ideas for the poster. Just not gettin it.
Oct. 28, 2005, 6:56 p.m. CST
Doesn't make sense to me - surely they should have put this stuff out there at least a month or two ago? Seems like they waited too long (in my opinion).
Oct. 28, 2005, 6:57 p.m. CST
you know kong loves you because his nose makes a heart. this could be the poster to any gorilla movie, there's nothing to reference for scale unless you consider the twigs in his fur to be branches of trees.
Oct. 28, 2005, 6:59 p.m. CST
by Thirteen 13
I'll be there on December 14th. I'm very excited about this movie and, unlike those idiot Star Wars prequel fans, I'm not stupit enough to camp out for a month in front of the box office for tickets when I know its going to be on 4000 screens with advance tickets on sale everywhere via the internet.
Oct. 28, 2005, 7:15 p.m. CST
...from chimpan-A to chimpan-Zeeee. No,you'll never make a monkey out of meeeee......
Oct. 28, 2005, 8:03 p.m. CST
Kong's had a rough morning, fer sure.
Oct. 28, 2005, 8:06 p.m. CST
by Stan the Bat
Without it, this film will fail. Mark my words. They might as well have a fifty-foot tall Jar Jar Binks climbing the Empire State Building- it will all be for nothing. I have spoken.
Oct. 28, 2005, 8:14 p.m. CST
Kongs gonna be seen a lot now that were a little under two months away. Short and simple, if they started the heavy marketing early, people would be tired of hearing about it now. A lot like the Star Wars freaks on this site. Since Harry Inc. are Kong fans, of course every story that comes along about it gets posted. Which is fine by me since I like King Kong as well. So all the little bitchs that are sick of hearing it have to chime in with a mouth full of shit. Saying junk that would probably get their asses kicked out in the real world. But hey, who gives a shit. This film will be a blockbuster no matter how much negative force energy you jedi-wannabes can pour off onto these talkbacks. You can now go back to playing with your lightsabers in mammys basement.
Oct. 28, 2005, 8:21 p.m. CST
and my geek meter will go into overdrive! Vrrrrroooommmm!
Oct. 28, 2005, 8:25 p.m. CST
I think it's purty.
Oct. 28, 2005, 8:40 p.m. CST
Since this movie is now 3 hours long, will there now be a scene where Kong fights a giant rat in the NY Subway system? Because that would be freaking cool.
Oct. 28, 2005, 8:49 p.m. CST
but with this one... I wish I could see a teeny tiny Naomi Watts reflected in his open eye...wait...I think I do!
Oct. 28, 2005, 8:54 p.m. CST
Clearly you don't understand the point of the internets. We're here to nitpick every small detail, and post any outrageous comment that comes to mind. You're clearly not very internets-savvy.
Oct. 28, 2005, 9:04 p.m. CST
by Papa CaveDweller
Oct. 28, 2005, 9:12 p.m. CST
Kong looks awesome, even the greedy execs couldn't find fault with his 3-hour version.... KONG IS KING, BITCHES! WHIP-TASH!
Oct. 28, 2005, 9:17 p.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
Hilarious. First I laughed--in amusing joy--at the Kong poster, and then that small diatribe. Thank you, Daddylonghead.
Oct. 28, 2005, 9:19 p.m. CST
by Carl XVI Gustaf
I'm sure Jackson will make this one hell of an cinema experience, but I really hope there's an answer to why they bring the oversized ape instead of the other really cool creatures. Has there been any explanation to this?
Oct. 28, 2005, 9:33 p.m. CST
It looks great in all, but it doesn't feel like they really went far with what they could do, its nothing compared the the 76' teaser poster, its just a screen cap from the trailer, with a better looking Kong, its not saying anything, but it still looks awsome. I'm also worried how other people will respond.
Oct. 28, 2005, 9:37 p.m. CST
Everybody see the little twig with leaves stuck in his coat. I wish I could see his little twig and berries instead.
Oct. 28, 2005, 9:53 p.m. CST
YOU KNOW... all this movie needs is a cameo by Eli Roth and an hour of excerpts from "Shaun of the Dead" so that Harry and Co. can squeeze off another few spooge-torpedos. They should probably go at it lefty tonite...
Oct. 28, 2005, 10:26 p.m. CST
by 3 Bag Enema
So sick of this bullshit. "It's just not real enough!!!" they scream while masticated popcorn flies out of their mouths. Hey, neither is that butter-flavored topping, but you didn't say anything when they ladeled it all over your extra-large tub. It doesn't look real because it's not, four-eyes. Shut the fuck up and enjoy seeing something you'd never see if talented people whom you are entirely unlike didn't make it for you.
Oct. 28, 2005, 10:31 p.m. CST
by 3 Bag Enema
...though I admit that's a back-handed compliment.
Oct. 28, 2005, 10:42 p.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
First off, they lost a huge amount of men in the jungles looking for Ann, so do you think they'd go traipsing off again just to bag a T-Rex? Secondly, the reason they took Kong is because *Kong was there*. Kong comes into the village, eats a few people, and gets gassed, so they figure, "Hey, this trip was a bust, but at least we can take back this sedated giant monkey for a laugh."
Oct. 28, 2005, 10:43 p.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
Oct. 28, 2005, 10:50 p.m. CST
by half vader
He looks cool now he's grumpy, but the tooth was cool because it was FUN. Remember fun, talkbackers? Same with the dinos. They're designed that way ON PURPOSE. Even the jungles look like an illustration. I like how the crap in his fur sells the scale. You want to whinge about the tooth? YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TOOTH!
Oct. 28, 2005, 10:52 p.m. CST
Ooga Booga! Me Kong! Me big ape! Me smash puny earthlings!! Me got leaf in beard! Me commune with nature. Ooga!! Sensitive Kong! Stacey Snider say me movie a masterpiece!! Puny earthling nerds believe it!! As if she going to say me movie suck?! Stupid punies!!
Oct. 28, 2005, 11:08 p.m. CST
I liked the first draft of this ape. I am looking at both as I type this and I must say that kong 1.0 has the sympathy quotient. You look at him and feel sorry for him - he's had a rough life. He has that look of shellshock you see from war survivors. I think you would feel sad for him when he is captured, mistreated and gunned down. The Kong v2.0 is a mean SOB. I don't know if I'm going to fell bad about him getting shot up - he is a monster. He looks like someone you'd actually build a giant wall to keep out and sacrafice a few virgins every now and again to. I guess I'm just a big softy.
Oct. 28, 2005, 11:45 p.m. CST
I don't love this poster. I honestly like several fan-made posters better. Somebody at Universal was getting paid a lot of money to do no marketing at all until now and then calling it "strategy". I do think the pressure in New Zealand his ON right now. The now three hour film and its effects and the new score and meetings and negotiations with Universal must mean a pretty hot movie-making environment. Let's hope the pressure is bring out the best in the talented folks making the film. Oh and Kong's eyes have more depth than a number of living actors. John Travolta comes to mind.
Oct. 28, 2005, 11:53 p.m. CST
by Vim Fuego
but can Kong do the weird 'Hands going through his legs dance' from Summer nights? Actually I've just decided that I'm going to remake Kong as a musical. "Eat some more, eat some more, I'm just so very fat; Fight some more, fight some more, Take that you fecking great Twat". I can smell the money.
Oct. 29, 2005, 12:01 a.m. CST
I wonder if Travolta can actually still do 'the hand jive'. I think I will go watch Naomi Watts in 'Mullholand Drive' and do a hand jive of my own.
Oct. 29, 2005, 12:48 a.m. CST
Oct. 29, 2005, 12:55 a.m. CST
by TheGinger Twit
Where's his goofy tooth. I like his goofy tooth.
Oct. 29, 2005, 12:58 a.m. CST
Thats an intereesting choice for a poster. Get people to be transfixed by the size of his nostrils. You can't help but stare at people with big nostrils so I think this poster works. It should make an impression, which is what its suppose to do.
Oct. 29, 2005, 1:02 a.m. CST
I Hate EVERY APE... Hey, somebody beat me to it... DAMN YOU Rindain!! Take your PAWS off my LINE YOU DIRTY APE!!!!
Oct. 29, 2005, 1:47 a.m. CST
IT'S MICHAEL MOORE!!!!!!
Oct. 29, 2005, 1:55 a.m. CST
I'm really looking forward to this. I hope its so damn good they play it every Thanksgiving for the next couple of decades, just like the original.
Oct. 29, 2005, 3:41 a.m. CST
I started to lose faith until... NOW. The video game didn't look half bad either.
Oct. 29, 2005, 3:56 a.m. CST
with a chin only leno could love
Oct. 29, 2005, 4:15 a.m. CST
Can you get anymore over the top Harry? You make it sound like AiCN scooped this poster and it's not on a butt load of other sites...it is y'know.
Oct. 29, 2005, 4:45 a.m. CST
I honestly liked the "tooth" poster better. Not for the tooth, but because I felt that he seemed to be a bit more of a sympathetic character. He looked like he had a little emotion in his eyes. I see only hate in those eyes.
Oct. 29, 2005, 5:42 a.m. CST
Oct. 29, 2005, 6:41 a.m. CST
by Boba Fat
Oct. 29, 2005, 6:44 a.m. CST
by Boba Fat
Looks like their struggling to capture the personality of Kong. Can't wait for the film but this is the first time I've doubted Jackson's confidence in pulling it off. hope I'm wrong.
Oct. 29, 2005, 6:59 a.m. CST
That monkey sure looks pissed. Someone ate his lunch or did he find Mrs Kong fucking around with the T-Rex? -- Personally I really hope that this movie will rock hard, but there is a bit of worry that it will only be mediocre and that will be - to the internet fan boys - unacceptable.
Oct. 29, 2005, 7:23 a.m. CST
I liked him better with the tooth, now he looks like an extra from Burton's Planet of the Apes. Still this movie is going to rock and I plan on seeing it twice opening day.
Oct. 29, 2005, 8:44 a.m. CST
by Judge Doom
Shit, that was the coolest thing about the last image, and the only thing that set it appart from a regular ape. What
Oct. 29, 2005, 9:37 a.m. CST
... lanta. I hate mediocre poster art. I like movies about giant things. Crappy poster does nothing to excite my interest in movie posters.
Oct. 29, 2005, 9:39 a.m. CST
... by inserting a healthy dose of fantasy. See "Heavenly Creatures".
Oct. 29, 2005, 9:47 a.m. CST
No, I'm not gay. I'm married, actually. I've just always wondered this.
Oct. 29, 2005, 10 a.m. CST
Thanks, but I`ll catch the "movie event of the year" (and the century, according to some people)next year on DVD.I had enough beauty-and-the-beast-epic-monster-drama with the hulk.
Oct. 29, 2005, 10:09 a.m. CST
You answered your own question, Mahaloth. If you are so afraid of 'seeming' gay to a bunch of anonymous geeks on the intranet that you have to ask that question with a qualifier, then what hope do high school boys have? And yes, I'm gay.
Oct. 29, 2005, 10:56 a.m. CST
Oct. 29, 2005, 11:02 a.m. CST
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
Though, this is maybe the point, I just don't feel excited by this poster much. beyone this too, he's a bit of a short ass in the film anyway. I dunno.
Oct. 29, 2005, 12:21 p.m. CST
He looks meaner on this poster than he does on the cover of a box of Corn Flakes I noticed in the grocery store last night. He's swinging from the top of the Empire state building while howling at the world. Cool, first commercial tie-in I've seen.
Oct. 29, 2005, 12:23 p.m. CST
Oct. 29, 2005, 12:25 p.m. CST
Seriously though, I'd expect him to have more fur - looking at that, he has a strand coming out every 2cm...heh
Oct. 29, 2005, 12:25 p.m. CST
Oct. 29, 2005, 12:33 p.m. CST
I did. Nevertheless... it's still great.
Oct. 29, 2005, 1:01 p.m. CST
I will not be able to look at Jack Black without getting the gigglies. Sorry... Btw. School of Rock is OVER-FUCKING-RATED. Can I hear an amen!
Oct. 29, 2005, 1:07 p.m. CST
...here's a line from the original I hope to hear: "They've all cracked up and gone sappy I tell ya!" I use it at workies all the time. ** Wow silverdog, so you've seen this already? Amazing you can get all that from one poster.
Oct. 29, 2005, 1:28 p.m. CST
Im i the only person that from the trailer thinks kong looks more like mighty joe young then king kong ???????
Oct. 29, 2005, 1:38 p.m. CST
by Orbots Commander
The best Kong poster is still the one of the big ape straddling The Twin Towers and crushing a plane with one hand, from the Delaurentis movie. Now THAT'S a King Kong poster.
Oct. 29, 2005, 2:35 p.m. CST
Hey, admit it! he's still better looking than 95% of you apes out there.
nope, no amen here. and I think you will be surprised by how "serious" of an actor Jables can be..... i bet he will be more of a bastard than a "comic relief"
Oct. 29, 2005, 6 p.m. CST
by Deranged Fan
Oct. 29, 2005, 6:21 p.m. CST
will anyone agree or disagree with this?
Oct. 29, 2005, 8:38 p.m. CST
Dumbass ppl will line to see this gargantuan turd of a movie. Oh, sorry, remake of a remake of a remake. Sheesh! Count me out! Might see it next year, if a pal rents it. Maybe.
Oct. 29, 2005, 8:50 p.m. CST
Hope it looks better in motion.
Oct. 29, 2005, 10:44 p.m. CST
Oct. 30, 2005, 12:02 a.m. CST
You people who say "bla bla I'm not gonna see this movie just to prove a damn point bla bla" must not truly have a passion for film. There's no need to go into some deep explanations for this theory, but surely everyone with me can understand exactly where I'm coming from. Hope Kong puts his large dong in your arse
Oct. 30, 2005, 12:04 a.m. CST
...but it's not a "remake of a remake of a remake." Hell, it's not even a "remake of a remake." It's a "revisioning." Haven't you people caught on to the correct "making new shit not sound too much like the old shit" terminology yet? :)
Oct. 30, 2005, 3:22 a.m. CST
by Mr Brownstone
that looks badass.
Oct. 30, 2005, 5:23 a.m. CST
Imagine how cool Smaug would look soaring through the sky, gold coin and jewel encrusted scales reflecting the fire from the burning village below...
Oct. 30, 2005, 5:30 a.m. CST
its a poster, its not news.
Oct. 30, 2005, 5:43 a.m. CST
by Lone Fox
In fact the entire cast was unintentionally hilarious... Seriously, people are actually worried that JB's lack of 'serious' acting experience will detract from a film about a big monkey that fights dinosaurs and has a thing for petite blondes? Hahahahahahahahahahaha.... And remember Gaylord The Gorilla?
Oct. 30, 2005, 6:55 a.m. CST
im fine with 3 hrs , were any of LOFR too long ??
Oct. 30, 2005, 7:04 a.m. CST
by Cod Profundity
That's why Jackson was great for the material. Tolkien wrote an English myth not a work of fantasy. And you call yourself a fan. Sheesh
Oct. 30, 2005, 7:35 a.m. CST
To the extent that there are plot, pacing and acting flaws in LOTR, they're rendered virtually invisible by the most amazing production design, art design, and cinematography ever put on film. Every frame of LOTR is a painting, and every object in the frame is pitch perfect. Complain about the absence of the Scouring if you must, but please don't complain about how anything looks. Not if you want to be taken seriously. It remains to be seen if Jackson will muster the same effort for Kong - although they certainly spent the money to do so. In many ways the "look" of Kong and his environment, as well as the New York environment, are much different challenges than the ones faced in the making of LOTR, so we'll have to see if Jackson had another trick in his book, or if he just made a "Kong in Middle Earth" film, which probably won't work.
Oct. 30, 2005, 9:11 a.m. CST
thought of using the tagline "Return of the king!" for the teaser posters and trailers? I think that would be the best fucking thing in the whole fucking universe dag nab it.
Oct. 30, 2005, 10:28 a.m. CST
just to let you guys know that you now can see some screengrabs from the trailer, in kongisking.net,site has some awesome shots of kong destroying the bi-plane's wing by jumping from the ESB, can't wait for the actual trailer. enjoy the screen shots guys!
Oct. 30, 2005, 10:39 a.m. CST
by Yojimbo Jones
DAVE POLAND WRITES: This is why I find the NYT so frustrating. <BR> The first problem with Sharon Waxman's piece on King Kong is that it makes old news appear to be new news... and more so, surprising news. People have been talking about a 3 hour running time for six weeks now
Oct. 30, 2005, 11:28 a.m. CST
Oct. 30, 2005, 11:32 a.m. CST
by Cod Profundity
But Jackson made Tolkien's English Myth not a derivative fantasy. So, actually, there!
Oct. 30, 2005, 1:53 p.m. CST
Come on fellows, I'm increasingly beginning to wonder why people come to this site, let alone go to the movies. Nothing is good, everybody's a plant or gay and Harry's fat. Makes you wonder a little bit about the intelligence of a lot of folks here. Now, Kong has led to a lot of Jackson bashing but I'll buttfuck a rhino before I'll allow people to throw Lord of the Rings in the "it was a hit and a lot of folks loved it so now we're gonna throw dirt at it" bin that already has Titanic and Gladiator unjustly in it. That guy going on about the colours of Rings and how it doesn't work on the big screen is obviously a moron. I know it's wrong to say "well, why don't you do it then, go make a movie" because that's a bullshit argument but I am beginning to think about using it. Most of you have never even been close to a filmset or know anything about what it's like. Oh, and in case you're wondering and despite the fact the following will make me look like I'm full of myself but I'm gonna write it anyway: I have. You're all entitled to your opinion, how short-sighted and idiotic it may be but the talkbacks on this site have reached a highpoint of ridicule.
Oct. 30, 2005, 2:09 p.m. CST
by Mr. Cool
Very classy and in your face at the same time. Way to go! My hat is off the those balls-ee marketing folks behind this one!
Oct. 30, 2005, 2:17 p.m. CST
the lord of the rings promotion was a big mistake, that's why they didn't do the 3rd movie.
Oct. 30, 2005, 2:18 p.m. CST
Where as i agree with your post to a point (in that well loved films tend to get knocked the most), the last part of it was the most accurate. We are all entitled to our own opinion, and a talkback is our way of expressing it and putting it out to others. If you find it to now be a 'high point of ridicule' i suggest you do one of two things, either dont read them or fuck off.
Oct. 30, 2005, 2:24 p.m. CST
by Lone Fox
Er, you bunch of gays etc!
Oct. 30, 2005, 2:30 p.m. CST
Well I'm the last guy to wanna turn this into a shouting competition or whatever but my main gripe about the talkbacks is not necessarily the fact that people are very vocal about their opinions. Hell, that's the way it should be. My problem is that way too many folks just write "fuck this, fuck that", "that's gay", bla bla without ever saying anything that's even remotely intelligent or thought about. If a person has an opinion that I think is the dumbest thing I ever heard but that person makes me understand why he or she thinks that way then I'm cool with that. It's the way people express their views that bothers me. However, you're actually right. If I don't like it I shouldn't read the talkbacks. To quote Tony Montana: "I don't need this shit in my life".
Oct. 30, 2005, 2:45 p.m. CST
Okay, Okay. How many dirty stinkin' apes does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Three: One dirty stinkin' ape to screw in the light bulb, and two dirty stinkin' apes to throw faeces at each other. Hehehehehehe.
Oct. 30, 2005, 4:49 p.m. CST
You know the rest.
Oct. 30, 2005, 5:03 p.m. CST
Why can't we jusssst all get aloooooong... SEMPER FI, MOTHER FUCKERS! (...I thought Doom was great and fun)
Oct. 30, 2005, 5:36 p.m. CST
You, sir, are the current Supreme Cretin of TalkBacks. Congratulations.
Oct. 30, 2005, 6:04 p.m. CST
by slappy jones
are your family concerned about your mental health? what about your friends....I mean do you go on and on and on to them about LOTR? is this all you think about.you seem pretty hung up about what you perceive to be the shortcomings of a series of films which finished in 2003. you really need to let it go and move on. i am saying this out of sincere concern....you are borderline demented about this....ROTK, the last of the trilogy, came out nearly two years ago.....its over.for your own sanity you need to move on. we all get the point - you really don't like jackson and his films. either you are the greatest troll in the history of the internet or you are really fucking insane. I am starting to think you are just a troll ...i mean, you are now nitpicking the fucking grading?
Oct. 30, 2005, 6:18 p.m. CST
No artistry, no illustration, every image is so tediously literal. Why not go the route of a big ass phony oversized Kong looming over New York or snapping planes with his bare hands? I'm sure the movie will be fun, imaginative and possibly a litte bit awe-inspiring but you wouldn't know it from this mug-shot. The art of the film poster died with the advent of Photoshop. Thomas Blackshear, where are you?
Oct. 30, 2005, 7:11 p.m. CST
As well as the fear of the black man mating with the white woman. That to me is why the original Kong is a dangerous film. It wasn't just a "monster" film. That's why this will probably suck, because there will probably be no social nuances. Kong was a film made at the right time. I have no idea how this film will work within our current paradigms.
Oct. 30, 2005, 7:56 p.m. CST
burger king is my all time favorite resturant even though my parents and sister despise burger king and always put it last on their list but i always get excited when i get to go there because it seems to be the only great thing left from my childhood because the toys STILL AND ALWAYS WILL KICK FUCKIN'ASS and the FOOD IS AWESOME and my cartoon charectors are, sort of, designed for burger king and toys but that's another story. so, will everyone please leave burger king lovers alone? k?
Oct. 30, 2005, 9:32 p.m. CST
I love that cheap greasy shit.
Oct. 30, 2005, 9:37 p.m. CST
Less than two months before the Dec. 14 release of Universal's remake of King Kong, the studio has agreed to release director Peter Jackson's three-hour cut, which will push the budget to $207 million, Variety reported. The budget on the great-ape epic went up primarily because of the additional visual-effects work that will be needed. Jackson and Universal had originally contemplated a running time of around two and a half hours, with a budget around $175 million. Jackson himself will pay for the bulk of the additional $32 million needed to bring in the extended version of Kong. Jackson's three-hour remake will nearly double the length of the 1933 original King Kong, which clocked in at one hour and 40 minutes.
Oct. 30, 2005, 9:59 p.m. CST
WE KNOW HOW IT ENDS...so sorry we all die...buh bye...
Oct. 30, 2005, 10:03 p.m. CST
No! nothing like it, sorry your attempt to belittle the King Kong remake has failed. it will still overwhelm the world and make millions.
Oct. 30, 2005, 11:19 p.m. CST
There, I said it. I watched ESB a couple weeks ago after watching ROTS about 15 times. My childhood illusions were shattered when I realized that Muppet Yoda is kind of lame. His face is barely articulated, his lip synch is frequently off, and he's always shot from the waist up to hide the fact that Frank Oz's hand is up his ass. Sure, it was great for the time and it got the job done, just like stop-motion Kong. But if you really believe that stop-motion Kong is "better" (as in more realistic) than CGI Kong, or that filmmakers could even conceivably release a film in 2005 with stop-motion Kong, you are insane.
Oct. 31, 2005, 1:08 a.m. CST
I didn't read the whole talkback, so if someone else made that joke already (which is likely) I apologize
Oct. 31, 2005, 1:20 a.m. CST
I was going to rip into you Panterarocks...but then I saw your nick name. I was taught never to pick on the retarded so, good for you buddy! The CGI is cool isn't it!? Yes! Shiney object!
Oct. 31, 2005, 1:45 a.m. CST
You think CGI Yoda looks better than he did in The Empire Strikes Back? Are you kidding? I never have trouble believing that Mark Hamill is talking to Yoda in TESB because he IS talking to Yoda. The only time that Yoda looks even passable in the Prequel Trilogy is when he is walking on the Tantive IV. I think CGI can be great (Gollum, Jurassic Park) but unfortunately it looks pretty damn horrible sometimes. Check out the medium two-shot of the Clone Trooper with yellow accents and Yoda near the end of Episode 2. It looks like a cartoon, because it is a cartoon. Panterarocks, you wrote "but do you really think a muppet could do a lightsaber duel"? No I don't, and I wish I had been spared the ridiculousness of seeing the CGI Yoda do it. Maybe the dumbest think I have ever seen in a fully budgeted feature film. ************After seeing what WETA did with Gollum I'll give them the benefit of the doubt on King Kong.
Oct. 31, 2005, 1:57 a.m. CST
You know why? Because Yoda is a goddamn muppet! Luke is talking to a piece of rubber with Frank Oz's hand up its ass. It's not like there was some real alien they used for the OT that Lucas locked up in a studio vault in favor of CGI. It also might interest you to know that Muppet Yoda from TPM was used as a stand-in during filming of ROTS. So that throws your whole theory right there, because Yoda was just as much on set in ROTS as he was in ESB. The only reason you think CGI Yoda looks like a cartoon is because you're an adult now and you know it's a cartoon. But by any objective standard of realism, CGI Yoda is a more realistic interpetation of a three foot tall green alien than Muppet Yoda. Oh, and as far as Yoda fighting, if the prequels were to be made at all (which itself is a questionable proposition -- some things are best left to the imagination), the story dictated that Yoda had to break out the lightsaber. So sorry if it didn't float your boat, but I don't see any way around the silliness of the character fighting, and I think George Lucas handled it as well as possible.
Oct. 31, 2005, 3:01 a.m. CST
by TheGinger Twit
People who say smoking dope is bad for you as they puff on a Cigarette and guzzle a can of beer. Stop motion Kong would ultimately suck! It'd be creepy cool - just like the original. But it would suck. CGI Kong is a shit load better than a guy in a rubber suit walking around a model street. You know Jackson putting 30 mil of his own money in to get extra length (hehe) and more special effects is going to further lower this film (on this observation) .... That teaser trailer has some amazing special FX... however, some of the FX suddenly look cheap, cartoony and just way over the top. THIS is how the final film WILL look! but then again, maybe the added stuff is because the film has some logistical errors and this is a repair job. Man I worry about this films 3 hour length. Ever see Magnolia. That was three hours. All 3 hour films feel like they just stay that little while TOO long. yknow. ALL of them.
Oct. 31, 2005, 3:27 a.m. CST
oh, sorry...ape. It's an ape. Grumpy bastard.
Oct. 31, 2005, 3:29 a.m. CST
Sukie honey, weren't you right there with me I seem to remember chasing you from tree to tree Those prehistoric nights are coming back to me We must have been the first To go down in history Where were you when the monkey hit the fan Thrill my gorilla Where were you when monkey turned to man Thrill my gorilla
Oct. 31, 2005, 3:49 a.m. CST
...am I quoting Mr Cooper? I dunno, must be bored out of my skull.
Oct. 31, 2005, 4:26 a.m. CST
"the story dictated that Yoda had to break out the lightsaber. So sorry if it didn't float your boat, but I don't see any way around the silliness of the character fighting, and I thinkGeorge Lucas handled it as well as possible." The story dictated? No way around it? Lucas WROTE the story! He didn't have to write in Yoda doing a sonic the hedgehog impersonation. He could have easlily substituted Yoda for Mace or any other Jedi master. I agree that there are some sceens that the CG Yoda works far better than the muppet Yoda, but don't place "story requirement" in there as an excuse for that laughable fight sceen. Lucas did NOT have to write that.
Oct. 31, 2005, 5:30 a.m. CST
by TheGinger Twit
Absolutely right! see thats why war of the worlds is such an underrated film. It plays perfectly upon the 'paradigms' of today. Who knows, maybe Kong will have referance to certain 'domination over others' or 'something, i don't know, hehe' but I think you've just nailed it in the coffin for the talkbackers. If this film doesn't have some kind of social commentary hidden within it's layers than it will be just another Monster movie. Incidently, the problem I have with LOTR is more to do with it's lack of actually telling a story. And it's sheer volumn of time taken with which to get the weak arsed point across.
Oct. 31, 2005, 5:43 a.m. CST
by TheGinger Twit
Lucas DID have to write Yoda fighting and Yoda DID have to pull a WB Tasmanian Devil impersonation. And Yoda DID have to become CGI. (I'm gunna bash LOTR now) Jackson DID NOT have to pad his films out, as he does not have to now with Kong. And if Tolkien were such a fantastic writer, then how come they didn't fly one of those big fucking Eagles over the volcano and drop it in. I always thought that, and couldn't believe my fucking eyes when they came to the rescue. oh, and that Volcano was erupting for over a 1000 years. it'd be the size of Everest by now! Argh!! I look forward to pulling Kong apart. or praising. Gimme more pringles attacking me as I chase Kong! I'll be happy.
Oct. 31, 2005, 6:46 a.m. CST
From the OT, we knew Yoda was the most powerful Jedi ever. We also knew that Jedi liked to run around with lightsabers, and that all of the Jedi except for two had been killed. From this backstory, we can surmise that a) Yoda can run around with a lightsaber, and b) if Yoda survived the Purge, he must be really good with a lightsaber. Now this worked well on paper prior to 2002, because we just kind of assumed that a three foot tall alien could get into lightsaber battles without actually thinking it through all the way. Fact is, when you want to film an actual swordfight involving a three foot tall alien, the logistical problems present themselves. Lucas's solution -- to have Yoda minimize his height disadvantage with a lot of silly looking jumping -- is about the best he could plausibly do. I'm not saying it doesn't look silly, I'm just saying that Yoda *not* fighting would be out of character and out of touch with audience expectations. Was he supposed to sit around while every other Jedi except Obi-Wan got killed? And the Palpatine battle was absolutely essential, because it illustrates that the dark side is not more powerful than the light side. Even though Palpatine wins, it's dumb luck on his part. Yoda overpowers him in the force battle right at the end of the duel, you can see by the look on his face. If you take that battle out of the series, then nobody ever comes close to beating Palpatine with the Force until Vader drops him unceremoniously into a pit, which cheapens the whole point of the story.
Oct. 31, 2005, 7:02 a.m. CST
Yeah, and some of us know what kind of social commentary you're looking for, GingerTwit.
Oct. 31, 2005, 7:23 a.m. CST
He did, he did, he did...did you stomp your foot while writing that? Then, instead you go on to bash something else. Go back to your farm animal porn.
Oct. 31, 2005, 9:42 a.m. CST
gang rape lindsey lohan
Oct. 31, 2005, 10:05 a.m. CST
by Turd Furgusen
The "other" Turd Furgeson needs to relax as do others on this site. The poster looks great and I am sure that PJ won't disappoint. This is the real Turd and that is my courtesy flush for the day.
Oct. 31, 2005, 11:31 a.m. CST
Well played, sir, well played. However, by the time the next LOTR flame war erupts your excellent explanation will have been conveniently forgotten. It's especially disheartening to see your fine effort since it was in response to GingerTwit, a TalkBacker well known for - among other things - believing that the moon landings were faked. A clear-cut case of pearls before swine, I fear.
Oct. 31, 2005, 11:31 a.m. CST
...GingerTwit won't accept ANY explanation, as he just hates Jackson/Tolkien/LoTR. He's just one of many people who come to AICN just to dump on anything other than, you guessed it, Star Wars. Trust me, he will not give Kong even a shred of objectivity just as he never did LoTR. Ringbearer9 is of the same ilk. Somebody asked him in another Kong TB which (if any) important themes from LoTR that Jackson may not have included in the movies and, of course, he never bothered to answer because he just doesn't know. I'll see both of these trollers on opening day to see Kong though. Oh yeah, this poster RAWKS! Oh yeah Part II...LARST!
Oct. 31, 2005, 11:49 a.m. CST
by TheGinger Twit
The Eagle didn't have to drop the ring. Frodo could have flown in hugging gandalph with Sam holding Frodo. It would have been a beautiful flight. But the eye would have seen them. the eye damnit. Well, there is this trick where the mountain could be used as a block. I don't hate Jackson, just the constant bow down worship everyone offers the man - Usually in such a way that their arses are pointed at Lucas, thus killing two birds with one stone. Oh Pazuzu. I see the same crew that landed us on the moon over 30 years ago with 60's technology has been brought in to get us back there within the next 20 years. Hope you're still around to discuss the outcome, unless your Government hasn't started WW3 in the process. Actually funny thing, Some of our 'really early' arguments where you stated I didn't know what I was talking about (and you did) have finally come around and are being freely admitted in the mainstream media, and (wait for it) by the administration in question. I resent being told I wont give Kong a shred of objectivity. I happen to love the trailer and can't wait for this film. BUT ONCE AGAIN, 3 FUCKING HOURS??? thanks for encouraging him you lot. The moon landing was faked, get over it.
Oct. 31, 2005, 11:55 a.m. CST
by TheGinger Twit
Oct. 31, 2005, 12:01 p.m. CST
by TheGinger Twit
Oct. 31, 2005, 12:03 p.m. CST
Nice deflection, I'll give you that. However, if you really had the courage of your mad convictions, you'd post links to the zany sites which you actually do think prove the landings were fake. As for the things you claim to have predicted a long time ago, and which I said you knew nothing about - what, pray tell, are they exactly? The only thing I can remember right now is your adamant howling about how the draft was going to be reinstated during Bush's second term. And I didn't vote for the bastard.
Oct. 31, 2005, 12:14 p.m. CST
by TheGinger Twit
And good job on the vote.
Oct. 31, 2005, 12:46 p.m. CST
Just kidding. I can't wait.
Oct. 31, 2005, 3:29 p.m. CST
Yes, I am well aware that Yoda is a Muppet in TESB. Thanks for clearing that up Captain Obvious. What I am saying is that he is a Muppet that was actually sitting there. On the set. Mark Hamill had an eyeline to him. He could interact with him. If you ever read or watched anything on the making of TESB then you would know that Yoda was so convincing on set that Irvin Kershner kept accidently giving direction to Yoda instead of Frank Oz who was actually underneath the set. And if you knew anything about movies, you would know that while The Phantom Menace Muppet Yoda (a far inferior Muppet than they had in 1980 by the way) might have been a stand-in on ROTS, he definately WAS NOT THERE when they were rolling the actual take. Ewan McGregor, Ian McDiarmid, and Jimmy Smits were all talking to nothing but open space, and it looks like they are talking to open space. And the only reason George Lucas wrote in lightsaber fighting for Yoda is because children were always writing him and asking if they could see Yoda in a duel. So we got those fantasticly horrible scenes because a bunch of 8 year olds wanted to see it. 8 year olds are probably responsible for most of the Prequel Trilogy.*****King Kong will be a good movie, but I don't see it setting the world on fire like The Lord of the Rings did. Then again, I thought LOTR would be lucky to make 150 million domestic for each movie. I don't think anybody saw over 3 billion in worldwide grosses for the whole trilogy coming. It's like they always say in Hollywood: "Nobody knows anything".
Oct. 31, 2005, 3:29 p.m. CST
by The True Priapic
It looks rubbish,It will make millions.It will be rubbish.
Oct. 31, 2005, 3:53 p.m. CST
44 PINCHES ON PETER JACKSON'S ASS!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOU EPIC FILMAKER BASTARD, YOU.
Oct. 31, 2005, 6:09 p.m. CST
Oct. 31, 2005, 8:06 p.m. CST
a four part documentary edition of the one sheet. buy yours for 65 dollars. make peter happy.
Oct. 31, 2005, 8:11 p.m. CST
Oct. 31, 2005, 8:26 p.m. CST
Not exactly bullet proof, but at least Jackson's film is 100% more talented than that mushmouthed rapping hack. Now he even gets a video game(the KONG game will own this Christmas!). Nootch!
Oct. 31, 2005, 11:42 p.m. CST
http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/king_kong/lookinside/  What, Uni didn't pay you enough to put this on the front page??? Kong in vines! Kong in vines!! Blech!