As titles start rolling and first scene opens, you are taken to New York in 1930s where the story takes place. KING KONG begins with Carl Denham (Jack Black) losing the star of his next movie and how he comes across Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts), a struggling actress from a theater group, which has closed down. Carl convinces Ann to start in his next movie and along with his play writer Jack Driscoll (Adrien Brody), Lumpy (Andy Serkis) and captain (Thomas Kretschmann) on a voyage to find a mysterious Skull Island where he wants to shoot his movie. Almost after an hour KING appears on the screen. Still the story moves forward on the ship and takes time for developing all the characters. Still we get hooked to the screen because of Peter Jackson’s detail and descriptive narration of New York in 1930s, the events leading to voyage to Skull Island and the actual voyage.
Performance wise Adrien Brody is convincing. But real show-stealers are the mighty KING KONG and Ann Darrow. Full marks to Adny Serkis for the pot After potraying Gollum in the lord of the rings, Andy Serkis delivers yet another towering performance. Ann Darrow – what should I say about Naomi Watts? Naomi Watts delivers a sincere flawless performance. One can not imagine anybody else other than Andy and Naomi playing KING KONG and Ann. After show is over you understand what job writers have done when they penned down these characters on paper.
(For KING KONG also Peter Jackson again teams up with Fran Walsh and Philippa
Boyens for writing a screenplay).