Two elements were at constant loggerheads – restraint vs passion. Its obvious that PJ loves the Kong concept. His passion allowed him to create some incredible moments but it also seemed to overpower his restraint. Many sequences were amazing but went too long and had too many moments. Some of the shots were just too busy.
Moments such as the sunsets and ice sliding were amazing. It showed Jackson’s genius but to me this is a film where he he was too close to the material.
New York looked amazing!
On Steve Vernon’s exhortation we rented House of Wax 2005 version. Had a hoot with it. Great use of wax even if the rest of the film was a bit of generic.