Feb 20, 2013
Franchise Evolution: King Kong (part 3 of 5)
King Kong (2005)
This brings us to Peter Jackson, a longtime fan of the original, who had wanted to remake the film for quite some time. In 2005, he got his chance when he followed up his epic Lord of the Rings trilogy with a faithful adaptation/extension of the 1933 original.
Unlike the 1976 version, it’s set in the ‘30s, and follows the plot of the original carefully, while also making some additions of its own. Jackson’s attention to detail is fantastic as usual, but in this case it’s at the service of a story that’s already been told perfectly. If anything, it sticks to the original a little too closely.