Monday, June 27, 2005


Just got a phone call from a fellow geek, who notified me that the King Kong Trailer through some weird promotion that Volkswagen is doing.

I’ve already seen the trailer about seven times.

Wow. Does it look amazing. Every setting, from the picture perfect New York sets to the mysteriously creepy Skull Island are stunningly shot and constructed. I love those shots of the Venture on the misty, dark ocean, and that sequence of the boat running into the wall is great. The natives on Skull Island look absolutely terrifying, especially that little girl with the stark staring eyes, who lifts her arm to point at something off screen. The moment when something on the island answers Naomi Watt's scream is bone chilling and fantastic at the same time.

Jack Black comes off well and believably, not too hammy and overly comedic, and Naomi Watts looks like she was born to play the part. We don’t get as much of a sense of Adrian Brody from this teaser, but I have faith he will be terrific.

It’s so unbelievable to see some of those classic shots, like the crew walking over that huge log, mixed together with the new seamless CGI effects of the Dinosaurs and jungle creatures.

And of course then there’s Kong. His eyes, his face, his expressions, the way that he moves and sounds. He is the perfect incarnation of the giant ape.

How excited am I for the T-Rex vs. Kong fight?!

There’s not much more I can say that you guys can’t see for yourself, so hurry along and download away!

FYI: For those of you who have TiVo or want to catch it on the TV, they are airing the trailer during Fear Factor on NBC tonight @ 8 PM.


Blogger Brooks said...

Oh my! That does look good! And I see what you mean about Jack Black. This movie is really going to be great.

10:21 AM  
Blogger The New Yorker said...

I know! Isn't it exciting! Whopee!

10:53 AM  
Blogger Elliot said...

Whoopee, even!

3:38 PM  

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