Our neighbors bought a copy of King Kong on DVD and loaned it to us this week. Laralee wanted to watch it; I wasn’t very excited about it but decided to humor her.

If I had to describe the movie in a word, that word would be


The first hour was pretty good– lots of suspense, wondering what mystery awaits our heroes, as well as some interesting character development. Then we hit the second hour, which was like a journey to Land of the Lost, with cheesy dinosaurs and even cheesier giant bugs and creepy-crawlies attacking our heroes in a non-stop tide of overdone special effects. The third hour recovered a little, but you just wanted to scream at the characters because of how inane they were being. When Kong finally fell a hundred stories to his death, I can’t say I shed a tear… except maybe the tears of happiness that the movie was finally over.