I just came back from watching King Kong.
I must say I enjoyed most of its 3h.
The effects [in general] scores a big 12/10
Althought, it might just be because I was waiting for too much, some sequence just didn’t do it for me. Like the scene with the airplane at the end. In some of the first sequence where we see the plans moving toward Kong for their first attack…the plane move in some really weird way (up and down) and the tracking is just bad with the sky and city in the background. It last only 1 or 2 seconds. But I had the impression it was some miniature being hold by wires in front of a background a la old King Kong Movie style.
Also, I felt some sequence to be kind of…too impossible to be acceptable. Ok I know we’re floating in a fantasy land with a huge ape, some dinosaur and a mysterious island…but the sequence where Anne is rescued from the hands of Kong with those big bats…hmm I felt the way they escaped was…SO CHEESY…and when Kong holds anne in her hand and runs in the forest…c’mon…her arms/legs and head would have been ripped off the body in a matter of second…
BUT KONG…o m f g…the furs…the modelling…the textures…the facial expression…the animation…flawless! absolutly flawless. best cg character I ever seen (even tho the lion of chronicles of narnia was super realistic…he didn’t have the same quality of expression and details).
all in all, it was a good movie imo, but with some small sequence that didn’t do it for me.