Apes, but not so big…

When I was an undergraduate, me and friend made a 16 millimeter short called Filbert & Morley; a sort of homage to Sci-Fi, horror and geekdome.

We had a showing of our film at Trinity college’s George Ignatieff theater and added as a double bill was the original King Kong; a film I consider timeless, a perfect amalgamation of beauty, mystery, horror and adventure.

Well I have just come from Peter Jackson’s three-hour yawn (er… kong) and I can tell you I want my money back. What a lifeless, humourless piece of doo-doo.

Run… RUN to the video store and rent the 1933 Schoedsack & Cooper original.

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