Kong is not without its flaws, but sometimes you just have to throw your hands up in the air, wave them like you just don't care, scream at the top of your lungs and just go with the rollercoaster ride, that's what this film is.
A bit more time in the editing room could've lifted it into great blockbuster territory. instead we've got a sporadically entertaining escapade that never captures our hearts like it so desperately wants too.
Everything about director Peter Jackson's King Kong update is bigger than the 1933 original. That's too say, the film is longer, more technically elaborate and -- by today's standards -- more exciting than the original film.