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King Kong Lives

King Kong Lives (1986)

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Pandering über-producer Dino De Laurentiis followed his unnecessary 1976 remake of King Kong with this even more pointless sequel ten years later. Though the colossal ape Kong took a half-gainer off the World Trade Center for Jessica Lange at the previous film's climax, we are told at the sequel's outset that Kong survived and is being kept alive through artificial means by a secret scientific team (headed by Linda Hamilton in her pre-action-heroine days) dedicated to designing a synthetic

Sep 7, 2004

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King Kong Lives ... has a dull cast and a plot that's even duller, but the ape himself is in good form.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Embarrassing

July 14, 2005
Juicy Cerebellum

Why?

June 26, 2003
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

But, oh, how I laughed.

February 6, 2003
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Audience Reviews for King Kong Lives

I want to say that it's a worse film than the '76 remake, but at least this is so horrible that it's funny. The idea to have a love interest for King Kong has got to be one of the most moronic thoughts. The effects are completely horrible and all it has is one notable star, Linda Hamilton. Aside from it being a giant disaster, it is just hilarious to watch.
December 5, 2009
ythelastman89

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This is the stupid idea I ever heard and it's realized, make a sequel for King Kong! The story itself just get true at the ending of every King Kong movie, Kong gets killed by the beauty... But this movie, which is a sequel for 1976 King Kong, just get everything wrong.... The title itself just sound weird, King Kong Lives, it just make some stupid question about it like 'What movie is this?' or 'What? A sequel for King Kong?' and another question maybe... This movie made because they think they can make money again by resurrecting a death giant monkey, but that's all false... And shows up another Kong, the female one, then they have a baby, it just ridiculous... They didn't give a clue for the time, and amazingly the Kong have a baby! It really nonsense, it just that they really end up for ideas... The monkey itself stills looks like a toy, but still scary... Just this time, when Kong start eating human, it just makes me sick... Just a really wrong turn this time for Kong, one of the movie that should be never made...
August 3, 2008
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Sanjaya 丘耀文

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I liked it. It is a sequel to the remake done in the 80's and I think the story is good enough that you shouldn't push this one aside. It is simple and fun and there are some decent fx.
September 7, 2007
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