5 bags, honestly this is just a real good, underrated movie. It managed to steal an Oscar from LOTR: RotK and that's saying a lot, that it just stole 1. Loved Crowe, so motivating as a military leader. Loved the mix of CGI and practical. Loved the score. I think Joaquin shoulda played the part that Paul Bettany played though that's the only thing but I forgive it. The past was a cool time.
6 bags, this what a King Kong should be - a movie with King Kong! The CGI and practical effects are amazing and there's a lot more action than you see in Peter Jackson's old movie. And the action looks good, unlike watching Jack black and Adrian Brody treadmill through a fake ass forest of swinging dinosaur legs. That scene sucked ass. Kong looks great in this movie and his design is a lot more evocative than the old PJ gorilla. Some of the best scenes are just of Kong going about and being the king of Skull Island. It would have really been more convincing if he threw his poop at the helicopters though, cause apes are notorious for being resourceful and proficient in fecal ballistics. Can't wait to see this Kong fight Godzilla, very entertaining film.
5 bags, Gary W. below was correct when he stated that "the villain in this movie rivals the villain in Terminator 2." Man it was damn good, Denzel v. Crowe! We watched it and were like "how have we never heard of this thing or the director?" We were on the edge of seats or at least are shoulders were. We were definitely ready to stand up and leave, I mean give a standing ovation at the end finally. I mean when it ended so thrillingly. More evidence that Crowe turns bad only behind the wheel. Let the guy ride a bike or something, or just a horse. Or sail a ship to go places. Or at least drive a big old truck. It was great, nice 'stache for Forsythe