King Kong Peter Jackson 2005 New Zealand / USA A filmmaker and his cast and crew are caught on Skull Island, where a giant gorilla falls in love with the leading actress. They capture him and take him back to New York to cash in. The kind of remake nobody seems to be making - a passionate homage and aesthetic transcendence of the original; it is also an exhilarating piece of filmmaking, and a convincing exploration of both the human condition (primitive instinct versus sophisticated repression) and artistic principle (with Jack Black playing a Herzogian visionary). For all its length, it happens to be one of Jackson's most controlled and disciplined films.
I'm an ugly bag of mostly water born to be informed and the only one that knows me is Obi-Wan Kenobi.