King Kong (2005 Film) - Reception - Critical Reaction

Critical Reaction

King Kong received an 81% "Certified Fresh" approval rating among 'T-Meter Critics', and a 79% rating among 'Top Critics' on review aggrigator Rotten Tomatoes. The most common criticisms of the film were of its excessive length, lack of pace, over-use of slow motion, and some obvious use of CGI effects. Positive critical reviews regarded it as one of the few good epics and placed it on several 'top ten' lists of 2005. Roger Ebert gave the movie four stars, and listed it as the 8th best film of 2005. The film received four Academy Award nominations for Visual Effects, Sound Mixing (Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges, Hammond Peek), Sound Editing, and Art Direction, winning all but the last. Entertainment Weekly called the depiction of Kong the most convincing computer generated character in film in 2005. Some criticized the film for retaining racist stereotypes present in the original film, though it was not suggested that Jackson had done this intentionally. King Kong ranks 450th on Empire magazine's 2008 list of the 500 Greatest Movies of All Time.

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