My tastes are all over the place and my ratings are completely subjective. Don't think about it too hard.
Watched this in college and always meant to revisit. Today seemed like a fitting day.
I remembered not really caring for it on first viewing and while I definitely appreciated it more this go around, I still find it a little didactic for my tastes. I'll concede that Goddard has a point though about commercialism and culture. I just wish he could maybe tell a story with a more straightforward narrative and not a pile of untethered vignettes.
I've seen this movie enough times that I feel it in my bones. I remember seeing this as a kid late at night on TV where it entered my subconscious and at sleepovers with friends where we spooked ourselves about Micmac burial grounds. Heck I remember watching a pirated download while I was studying abroad. Something about the lines about a "man's heart is stonier" or "sometimes dead is better!" rattle in my amygdala. Really awesome to finally see it on the big screen. Absolutely love this one.
Hooptober VIII 5/31
Ok, it's obviously dated and the stereotypes abound so I'm trying to judge this mostly as a critique of the filmaking technique and I gotta say that it knocks it out of the park. The effects are incredible for the time and I can see why this is a a classic. There's still a thrill when Kong breaks free in the theater. I also gotta say I was not expecting for so many people to just get wasted, not only…