One has to admit for it's time "King Kong" was an impressive picture. Actually still it's a very neat picture that I always find entertaining to watch now and then. This is one of the most iconic pictures from the 1930s. Fay Wray and 'Kong' are two unforgettable actors in the movie. Her iconic scream dubbed her one of the first scream queens.
Personally, I can't say anything bad about the movie, it's fun, iconic, and one of my favorites from the 30s. Three famous movies come to mind, this one, "Wizard of Oz," and "Gone with the Wind," and if I had to pick which one I would rather watch for 24 hours, it would definitely be, "King Kong." Kong is a b-picture to some but for me, it's nostalgic, one of those films that helped define the gigantic monster movies which were big in the 50s.
I've seen the remakes of "King Kong," and I have to say none really live up to the original though I do enjoy the version with Jeff Bridges. Just seems like for it's a 5 star movie because we all know the story, the acting isn't always top notch but it's good and for this movie nobody cares, what we care about is the giant monkey. I would like to note, you do almost have to feel sorry for Kong, if only they would have just let him live in the wild. Anyway, seeing those effects for that time like I was said before is impressive and this movie deserves praise. While we live in a world of films where everything is computerized, it's nice to go back to a simpler time and enjoy those kind of movie effects.