Kong Hits2020-10-15T18:17:52-06:00

Kong Hits

Movies to go Ape Over

King Kong through the ages.

It Is What It Is: King Kong Escapes: Kong Hits V

King Kong Escapes is one of - if not the - strangest entries in the King Kong cannon. (As an aside saying ‘King Kong cannon’ out loud is a fun thing to do. Go ahead, try it.) But if you unpack what this movie is it is a wonder that it even exists.It is a live action sequel loosely based on an animated series that is itself loosely based on a live action film that

By |September 24th, 2018|

Dr. Who Meets Bond: The King Kong Show: Kong Hits IV

So this entry in the Kong project is the one I am (or was) least familiar with; that is I don’t remember seeing this as a child. But it feels familiar somehow, like I should have seen it. It has a “played in syndication for the majority of the 70s on a local UHF station” kind of feel to it. And that probably comes from the similar type of animation that was being picked up

By |May 7th, 2018|

Do you think King Kong smiles? King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962): Kong Hits III

This is one of the more…let’s go with interesting…entries in this project. King Kong vs. Godzilla is a crossover, a comedy, and a curiosity. And it is something to behold that’s for sure. It began life as a sequel to the original film called King Kong Meets Frankenstein. The proposed treatment was by Willis O'Brien (the original animator of King Kong) and was to feature a giant sized Frankenstein’s Monster battling King Kong in

By |April 7th, 2018|

A Little Kong: Son of Kong (1933): Kong Hits II

If you thought that a hastily thrown together sequel rushed into production and released as soon as possible as a cynical gash-grab to capitalize on its far superior predecessor was a modern phenomenon you are sorely mistaken! That’s been happening since pretty much the advent of filmmaking in general. Case in point: Son of Kong. Now to be fair Son of Kong isn’t a bad film – it’s actually quite charming in its own

By |March 10th, 2018|

King of his World: King Kong (1933): Kong Hits I

At the beginning of the year I did the obligatory blogger thing of making a “best of” list. In it I stated my guilty pleasure of the year was Kong: Skull Island. This is a clichéd giant monster movie filled with every trope of the genre you could possibly think of and yet I still enjoyed the ever-loving hell out of it so much I now own it on Blu-ray. And as I sat

By |February 12th, 2018|

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