Part of Japan Cuts 2016: Festival of New Japanese Film
Describing this film is an impossible feat. All you must do is say it's Sion Sono and people know exactly what you mean. Instead of attempting to do so, it's best to describe how I felt. I was laughing hysterically, I was swept up in the delightful charm, and I felt a happy warmth rush over me when the credits rolled. Both a powerful allegory and a story of friendship, Sono's family friendly film is absolutely delightful and will put a smile on your face. I'll be singing Pikadon's song for weeks...
So this does it. This ends my King Kong marathon.
1933, 1976, and 2005.
What did I think of Peter Jackson's adaption?
I've got to say, pretty dang awesome.
Jackson captures the feel and essence of the thirty's so incredibly well, that my favourite parts of the movie were that in the beginning and the end when we spend time in New York City. His attention to detail is extraordinary. The original clocked in at an hour and forty-six minutes,…