King Kong ★★★½

For a movie that's almost 90 years old, the effects in King Kong are still impressive. Sure, they look dated and the stop motion work is awkward, but the scope of the movie is still impressive. The wide shots that use perspective to show the scale of Kong and the dinosaurs in relation to the humans still look pretty good and make the set pieces gripping.

Despite knowing the plot fairly well, I still expected there to be more New York sequences. There are plenty of scenes on Skull Island to make up for that, though.