Saturday, December 31, 2005

Movie Review: King Kong

Hollywood needs Peter Jackson. In an era in which box office revenues are drying up faster than the world’s oil supplies, in which one after another of 2005’s supposed studio tent poles collapsed in a splintering sawdust cloud of dashed hopes, this rumpled, barefoot, recently-svelte Kiwi seems to be the only director working today— with the possible exception of Spiderman’s Sam Raimi and the still-kicking Steven Spielberg— who knows how to leverage big studio money and digital special effects to create idiosyncratic, personality-driven films that connect with today’s increasingly jaded and distracted audiences. If Peter Jackson can’t save Hollywood, no one can.

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