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It's been a while since I've written a full review, one that wasn't just mostly me about a bad movie day experience like last time, so I figured I'd rectify that with a review of one of my favorite anime of all time. That's right: DKC, baby. BANANA SLAMMA! Oh, there's so much to talk about. The animation, for one, is superb. I've never seen a cartoon series, let alone that uses computer animation, that is able to masterfully emulate natural movement and choreography its in characters and settings as this one does. It is stunning, Miyazaki couldn't top it. Pixar couldn't top it. Hell, not even Van Gough, Picasso, or that drug addict hobo who lives in your gutter and draws pictures of horses with his own feces could top it. It is that good. Then there's the voice acting. Just one line from the big man himself, Donkey Kong, will make you shiver with out immaculately he captures the character from the games. And you know what, the same goes for pretty much everybody. Cranky is wise, Diddy is the perfect wingman, Candy is totally how she should look and act, same for Dixie, everybody else is good, and even that new guy who wasn't in the games is well done. I feel like I"m rambling here, let me just go in depth with how I feel in the full review down here. In short: it is, in fact, one of the best anime ever made. 10/10. 5 stars. Two thumbs up. Dongs out for Harambe. Better than sex, better than life itself, and I would willingly trade half of my organs plus a hair of a Swedish pianist just so I could meet with and possibly have sex with the guy or girl who came up with the idea of making this show. Possible coconut creme pie action included. Thank you, and goodnight.
This movie, as I've come to learn, is not only another King Kong movie, but also the second in the now established in Legendary Entertainment's new monster movie shared cinematic universe which officially started in the 2014 "Godzilla" film. I never saw Godzilla '14 (probably will at some point now that I've seen this) but I've heard good things, as well as bad things. Either way, it made a ton of money and it's no surprise that Legendary would want their own CU. It's all the rage nowadays. As for this film in particular: well, it's got a lot of good, recognizable actors, good looking visuals, Kong looks impressive, the monsters look ferocious, and it's a bit of an alternate take on the property (if you recall, the original Kong story was set in the 30s while this is fast forwarded to the 70s, and I really doubt anybody's taking a trip back to New York and putting Kong on display and whatnot, though I could still be wrong). One big thing about this film concerning Kong himself, as I've also read, is that he takes a lot of inspiration from his original 30s incarnation while still attempting to retain modern elements and overall be timeless. He's described as a "lonely God, he was a morose figure, lumbering around this island". Clearly, there's a bit of seriousness that the movie is taking (I mean, how can you not, it's centered around an island full of freaky natives and giant monsters) but also a little bit of campiness (mostly from John C. Reilly's appearance), which works in the film's favor because that's also very reminiscent of the original 30s film. So then, thoughts?