The beast has returned and what a beast it is. I remember as a child seeing the previous King Kong films and how I thoroughly enjoyed them. So I was partly sceptical about a remake, as I didn't think it needed to be remade. But the love of the director Peter Jackson for the original film clearly shows in his remake. The story was not changed so the plot was kept intact. The film stands up as an indicator of our time what has actually changed in popular cinema. In my view there has become less attention to the acting of the characters but more to the extroadinary special effects that now grace our screen. In King Kong the effects are fantastic. It does bring a new realism to the screen. However the film does seem to repeat the same scenario time and time again, of the main characters getting trapped by a series of different creatures. Leading to some sad moments when members of the cast dies. It felt like the film was on a replay mood at times. I wanted to see more of Kong. When we did see Kong it was dramatic, warm and touching. The great achievement with the film was how Peter Jackson managed to convey the relationship between Naomi Watts and King Kong. The theoretical romance between the two always appeared far fetched on paper but it was made to feel believable. Much more than the original film ever had. The cast did a good job but there was only ever going to be one star of this movie; King Kong.