Wednesday, December 14, 2005 Girl meets gorilla in big, hairy mess of a movie

The Chronicle’s Mick LaSalle swims against the tide of King Kong hype: “Overlong, repetitive, and lacks impact. […] Three hours of a sad incident involving a big gorilla.” Compare and contrast his measured prose to the gushing torrent of adjectives that is FilmBlather’s review: “a sweeping, achingly gorgeous fantasy, possibly the most incredibly awesome action movie ever made.” *gak*. Put the keyboard down, fanboy. [both via Google Movies]