Monday, December 14, 2015

King Kong Lives (1986)

Directed by John Guillermin
My rating: 1.5 stars out of 4
(DVD, Universal)

Picking up where the 1976 remake of King Kong left off, Kong is revived by a dedicated doctor who performs a heart transplant. Luckily another giant ape is discovered just in time to provide the necessary blood plasma for the over sized operation. Kong and Lady Kong eventually escape and spend a few intimate moments in the idyllic California countryside before the military arrives and a bloodbath ensues. Ludicrous plot, cliche ridden characters and questionable special effects (mostly utilizing people in gorilla suits on miniature sets) sink this Dino De Laurentiis production.

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