Went to watch King Kong yesterday afternoon and arrived daunted at the prospect of a three hour epic but left in an invigorated mood. The time had flown by. I suppose it was an old-fashioned film experience – set piece following set piece with too many exciting cliffhanging moments to count. I unashamedly and thoroughly enjoyed it. The IMDB suggests that director Peter Jackson paid homage to the 1933 Faye Wray version by slipping in several knowing details into his epic. I like that sort of thing.