Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Review: King Kong Lives (1986) - Directed by John Guillermin (February 2017)

King Kong Lives (1986) - Directed by John Guillermin.
Ten years after King Kong (1976), came King Kong Lives (1986) - a direct sequel by John Guillermin - again. Kong is in a coma from the giant fall from the Twin Towers building and needs a blood fusion and heart transplant to stay alive! Linda Hamilton plays a surgeon whilst in the jungle another Kong (a lady one) is discovered by an explorer. This sets up the sequel and Kong gets his operation, but things go wrong when Mr and Mrs Kong escape into the wilderness in the USA!

The army are in pursuit, so are redneck hunters and the media in King Kong Lives.

A bit of a throw-away sequel, but a fun one if you can switch off all reality. If not, then this film might not be for you? It features actors in Kong suits, a bit like in the 1976 version, but the enemy here is mankind and a bloody battle with the army happens towards the end of the film.


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