Kongathon (Day 1)

James / March 3rd, 2017

I will be reviewing all the King Kong movies.Tune in every day until the release of Skull Island.

Since you’re seeing this on the website, you’ll notice the first two films King Kong (1933) and Son of Kong (1933) have already been covered on Monster Madness. You can already find these reviews on the site. These are newly edited YouTube versions. Tomorrow, I cover the Toho films, but I will not be rehashing the same review of Kong Vs Godzilla. I will be doing it over from scratch, adding more details. It will be sort of like an extended edition of the old review from Godzillathon. After that, there’s no more easy breaks. I’ll be covering all the rest of the films, and talking about the legal disputes, between RKO, Paramount, Cooper, Universal, and even Nintendo. And even mentioning the theme park rides. It’s a big project. I’ve been working on it for several weeks.


  • Gregory DeMaria

    March 3, 2017 at 11:57 am

    I want bananas on MY pancakes.

    • March 4, 2017 at 12:57 am

      I hope James reviews King Kong 76 and King Kong Lives after watching them with an open mind which means forgetting completely about the original and taking them as they are: DRAMA films with a more serious and darker tone rather than cheesy adventure films.

  • March 3, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Son of Bitch

  • Weldin Dunn

    March 3, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    >Press play
    >Ears bleed

    Nice though. It’s been a while since a non-monster madness marathon.

  • jooch

    March 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Haha, nice opening. Love this, thanks!

  • Mr. Li

    March 3, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Exellent! Loved the original as a kid and still do. Will you ever review the 1976 King Kong? Not really a remake but more of a reimagination of the original. Great neverteless, the continuation not so much.

    • y2j420

      March 3, 2017 at 11:13 pm

      Note the sentence: “I will be reviewing all the King Kong movies.” The word “all” is used.

  • Nigel Dreiner

    March 3, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Great idea! Looking forward to these. Have you considered doing a review of THE LOST WORLD from 1925? I consider that basically a King Kong prequel as it has O’Brien effects and the same basic plot as Kong. Some great stop-motion dinosaur action in that one!!

  • Gregory DeMaria

    March 4, 2017 at 4:44 am

    “I was strolling through the gas one day…”,said Mr. Burns.

  • frostare

    March 5, 2017 at 11:02 am

    King Kong, nuff said. Also I hope this Kongathon ends with the one to top them all: Munky Fuck. =P

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