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King Kong Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 10+

Bad script and acting ruin a classic story.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that kids will see some sexually-charged scenes and violence. Scantily clad natives thrust suggestively during a ritual. We get a fleeting glimpse of breasts. Kong's in love with his female hostage and, as hard as it is to believe, some of their scenes together are erotically charged. Kong tears the jaw off a fake-looking giant snake. The shootout finale goes overboard on squirting blood.

  • Families can talk about monster movies. What's the fascination with seeing oversized, threatening monsters on screen? How is this one different from and the same as other monster movies you've seen? Is Kong scary -- or do you feel bad for him?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Stereotypical ditzy blonde and the men who shamelessly ogle her are worthy of a few winces.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Kong tears the jaw off a fake-looking giant snake. The shootout finale goes overboard on squirting blood.

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    Sex: Scantily clad natives thrust suggestively during a ritual. A fleeting glimpse of breasts. Kong's in love with his female hostage and, as hard as it is to believe, some of their scenes together are erotically charged.

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    Language: Not an issue

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue

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