It's not just a giant ape. It's Kong. The real thing. You know how sometimes, you see an old movie and you think, " Wow, that has a really great storyline, too bad they didn't make it these days!". Well, that's what PJ's Kong is. 1933-2005. Same characters, almost same scenes. Just better Special Effects and more natural acting. The character development was superb. Adrien Brody and Naomi Watts were amazing. I was happy to take Jack Black seriously for once. And, it was actually funny. Great for drama or action fans.