The definitive giant gorilla movie of all times is still the King. Willis O'Brien's stop motion FX still stand the test of time and make the big hairy stuffed animal seem real. When you think of the name Fay Wray, what movie do you think of? It has one of the most famous scenes in movie history as Kong battles, and then falls to his death from the Empire State Building. The plot is cool, the fights between King Kong and his prehistoric buddies on Skull Island are a riot to watch as he pounds each beast into submission, and the natives do appear to be genuinely restless. The King's downfall all us guys can sympathize with as it's his fascination with woman that causes all his trouble... sounds like my life story too. This is a real big monster classic and has been remade and influenced countless other monkey movies, I guess apes equal money in the movie business. While Japan has its Godzilla, we have our King Kong and though never serialized, this 1st movie set the framework for all giant monster films to follow essentially creating that sub genre it seems to me. Perhaps one day a worthy remake will happen, but it'll never duplicate the magic of this b&w classic. You have to love the atmosphere of this film, on both Skull Island (that music rules) and when the ape is brought back to the big apple. We all have a fascination with big and King Kong's the biggest ape of all. If you haven't seen the original in a while, check it out. It still makes for a wonderful movie experience!