King Kong vs. Jason and the Argonauts

King Kong has better stop-motion than Lost World; Mighty Joe Young's is better than Kong's, and Jason and the Argonauts' is best and most ambitious of all...but for some strange reason, I love Kong. I don't know why, maybe it's the iconic imagery--giant ape atop world's most famous phallic symbol, holding peroxide blond in one hand...I don't know. I did notice that when I saw Kong on TCM recently, damn but it's fast-paced; it just goes along like a bullet. You have to have quick eyes to notice how beautiful the imagery really is...

I don't think anything beats Kong. Jason is the best of the lot, after Kong, and is its clear superior as to stop motion technique, but...no, nothing beats Kong.

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