I saw the movie on opening day (Wednesday) AND i WENT IN WITH HIGH EXPECTATIONS, being a fan of the 1933 classic. Overall I enjoyed the movie, but certain aspects of it annoyed me, especially Carl Denham and his blank stares into nothing. The bronto scene was too far fetched. I feel that none of those sailors should have lived through that encounter, even the main stars. My fav scene was the battle between Kong and the T-rexes. But, in the long run, the 1933 version will always be my favorite.
It is also amazing that Jack Driscoll was a sailor in the original and then a whimpy playwright in the newer version. And then there is that kid, Jimmy, his character had nothing to do with the story line. I would rate this movie a 7-10.