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Mighty Joe Young

Mighty Joe Young(1949)

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  • More Appropriate For Kids than "King Kong"

    • Natacha
    • 6/23/14

    Very entertaining, and Harryhausen's stop-action special effects are wonderful, except when they get corny, like when Joe Young is drumming his fingers while sitting on the back end of the get-away truck. On the "Essentials, Jr" for June 22, they showed "Godzilla" then "Mighty Joe Young". I think that "Mighty Joe Young" would have been a better choice to be shown first for this particular audience. "King Kong" is surprisingly violent, if you haven't seen it in awhile, and I think it would be frightening for little kids especially. Also, "Godzilla" has a political message about nuclear war that young kids today might not appreciate, or it might frighten them into thinking that there's a risk of this happening to them. "Mighty Joe Young" is more fun, if you're choosing a film about fictional movie monsters, because Joe really isn't a monster at all, but a hero, as the ending shows.

  • A Good Clean Movie

    • John Denzer
    • 7/22/13

    I have always enjoyed this film since I was a child. And to be honest this really is a film for children of all ages, but mainly children. It is charming and sad, funny and clever, but never approaches the symbolic depth and artistic energy of its spiritual father the original King Kong. Ben Johnson is solid as always, and Robert Armstrong is around essentially playing a version of Carl Denham from King Kong. Special effects are excellent, especially the Lion/Nightclub scene and the fire at the end. Likable movie, as was the remake but not really much more than a well done minor classic. Your fans of giant apes and special effects will enjoy.I just want to ditto Oliver Cumshaw's review and just say its a great clean cut movie of my youth I would like to share with my children and grandchildren. I think its one of the movies that led to Planet of the Apes, and other Ape movies. I love Beautiful Dreamer.

  • Mighty Joe, might good fun

    • Oliver Cutshaw
    • 2/13/13

    I have always enjoyed this film since I was a child. And to be honest this really is a film for children of all ages, but mainly children. It is charming and sad, funny and clever, but never approaches the symbolic depth and artistic energy of its spiritual father the original King Kong.Ben Johnson is solid as always, and Robert Armstrong is around essentially playing a version of Carl Denham from King Kong. Special effects are excellent, especially the Lion/Nightclub scene and the fire at the end. Likable movie, as was the remake but not really much more than a well done minor classic. You fans of giant apes and special effects will enjoy.

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