The beauty of a movie like King Kong is that pretty much every daily newspaper in the country reviews it, meaning I get paid to sip Diet Coke and peruse scads of headlines. (Fun!) While I was surprised by the number of reviewers who didn’t take advantage of the numerous opportunities for either simian or kingly puns — c’mon, Akron Beacon Journal, this is the best you could do? — here’s a few that made me, um, roar with laughter, or at least scaled their way to the top of the pack. Which one’s top banana in your book?
San Francisco Examiner: Gorilla in our midst
Slate: Gorilla my dreams
Seattle Times: The sound and the furry: “King Kong” is a seat-numbing spectacle
Detroit Free Press: Monkey see, monkey overdo
Primate for Life
Washington Post: ‘King Kong’: A Beauty of a Beast
Richmond.com: Jungle Love
San Francisco Chronicle: Girl meets gorilla in big, hairy mess of a movie. If only Peter Jackson hadn’t gotten lost in the jungle.
Eclipse Magazine: Hot, Sexy Monkey Love, Kong Is Huge