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King Kong

Director Peter Jackson helms this remake of the famous Empire State Building-climbing ape. It's an enormous project in every way -- from the size of its title character to its 187 min-long runtime. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 187
Theater Release: 13 Dec 2005
Video Release: 27 Mar 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Carl Denham is determined to make his movie. What positives result from that determination? What are the detrimental outcomes of his resolve? How does he prod on the other members of his filming crew? Do you believe his remarks about honoring the dead and their families?

How do greed and pride act as motivating factors for many of the characters in this film? What are the consequences?

What does Ann discover about herself during this adventure?

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