I just got back from a well spent three hours of my life. King Kong doesn't have it all, but it's got a lot. Emotional punch, character growth, perfect musical score, nearly flawless effects, and the guts to be three hours long because that's how long it needed to be. (You want a shorter Kong, go make your own--at least that's the way I figure it) Kong is a nearly perfect computer creation. Naomi Watts shows more depth than she has in any of her past movies. The film moves as fast as a roller coaster, but truth be told I would have been happy just watching the two of them sitting in a room together. Both have the ability to speak volumes with just their eyes.
Go see King Kong. Your butt will ache for a while, but let it complain.