I have the 1933 version, the 1976 version and the 2005 version, but this version is the only one I can't really recall. I'll have to watch it again soon and get back to you on it.This is one of my favourite movies of all time.
And I can't explain why....
I love the 1933 version too, but have to say that this may well be, in my opinion, the most watchable of all the versions. This could be down to the amusing script, the lush cinematography and the wonderful John Barry music.
It will never supercede the original in terms of technical brilliance, nor does it - or any other Kong follow up - have the dream/nightmare quality of the 1933 version, but it is, to my mind, the second best Kong movie of all time - any yes, I have seen Kong Island now, but neither the 1933 or 1976 films have been knocked off their perches by it i.m.o.
Man, I was jealous of that ape