King Kong Lives
King Kong Lives (1986)

In Dino DeLaurentiis' sequel to his 1976 remake, Kong meets his ideal mate--a giant female gorilla. There's trouble in paradise, however, when the Army plots to exterminate both creatures.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 19, 1986
DVD Release Date: September 7, 2004
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Janet Maslin
New York Times

King Kong Lives ... has a dull cast and a plot that's even duller, but the ape himself is in good form.

Matt Brunson
Film Frenzy

There's simply no reason for this movie to be this abysmal.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)


Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The problem with everyone in King Kong Lives is that they're in a boring movie... and they just can't stir themselves to make an effort. Even the lowliest extras in a 1950s' B picture would have been able to scream better and roll their eyes more.

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Tim Brayton
Alternate Ending

I have never seen a King Kong knock-off more lifeless and almost mean-spirited in its lack of narrative cohesion or functional human characters than this one.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

But, oh, how I laughed.

Mike Massie
Gone With The Twins

There's still far too much comedy; any sense of awe (of which terribly little exists) is drowned out by constant, immature, generic attempts at laughs.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum


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Flixster Audience Score: 16% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Salmons
Quite possibly the worst film ever made with "King Kong' in the title. I can't say that for sure as I haven't all of the unofficial sequels… More
Jason Spencer
I liked it. It is a sequel to the remake done in the 80's and I think the story is good enough that you shouldn't push this one aside. It is simple… More
Conner Rainwater
I want to say that it's a worse film than the '76 remake, but at least this is so horrible that it's funny. The idea to have a love interest for… More
Dann Michalski
The King lives in this trumped up sequel to the 1976 remake of King Kong. After being kept on life support for ten years scientists resurrect Kong with a blood… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
This is the stupid idea I ever heard and it's realized, make a sequel for King Kong! The story itself just get true at the ending of every King Kong movie,… More
Cameron Johnson
King Kong probably should have stayed dead. I find that title hilariously ironic, seeing as this actually all but killed King Kong, or at least his franchise.… More

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