Theatrical entertainment, and to a more specific extend film, has been around ever since man learned to act and tell stories. With the invention of film came the widespread use of special effects, meaning, subliminal messages and memorable scenery. These aspects of film can make or break a production at the box office and when done right they can yield stunning results.
Such films as King Kong in 1922 were enormous technological advancements in terms of special effects and was also the cornerstone of the King-Kong franchise. It was and still is one of if not the most memorable western monster movie to date. The film tells us subtle messages about us as humans and compares us to the untamed nature of the wild and it also, in a way, asks us what it is to be human.
Peter Jackson directed a remake of this film in 2005 which was praised as his best work to date, pushing the limits of CGI to the maximum of that time. It had strong messages and memorable scenes of the original King Kong remastered on an epic scale. It even implemented some cut scenes from the original. In the remake, Peter Jackson gives Kong a lot more personality, feeling and emotion. I, for one, actually felt a lot more sorry for Jackson's Kong than I did the original and, at times, he even seemed more human than beast. Some say it was better than his previous Lord of the Rings trilogy, which brings us on to those films.
The Lord of the Rings is one of the most well-known fantasy sagas out there.
Originally a series of fantasy novels written by J.R.R. Tolkien, the rights to the Lord of the Rings was bought by Peter Jackson who made them into a trilogy of stunningly epic films.