We watched the new King Kong last night, or should I say, King Long. Holy cow, that movie is 188 minutes long. And boring. And you watch half of the movie before the giant ape is even seen.
I never saw the original, so I can't speak to it's verisimilitude.
There was too much CGI and it wasn't good. King Kong was nicely done and when it fought with dinosaurs, the physics and motion seemed good.
We had to stop the movie because one of the kids had to go to the bathroom, at which point, there were 67 minutes left in the movie and they hadn't gotten King Kong back to New York City.
I fell asleep shortly after King Kong started tearing up NYC and woke up for the credits.
This movie wasn't very good.