If this review is any indication (click on the post link to read it), Peter Jackson’s “King Kong” will not only sweep the Oscars, collecting best picture and best director awards, in addition to a slew of technical nods for editing, sound, and cinematography, but it will be regarded as a modern classic. I can’t remember when a sci-fi/monster/horror movie has been so effectively formed into a true Oscar contender.
I still think the first Godzilla film deserves a dedicated remake as well. It had much to say regarding technology, war, and nationalism. Moreover, like the original “King Kong”, the first Godzilla movie’s special effects are still remarkable.