Friday, July 12, 2013
Movie Review: Mighty Joe Young (1949)
The action sequences involving the gorilla might seem to be the main draw of this movie, and they are often spectacular, despite the special effects being less refined than they are today. A scene involving a burning building collapsing around the protagonists is rightly legendary. Fortunately, this movie has more to offer than just good action sequences. The story is simple but deep, with plenty of fun and heartwarming moments, marred only slightly by an ending that is too tidy. I recommend this movie to anyone who isn’t bothered by old-fashioned special effects.
Content is limited to mild violence and scary scenes, so it's safe for most viewers.