#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The baby gorilla left in her care grows up to become a hugely tall and broad specimen by the name of Joe, living in the mountains as a mostly unseen legend among people who live there. Along comes an eco-minded emissary from a California sanctuary, who talks the jungle girl into providing safe haven for Joe at the L.A. facility. The transition is not without discomfort, but everything is aggravated via a conspiracy of poachers to get Joe into their own greedy hands!
Plot: As a child living in Africa, Jill Young saw her mother killed while protecting wild gorillas from poachers led by Andrei Strasser. Now an adult, Jill cares for an orphaned gorilla named Joe — who, due to a genetic anomaly, is 15 feet tall. When Gregg O’Hara arrives from California and sees the animal, he convinces Jill that Joe would be safest at his wildlife refuge. But Strasser follows them to the U.S., intent on capturing Joe for himself.
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It’s basically ‘King Kong’, let’s be honest.
In fairness, though, ‘Mighty Joe Young’ does do its own thing and it’s a film I did feel entertained by. Bill Paxton (Gregg) and Charlize Theron (Jill) are two of the big reasons, they are both enjoyable in this. The effects/animatronics for the gorilla are also impressive, even when Joe is shown via people in costume (incl. Verne Troyer!) he looks decent. They did a fine job in that regard.
The premise isn’t anything revolutionary, but there is certainly a fair amount of heart in there. I would’ve liked it more without the typical happy ending, admittedly. The music and cinematography is solid. The villains, meanwhile, are probably this production’s weakest area, I never really became interested in them or their story.
Good film, all in all.
***Disney flick about “Kong Jr.” with Charlize Theron and Bill Paxton***
A young woman (Charlize Theron) who has raised a giant gorilla named Joe from infancy brings him to an animal sanctuary in Southern California with the aid of a zoologist (Bill Paxton). Meanwhile, a poacher from the past seeks vengeance on the creature (Rade Serbedzija), which breaks free to cause havoc.
“Mighty Joe Young” (1998) was loosely based on the 1949 movie of the same name. I can watch it and enjoy it for what it is, a more kid-friendly version of King Kong with essentially Kong Jr. But, despite a good cast, great F/X and lots of action & adventure, the movie’s somehow shallow with cardboard thin characters. When little Johnny gets stuck on the Ferris wheel, compelling Joe to rescue him, I just rolled my eyes. Yet the movie’s still well done for what it is: a movie for kids (and the kid IN adults) about a lovable but menacing-when-necessary giant gorilla.
The movie runs 1 hour, 54 minutes and was shot in Kaua’i, Hawaii (the Africa scenes) and Los Angeles, Hollywood & Long Beach, California.
Mighty Joe Young is a big, big gorilla who gets time in L.A. escaping poachers who are after him in his home hill in Africa. This is a remake of a remake of King Kong (1933), which was made in 1949 as the original Mighty Joe Young.
This latest version is a remarkable computer and animatronic invention, justly nominated for this year’s Academy Awards. He really is whiz bang and totally believable as a creature on the screen.
His best friends are Jill played by the very attractive Charlize Theron and Gregg played by Bill Paxton in a pretty light weight film for him considering some of his previous films (One False Move, A Simple Plan).
But take note too of Naveen Andrews who plays the screwball jungle tour guide. He was remarkable in The English Patient and Kama Sutra. Oh well. The bills have to be paid.
Mighty Joe Young is a Disney film aimed squarely at the fairly young, complete with the fairly gruesome bits that today’s TV bred ankle biters demand. So what’s in it for the oldies.
Well there’s Charlize Theron who’s pretty gorgeous. And then there’s a truly spectacular scene when big Joe climbs up a burning (yes burning!) Ferris Wheel at a L.A. amusement park at night and rescues a little boy.
But my favourite bit was Joe violently wrecking a car bit by bit because the car alarm is sounding. His self satisfied grin as he sat on the quietened nuisance was one that made me wish that I could also rock Ms Theron to sleep.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Director Ron Underwood
Writer Merian C. Cooper (story), Ruth Rose (earlier screenplay), Mark Rosenthal (screenplay), Lawrence Konner (screenplay)
Actors Charlize Theron, Bill Paxton, Rade Serbedzija, Peter Firth
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
Production Company Walt Disney Pictures, RKO Pictures
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm