GREEN Mr. McOnie must have been angry at them. During musical numbers that feel relentlessly, the ensemble comes as a group of exaggerated mimics playing charade. But here's my question for you: Is there anything, except for Kong's two or three expressions, actually you enjoy it?
Brantley Not really. I continued to hope that a bigger camp factor would fall. When poor Ann was taken to the Congo cabin and thinking of his home and extraterrestrial ways, I longed for the reincarnation of Madeline Kahn who made such a milder hay from a similar material to "Young Frankenstein."
GREEN Camp here is all by chance. The jungle of the island's skull looks like green spaghetti with balls. (The screenplay and project designer is Peter Engleska.) But the overwhelming popularity of music and the oversized setting never let you laugh, so you enjoy a funny story.
Brantley Agreed. By the way, if you look at the accounts of the Australian incarnation five years ago, which had Craig Lucas's book, it contained a few more characters, including Ann's love interest. In this version there are three main human characters: an agency seeking Ann; chauvinistic, bad-mogul Carl; and (oh dear) his consecrated, slow-hearted, golden-hearted assistant, Lumpy (Erik Lochtefeld).
GREEN The beard of previous authors dismissed during the development of music avoided the bullet here. But Mr Lochtefeld actually succeeds in giving sincere and humane performance, even if most of what he has to say is a maudlin hogwash.
Brantley Yes, even the cries did not have eloquence. Fay Wray, the star of the original, is best remembered for her ears, who were angry at the big boy's cries. But our fearless Ann is not able to scream in fear. Instead, that noise, and that's what attracts her soul to Kong with her. Unfortunately, I did not hear a lot of Katy Perry's forces in Mrs. Pitts's scream.