Saturday Movie Review – “The Mighty Peking Man”

This week is home to a review of one of the worst movies we’ve ever reviewed.

Cast and Crew

Evelyne Kraft as Ah Wei
Danny Lee as Johnnie Fang
Feng Ku as Lu Tiem
Lin Wei Tu as Chen Shi-yu
Shao-Chiang Hsu as Ah Lung
Hang-Sheng Wu as Ah Pi

Kuang Ni had sole writing credit, though I would think that Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace, James Ashmore Creelman, and Ruth Rose deserve a mention for their work on the 1933 version of King Kong. Even Lorenzo Semple Jr., who wrote the English language remake of King Kong that predates this by a year could have been credited.
Directed by Meng Hua Ho.

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Have you seen King Kong? It’s like that, only instead of bringing the woman with them, she’s been on the island for years after being the sole survivor of a plane crash, and loves the monster like a father.

High Point

The completely and utterly pointless elephant stampede.

Low Point

This was made 44 years after the original King Kong, with less convincing effects.

The Review

This is not original. As I mentioned, the only real change to the original Kong was having the woman love the monster. I give it 2 out of 6.

The effects are worse than the 1933 version’s were. Those were good for 1933, but substandard for 1977. These effects were substandard for 1923. I give it 1 out of 6.

The story involves minor tweaks to a classic film that had very little story in the first place. The main changes were in the addition of some extra corners on the love triangle, the inclusion of some utterly pointless scenes, and the ending that was even more abrupt than the 1933 version. I give it 2 out of 6.

The acting was bad to begin with, and this version has some bad dubbing to go along with it. I give it 2 out of 6.

The emotional response is excellent. This movie is loads of fun to laugh at, not laugh with. I give it 5 out of 6.

The production was very, very cheap. Weak blue screening abounds, and is often joined by obvious and bad models. I give it 3 out of 6.

Overall, this is a movie whose entertainment value derives from its complete and total lack of quality. I give it 2 out of 6.

In total, The Mighty Peking Man receives 17 out of 42.