King Kong (1933)
Despite looking like an man in my gorilla suit, Kong is in many ways more realistic here. After all, he is a gorilla in the city and doesn’t understand. He also jealously keep his woman like a possession rather than some illiterate poet which the other films claim.
Faye Wray acts like she is genuinely scared rather than disappointed at lost love. And the death is more convincing too. Kong doesn’t understand seeing his own blood or feeling his dying body. Sure it’s hammy but I liked it.
And he looks like Danny Glover on mushrooms!