Written by Cole the Kid Critic November 20, 2008
Andy Serkis as Kong
This movie won the Oscar for best visual effects, but the film's main CGI effect was Kong. The 25 foot tall mountain gorilla is played by 5'8 British stage star Andy Serkis, who had worked with Weta Digital before as Gullom in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and most recently as an other ape, Caesar the chimp in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. To Peter Jackson and crew were suprised when that "little buger" had went to study the mountain gorillas of Rwanda, without insurance! Andy got the character well, Kong to some people is a giant, souless monster, but to Andy, me, and other people he's an animal driven to aggression because of being solitary for his whole life. The movie and character of Kong couldn't have been without the work of Andy Serkis.