Mmm. Doesn't hold up especially well. I think the film might have been better if we got to the hunt faster. I think it doesn't quite live up to the promise of its premise. Still, it boasts some rather impressive sets and the actual hunt is entertaining enough. I just think it could have done without some of its stereotyping, and the buildup is kinda wasted on some obvious twists.
Excellent early 30s horror. Great early performance by McCrea, who is just terribly underrated. Wray gets a chance to scream once again on the same jungle sets built and used for King Kong. Banks is a great psychotic villain, and plays it up to great effect. Give me this over the Hunger Games or Battle Royale anyday. An essential
If I enjoyed this at all, it's 'cause it's perfect for easy Zizek-style armchair analysis: The island as projection of the hero's unconscious, full of those violent, pathological, phallic drives that his conscious self likes to call 'sporting' and 'civilized', with the ensuing conflict being the one that brings them into awareness... But mostly it was just oversimplified nonsense; not really compelling at all. 2.5
Una película impresindible. En momentos bastante superior a Honk Kong. Ves el protagonista saltando y piensas, se va a caer por el acantilado, es emocionante a más no poder. Mi mujer me preguntaba si los perros son reales o es "STOP MOTION". Le oculté que la película es de los años 50. Hubo un momento que fui al refri a buscar una cerveza y al regresar el barco ya no navegaba y el marinero estaba sólo en una isla.