This is a pretty good remake by 'Mr Lord of the Rings,' Peter Jackson. There are some nice set pieces and the emotion and thoughfulness displayed by Kong are fantastic. The relationship between beauty and the beast is well crafted and creates an emotional response from the viewer. However, this film could have gone from good to great by just taking two elements out. First, the sequences with the Brontosaurus', which are one step too far into the realms of improbability and so obviously shot against blue screen. The second is the live action acting of Andy Serkis. In this film we see him try to act his way out of a paper bag and failing dismally (it must be worry for an actor when his motion capture work is then computer generated to 'act' far better than he ever could in real life.)
All this said, this version of King Kong is definitely worth a watch. New York looks great and so does Kong. Even though I skip the Brontosaurus section and cringe whenever Serkis tries to act, I still enjoy this movie very much.