In two words:
In a good way, of course. See also: things shouted every time something large and man-eating came onto the screen
(every five minutes, basically). Special shout-outs go to Colin Hanks, the guy from "Early Edition" who resembles Russell Crowe, Billy Elliot as Jimmy the Budding English Major, a very piratey Andy Serkis, the boat guy who looked vaguely like Ryan Stiles and was hot and who I personally thought of as "Captain Swedish Meatball" because I can't remember his name except it turns out he's actually German, the freaky little kid who looked like the creepy girl from "The Ring", and Joseph Conrad. Kong and Naomi Watts and Jack Black and Adrien Brody = similarly awesome. My only quibbles were Adrien Brody's random mad car thievery driving in icy conditions skillz and Naomi Watts' lack of frostbite. It was 22 freaking degrees in the parking lot after the movie got out, and I still can't feel my feet. She should have been an exciting shade of blue. I mean, sure, a 25-ft monkey probably gives off a lot of body heat, but she was running all over the place without him on top of the Empire State Building. Wind chill like whoa. Seriously, Peter Jackson, I can't rationalize it away that much. Also, it turns out Adrien Brody did his own car stunts, which makes him therefore the most intense person ever, but doesn't explain why they are part of a playwright's repetoire. He does however win for shooting the stupid velociraptors from Jurassic Park
You should all go see the movie and see what I'm babbling about. Unless you have a really short attention span and/or get freaked out by man-eating dinosaurs, man-eating bugs, man-eating iguanas, man-eating leeches, or Jack Black.
Oh, did I mention the random apparent homages to The Emperor's New Groove
? That was weird.
ETA: a completely unrelated HOLY CRAP! man-eating hair!