ORIGINALLY POSTED 5-14-2009
My daughter went through a charming phase of obsessively watching MIGHTY JOE YOUNG for a month or two this past year and gave her loving father great hope that she might prove to be a kindred spirit. I'm thrilled to say that we now regularly watch Monster Movies like THEM! or THE MOLE PEOPLE. When I caught a glimpse of this fearsome face, I was struck by how unlike Joe this beastie is. I must confess, even when the little lady insisted we watch MJY again and again, my enthusiasm and love for the charming tale was never diminished. Harryhausen created one of cinema's most beloved animals -with his hands and imagination. Truly stunning..