YMMV: King Kong Lives
- Sequelitis: The previous film was already a sub-standard remake, and this film wasn't an improvement. Unsurprisingly, it was savaged by critics upon its release, and flopped at the box office.
- So Bad, It's Good: The film is less serious than its predecessor, if not outright campy.
- Special Effects Failure: The suits, compared to the 1976 film at least, are rather hokey looking and unimpressive. This might have to do with the film's lower budget though ($18 million compared to the '76 film's $24 million).