The gist: Early critical response to Chronicles of Narnia has been ecstatic; Kong mildly positive. The opposite of what I expected, certainly.
Rotten Tomatoes presently lists The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe as 75% fresh (thumbs up from both Ebert and Roeper). Kong doesn’t have enough reviews for a freshness rating. Narnia lands next weekend, Kong the following. Hey… remember Harry Potter?
UPDATE 12/10/2005: I have seen Kong early and have a full review!!!!