It's as if Roberts knew what Kong was about and played with it, but he learnt from people who knew nothing about Kong. What really scared the movie was piss poor writing followed by a myriad of piss poor choices. However, through the right vision and a touch of meme filled ironic sense it can be surprisingly humorous. The special effects were stunning and so were some shots as if they were taken right out of a comic
I don't know. Maybe the script was good? I mean, they somehow convinced Ms. Marvel, Loki, Jules Winnfield, Walter Sobchak, Eli Thompson, Wreck-It Ralph AND Koba to sign on so there had to be something to it. What we got though was 20-25 minutes of pretty solid premise-building followed 90 minutes of complete horseshit. But hey, Samuel L. Jackson said "Hold onto your butts." so there's that.
Solid cast, some sparkling photographic gems and an intriguing premise - "Apocalypse Now" meets "Predator" meets, um, "King Kong" - but ultimately it suffers from very poor writing, some very wonky effects and a lack of thematic ambition: a much better film would have been to ditch the cast and focus on Sam Jackson plotting revenge on Kong for killing his unit, full of rich 'Nam metaphors. Make it!
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La prima mezz'ora riesce a rendere sorprendentemente intrigante un soggetto già noto e stranoto nel panorama cinematografico, mentre l'arrivo dei viscidoni striscianti abbatte sia le speranze dei nostri protagonisti che la qualità narrativa a livello di sceneggiatura. Salva dalla malavalutazione è la regia, che cerca e spesso trova delle inquadrature assolutamente interessanti e sempre funzionali alla narrativa.
KONG: SKULL ISLAND is an ultimate fun! Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts knows how make such a entertaining movie. We don't have to wait any longer. Because after the characters arrived in Skull Island, the Kong would show up. KONG: SKULL ISLAND is exciting, thrilling, and wonderfully shot. Thanks to Larry Fong's frantic cinematography. Too bad, this movie didn't have a deeper characterization. But it's still a good movie
As monotonous and average as the reviews of it can be. Reshuffled Jurassic Park, no character development, uninspired acting, uninspired score. No reason to jam this period piece into a universe set up with a contemporary Godzilla because the period setting didn't actually add anything (other than homages). The action sequences are fun but everything that sets them up is shit.