Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The newest version of the King Kong story with a pretty decent cast and looked awesome from the trailer. The film is alright. I can’t say it was the best because it definitely wasn’t but I can’t say it was the worst either. Let’s start with things like I did like 🙂 . The cast was great Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson and John C Reilly to name a few. The deaths were pretty shocking, at times surprising and I liked the fact you did not know what creature you might find next 😀 . Some of the characters I liked and wanted to survive. Kong looked good and I liked his entrance (and fight scene) in the 1974 storyline. The monsters looked and were shocking like that “Spider” monster part way through the movie. I also enjoyed when the attack (from Kong) at the beginning happened and liked that the group was separated 🙂 . However, as much I liked it…the storyline was plausible enough to run but not enough to captivate. The “art” that made it look like 70s editing did not help this movie but hindered. The slow motion fights and moments like dramatically cutting a monster just made the scene cheesy and became repetitive. The focus of the slow motion and the ‘money’ shots of the monsters affected the characters and as much as I might have felt for the characters at the beginning I began to lose any attachment to them. They were swallowed by the poor CGI moments bringing even their good acting skills (I have seen these actors before and I know they can act) down to its level. Don’t get me wrong the film is alright and has merit 🙂 . I did enjoy some parts and liked that they had tried to imitate classic monster flicks in the movie. I just wish that the whole cheesy element had not turned up and wish the narrative was stronger than the CGI. This film could have been so much better. A film that is good for any looking for a monster flick that is an easy watch with the odd surprise 🙂 . Enjoy 😀
I give this film 3 Stars out of 5!