KONG: SKULL ISLAND [ 2017 ], directed by #jordanvogtroberts
The latest incarnation of a legendary gigantic ape, in it's own solo movie, as a part of a build up for an upcoming crossover clash against another cult monster - #godzilla
Set sometime in the 70's, we‘re introduced to a diverse team of scientists, soldiers & adventurers alike that unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the #pacific
, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty #kong
, igniting the ultimate battle between man & nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong.
This is, what I call, a #kingkong
movie, which was meant to please about every layer of audience, by combining elements of all previous versions of the story. We have an insland location, which closely resembles that of 1933 film version's, an upright walking humanoid-like ape we've seen in the 1976 version, & stunning visuals, just as good as those used in #peterjackson
’s 2005 movie.
Now, from a visual stand point, this movie meets, if not exceeds, all expectations. But when it comes to storytelling, it kinda feels like it wasn't even meant to be any good. It just seems like it was made for fun, & doesn’t take itself seriously (even though it tries to tell us that it does). I must disagree with some film reviewers that the character development is shitty. I think every character here was in his or her place. They all had their purpose and individuality, it's just that a wimpy script & a messy storytelling did not allow them to open up more then they did.
As for the cast - all I can say is "wow"! I mean c'mon, we have #tomhiddleston
(who, by the way, is in everything these days), #johngoodman
, & others. I am still going to close my eyes on all the flaws, 'cuz I am more then sure that in 20 years or so, this movie will definitely be a guilty pleasure of mine. I‘m not going to say it's any good, 'cuz it totally ain’t, but it was ok for a solo movie in another cinematic universe. I'll go with 7/10 on it.