Popcorn movie, of course. This cheese filled "film" offers a semi-fresh Kong experience set in 1973. The interesting part is that Goodman got money out of a Senator to explore a newly found island perpetually surrounded by a giant storm. Got to get there before the Russians. Well, VN is winding down and units are heading back stateside. Poor Sam Jackson wasn't ready to go home. He was thrilled to learn his aviation unit was needed to transport a scientific team to Skull Island for mapping and research. Har, har. As the choppers approach the island disasters begin to occur moment by moment. Hiddleston and Larson survive only to land and begin a great misadventure culminating in finding a near native WW2 survivor, Reilly.
The CGI was good but no the greatest. It was mostly compensated for by the use of fast action. The film had the feel of a movie actually made in the 70's. Lots of bright flat lighting. The dialog was simpleton and the story was just a notch or two above that. The operative theme for the story is death by monsters. Lots of them.
I think most of the cast wished there were no credits listing their names but hey, it's a paycheck.
Take the teens or just stay home and accidentally see it on cable in three weeks.
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Topic - 'Kong: Skull Island': Big monkey with extra cheese . . . - Billy Wonka 17:52:04 03/10/17 (4)
- The trailer hinted at a - Ross 18:43:11 03/12/17 (2)
- A good summary, but I enjoyed it. It was good-natured... - jeffreybehr 17:39:20 03/27/17 (0)
- a pretty good analogy - PhilJ 16:32:25 03/27/17 (0)
- RE: 'Kong: Skull Island': 'B' movie? - user510 11:13:06 03/11/17 (0)