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bwood
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"Kong: Skull Island (Jordan Vogt-Roberts, 2017)"


  

          

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK5hbs4LOI8

This looks like Apocalypse Now with monsters. All in.

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Subject Author Message Date ID
Was skeptical when I heard the project but am In
Jul 24th 2016
1
there's a lot of talent involved but i hope it's better than godzilla
Jul 25th 2016
2
Been looking forward to this one.
Jul 25th 2016
3
looks good
Jul 25th 2016
4
i'm super in. this looks all kinds of dope.
Jul 25th 2016
5
I'm out until reviews come in
Jul 25th 2016
6
New trailer is even better
Nov 17th 2016
7
Much more story driven, and less Brie Larson driven
Nov 17th 2016
8
lol at Reilly's jacket.
Nov 17th 2016
11
      LOL
Nov 18th 2016
15
That helicopter sunset shot... legendary.
Nov 17th 2016
9
and it has tie ins with Godzilla
Nov 17th 2016
10
so mothra after credits scene for zilla vs kong?
Nov 18th 2016
12
this looks dope and wack at the same time..not sure how it is even
Nov 18th 2016
13
took the words out of my mouth
Nov 18th 2016
14
I can't tell if the humor works
Nov 18th 2016
16
final trailer
Feb 27th 2017
17
RE: final trailer
Feb 28th 2017
18
So I caught this at a screening on Wednesday
Mar 02nd 2017
19
That sounds like exactly how they marketed it tho
Mar 03rd 2017
20
ha
Mar 03rd 2017
21
I wasn't expecting it to be anymore than what the ads showed
Mar 03rd 2017
23
      the last godzilla tried to be smarter and frankly, that shit failed
Mar 04th 2017
24
           Basically
Mar 05th 2017
25
           It was only smarter with ideas. Not with its characters.
Mar 10th 2017
30
This looks awesome. I'm gonna turn my brain off and enjoy it.
Mar 03rd 2017
22
I would love to see what this director does with a much, much...
Mar 06th 2017
26
I see that Godzilla and this are written by Max Borenstein
Mar 06th 2017
27
To be fair... this is describing something REALLY AWESOME.
Mar 10th 2017
28
HAHAHAHA
Mar 10th 2017
34
What happened after the credits?
Mar 10th 2017
31
      Spoilers for dumb niggas on these boards
Mar 10th 2017
33
           RE: Spoilers for dumb niggas on these boards
Mar 13th 2017
37
Some great ideas, action, visuals, tension. Characters are meh.
Mar 10th 2017
29
Middling, Forgettable FX pic.
Mar 10th 2017
32
completely forgettable.
Mar 12th 2017
36
this is waaaay better than King of the Monsters.
Feb 03rd 2021
39
Jordan Vogt-Roberts was on Doug loves Movies
Mar 10th 2017
35
peace to huey helicopters. 'the hell did i watch last night?
Mar 17th 2017
38
Damn, this was a banger! I hate all the negative reviews!
Feb 04th 2021
40
...this movie was a BLAST...
Mar 09th 2021
41
Not as much of an issue now, but pretty much everything cool
Mar 10th 2021
42
      see, I never watch trailers...
Mar 13th 2021
43
      The original Godzilla and King Kong
Mar 13th 2021
44
           RE: The original Godzilla and King Kong
Mar 16th 2021
45
                RE: The original Godzilla and King Kong
Mar 18th 2021
46
                     yeah, War Of The Worlds was good..
Mar 19th 2021
47
      RE: Not as much of an issue now, but pretty much everything cool
Apr 05th 2021
49
Rewatch.
Mar 30th 2021
48

SoulHonky
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1. "Was skeptical when I heard the project but am In"
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I also love Brie Larson so that helps.

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Hellyeah
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2. "there's a lot of talent involved but i hope it's better than godzilla"
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that joint was weak as hell

  

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3. "Been looking forward to this one."
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GREAT cast (Brie Larson FTW! And Corey Hawkins/Jason Mitchell from SOC??), trailer looks ominous, King Kong looks gigantic...

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4. "looks good"
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5. "i'm super in. this looks all kinds of dope."
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6. "I'm out until reviews come in"
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The last one - different story, different director, different cast -ruined the whole franchise for me.

These two minutes have killed Kong for me until I see reviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_EuMeT2wBo

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bwood
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7. "New trailer is even better"
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https://youtu.be/h9y6oPka3us

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8. "Much more story driven, and less Brie Larson driven"
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I think I really like where this might end up.

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11. "lol at Reilly's jacket."
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15. "LOL"
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9. "That helicopter sunset shot... legendary."
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10. "and it has tie ins with Godzilla"
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12. "so mothra after credits scene for zilla vs kong?"
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Hellyeah
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13. "this looks dope and wack at the same time..not sure how it is even"
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possible

  

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14. "took the words out of my mouth"
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>possible

john c reilly character looks like the main reason i'll hate this movie though.

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16. "I can't tell if the humor works"
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No laughs in that first trailer but more the studio was emphasizing the comedic aspects. It still looks kinda cool to me though.

  

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17. "final trailer"
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Mon Feb-27-17 04:55 PM by Hellyeah

          

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnUcGN_g6SI

ok...i'm excited again...this looks damn fun

  

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18. "RE: final trailer"
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Dope trailer, but I still can't get with John C. Reilly's character.

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19. "So I caught this at a screening on Wednesday"
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It was laughably bad to me. Others might like it. It was a silly movie with Sam Jackson yelling, Jason Mitchell crackin' jokes, John C Reilly being loony, and Thomas Hiddleston being heroic. Worth a Netflix watch on a slow Saturday night, but I wouldn't pay to see it.

his is the movie for you if you're a fan of:

1) Samuel L Jackson chewing through scenery like a hungry dog on a bone.

2) Watching a GIANT ape fight a GIANT lizard.

3) Watching stuff explode.

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20. "That sounds like exactly how they marketed it tho"
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Did you think it was supposed to more serious an not over the top?

  

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21. "ha"
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>his is the movie for you if you're a fan of:
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>1) Samuel L Jackson chewing through scenery like a hungry dog
>on a bone.
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>2) Watching a GIANT ape fight a GIANT lizard.
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>3) Watching stuff explode.

I have no idea what you expected. Anyone hyped about this movie basically wants to see those three things. I honestly can't even think of another good reason to see a King Kong movie.


  

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23. "I wasn't expecting it to be anymore than what the ads showed"
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BUT, it would have been a pleasant surprise to find it be a smarter movie than they actually showed. I was hoping to go in expecting one thing and coming out with something better than expected. That's all.

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24. "the last godzilla tried to be smarter and frankly, that shit failed "
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miserably

let monsters punch the shit of eachother for the majority of the movie please

  

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25. "Basically"
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30. "It was only smarter with ideas. Not with its characters."
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It desperately needed better characters-- or at least a better leading actor.

These flicks have a *lot* of ideas going on. And some damn fine action, visuals, etc. But goddamn, I miss having a character I care about.

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22. "This looks awesome. I'm gonna turn my brain off and enjoy it."
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26. "I would love to see what this director does with a much, much..."
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better script.

Look nipsey is not wrong here. It's a mildly fun monster movie when the monsters are on screen. I'll be real honest John C. Reilly and Kong steal this movie otherwise there's nothing to really give a fuck about.

Yeah it's the visuals are cool and all, but this is like someone made a half-baked version of APOCALYPSE NOW with dope ass monster fights.

But yeah, hopefully this guy gets a much better script.

Oh and sit through the credits...

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bwood
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27. "I see that Godzilla and this are written by Max Borenstein"
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Get that guy off these fucking movies b. He sucks at writing characters.

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28. "To be fair... this is describing something REALLY AWESOME."
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"someone made a half-baked version of APOCALYPSE NOW with dope ass monster fights."

Awesomer than this movie is, sadly. Even though I enjoyed it.

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34. "HAHAHAHA"
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You're right sadly.

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31. "What happened after the credits?"
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Left before hand.

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33. "Spoilers for dumb niggas on these boards"
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Brie and Tom are being held for interrogation by MONARCH. Dr. Dre and the hot Chinese lady walk in and show them slides of Mithra, a couple other monsters and a cave painting of Godzilla (fighting Mithra?). Screen cute to black and you hear Godzilla roar.

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37. "RE: Spoilers for dumb niggas on these boards"
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Godzilla was fighting Ghidorah

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29. "Some great ideas, action, visuals, tension. Characters are meh."
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I did really like a lot about this flick, and I'd see the next Godzilla and Mothra and what have you... but I have to say, this just shows why the original and the Peter Jackson ones are classic (yeah, even with the racism). Those have real goddamn storytelling and emotion. Here, they give us some fantastic visuals and tension and all of the shit in my subject line-- but the story and the emotion aren't there. They just took a ton of really cool ideas and mushed them together instead of really fleshing them out on screen. Which is kind of a shame.

Still, they better give me a goddamn Mothra movie.

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32. "Middling, Forgettable FX pic."
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If you're going in for big fights scenes and cool FX, it has that. You should be happy enough.

Outside of that, it's almost incredibly generic. It doesn't even hit the Vietnam archetypes outside of some music and a few homages to Apocalypse Now.

The whole film felt muted. It didn't have any story or drama and outside of John C. Reilly, it steered clear of camp. A more muted Sam Jackson was an odd choice given that he's supposed to be on the verge of losing it. Shea Wiggam's character trait was... that he had mostly muted responses to crazy shit happening around him. Making matters worse, there were too many characters. You probably could have cut the cast in half and nobody would have noticed. The Dear Billy throughline didn't play.

Hiddleston and Brie Larson were wasted. Gerard Butler and any CW actress could have handled these roles no problem.

It's the epitome of Blunt Force Cinema. Outside of one moment, it's all March Forward and Fight! Almost no thought or clever plans. Dutch covering himself in mud to hide from The Predator is a step above anything in this movie.

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36. "completely forgettable. "
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not horrible, but I already cannot remember most of it.

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39. "this is waaaay better than King of the Monsters."
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The characters in this are forgettable, and the characters in KOTM you want to feed to Ghidorah.

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35. "Jordan Vogt-Roberts was on Doug loves Movies"
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http://douglovesmovies.com/
Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Scroobius Pip and Joe DeRosa guest, Mar 07, 2017

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38. "peace to huey helicopters. 'the hell did i watch last night?"
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sam jackson's campiest script ever. the stoic, grizzled vet just didn't work. it never does for him, especially not in his late 60's now as he stood there with clenched fists staring down kong.

hiddleston and his pecs were a set piece.. felt like he was auditioning for 007.

sorry, but those two cats are always gonna be eazy and dre to me.

what a hodgepodge of overcasting.

the spider scene was cool though.

  

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40. "Damn, this was a banger! I hate all the negative reviews!"
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I was so excited to see this in theaters but I let the bad-to-mediocre reception. I wasn't surprised to see practically all the people that loved Godzilla hated this and the people that were middling to down on it loved this. I think Skull Island's a little smarter than it's given credit for though, so now I guess I'm the asshole!


If the last 30 minutes were a little cleaner and some of the genre stuff weren't so egregious (we get it, Vietnam movies can drop the needle on period hits way too frequently - it makes NO sense here!) I'd say this was damn near perfect. It had a smart, concise message about the Vietnam War and the stories we tell ourselves to understand the mysteries of our lives, genuinely hilarious performances from Shea Whigham and John Goodman, stellar cinematography and sound design just like Godzilla, just an absolute treat honestly.


I just wish my screen were twelve times bigger and the sound ten times louder.


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41. "...this movie was a BLAST..."
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...if you dint have fun in this one, you just dont wanna have fun....

  

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42. "Not as much of an issue now, but pretty much everything cool"
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was in the trailer. (Which was a great trailer). So seeing it with that fresh in my mind, there wasn't much else that made an impression.

But it's a fun movie. I think I need to give up on expecting too much of giant monster movies. There's been, what, maybe two of them that are truly great movies?

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43. "see, I never watch trailers..."
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>was in the trailer. (Which was a great trailer). So seeing
>it with that fresh in my mind, there wasn't much else that
>made an impression.
>

I never watch trailers. never. (not til AFTER I see the actual movie)

>But it's a fun movie. I think I need to give up on expecting
>too much of giant monster movies. There's been, what, maybe
>two of them that are truly great movies?
>

im curious, which two are you referring to? (I have a few that come to my mind as ones that I really dig which I'll share, but im curious about which two you're thinkin about?)

  

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44. "The original Godzilla and King Kong"
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I need to rewatch the original King Kong to see if it holds up on its own merits or if it's more of a classic because of what a milestone it is.

The original Godzilla is a legitimately great movie. Very eerie and foreboding. In fact, my only knock against it is its undermined by the goofiness of the guy in the Godzilla suit. With the wacky tone of all the subsequent Godzilla movies (that I've seen) the rubber suits fit in better.

There are plenty of other giant monster movies that are fun, or with amazing effects, but none are even close to my top whatever list. Just never seem to get the story/characters right for a cohesive whole.

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45. "RE: The original Godzilla and King Kong"
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ahhh ok, I was thinking you were talking about more recent flicks.
yeah, I love both of the originals too, and yep while its partly 'the nostalgia' of them, that nostalgia aside I still truly love them on their own as flicks. I think they hold up, and you're right about the original Godzilla having that eerie effect. And Im a big stop-motion fan so that gives me another reason to love the original Kong. (I also remember loving the original 'Mighty Joe Young' as a kid too, though I haven't seen it in ages so I don't know if that one holds up or not lol)

The two more modern era monster flicks I've really dug a lot were "The Host" (Korean movie from 2006) and "Cloverfield".

  

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46. "RE: The original Godzilla and King Kong"
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>The two more modern era monster flicks I've really dug a lot
>were "The Host" (Korean movie from 2006) and "Cloverfield".

I liked both of these, but it's been years and I haven't rewatched. I'm guessing The Host would still be a good watch, but Cloverfield would have me fast forwarding.

Now that I think about it, know what I think is one of the greatest giant monster movies ever made? Spielberg's War of the Worlds. It captures the terror of being chased by something huge in a way that I don't know if any movie ever has done as well. I came out of the theater and half expected to see Tripods on the horizon, it felt so real.

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47. "yeah, War Of The Worlds was good.."
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>Now that I think about it, know what I think is one of the
>greatest giant monster movies ever made? Spielberg's War of
>the Worlds. It captures the terror of being chased by
>something huge in a way that I don't know if any movie ever
>has done as well. I came out of the theater and half expected
>to see Tripods on the horizon, it felt so real.
>

yeah I own both of versions of War Of The Worlds on blu, I dig both of them too. I agree with you on Spielbergs version....I LOVED it ALL the way up to the end. (I won't spoil it, but that last scene---I think it was the last scene---just took me out. After everything ELSE in the movie feeling visceral and 'real' and grounded (grounded in sci-fi flick terms)....that last scene I didn't find so plausible...but you're right, pretty much everything ELSE in that movie was right-on-point, and gave ya that 'real' feel...

  

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49. "RE: Not as much of an issue now, but pretty much everything cool"
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besides the original, i have a soft spot for the '70s king kong. my glasses are too rose-tinted to declare it objectively great, but i rewatched it within the last 10 years and still really enjoyed it. i'd buy a blu-ray. i only saw it once, on a massive screen, but i loved peter jackson's remake. i think the sadness of the story resonates across iterations. i very recently rewatched the '80s godzilla movie (to be clear, i used to rent it in its american edit as godzilla 1985, but i finally saw it in its original incarnation as the return of godzilla). it's another i wouldn't go so far as to call truly great, but it remains a personal favorite. if you haven't seen it, in either version, it's a direct sequel to the original, visually dark, and melancholy. rewatching it decades later, i wondered how profound an impact it had on what i look for and get out of movies, because i was very young when i watched it. (i did always get a kick out of the "bambi meets godzilla" short that starts the tape.) to my recollection, skull island was heavy on big action scenes, which were certainly important in other kong movies. i'd rewatch it eventually, but i don't remember it seeming to aspire to the gravitas of either the '70s or '00s king kongs or even the first half of the 2010s godzilla, probably because it knew its primary audience didn't want that. if they'd taken the story a little more seriously (not even as much as the 2005), i might rave about it, but it didn't fully click for me.

  

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48. "Rewatch. "
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This was great until the best character shows up which is John C. Reply. Then this thing turns into a quasi-Zack Snyder joint cause Jordan decided to ramp up his directorial style up too much. It was already highly stylized but fuck me man.

The post-credits scene felt forced as fuck.

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