Kong: Skull Island Review

MadaraUchiha
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Kong: Skull Island(2017) Movie Review:

Plot:
When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between man and monster.

I was pretty excited for this movie. The trailers were pretty good, and I like monster movies, and after they announced that this movie was connected to Godzilla(2014), and that after Godzilla: King of Monsters(2019), there was gonna be Godzilla vs. Kong(2020), I decided I just couldn't miss it. I saw this movie on 12th of March.

Pro's:
Whenever Kong is there on screen, it's just non-stop entertainment.
The battle sequences: The battle sequences with Kong fighting other monsters are entertaining.
There are some interesting visuals.
The acting is passable.
The CGI is mostly fine.

Con's:
The characters are bland as shit. I mean, except Samuel L Jackson's and John C Reily's characters, everyone is just there to be killed and played around with by Kong or other monsters.
The humour falls flat almost everytime.
There's a ton of exposition.

Overall, this is a fun popcorn entertainment, and if you want to watch Kong to beat up monsters and humans, this is the movie for you. 

Score: 7/10.

" Justice is subject to dispute; might is easily recognized and is not disputed. So we cannot give might to justice, because might has gainsaid justice, and has declared that it is she herself who is just. And thus, being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just."
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Nel
You have been watching lots of movies lately. don't you madarauchiha?
People around me gave this movie a 10 as it's freaking awesome. What did you dislike so much about it, you couldn't even give it a 8?

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MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

(03-15-2017, 11:20 AM)Nel Wrote: You have been watching lots of movies lately. don't you madarauchiha?
People around me gave this movie a 10 as it's freaking awesome. What did you dislike so much about it, you couldn't even give it a 8?
I like watching movies in general. The difference is I haven't reviewed any of them in the past.

As far as your question is concerned, there are some things that you need going into a King Kong movie, like
1. A good Kong
2. Great Action
3. Entertainment
4. Good monster vs monster fights

Kong Skull Island does all of these really well. 

But, what makes it a fun entertaining movie and stops it from becoming a great one, is that whenever Kong is not present, the movie pretty much sucks. The characters suck, they are not interesting, and they have horrible dialogues, jokes that fall flat every single time. The tragedy is, the actors in this film are very good. That's why it's not as great as another monster movie called Jaws(that was released in the 1970's and is considered the first blockbuster ever to exist).
That's why it gets a 7.

" Justice is subject to dispute; might is easily recognized and is not disputed. So we cannot give might to justice, because might has gainsaid justice, and has declared that it is she herself who is just. And thus, being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just."
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Nel
(03-15-2017, 07:40 PM)MadaraUchiha Wrote: I like watching movies in general. The difference is I haven't reviewed any of them in the past.

As far as your question is concerned, there are some things that you need going into a King Kong movie, like
1. A good Kong
2. Great Action
3. Entertainment
4. Good monster vs monster fights

Kong Skull Island does all of these really well. 

But, what makes it a fun entertaining movie and stops it from becoming a great one, is that whenever Kong is not present, the movie pretty much sucks. The characters suck, they are not interesting, and they have horrible dialogues, jokes that fall flat every single time. The tragedy is, the actors in this film are very good. That's why it's not as great as another monster movie called Jaws(that was released in the 1970's and is considered the first blockbuster ever to exist).
That's why it gets a 7.
If the jokes are not great then it means that the actors were not great

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MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

(03-18-2017, 02:30 AM)Nel Wrote: If the jokes are not great then it means that the actors were not great
If the jokes are not great, then the script and the writing sucked, not the actors because they are not the ones who are delivering them. These actors are academy award winners/nominees.

" Justice is subject to dispute; might is easily recognized and is not disputed. So we cannot give might to justice, because might has gainsaid justice, and has declared that it is she herself who is just. And thus, being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just."
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Nel
(03-18-2017, 01:51 PM)MadaraUchiha Wrote: If the jokes are not great, then the script and the writing sucked, not the actors because they are not the ones who are delivering them. These actors are academy award winners/nominees.

You know that not most of the actors who hot them..deserve them. I don't like fangirl/ fanboy things especially for actors

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MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

(03-19-2017, 11:05 AM)Nel Wrote: You know that not most of the actors who hot them..deserve them. I don't like fangirl/ fanboy things especially for actors
Can you state this again? I don't follow you, especially this part "You know that not most of the actors who hot them..deserve them"

I am not a fanboy of anyone. I just think that these are genuinely talented actors, and on strong grounds, because I have seen many movies with these actors.

" Justice is subject to dispute; might is easily recognized and is not disputed. So we cannot give might to justice, because might has gainsaid justice, and has declared that it is she herself who is just. And thus, being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just."
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Nel
(03-20-2017, 03:37 AM)MadaraUchiha Wrote: Can you state this again? I don't follow you, especially this part "You know that not most of the actors who hot them..deserve them"

I am not a fanboy of anyone. I just think that these are genuinely talented actors, and on strong grounds, because I have seen many movies with these actors.

It's got not hot. Not many people deserve those awards. You planning to become an actor someday?

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MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

(03-21-2017, 01:26 PM)Nel Wrote: It's got not hot. Not many people deserve those awards. You planning to become an actor someday?
I judge whether someone deserves it or not after watching the movie. I think that the Oscars are mostly given to those who deserve, and not those who are famous or celebrities, in fact it's the opposite of it. The Best Picture Oscar was given to a film called Moonlight, and I'm sure most people have never heard of it.
I'm not planning to become an actor. Science is my thing.

" Justice is subject to dispute; might is easily recognized and is not disputed. So we cannot give might to justice, because might has gainsaid justice, and has declared that it is she herself who is just. And thus, being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just."
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Nel
(03-21-2017, 11:36 PM)MadaraUchiha Wrote: I judge whether someone deserves it or not after watching the movie. I think that the Oscars are mostly given to those who deserve, and not those who are famous or celebrities, in fact it's the opposite of it. The Best Picture Oscar was given to a film called Moonlight, and I'm sure most people have never heard of it.
I'm not planning to become an actor. Science is my thing.

You planning to become a scientist?  Nasal?  Actors sell themselves and I hate that

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