Caught the Thursday. Opted for the IMAX 3D.
I'm the guy who originally said they made Kong to tall...I'm an idiot.
THE MOVIE IS REALLY GOOD.
The visuals are stunning and I'm not just talking about Brie Larson in a tight tank top...and there is plenty of action and actual scares.
Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:01 am Post subject: Might check it out.
I might check it out. Since it doesn't claim to be a remake of the original film I don't have so much invested in it. Looks like it could be fun popcorn movie. But judging from the previews, substituting mutant monsters for dinosaurs is not a great idea. I'll withhold judgement till I've seen it. _________________ Tokyo Aaron
Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 8:21 am Post subject: Great ape.
I saw it last night. It has some fun visuals and the creature design on Kong is terrific. It's also fun how they riff on the original film without making this a remake. My main complaint is that Hollywood really loves to use the Moby Dick, crazy-guy-out-for-revenge, plot again and again, ad nauseum. It didn't work in Reign of Fire even though that movie had really amazing dragons. It didn't even work in Master and Commander even though that was a pretty great film that captured the feeling of the novels. It doesn't work here. You're right, Frank, there is no reason for Tom Hiddleston's character. Change the plot a bit and it could have been Samuel L. Jackson gets us out of Viet Nam. That would have been a better movie in my opinion. And I was right there is no substitute for a T Rex when it comes to a nemesis for King Kong. The movie is worth a look on video as long as you turn off your brain and enjoy some of the visuals. I have to say Kong is a great ape in this film . Better than the critter in Peter Jackson's remake. _________________ Tokyo Aaron
Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 9:31 pm Post subject: choppers
Yeah, I had that question about the helicopters myself. It's like the never ending supply of bad guys in some action movies, except in this case it's a never ending supply of victims for Kong to take out. The writers don't have to focus on the characters because they're only in the movie to get killed off.
It does give Samuel Jackson's character something to be pissed off about, a motive for Captain Ahab to seek revenge. _________________ Tokyo Aaron
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