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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:50 am    Post subject: Kong Skull Island Reply with quote

Looking forward to seeing this. Anyone see this yet? Is this any good?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

*MILD SPOILER*
Stay after the credits.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I get enough work done today, I might sneak off and see it.

And yes, all my friends told me to stay for the end of the credit scene.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw it.

It was okay. Better than I expected since I wasn't expecting much.

Still trying to figure out what Tom Hiddleston's character brought to the table. His character was very generic and not special in any way.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:01 am    Post subject: Might check it out. Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 8:21 am    Post subject: Great ape. Reply with quote

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 Wink. Better than the critter in Peter Jackson's remake.
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How did 4 helicopters on the ship suddenly multiplied into 12 helicopters when they flew into the storm/island?  Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 9:31 pm    Post subject: choppers Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watched this for the first time on HBO within the last month or so.  I think this may be my favorite Kong movie since the RKO original despite its flaws and honestly I think I prefer it to most other modern kaiju films. Still I think it falls victim to the trappings of modern action movies. I also felt some of the humor didn't work and probably should have been cut. The two-legged design of the skull lizards didn't really make sense to me anatomically and it felt like a mistake not to use dinosaurs like in the original. I did like the nod to Ray Harryhausen's giant octopus in It Came from Beneath the Sea. The story itself is mostly entertaining and the casting is pretty good. It's also fast paced and the CGI monster scenes are action packed. The after the credits scene gave me hope for the upcoming Godzilla sequel.
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