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Kong Skull Island Review

Grant McGinnity

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Kong gets his first new movie in 12 years that is a creative and fun addition to the classic character.

 

Plot:

Connecting to 2014’s Godzilla though set 30 years before, Kong Skull Island is about 2 companies- Monarch, a monster studying group and a satellite company to explore a uncharted island. There they discover Kong a 100 foot tall ape who attacks them. The survivors now with no transportation have only one shot to get of the island and learn many secrets about each other and the island.

 

Characters:

Captain Conrad: Played by Tom Hiddleston, he is a former British SAS officer. He’s not a super deep character, but since this is a monster movie you want to see awesome monsters not humans. However, Hiddleston still brings life to the character and makes the scenes with him interesting.

Mason Weaver: Played by Brie Larson is a photographer sent to the island by the Satellite company. Again she’s a pretty flat character with a motivation that makes sense, and she plays her part by advancing the story and the scenes with her are still interesting.

Overall quality:

Kong Skull Island is amazing to look at. The special effects for all the monsters and explosions are great and they create scale for the human characters. The director has a very interesting style with lots of great shots that add to the action scenes and give them class over, say, a Transformers movie where its all just CGI explosions with idiotic unlikable characters running around. There are a bunch of supporting characters in this movie and though they are all pretty one note, most are quite fun and no scene in this movie drags even when Kong is not on screen. Speaking of Kong, finally you get to see him kick butt in a movie. This Kong is gigantic and it take more that a few planes to take him down, but they also don’t take away Kong’s emotion that he had in all the classic films.

Conclusion:

Kong Skull Island is a modern day monster movie. Its plot, acting, and writing are nothing incredible, but the overall fun that this movie is really made it enjoyable. Yes, the characters are pretty one note, sort of like the characters in Rouge One, yet they aren’t the true stars of this movie, Kong is and he delivers the goods. If you were a fan of the old B-movie monster films of the mid 1900’s, Kong Skull Island is definitely something you should check out.

Score 8/10

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One Response to “Kong Skull Island Review”

  1. Madi Henson on April 5th, 2017 9:44 am

    this movie was better than Godzilla, I was expecting it to be like that

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