Highly Overrated But Still Good
Having seen the film, the animations and visual effects were superb! However, the story line for this sequel wasn't as good as I expected. Here are my opinions why:1) What triggered me the most was the Photographer character who didn't really have a role in the movie and was just documenting the events. She wasn't any help to other characters and for somewhat a 'main' character, she was quite boring and wasn't necessary for the film. The director probably wanted to keep the "there should be a woman involved in King Kong sequel" trend, but he could have done it better.2) Other characters relating to this is Tom's character and the Asian scientist. Tom's character as a Captain didn't really show as much - Captains known for their leadership, bravery and intelligence. Yes, he showed leadership and took care of the other characters but without him, the others could have survived through instinct especially there wasn't a lot going on during their scene. Harsh to say but I think the director used Tom to hide the fact that the story isn't that good. As for the Asian scientist, she was as useless as the photographer.3) I wasn't surprised to see Samuel Jackson (again) - knowing he's literally been in every movie nowadays. His character was ok but I think they should have taken more time to improve his character. Instead of him wanting to kill Kong for revenge and that "people or children shouldn't grow up knowing there's a 'monster' on a mysterious island", his role could have been, maybe, a traitor or a hunter, knowing that if he kills Kong, he'll earn a lot of money. This can be a sequel from the previous movie of when Kong was captured for entertainment - some thing like that.4) The only part of the story that I liked was when John Reilly discussed the history of Kong and what could happen next. That made the movie. I think they should have placed in a scene of Kong's history - how these creatures exist, what was their purpose.
Some amazing shots, but ultimately still not better than the Peter Jackson version. Some effects are very obvious CGI and Blue Screen, similar to a 60's movie of this genre. Samuel L Jackson's character completely ruins the movie. It is just not believable that anyone would act the way he does given the circumstances they find themselves in. Even worse is that the party actually obeys! For what reason would scientists obey a government official if they have nothing to gain by doing so? The beautiful 'love' story between a giant ape and human King Kong is known for, has for some reason been excluded from this version. The King Kong magic is gone. Maybe, hopefully, this will materialize in a sequel...I just don't know if I'd be interested in seeing a sequel...
First off.....the cinematography was fantastic. The visuals are second to none. It's a beautiful movie from start to finish. Also has a great soundtrack. Acting is great. Casting is great (love Cordero being in there). What else needs to be said?
It's a fun action movie. If you expected something better.....Downtown Abbey is probably available on demand.
This is non stop fun & action. If your having a bad day then turn no further to Kong Skull Island