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Thread: Kong Skull Island Reivews - No Spoilers

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    ^Land That Time Forgot is a good call.

    SPOILERS AHOY










    Something greatly changed during shooting. There's a distinct tonal shift with Goodman's demise and then time continuity starts getting wonky. You have scenes from the trailers and BTS videos that are nowhere to be seen. For example, one trailer shows the tree ants and another video shows the natives canoing the survivors down river. Plus, there's a time lapse that's missing a night sequence.

    Then you have the insane ending. How does Kong rip that tongue out and not crush her in the process? There's suspension of disbelief, but that requires the story to hold to basic rules like physics, unless they are purposely dismissing physics as the Matrix and superhero movies do.

    I think they revamped from middle second-act, (Kong Graveyard) onward so it wasn't three white people, (Hiddelston, Larson, Goodman) who only survived. It feels like the soldiers were to die in the graveyard, and the scientists by the ants. Riley would then man the turret and subsequently die saving Larson during the end fight. Kong also kills the Head Skull with that propeller hit, because as it splits him in two they cut hard. And Hiddleston takes a powder which is really odd since he was supposed to be the lead.

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    So this is set in 1973, correct?

    Then that's a juvenile Kong...he's going to be much bigger by the time he clashes with Godzilla (if it's set in the present), I'm pretty sure...

    Oh wait, I see a problem with that theory...

    The following could be spoilers. I have not seen the movie, but I know of some of the establishing plot.

    POSSIBLE SPOILERS........






    OK, the Skullcrawlers were the reason all of Kong's family are gone. But if that was the case...it means Kong's parents were still about the same size as the Skullcrawlers...so there goes my theory of Kong getting bigger by aging. So it would have to be something else...for Kong cannot possible tackle a Godzilla three times his size. Perhaps Kong gets bigger by the same principle Godzilla did? A nuclear subplot all over again? We shall see...






    END OF POSSIBLE SPOILERS...
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    They do point out in the movie that Kong is "still growing". So by the time he meets Big G, he should be about the right size.
    Whether that's just going to be a result of his natural growth cycle or if he gets irradiated, or even experimented on by Monarch remains to be seen.
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    I saw it last week and thought it was lots of fun with great scenery and CGI. Go see it and just have fun.
    As far as Kong growing, I don't remember....

    SPOIlERS AHEAD:

    In the beginning after the planes crashed and the hand to hand battle , Kong is revealed, but just his hands and Face. He seems large to me but I never thought when he is totally revealed that he had grown and it's 30 years later. I suppose he could have grown since he is now older. Or was that one of his parents? I doubt that.
    If they are going to come out with Godzilla 2 prior to the Vs. Movie , perhaps Kong makes a cameo at some point to explain future growth in whatever way they can.
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    Saw Kong this afternoon...what a fun movie. John C Reilly was a riot, lol.

    Applause from the crowd at the end...well deserved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hector View Post
    Saw Kong this afternoon...what a fun movie. John C Reilly was a riot, lol.

    Applause from the crowd at the end...well deserved.
    I've enjoyed reading this thread, thanks for all of your thoughts/reviews!
    I somehow completely missed this movie entirely, I just saw it on the marquee a couple of nights ago when we went to go see Beauty and the Beast. I do enjoy a good action packed monster movie so I will have to go see this one!

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    I took my son and 7 of his friends to see Kong yesterday and I really enjoyed it a lot and they did too.

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    I want to see this too, although I'll probably see it when it comes out on DVD...

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    I liked it a lot, though it could have been better.
    All the scenes with people are really expendable. Bland characters, no development, and I never cared about any of them except the pilot. Hiddleston sleepwalks through most of it.

    On the up side, the scenes with Kong are fantastic, I love his "look", they nailed it 1933 style, and he steals every scene he is in. His opponents are a bit uninspired, but the King himself keeps you watching.

    The script is a bit shaky, so is the continuity, that could have been better.

    For me, this is the perfect "warm-up" for what's to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorn Captain View Post
    I liked it a lot, though it could have been better.
    All the scenes with people are really expendable. Bland characters, no development, and I never cared about any of them except the pilot. Hiddleston sleepwalks through most of it.

    On the up side, the scenes with Kong are fantastic, I love his "look", they nailed it 1933 style, and he steals every scene he is in. His opponents are a bit uninspired, but the King himself keeps you watching.

    The script is a bit shaky, so is the continuity, that could have been better.

    For me, this is the perfect "warm-up" for what's to come.
    I think there's a better "story" on the editing room floor. Goodman's character was just "poof", and I was surprised by that.

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