Sunday, 12 March 2017
KONG: SKULL ISLAND
When you see a movie titled Kong you would expect some awesome action with the great big ape himself...and that's exactly what you get in this film! Unfortunately, you don't get too much more. Its not that everything else is bad...its just that there is nothing else that this film to offer.
Easily put, everything in relation to Kong in this film is handled brilliantly. The big action sequences are definitely part of this, and you will definitely have a lot of fun with it. To add to that, I like the way they introduced Kong in this film. For me, that scene when Kong attacks all the helicopters was excellently done. I don't really want to spoil the scene, but the way we get to see Kong's face for the first time is brilliant.
However, as mentioned above, this film has little else to offer. Most of the characters are not quite well developed. The only character I can relate to is Tom Hiddleston's character. And though this next character wasn't in the spotlight enough, I still think that John Goodman is a brilliant actor and always gives his best and makes things believable, even if it sounds weird.
The plot is okay. It works, but its not particularly good. If there is one thing that really needs improvement, it would be the dialogue. Some of the dialogue are just plain bad and sounds like it was written by a ten-year old. Oh, but the score/soundtrack is pretty good.
Overall, it was a good watch. I had fun where I expected to, and the film was overall pretty solid. But the plot, the characters, the dialogue really needs improvement. So if you ask me whether it is a particularly good movie...no, its not - but its fun to watch.
VERDICT: 70 / 100
If you like these kind of big monster movies, then I think this is a good watch. Just don't expect a really good movie...