Presented by James M. Tate / 3/26/2017 / No comments / 2017 , creature , john c. reilly , king kong , monster , samuel l. jackson
VERY BELATED REVIEW OF KONG: SKULL ISLAND
|Apocalypse Now style poster for Skull Island YEAR: 2017|
Between the Thirties and Seventies, Toho films (along with Rankin/Bass) kept Kong alive as a protagonist adversary verses Godzilla and other monsters, and in KING KONG VS GODZILLA the giant ape battles an octopus that, as you can imagine, paying homage with today's technology, looks pretty cool despite having little to do with what SKULL ISLAND lacks completely: an actual plot...
|Reilly took over for Michael Keaton|
And there's a battle between Kong and one of many adversarial lizard creatures; all with no hind legs like the kind Bruce Cabot dodged in the original. The epic problem with this film, despite finally pulling off the immensity of The King's size and power better than any film beforehand, is there's absolutely no adventure involved concerning the terrific looking creature....
|Hopper in APOC NOW|
It's like watching KONG: THE PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER on a two-hour smackdown within a limited space on the island that not only lacks the spooky aura of its title, but seems the size of a neighborhood park. Plus, there are so many similar looking soldiers, it's difficult to keep score of the body count; because of the cardboard cutout would-be victims, it doesn't really matter who lives or dies.