Kong: Skull Island Review: Kong is King Yet Again
Kong: Skull Island is one of the most anticipated movies of the year with an all-star casting including Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins, John C. Reilly, Jason Mitchell, and many more. The film is about the discovery and exploration of Skull Island by a team of scientists and soldiers. Once on the island, they all quickly learn that Bill Randa (John Goodman), the head of the expedition, has not been entirely truthful about their mission. They have entered the realm of monsters, bigger and more horrifying than they could ever imagine. The team must fight their way through the jungle to get to the rendezvous point to even have a chance to get off the island.
Kong: Skull Island is the perfect big budget action popcorn flick. It is filled with lots of loud explosions, monstrous fights, guns, bombs, helicopters and complete chaos. It is an incredible amount of fun and should be taken as a fun film. While there are a lot of issues with the film such as the lack of character development, few female characters, and an overly exaggerated Samuel L. Jackson character (yet again) it cannot be denied that the film is beautifully done. The cinematography and special effects will blow you away. There scenes that are breathtaking and make your heart rise to your throat. The introduction of Kong is impeccable in all his massive glory. There is a scene where the camera jumps from helicopter to helicopter that is amazing. The film is tense, action filled and a ton of fun. The performances were pretty great as well, but it can’t be denied that Kong and the action are surely the focus of this film. Every scene with Kong is meticulously created to be amazing. The other monsters in the film are creepy and add to this world that Jordan Vogt-Roberts creates.
As said before, the film does have its flaws. Samuel L. Jackson is playing the same character he plays all the time, and it gets a little old for me. There are two female characters in the whole film and one who barely does anything, so the film is pure testosterone driven. We get the minimal background on the characters, which with a larger cast, is all we need.
Kong: Skull Island is the ultimate popcorn film. Turn your brain off and enjoy a beautiful sci-fi action film in all its wonder. The film is beautiful with spectacular effects and character design. The film pays real respect to the King known as Kong.