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Kong: Skull Island (2017): Not Worthy of Being Certified Fresh

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016. As a film critic, he offers content that is meant to entertain as well as educate. He fell in love with film after first seeing Forrest Gump and has been hooked ever since.

20 Responses

  1. You make some interesting points about the movie. I think the sunset scenes are in there because Jordan-Vogts made this version of King Kong via his memories of Apolalypse Now. The whole film is a massive tribute to Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece and other Vietnam War movies too. The opening sequence is directly acknowledging Hell in The Pacific. It’s a Kong film that owes a great debt to seventies cinema. Take a look at my review of Kong Skull Island here:
    https://darrenmoverley81.wordpress.com/2017/03/25/kong-skull-island/

    • MovieBabble says:

      I understand the homage to the Apocalypse Now and it certainly looks cool, but they way the film is edited together those shots don’t make sense. You can’t have one sequence jump back and forth to different times of the day. It’s more jarring than it is cool looking

  2. tgbom says:

    Great post! I have just created a movie journal if you would like to see opinions about the newest movies at the cinema! Feel free to comment with a movie you would like me to watch! (and follow 🙂 )

  3. zoejr says:

    I’ll watch it just because of the actors … but of course, you know comparisons are to be made with King Kong (2005) to me that was an epic Kong.

  4. osmovies says:

    I saw that movie. Kong was all pissed off on everything. In fact, Samuel L. Jackson was like Ahab from “Moby Dick”, as well as Kong as Moby Dick himself.

  5. Carlisle says:

    I saw it on Saturday, and while I enjoyed it overall, I found myself thinking about it all the way home and I couldn’t quite place my finger on it but there was something “off” about it. Like it was missing that spark to truly make it a blockbuster. I can see this movie falling short financially. I wanted it to succeed, but there’s something missing. But all in all, it’s a decent enough time-passer, in that “check your brain at the door” kinda way. Not sure if I’m making any kinda sense, lol. But thanks for the great review!

    • MovieBabble says:

      Lol that definitely made sense! Like I said, you can definitely enjoy this movie in the right frame of mind. It made $61 million its first weekend so I guess it’s doing okay

      • carlisle1979 says:

        I guess I just dont see it having legs, what with Beauty & The Beast, Ghost In The Shell and Power Rangers coming out in next couple weeks. I saw reports it would need to make 500 million globally due to the 185 million budget, but I hope it reaches the target. I still wanna see Kong take on Godzilla.

      • MovieBabble says:

        It’s certainly a packed month this year! It almost feels like a summer month with all the blockbusters

  6. Sar says:

    I just can’t bring myself to watch this one, to me the trailer looks just too ridiculous to even give it a chance,

    • MovieBabble says:

      If you feel that way then I would suggest staying away from it. Nothing’s very special about it

      • Sar says:

        That’s what I was thinking too. I watched the trailer for Geostorm and that looks pretty interesting, so looking forward to your review for that one

      • MovieBabble says:

        I’ve read where the production of Geostorm had a lot of problems so we’ll see. There’s also a ridiculous side plot where there’s apparently an assassination attempt on the president going on too lol. But who knows, it could be good, silly fun!

      • Sar says:

        Oh really. Haha it shall be interesting to see how it pans out then!

      • MovieBabble says:

        It might fall into the category of “so bad it’s good!”

  7. raistlin0903 says:

    Haven’t seen the movie yet, but my expectations for it were already low. I am definitely going to check it out, and from what I have read so far about the film, I expect it to be entertaining enough to warrant a trip to the theatres. Great post as always 😊

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