Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island ★★★

Skull island was a enjoyable action monster movie, but a really flawed one too.


The cinematography, colour grading and overall aesthetic of the movie is just incredible. 
The action was also pretty fun especially near the end.
The CGI for Kong looked really great, as did the designs of all the other monsters and creatures on the island.


Everything else is pretty bad. Characters don't really get all that much development and some are basically just monster food. Which I'd accept more if there weren't SO. MANY. CHARACTERS!! All set up and your expected to root for and feel sad when they die even though most have NO DEVELOPMENT! They're all just basic character types (the smart guy, the arrogant tough military commander, comedy relief, the cool action hero badass, the girl character, scientist etc) 


It all feels very cliche'd. They even do the whole "I got a wife and family back home" and "this is our last job until we go home" shtick which is just overdone to death at this point and lazy.
I did kinda enjoy some characters though, but that mostly comes from the performances. Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman are pretty great, Tom Hiddlestone and Brie Larson were decent enough, John C Reily stole the entire show, and [solder wearing red bandana] and [the black military guy] were both okay.
They were enjoyable to watch, but they never had any depth.


Overall, it was an okay monster movie, with stunning action and cinematography, but some aspects are total gorilla shit.
I'd recommend renting it, purely  based on the visuals alone and the fact that it's pretty fun

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