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Author Topic: Kong: Skull Island (2017)  (Read 1107 times)

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Re: Kong: Skull Island (2017)
« Reply #15 on: 03 February, 2017, 10:59:36 pm »
Surprised to see so much negativity, I think it looks bloody ace!

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Re: Kong: Skull Island (2017)
« Reply #16 on: 04 February, 2017, 12:09:02 am »
Surprised to see so much negativity, I think it looks bloody ace!

Congo is the bar it has to reach.
Congo or Konga?!

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Re: Kong: Skull Island (2017)
« Reply #17 on: 23 March, 2017, 11:19:45 am »
Has no-one seen this yet?

I utterly, utterly loved Kong. Lots of problems with script (lots of "But.. [character] you're [character's background details we don't know] and [bit of exposition to move us along]!") and many of the characters could've been more interesting / fleshed out, but I was grinning from ear to ear through most of it (and actually burst out laughing at the audacity of some of the bits). So much of it was just stunning to look at too.

Good fun, would double-plus recommend.

(In a peculiar way reminded me of the Rock, stupid, stupid but really fun - it wouldn't for example, be that tough to imagine a world where Tom Hiddlestone's retired SAS officer is, it turns out, actually Sean Connory's disgraced former SAS/British Secret Service officer...)

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Re: Kong: Skull Island (2017)
« Reply #18 on: 23 March, 2017, 06:11:46 pm »
Has no-one seen this yet?

Get thee to the Last Movie Watched thread!  But yes, it is a fantastically enjoyable film.

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Re: Kong: Skull Island (2017)
« Reply #19 on: 23 March, 2017, 06:21:50 pm »
I went after someone described it as basically Death Planet, was not disappointed.

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Re: Kong: Skull Island (2017)
« Reply #20 on: 23 March, 2017, 06:47:14 pm »
Strangely has one 'totally avoid' review and one 'loved it' :crazy:, both from peeps I respect.
No doubt I'll be a grumpy killjoy Mr Negative...

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Re: Kong: Skull Island (2017)
« Reply #21 on: 23 March, 2017, 06:48:13 pm »
P.S. PJ you look nothing like your avatar  :lol:
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Re: Kong: Skull Island (2017)
« Reply #22 on: 23 March, 2017, 07:01:44 pm »
Has no-one seen this yet?

I utterly, utterly loved Kong. Lots of problems with script (lots of "But.. [character] you're [character's background details we don't know] and [bit of exposition to move us along]!") and many of the characters could've been more interesting / fleshed out, but I was grinning from ear to ear through most of it (and actually burst out laughing at the audacity of some of the bits). So much of it was just stunning to look at too.

Good fun, would double-plus recommend.

(In a peculiar way reminded me of the Rock, stupid, stupid but really fun - it wouldn't for example, be that tough to imagine a world where Tom Hiddlestone's retired SAS officer is, it turns out, actually Sean Connory's disgraced former SAS/British Secret Service officer...)

-pj

I'll gladly echo this endorsement, PJ. It's fucking awesome. Pulpy, loud, stupid, bombastic, beautiful and exciting. Most importantly, it's fun. Cast have virtually nothing to do, but they look like they're having a good time. I had written this off as of the first trailer but I was delighted to be proven wrong. Go fucking see it, you lot. Your inner twelve year old will thank you.
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Re: Kong: Skull Island (2017)
« Reply #23 on: 08 April, 2017, 06:54:18 pm »
The comics been surprisingly good, though it does have quite a disconnect with the film.

I was surprised what a good (and somewhat complex) story the Boom Studios comic turned out to be. Is either the comic or the movie tied into that Joe DeVito illustrated hardcover novel of 10 years ago or so?