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Author Topic: Skull Island: SPOILERS  (Read 1068 times)

Bran Mak Morn

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Skull Island: SPOILERS
« on: March 09, 2017, 10:18:25 AM »

The wait & anticipation sure paid off...if you like the genre then this movie delivers the WOW factor.

This movie is gritty. It's got that Platoon/Full Metal Jacket vibe meets creatures from Riddick's universe.

Kong is huge!
LOL you barely see his entire figure on screen unless  it's a long shot, otherwise close-ups are just facial features or a hand or a leg stomping on something.
He's impressive but because of his sheer scale you don't get to bond or feel compassionate about him...he is a revered God to the natives on the island & a peaceful co-existence exists between the two.

There is no Beauty/Beast, hero & heroine love triangle here. Kong doesn't fall in love with Brie Larson's character, Mason. He sniffs & senses she isn't a threat & so far, that is that.

Tom Hiddleston plays the competent hero that doesn't take up too much screen time. Some moments where you can imagine him as the next Indiana...

Goodman plays the character he's famous for...likeable & trustworthy until he reveals his ulterior motives.

Samuel Jackson starts off with good intentions but slowly loses it when he realises not everything can be solved by killing...life only makes sense if it's a battle.

John C. Reilly is the comic relief but in a good way. Once you understand he's been on the island for 48 years, all his eccentricities are easily accepted.

Brie Larson isn't the damsel in distress. She's strong willed & although the starring female role, this story isn't about her & Kong.

There's one scene that's PIS & leaves you scratching your head but I won't bring it up until other peeps have watched it.

Simply, this Kong rocks!
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Re: Skull Island: SPOILERS
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 04:49:30 PM »

Nice.
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Re: Skull Island: SPOILERS
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 04:49:47 PM »

Damn!

When does this get released your end?
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Re: Skull Island: SPOILERS
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017, 09:38:15 PM »

Friday


good to hear it's good
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Re: Skull Island: SPOILERS
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2017, 12:02:07 AM »

I'm not saying it's 100% perfect but even the day after I'm still buzzing from the experience.
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Re: Skull Island: SPOILERS
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2017, 02:56:34 AM »

- good post-credits teaser at the end too

- I thought the Big Bad's design looked kinda derpy at first, but it grew on me

- beware the sounds of birds

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Re: Skull Island: SPOILERS
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2017, 07:13:55 AM »

There's a central Skull Crawler?
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Re: Skull Island: SPOILERS
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2017, 08:19:26 PM »

A really big one.
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Re: Skull Island: SPOILERS
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2017, 10:21:49 PM »

Now I'm even more excited. Do they use the ACRONYM MUTO?
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Re: Skull Island: SPOILERS
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2017, 11:02:45 PM »

A really big one.

Like a work placement?
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Re: Skull Island: SPOILERS
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2017, 01:23:13 AM »

Dream a little bigger darling
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Re: Skull Island: SPOILERS
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2017, 01:36:27 AM »

So no Birth of a Nation I subtext here which is the entire point of the character, eh? I'll download it.
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Re: Skull Island: SPOILERS
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2017, 01:43:45 AM »

I thought the message of King Kong was, "Once you go Monkey you'll never go Honky"
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Re: Skull Island: SPOILERS
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2017, 02:39:24 PM »

This movie was amazing. It took like every trope and cliche from Vietnam/big monster/adventure movies and made fresh and fun.
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Re: Skull Island: SPOILERS
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2017, 05:35:39 PM »

Really like the scene where the giant spider impales the guys and didn't even realize it.  And are seriously not gonna talk about
the giant fucking ape
The fact that a guy just got taken by birds and ripped apart
No one wants to talk about this.

Also loved the one guy who thought the story about a mouse who removed the thorn from the lion was about the mouse murding said lion with thorn.  Wanted him to go out like a G to bad that didn't happen.
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