Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Kong: Skull Island


A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden.

#action     #adventure     #fantasy    



Before I start this review, I have to admit, I love monster movies. They are just inherently entertaining to me, even if the movie is not all that good. "Kong: Skull Island" is no different and did exactly what it set out to do. It entertained me with some great action scenes and breathtaking visuals. However, having this many actors in a relatively short movie is bound to have more than a few underused characters and sadly almost all of them were underdeveloped. This is especially a shame if you look at the stacked cast which includes Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Hiddleston. Luckily, the movie did have a fast paced plot which made sure there were no dull moments to be seen and much excitement to be had with all the different monsters that live on Skull Island. Overall, I can safely recommend 'Kong: Skull Island' to anyone looking for some mindless fun.

#enjoyable 3.0


It's been years since I have seen a "Kong" movie. Last time I did was back in 2005 when Peter Jackson's movie came out, however after seeing the trailer for "Kong: Skull Island" I wasn't exactly hyped up about the film but I was willing to give it a shot. Now I've seen the movie and I can't say I was happily surprised. That's not to say it was horrible or bad, just not what I would have wanted to see in a movie like this. Kong and the other monsters are definitely awesome and they look quite amazing, but paired with a pretty generic story not much comes out of it. They try to spice it up with a lot of action scenes and the recognizable Samual L. Jackson performance, though in the end the movie fails to really immerse you into the story just because it actually isn't that interesting. In the end I would say "Kong: Skull Island" is a decent time killer if you have nothing better to watch.

#timekiller 2.5


It has been a while since we got an all new movie in the "King Kong" franchise and now the wait has ended with "Kong: Skull Island". This time around, Kong receives a sizable growth spurt and a whole different story. Sadly, the new take on the story did not boast the same kind of excitement as we had previously seen. It just feels pretty generic and ends up being your run of the mill action movie 90% of the time. At no point we felt surprised by the plot and that's a shame if you look back at what some of the other movies did. However, it's not all bad as the movie did have some breathtaking visuals and exciting action scenes between the different parties on the island, be it monsters, Kong or the military led by Samuel L Jackson. Talking about Jackson, we got quite the all star cast, but ultimately most of the characters ended up being underused and underdeveloped. In the end, we can recommend "Kong: Skull Island" for a rainy day with not much else to do.

#enjoyable 3.0