I love this movie. No monkey romance, no sexuality and most importantly, no capturing the beast and bringing back to NY. Just some plain old action and Kong reaction!
could have been much better - maybe rent it but alas I wish I could return this.
A terrible film done perfectly
Bad all the way around, but gets a star for amazing special fx
CGI over story
None of these stupid idiots never watched their backs!!! I was happy to see them eaten. Why did they shoot Kong? Evil humans? Why did they fly so close? Stupid humans. I only wish Kong and the other residents had killed more of the soldiers.
Great action adventure for everyone
The movie was a blast. I loved almost every moment of it. Full of great monster vs monster duels
Lame not worth it
Still based in 1970’s, same drama, trying to kill Kong when they are a lot more monsters to kill, bad movie overall.
The positive reviews share a common view.
That being that the action is appreciated. Fine, there is action. The trouble is that it makes no sense. The stick figure characters portrayed inspire no human concern. Those which died left me in no way troubled. These people made a movie with no story behind it. The script was an embarrassment. If you are considering sacrificing two hours of your life to this travesty, please reconsider and escape from skull island while you can.
I liked it!
Well funded arrogance, a native population that understands the phenomenon enough to have taught a downed pilot over the years who is the medium for explaining to the new visitors. A military madman, a mystical savior with purpose, and a deep ancient evil unknown and not understood by the rest of the world.
This is a very well thought out new take on what King Kong is.
Previously in American films he was the victim, this time he's the mystical guardian.
I really didn't think I would like it so much based on reviews but it was able to shine through.
This was AWESOME!
This is a great movie. I'm glad Kong Lived in this one. Most of the older ones he was kidnapped off his home and died at the end. This one He lived. I liked that about this one. I'm buying the movie. This is so Awesome. I like a lot of Music too. I highly recommend buying this movie. It's well worth it. Why are people cutting this down. I brought my review back to say. Opinions are like belly buttons. Everybody has one. Let's be nice. A lot poeple worked hard to make this movie. Give them a break! I'm glad that Kong walked away alive in this one. How about looking at a deeper picture. In real life, How do most people in the real world treat animals? Take Seaworld for instants, Man had no business taking Orca's and Dolphins from the Ocean, aka their Home. and all the other sea life they have there. So set the crulety aside and keep bad severe bad opinons to yourself. Lets play nice.
I thought this was a super fun romp. A neat and fun twist on the King Kong genre. Sit back and enjoy the ride!
With everything combined, actors/acting, visual effects, CGI, directing, plot and dialogue, this movie was absolutely horrendous.
I should've known from the first 2 minutes when they showed what Kong looked like (ruining the traditional element of surprise to the "beast") that it was doomed.
These were A-List actors staring in a glorified B-movie. The film and location were nice enough but were ultimately ruined by the distraction of cliche dialogue, bad acting (with horrible secondary actors), bad editing, bad story, bad directing, and the feeling of "when is this going to get better" playing over and over in my head. It was really just a slap in the face to the King Kong saga and felt pushed/rushed.
I find it hard to believe that NOTHING in this movie was original. It was predictable and very often times, didn't make sense. Most movies at least have some realistic elements to them. This had none. Set just after the Vietnam War ended, the director really pushed that era of rock music to the level that it wasn't even necessary.
And, if you weren't already tired-in-the-face about Capital One actor, Samuel L. Jackson, get ready for that same unnecessary intensity in this film. Way over the top.
How the acting was this bad is beyond my understanding. How this movie has 76% Rotten Tomatoe and 4-star itunes viewer rating is even more questionable and bizzarr.
In the end, John C. Riley was the best part about this movie and i was embarassed to have let my audience watch what i just rented from itunes.
It's a Kong Movie, not an academy award film....
It was fun. Put it where it belongs. Fun. Fights with Kong and monsters were great. Acters were there for the ride. Why people critique some movies like they are themselves directors and script writers is beyond me. Too many people think they are smarter than they are but work a 9-5 and get the bills paid from month to month. I get it. But just enjoy it for what it is. A King King flick. Is it great? Not really. Was is fun to watch? Yes.
Hard to watch
Corny lines with a poorly written script makes this movie hard to watch. The concept seemed interesting but they failed at every level. Slowed down action scenes looked more like the matrix than King Kong. Instead of pouring money into CGI they should have put it towards the script. It's like the movie was just thrown together at the last minute. Not worth buying or renting. Wait until it comes on a premium channel and even then watch if it is the only thing on. Disappointed.
Very lame, zero story.
Sorry , but that ain't it. The story was very lame. It didn't make no sense at all. Way too fast the monsters are showing up. No city, just jungle crap... Unnecessarily made up creatures... Seriously safe your money!
denise-reviews from OC
Don't waste your money or time purchasing this movie. Poorly written, poor acting, poor comedic timing, just about everything was a waste in this film. At least Kong lives in the end. Ridiculous I paid $20 to watch this piece of c**p.
The worst- just the worst.
The best story ever. Good graphics. Cheap actors and acting.
I felt compelled to leave a review because majority of the people who said negative things about the movie must be mentally handicapped.
Potential spoiler alert/world shaker:
THIS IS NOT A DOCUMENTARY ON GORILLAS
What were you really expecting? An encyclopedia narration? It's a cool monster movie with A list actors who make it funny and fun. Appreciate it for what it is.
Quit being an idiot.
EXCEPT SAMUEL L. JACKON