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Friday, March 10, 2017

Piece Of Shit Or Not?- Kong: Skull Island

Somewhere there's a joke that can be made about a thieving monkey in this pic


Joe's Take-
Sometime in the 1970's, a group of explorers, scientists, soldiers, and a company man, travel to the famous Skull Island to do some "surveying". Once there, all hell breaks loose (of course) when they fire upon a giant gorilla, and the survivors must travel through many unknown monstrosities to reach safety. Along comes a marooned pilot that's been on the island for nearly three decades who's a little loopy, but knows many of Skull Island's dangers. Will anyone, especially Tom Hiddleston (Thor) and his perfect facial bone structure, make it out alive? How many secrets is John Goodman's (10 Cloverfield Lane) character hiding under that fishing vest? And will it get to the point where Samuel L. Jackson (Snakes on a Plane) screams, "I have had it with these muthafuckin monsters, on this muthafuckin island!"?

My Prediction- Take plot points and imagery from Jurassic Park III, Peter Jackson's King Kong (2005), and Apocalypse Now, and you have this non-stop visual beat down of the senses. It looks more fun and comical than previous Kong outings, but John C. Reilly's (Step Brothers) performance may take things over the top into spoof territory. Kong: Skull Island will not be a Piece of Evolutionary Fluke Sized Monkey Poo, but those military greens have got to go.

Mike's Take -
John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Hiddleston are part of a forward team for the Army, after reports of a gigantic monkey have surfaced on a newly found island. However, the size of the monkey defies all expectations when it suddenly attacks them after being provoked.
The party is stranded on the island and must find a way to get to the predetermined landing zone, to be able to escape, similar to Jurassic Park, but things get WAY out of hand. Monsters attack, two legged dinosaurs stalk them and Kong, who is ruthless, fights, to keep his kingdom from being invaded by man.
This movie won't be a piece of shit, but I don't expect it to be anything more than the same that we've been getting from the Hollywood Studios that brought us such great fare as Jurassic World, Godzilla (1998), Peter Jackson's King Kong, the new Godzilla, Pacific Rim and other "kaiju" style movies.
I hope I'm wrong.

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