Kong: Skull Island Movie Review
Rating :- 3.5/5 Reviewed by:Renuka Vyavahare Site: TimesofIndia
Despite being clichéd, you enjoy the two species slugging it out in the jungle as the humans run helter-skelter, becoming the mere spectators. While this instalment tries to match up to Peter Jackson’s 2005 adventure, it lacks its epic cinematic moments, like Kong scaling the Empire State building. Though British actor Tom Hiddleston and Oscar winner Brie Larson have nothing much to do here except for gawking at the giants and running for their lives, they add credibility to this otherwise stereotypical franchise. Leading to the big Kong vs Godzilla (2020) clash, if you don’t mind some shallow, video game-esque entertainment, this one doesn’t disappoint.
Rating :- 2/5 Reviewed by:SURAJ PRASAD Site: Deccanchronicle
Apart from the bullets, grenades, bombs and helicopters that had absolutely no reason to engage with something that is unfathomable at the first sight, we also had the commanding officer, Jackson, who was filled with anguish that America could not win the Vietnam War. He also mentions that they “abandoned the war”; for him, the island became another war zone, and Kong became the new enemy and he immediately proclaims, “I know an enemy when I see one”. It is people like these who need to be careful, who do not think rationally and are willing to pick a fight with anyone for anything. My only suggestion to such people is at the least try picking a fight with someone your own size.
Rating :- 2.5/5 Reviewed by:Rohan Naahar Site: hindustantimes
This is King Kong! It should’ve roared, it should’ve been wonderful, towering, breathtakingly larger-than-life. I never thought I’d say this, but were that uneasy romantic subplot from Peter Jackson’s 2005 King Kong to be removed, it would be a better movie than this.
Rating :- 2/5 Reviewed by: Shalini Langer Site: Indianexpress
You are reminded of another line, at another time. Riding into Skull Island, Packard talks about the legend of Icarus. He talks about the father of that boy who gave him wings made of wax, causing his death when he grew too ambitious and flew too close to the sun. “But the US Army,” he adds, “is not an irresponsible father”.
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