The pacing and story structure is perfectly serviceable in the first act. But the moment Kong brings down the helicopters it all goes downhill. Nearly everything after that is a series of events with no rhyme or reason. It's just stuff happening, stuff that rarely contributes to the plot, to character growth, or to theme. A lot of it is tasteless shock value. And I'm not saying it's wall to wall pointless action because it's not. Action is skreeonking rare, and many of the times it does happen it's short and underwhelming. Only the Skull Crawlers had any decent scenes. In King Kong, traditionally, the most exciting part of the story is on Skull Island, but now we have a movie named after the skreeonking place and it somehow manages to be the most boring Skull Island since the 1970s! Hell, if it wasn't for the boneyard scene I'd say it actually surpasses it as the most dull and unimaginative Skull Island in history, further wrought with bad pacing and no sense of story structure.
People say LPG is boring and slow paced, but dear god Skull Island is worse in nearly every way. It might *technically* have more action, but it's bad action, and combined with the fact that the pacing is even slower than LPG's I find myself falling asleep to the second act. Even emotional attachment to the characters is better in LPG; at least they have goals and character growth and act like real skreeonking people instead of throwing dumb quips at each other throughout the whole movie!
No, this isn’t even an opinion, this is just plain truth. Run this film by any analystic critic or professional film buff and they’d probably say just about the same thing said here.
hope more people wake up and realize this. You’re free to enjoy the movie all you want, but these are facts, the pacing is off and it makes the entire film after Kong brings down the helicopters feel weird.
It all feels very out of touch and unattached and that’s not
what a Kong movie should be.
Godzilla gets the pass because although it does drag in the second act, it has this lingering gloom about it plus the acting, action, and tone actually create emotional weight and you feel every impact in that movie.
You feel the chaos in G14, in Kong it’s just swept along.
Yah gotta be blind not to see this…