Kong: Skull Island (2017) (NO UNOFFICIAL PHOTOS)

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Postby G2000 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:40 pm

MorgansTShirt wrote:I still think this movie was pretty lame, but maybe I just have a crappy opinion of it. I'll accept that.


Jesus H. Christ, why do you keep putting yourself down? Unless you're being sarcastic, you've literally been apologizing for not liking a movie all that much. That's ridiculous. You're allowed to have your own opinion. I might not necessarily agree with all your points (though I heartily agree with some of them, like Brie Larson being one of the worst parts of the movie, and the Vietnam War setting is mostly just for aesthetics rather than actually having anything to say).
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Re: Kong: Skull Island (2017) (NO UNOFFICIAL PHOTOS)

Postby MorgansTShirt » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:12 pm

G2000 wrote:
MorgansTShirt wrote:I still think this movie was pretty lame, but maybe I just have a crappy opinion of it. I'll accept that.


Jesus H. Christ, why do you keep putting yourself down? Unless you're being sarcastic, you've literally been apologizing for not liking a movie all that much. That's ridiculous. You're allowed to have your own opinion. I might not necessarily agree with all your points (though I heartily agree with some of them, like Brie Larson being one of the worst parts of the movie, and the Vietnam War setting is mostly just for aesthetics rather than actually having anything to say).


Sorry... Very shy and easily intimidated. Social media isn't meant for me, but I'm such a glutton for punishment that I end up chiming in when I feel strongly about something.

I think my harshness toward the film was a result of having posted shortly after seeing it, rather than letting my thoughts and feelings settle a while. I still groan at the very thought of ever watching this movie again, but in the end it's at least entertaining, and I can understand why monster fans like it... But on the subject of monsters, damn, I really wish the film went with the concept artwork of the leafwings which portrayed them as vaguely mammalian death-rays.

Maybe I should watch Princess Mononoke soon in response to this film. While watching my mind kept wandering back to Mononoke, which I think shared at least a few similarities (if my memory doesn't elude me) yet gave me better satisfaction somehow.
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Postby UltramanGoji » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:17 pm

Mononoke was one of the inspirations for Skull Island's environment IIRC.
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Postby MorgansTShirt » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:19 pm

UltramanGoji wrote:Mononoke was one of the inspirations for Skull Island's environment IIRC.


That would explain a lot!

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Postby goji89 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:24 pm

MorgansTShirt wrote: Sorry... Very shy and easily intimidated. Social media isn't meant for me, but I'm such a glutton for punishment that I end up chiming in when I feel strongly about something.


*Sniff*....Mmmmm.....I smell fear.

Been a while.

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Postby _JNavs_ » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:25 pm

goji89 wrote:
MorgansTShirt wrote: Sorry... Very shy and easily intimidated. Social media isn't meant for me, but I'm such a glutton for punishment that I end up chiming in when I feel strongly about something.


*Sniff*....Mmmmm.....I smell fear.

Been a while.

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_JNavs_ wrote:
goji89 wrote:

*Sniff*....Mmmmm.....I smell fear.

Been a while.

Quick someone wave a raw steak in front of BaragonBrehs cave and lure him out, we've got a live one

Keep that Scarecrow-Riddler hybrid in the cave!!!

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Postby Living Corpse » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:37 pm

MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:
_JNavs_ wrote:
goji89 wrote:

*Sniff*....Mmmmm.....I smell fear.

Been a while.

Quick someone wave a raw steak in front of BaragonBrehs cave and lure him out, we've got a live one

Keep that Scarecrow-Riddler hybrid in the cave!!!

we're just busting chops


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Re: Kong: Skull Island (2017) (NO UNOFFICIAL PHOTOS)

Postby MorgansTShirt » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:19 am

UltramanGoji wrote:Mononoke was one of the inspirations for Skull Island's environment IIRC.


It's a shame Princess Mononoke only inspired the environment/creatures, because I just watched Mononoke this weekend and I think Skull Island could have been a much better movie if it had even half of its artful taste.

Yeah yeah, I know, most people are satisfied with monsters and explosions and guys slicing up pterodactyls with swords, and this is something I understand even though I'm not interested in those things by themselves. The problem I have with Kong isn't that it's a mindless action movie, it's that it's a mindless action movie that pretends to be thoughtful and relevant. I dislike movies that try to look bigger than they actually are.

Much like Mononoke, Kong is a somewhat gritty action-adventure fantasy film that deals with issues of war, vengeance, peace and understanding, and huge monsters representing nature that human beings have a complicated relationship with. Unlike Mononoke, I think Kong mostly exists to excite moviegoers with entertaining violence, sprinkled with pretentious morals that are immediately undermined by the nature of the film.

I think even the violence in Mononoke is more effective than the violence in Kong. While watching Kong I could enjoy maybe a couple moments where a monster does something really frightening, like the bamboo spider crossing through the forest and unexpectedly spearing a man through the throat, but I found very few of those scenes to be either compelling or thrilling. It felt to me like the writers just wanted to kill people in many different ways.

But with Mononoke, I feel as though every violent moment and every thrilling action scene was tastefully designed, like an arrow that was perfectly built, perfectly aimed, and perfectly fired to carry the movie forward and hit its mark. Even the subtle dark humor of its violence spoke a lot more, to me at least, such as the scenes when Ashitaka decapitates a few samurai with so much ease that both he and his enemies are utterly amazed, baffled, and horrified. I feel a sense of swiftly moving forward, and trying to reach a goal, while also keeping in mind the humanity of its characters, in all the action scenes and violence of Mononoke.

I apologize to anyone who might think I'm annoying for talking so much. I understand that Kong is a well-liked movie and that I'm being too harsh against it. All I want to do is share my thoughts, not tell people what they can or cannot like.
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