Reviewed byJohn AbuSaleemVote: 2/10/10
So it is like Ghostbusters 2016 all over again. On the day of releaseof another unrequested, unwanted, unappealing reboot a whole bunch ofaccounts appear and write super duper positive reviews. Well, they areall fake. Although these fake reviewers are getting more'sophisticated.' Look at tvsweeney-39052 for example, the account wascreated several months ago and give Village Road Show and Columbiareleases all 10/10, but has thrown in a couple of bad reviews of otherstudios' releases in the interim.
This movie sucks. The unoriginality stinks to high heaven The tokenChinese cow to satisfy Chinese investors and Chinese ticket sales isbeyond useless and cannot act and Kong is not even Kong (they don'teven want to call him King because he is so off). This is one of thosestandard cliché films where the grown up audience knows after 5minutes, that the target group is hacks. Even in the middle of thefilm's major actions scene, the whole logic pauses, as two supposedlycool characters have to talk, run and get into danger and make theaudience yawn, because it is just so bad.
Unlike many fantasy films, this film is not interesting at all. If someyoung script writer thought that it would be "cool" for a remote islandto be "interesting", then the accountants at the studio would writethis script for him.
A washed up monster chaser convinces the U.S. Government to fund a trip to an unexplored island in the South Pacific. Under the guise of geological research, the team travels to "Skull Island". Upon arrival, the group discover that their mission may be complicated by the wildlife which inhabits the island. The beautiful vistas and deadly creatures create a visually stunning experience that is sure to keep your attention.