Funnily enough that was a line in the sand for my partner too... Though weirdly I think she got right back on board when they used one as a monster defibrillatorSo I’m completely thrown by this film.
It “wasn’t bad” and I was completely with it, watching monster laser beam breath and the like butflying car things, nah I’m out![\spoiler]
Story was terrible but enjoyed the movie nonetheless. Picture quality was great and Kong seems like a great lad.
Thanks. I thought I understood the reference. I did not!@Tom Davies tagline for the review is a pastiche of the lyrics from BOC's Godzilla
Oh no, Kong has got to go / go go Godzilla! / Oh no, he’s jumping on a boat / go go Godzilla!
Oh, no, they say he's got to go / Go! Go! Godzilla / Oh, no, there goes Tokyo / Go! Go! Godzilla
ETA: Buck Dharma is 73, and Eric Bloom is now 76!
And they can still knock it out of the park
I thought this was a piss poor film. Definitely the worst of the 4 movies in the Monsterverse. I cant get why people liked it. Bar 20 mins of decent CGI fights, the rest was utter utter guff.
Characterization? - Nah, fook that. Who needs characters with a modicum of a background or sensible and apt place in the film?!
Decent plot/storyline? - Nah, no need. Who needs a decent storyline in a movie these days?!
Overall, fight scenes = 20 minutes of fun.
Downside? 1hr 20 minutes of absolute sh*te filler for said 20 minutes of fun. How these 20 minutes make this an 8/10, I'll never know. I'll just blame lockdown and lack of decent content that has clouded the judgment of moviegoers to accept guff standards and think it good
I think that's fair if it was just Kong vs Godzilla and the rest were faceless humans, but when (rough guess) over half your film is based around human characters, it's fair to ask them to have decent arcs, lines etc.Honestly, we've had so many terrible Bay movies, so many awful Godzilla movies, I find it so strange that when we get everything anyone could have possibly wanted all of those movies to be (i.e. better at coherent, stylish action with giant CG characters you actually care about), people are annoyed there's not enough human depth.
I can't read that as anything less crazy than coming to some worthy Oscar-Winning drama and complaining there wasn't enough blockbuster action.
"I mean, sure, 12 Years a Slave was well acted but honestly, where are my CG fisticuffs? 2/10."
Reading through these comments it seems you need to set your expectations that you are about to watch a Rocky Balboa vs Apollo Creed 113 minute punch-up with 150m tall monsters which is fine by me - bring it on. Will watch this during the weekend on iTunes - also good to hear that sound and vision is great - george
I think that's fair if it was just Kong vs Godzilla and the rest were faceless humans, but when (rough guess) over half your film is based around human characters, it's fair to ask them to have decent arcs, lines etc.
I also think we're starting to fall into "well at least it's better than that" territory and not always judging on the merits (Snyder Cut is a bit like that too).
I enjoyed this for what it was, mainly the fights (which were indeed awesome) and yes, Kong felt like an actual character, but it's just barely a 7 for me. For instance the bit about wandering into Mechagodzilla's lair was very, very stupid - on a par with KOM levels of stupidity.
I think it's one of those movies where if you're already properly bought into the whole premise, you'll get more out of it. Or alternatively, there's about a 30 minute cut in there of just Godzilla and Kong action - that'd definitely be worth watching again.
Actually yes, would agree with all of that. I did like the I only learned HTML line a lot.I think the Gorilla Whisperer arc was decent, so - for me - only about half the human stuff didn't work (basically all the contractually bound returning characters), and at least they occasionally got a cheeky Wingard line to remind you he's having fun.
So, sure, sling it a 6, a 7, or an 8. Fine. YMMV, clearly.
BUT, and this is why I HATE scores, where the hell are these 2s and 3s coming from?
If we're going by that logic, I'd rather trust the words of my kid:
"So what would you give it out of 10?"
Anyone who saw my Monsterverse rewatch posts over the last three days will know that my scores on anything with the big G in are...shall we say 'softer' than I might be on similar action franchises...Actually yes, would agree with all of that. I did like the I only learned HTML line a lot.
And totally get your point on scores, such an easy trap to fall into.
Does the Amazon Prime rental include an Atmos soundtrack? if not, does anyone know the best place to stream in 4K with Atmos, legally in the UK ?