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Mar 14th, 2017 at 3:22am
 
Anyone here check this out yet?
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Reply #1 - Mar 14th, 2017 at 10:02pm
 
May go see it tonight.
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Reply #2 - Mar 15th, 2017 at 12:59am
 
I've been wanting to see it, and have had plans to see it with my son, but he's gotten sick, so two different times we've postponed our plans.
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Reply #3 - Mar 15th, 2017 at 3:13am
 
Let me know if its decent.
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Reply #4 - Mar 15th, 2017 at 10:00pm
 
Didn't get to it last night.  Tuesday nights are my movie night, so it will be next week before I get a chance.
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Reply #5 - Mar 19th, 2017 at 4:27pm
 
Me and my son both saw it tonight, and we both really liked it!  Lots of action, really amazing creatures (tons of different kinds!) and overall a lot of fun!
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Reply #6 - Mar 19th, 2017 at 5:45pm
 
Thanks for the review Majestic. I just may breakdown and go see it today.
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Reply #7 - Apr 7th, 2017 at 1:15am
 
I got dragged to it a couple of weeks ago. I liked it well enough.  It was actually better than I expected, but maybe too long by 30 minutes.

Personally, it seemed to me like a combination of King Kong, the comic book series B.P.R.D., and the classic film Apocalypse Now.

I thought that the reviews I read described it accurately: an excellent King Kong, but too much 'human story' and not enough Kong.


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1.  I liked that the film kept the action on the titular Skull Island.

2.  I didn't understand what was intended with the mute/telepathic? natives.

3. I liked the 'modern' twist on the natives. Presumably, it wouldn't be politically correct in 2017 to portray them once again as they had been in past King Kong movies, as dumb and ruthless savages worshiping King Kong and feeding him human sacrifices.

4.  I liked that, unlike the Peter Jackson version from 10-ish years ago, which seemed to me to be a bloated remake of the 1930's original, the set-up to this film seemed a lot more similar to the 1970s DeLaurentis version.

5.  I liked the 'man-out-of-time' character.  But none of other other characters, including Tom Huddleston's and Sam Jackson's respective characters, interested me much at all.  Both of those well-known actors seemed to me to give notably uninspired, bland performances.
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Reply #8 - Apr 8th, 2017 at 3:58am
 
Honestly I thought it was the worst movie I have seen in the last several years. I have not seen many and it was not horrible, it was just bland.

All the others were just better.
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