They also injected the project with a lot of style
King Kong was colossal in terms of its cinematic imagination, i thought.
i went to the movie to have fun and i don't actually quite believe in serious movies anymore, by the way. because it's through life where you learn about life. a movie is always a lie. yes that may convey my idea that it's better to feel like a movie.
i liked the very first sequence with the swordfight in the sunset, then when they were approaching the island on the helicopters and a lightning storm happened while pilot/leader Sam L talked about his mother in a calm voice, then the entire rest of the movie.
i almost spontaneously clapped at least five times. a couple of times i felt like i was losing my shit.
when the guy pulled the two grenades he'd hold! when King Kong surprised me by eating! when i watched King Kong eat a person from a helicopter! when John C explained things!
really for the fact of John C alone it's a perfectly tuned 30s movie here in 2017. one thing to the next, that's how you do it. you're on a motorcycle in your narrative, that's the law of a fun narrative. really the question is was it rushed enough? emotional complexities are for other movies. this story was small and tuned to specific responses from characters experiencing the mania.
the final battle between King Kong and Godzilla is really a matter of movie magic, and it sounds to me like the odds are on the ape's side in terms of surprising the audience.