King Kong Review

King Kong is a 2005 epic monster adventure film directed by Peter Jackson, starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Andy Serkis, Jamie Bell, and Adrien Brody.  Serving as a remake of the 1933 film of the same name, the story follows an ambitious filmmaker who coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, only to encounter Kong, a legendary giant gorilla. Positives: Great performances Great cast Some characters are great Terrific music Terrific visuals Emotionally, compelling story Well-written script Great direction Great action Negatives: Characters…

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Kong: Skull Island Review

Kong: Skull Island is a 2017 monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, and John C. Reilly.  The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and serves as the second film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse, following a team of scientists and Vietnam War soldiers who travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific and encounter terrifying creatures and the mighty Kong. Positives: Good characters Great story Great visuals Good direction by Vogt-Roberts Great score Fantastic cast Negatives: Some…

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The Legend of Tarzan Review

The Legend of Tarzan is a 2016 action adventure film directed by David Yates, based on the fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.  The film stars Alexander Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou, Jim Broadbent, and Christoph Waltz; and follows Tarzan (Skarsgard) and Jane (Robbie) nearly a decade since they left Africa, but must return when a Jane becomes a pawn in a devious plot set by Leon Rom (Waltz), Tarzan must return to the jungle to save the woman he loves. Positives: Good performances Good cast…

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