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Ky's Korner Blog #4: Kong - Skull Island. Presented by Saljack Enterprises. Gaming. Media. Entertainment.

Hello Friends!

Saljack Enterprises has allowed me to do movie reviews, so….I saw Kong over the weekend and just had to talk about it. I’ve read some reviews that weren’t all that great but, let me tell you…

Do not listen! Hater’s will be hater’s right!? Exactly!

I’ll be honest.. I’ve loved Kong since childhood. Most people from my generation do. So I may be a bit byist. I always feel so badly for him and not to mention I wanted a Kong of my own. Yeah, that’s right.. if only we could be BFF’s. That would be awesome! Yeah I’m a nerd… A cool nerd… but yeah…it’s whatever.. lol.

Some reviews are saying he is even less approachable in this version…Ummmm….

Okay… He’s a gorilla the size of a sky scraper… how would that ever be an approachable situation, really???  I think this film tried to take a more realistic approach and they pulled it off.

I mean..We all know the story.. the military attacks Kong fearing him only to find out he isn’t so terrible.  He has a lot of love in that huge heart if his. Hard to tell at first due to the fact that he’s a giant gorilla… One would assume. But still..

This film takes you on a journey to a world beyond our imagination where Kong is King. He protects his homeland and those that find it hard to survive there. He is their God and he lives up to all of that hype. A lonely creature desperate for friendship in the most innocent of ways fighting to protect all he has left. You can’t help but cheer him on.

Most all of the creatures on his island are greatly over sized, even the smallest of insects. As you could imagine this causes the cast to get themselves into a few terrifying situations. And many don’t make it. In a place like this, mere humans are not at the top of the food chain by any means. Though humans do inhabit the island, they rely on Kong for protection. If not for him they would be eaten alive, literally.

The cast is top notch… Tom Hiddleston is charming and has you trusting his every move as he quickly becomes the leader of the bunch. Great accent too.. Wink-Wink..  Brie Larson from “The Room” plays whom I believe Kong falls in love with later (they for sure leave it open for a sequel) and she is superb. John C. Rielly of “Step Brothers” is super funny as always and brings some much needed comic relief. To me, every great movie has to make me laugh at least a few times. Samuel L. Jackson is also in this, playing the bad guy but pulling off a very believable performance.

I read somewhere that the ever so talented cast seems to get lost in the story and all the special effects. I say…

this story could not be told  without all the special effects and the outstanding actors just add to the appeal of the movie. Kong movies have always been about the special effects, now we just have more advanced ways of doing it. Besides…the true star in this is Kong, as it should be. We watch to see him…we wait for the scenes that include him. We find ourselves eagerly waiting to see him throw a helicopter or smash a tank. It is what it is.

That’s called movie magic at its finest folks!

I saw Godzilla when it came out too. Between the two Godzilla was never my favorite but I found myself cheering for him at the end as well. Now that both movies have been released, I think it’s pretty obvious there will be a movie with both of them together.

Will it be another epic battle between the two or will they team up? Bot characters showed empathy and the need to want to help. They both save the day and in the end we grow to love them both. The character’s are different but the story is very similar. There becomes a very human connection with both of them so I am interested to see how these stories progress. If you are like me and love these types of movies, Kong will not disappoint.

I love it when you walk out of a movie pumped and can’t stop talking about it. That’s how this movie was for me..as  if it wasn’t obvious already.. I was so pumped I had to write about it.. lol.

Most of all, I love when they take a classic, put a new age spin on it but without losing the original story. In this they did not take it to far..in my opinion.  It’s just the right mix of old school and new school and it’s everything we have loved about Kong for so long. Thank you writers of Kong for keepin’ it real! So, if you haven’t seen it, I suggest you do it soon!  Watch it and cast your own judgment. If you have seen it and would like to share your two cents, please do comment. I so enjoyed it and will be anxiously waiting to see the next chapter of the Kong saga!

Thanks for stopping by Ky’s Korner.. Until next time!


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25 thoughts on “Ky’s Korner Blog #4: Kong – Skull Island

  1. Kazuki Kazama says:

    I wrote a movie review regarding this I have not watch it though. Still planning.

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  2. Wendy Marvell says:

    FYI this movie will be part of the monster verse . Yes Godzilla will show up later.

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  3. Esmeralda Pajanucoy says:

    This is a special FX movie so it has to be appreciated as it is. Yeah, I’ve also read review about a not-so-good plot. But what the heck, this is King Kong!

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  4. Yusuf Al-Wasabi says:

    I haven’t seen this yet! And Logan too! Now Beauty and the Bestie is showing and I’m panicking what to watch first! Kong maybe? Thanks for the review Ky!

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    1. Ky Lynn says:

      Your so welcome! Thanks for reading it!

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  5. Killa says:

    I believe that this is a good movie even though I haven’t watch it yet! and of course, Tom Hiddleston! he can always pull that off!

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  6. Rebi says:

    Saw this poster in a huge billboard months ago here in the country and felt excited because I know this going to be a good movie!

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  7. Angela Cortes says:

    Having Godzilla and Kong in a movie? I agree, it would be an epic battle if they are enemies, but having a twist by the end of the movie for them to team up, ooohh… I think it will be more awesome!

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  8. Sam Doherty says:

    This is something new. I’ve never seen a movie where Samuel L. Jackson is the bad guy while Tom Hiddleston is the good guy. This is a must-watch movie for me!

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  9. Nia says:

    I am not really into this genre but since you mentioned Tom Hiddleston, I just might check it out. I didn’t even know he was a part of this movie lololol.

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  10. rage87 says:

    I also love kong. I haven’t seen this latest movie yet but I am sure that this is a nice movie as I’ve seen kong movies before when I was still in my childhood and I guess, the story is somewhat the same as in the past. With your review ky, I have now an idea what to expect on this movie.

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  11. Kristin Speight says:

    I just seen the reviews for this the other day. it looks so good. Im a fan of kong as well, always have been. Theres just something about the overgrown ape primate that grows on you. LOVE brie Larson as well, so thats just another thing to draw me. Cant wait to see it.

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  12. I find after watching Kong you can’t help, but beat your chest a bit. He has that effect on you. Yeah, there must be a reason the idea has lasted so many decades. The audience must have a good response to him.

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  13. Grecy Garcia says:

    Yes, I remember this one but I was confused at first and then I remember it is King Kong that I watched. You said Kong is the King and then I remember King Kong, the big monkey that fall in love with a human. He is the protaganist and the people are the antagonists. It reminds me of the movie Ape too.

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  14. Jimmy Bhoy says:

    Another blockbuster hit! Who cares about the reviews! We watch movies because we want to enjoy it, not over-analyze things! Oh and to that first guy who commented…Kazuki Kazama…how can you write a movie review without watching the movie first? Makes no sense, isn’t it?

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  15. Satish says:

    There’s War for the Planet of the Apes later this year guys. And I heard Charlize Theron signed up for a Mighty Joe Young sequel. Harambe lives! LOL!

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  16. victor says:

    I believe what Kazuki used was something called an official movie synopsis and wiki to boot which makes sense how he review this ahead. Anyway that Godzilla kong team up will be epic.

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    1. Ky Lynn says:

      Yep! Teaming up would be ideal!

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  17. Allison Blaire says:

    A guy mentioned an upcoming apes movie. I believe is is called war of the planet of the apes where humans and apes finally face off. I am not sure of the release date though. IT is set to be release this year I think.

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  18. Ales says:

    It was a good movie, I could say. I think Kong and Godzilla is just pure creativity to me.

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  19. Horace says:

    I’ve got a stack of old cassettes and VCDs and DVDs of this giant gorilla’s adventures. Some versions were ho-hum but not bad enough for me to collect them. Also, why wasn’t John Goodman mentioned? Top-notch actor he is, in my opinion!

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    1. Ky Lynn says:

      You are so very right! I totally should have mentioned him… good call!

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  20. Svetlanka says:

    I’ve seen the previous King Kong movies when I was younger, and as expected, every year the special effects get better. This one is no exception. I give this movie 4.75/5 stars.

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  21. Wanda says:

    Ok so I read some comments here about a movie review? Personally I think it would be an inaccurate review if you haven’t seen the movie in its entirety or have only read some articles about it (or review from other people). You are writing a movie review from your own perspective and first-hand experience. Don’t be pretentious just so other people will know that you watched it before they did.

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