Being completely twinned with Godzilla, with a crossover between both already announced, Vogt-Roberts does not make the mistake of hiding the monster until the end of the tape. From the first moment we are aware of the presence of the gigantic (more than ever) gorilla, and in just half an hour we will be enjoying the sensational showdown between him and the choppers. It is a Kong more brutal and powerful than ever. It is enough to see not only his incredible fights (the one against the octopus is a great example) but his relationship with the character of Brie Larson. Where once there was romance, here he establishes a relation of respect between the protector of the island and its visitor. No nonsense. And no skating on the ice, thank god. The film is very conscious of what we have seen in the past and for that reason it tries to escape of it from the beginning.
Yes it is true that the cast, sensational as it is, does not have much to catch with its characters, mere puppets in the world of Kong. Some like John Goodman or Samuel L. Jackson, a sort of captain Ahab trying to kill Moby Dick, have a bit more background, but not others like Tom Hiddleston or even Brie Larson. It doesn’t matter. The absolute protagonist is Kong and the humans are more like spectators of the power of the ape and the creatures of the island. And what a protagonist. The visual display, the fights between monsters, the tireless rhythm ... It is cinema of evasion and entertainment of at its best. A magnificent and exuberant spectacle like King Kong itself, that takes advantage of all the elements that have at its disposal, all the tributes and all the charm of the myth and the legend. And with a very nice post-credit scene. What I said, cinema of evasion and show in pure state. A more than worthy successor to the throne of the king.
COMENTA CON TU CUENTA DE FACEBOOK