The following is a review of Kong: Skull Island – Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts
In 2014, no film disappointed me more than Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla. It’s not a bad film, per se – and I do think Gareth Edwards is a talented director – but it remains one of the biggest movie disappointments over the last few years, for me. Therefore, I was, obviously, apprehensive about the next film in Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment’s monster movie cinematic universe.
My main issues with Godzilla were that Godzilla, essentially, had a story that was populated with mostly uninteresting characters, and that I also felt the marketing had promised me much more of both Bryan Cranston and the titular monster than we were given. Does Kong: Skull Island share those issues? Well. Yes and no. Continue reading “REVIEW: Kong: Skull Island (2017)”→
The following is a retro review of ‘Cloverfield’, a Matt Reeves film.
Cloverfield is one to remember. It is the most mysterious monster film ever made, one of the best found-footage films of all-time, and, arguably, the best monster film of the 2000s. I had no idea what it was when it came out. I remember how some thought that, perhaps, it was a new Godzilla-film, and while Godzilla is a great monster, I can honestly say that I’ve never enjoyed a kaiju-movie more than I enjoyed Cloverfield when it first came out. Continue reading “RETRO REVIEW: Cloverfield (2008)”→
The following is a spoiler-filled review of Godzilla.
Not long ago, I watched Gareth Edwards’ Monsters for the first time, and that was a fine movie – based on its indie-value. Now in 2014 – four years following his indie-monster-flick – he has been given the opportunity to recapture the spirit of the former movie, with more money and a higher number of audience-members guaranteed. Does it work? Not really. Continue reading “REVIEW: Godzilla (2014)”→