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Saw it yesterday. Thought it was great but it suffer from the same thing so many of these movies suffer from, instead of showing us the monsters fighting we follow the human characters.



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They ruined it by showing basically all the mosnter scenes inna marketing campaign to big and wode spread for it's own good.



 

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John2290 said:
They ruined it by showing basically all the mosnter scenes inna marketing campaign to big and wode spread for it's own good.

This is why, aside from watching the first trailer to get an idea of the approach they were taking, I deliberately avoided all further trailers and marketing. I learned my lesson from when most of the best bits of Skull Island were spoiled ahead of time, and I think I enjoyed the film a lot more as a result. I do find it annoying that Hollywood does this nowadays.

Still, having watched the later trailers after seeing the film, while they do show a bit too much for my tastes, I still think I would've enjoyed the movie had I watched them. They don't spoil everything, and it's one of those films where seeing it on a big screen with a powerful sound system brings it to life in a way that watching it online just can't come close to.

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curl-6 said:
John2290 said:
They ruined it by showing basically all the mosnter scenes inna marketing campaign to big and wode spread for it's own good.

This is why, aside from watching the first trailer to get an idea of the approach they were taking, I deliberately avoided all further trailers and marketing. I learned my lesson from when most of the best bits of Skull Island were spoiled ahead of time, and I think I enjoyed the film a lot more as a result. I do find it annoying that Hollywood does this nowadays.

Still, having watched the later trailers after seeing the film, while they do show a bit too much for my tastes, I still think I would've enjoyed the movie had I watched them. They don't spoil everything, and it's one of those films where seeing it on a big screen with a powerful sound system brings it to life in a way that watching it online just can't come close to.

To be fair, Skull Island sucked. But yeah, watching trailers isn't a thing you should ever do with movies nowadays... if you're hyped, watch the first one and that's it.



mZuzek said:
curl-6 said:

This is why, aside from watching the first trailer to get an idea of the approach they were taking, I deliberately avoided all further trailers and marketing. I learned my lesson from when most of the best bits of Skull Island were spoiled ahead of time, and I think I enjoyed the film a lot more as a result. I do find it annoying that Hollywood does this nowadays.

Still, having watched the later trailers after seeing the film, while they do show a bit too much for my tastes, I still think I would've enjoyed the movie had I watched them. They don't spoil everything, and it's one of those films where seeing it on a big screen with a powerful sound system brings it to life in a way that watching it online just can't come close to.

To be fair, Skull Island sucked. But yeah, watching trailers isn't a thing you should ever do with movies nowadays... if you're hyped, watch the first one and that's it.

That's pretty much my policy. I actually kinda liked Skull Island, like nowhere near as much as I liked this film, but I thought it was okay. To each their own of course.



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curl-6 said:
mZuzek said:

To be fair, Skull Island sucked. But yeah, watching trailers isn't a thing you should ever do with movies nowadays... if you're hyped, watch the first one and that's it.

That's pretty much my policy. I actually kinda liked Skull Island, like nowhere near as much as I liked this film, but I thought it was okay. To each their own of course.

I really hated Skull Island, actually. I know I'm in the minority on that, and maybe it's partly impacted by me not having seen it in theaters because that's where these movies are at their best (though to be fair I watched both Godzilla films at mediocre theaters), but I just thought that movie was incredibly cliche, generic, and dumb. Like, not dumb fun, just... dumb. I couldn't care about anything that was going on, the characters, the story, the setting, just about anything. And as a Guardians fan, I get triggered very easily by the whole "retro soundtrack" thing so many mainstream movies have started doing recently too. The whole thing just felt very generic and corporate to me.



mZuzek said:
curl-6 said:

That's pretty much my policy. I actually kinda liked Skull Island, like nowhere near as much as I liked this film, but I thought it was okay. To each their own of course.

I really hated Skull Island, actually. I know I'm in the minority on that, and maybe it's partly impacted by me not having seen it in theaters because that's where these movies are at their best (though to be fair I watched both Godzilla films at mediocre theaters), but I just thought that movie was incredibly cliche, generic, and dumb. Like, not dumb fun, just... dumb. I couldn't care about anything that was going on, the characters, the story, the setting, just about anything. And as a Guardians fan, I get triggered very easily by the whole "retro soundtrack" thing so many mainstream movies have started doing recently too. The whole thing just felt very bland and corporate to me.

That's fair enough; compared both the 2014 Godzilla reboot and King of the Monsters, Skull Island is definitely more mainstream and "Hollywood" stylistically, and hence to my tastes less interesting. I do prefer the somewhat darker and more apocalyptic tones of the Godzilla films with their greater emphasis on scale, worldbuilding, and treating the monsters in an almost mythic way.

Admittedly, a big part of why I still found Skull Island mildly enjoyable was cos it took place in the shared universe with Godzilla and I was curious to see how they would add to the lore. As a standalone film I probably wouldn't have been all that interested in it.

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If I ever wanted to have sex with CGI then I'd keep this movie on my list. Other than that it has got to be terrible.



curl-6 said:
mZuzek said:

I really hated Skull Island, actually. I know I'm in the minority on that, and maybe it's partly impacted by me not having seen it in theaters because that's where these movies are at their best (though to be fair I watched both Godzilla films at mediocre theaters), but I just thought that movie was incredibly cliche, generic, and dumb. Like, not dumb fun, just... dumb. I couldn't care about anything that was going on, the characters, the story, the setting, just about anything. And as a Guardians fan, I get triggered very easily by the whole "retro soundtrack" thing so many mainstream movies have started doing recently too. The whole thing just felt very bland and corporate to me.

That's fair enough; compared both the 2014 Godzilla reboot and King of the Monsters, Skull Island is definitely more mainstream and "Hollywood" stylistically, and hence to my tastes less interesting. I do prefer the somewhat darker and more apocalyptic tones of the Godzilla films with their greater emphasis on scale, worldbuilding, and treating the monsters in an almost mythic way.

I mean, I'm not exactly Hollywood's biggest hater (not hard to imagine), but I get your point. It's weird, though - I did feel as there were several unique things about that movie, the way it was shot, the cinematography and all that stuff, a few scenes in particular felt really different from the usual modern Hollywood flick, almost like they came from a different era. But then all those things were thrown in a mix with your most average modern Hollywood cliches, namely the retro soundtrack and the crappy forced humor everywhere, and you end up getting a movie that just feels like it has no idea what it's trying to be.

Studios should really stop trying to copy Marvel so hard all the time. Thankfully King of the Monsters was mostly devoid of that, even if it still felt like generic 90's Hollywood a lot of the time, it did have a consistent identity. I don't know which one of the two Godzilla movies is my favorite, and it's not like I love either of them, but they've given me enough reason to care.



sethnintendo said:
If I ever wanted to have sex with CGI then I'd keep this movie on my list. Other than that it has got to be terrible.

Is it still cool to hate on CGI?