Broadsides and Ballyhoos – Kong: Skull Island edition


Broadsides (AKA stuff I didn’t like):

  • Nothing really happens.
  • It would be great to see a movie with strong female characters that actually believed female characters could be strong…
  • … Underlining, highlighting, and putting exclamation points on every instance doesn’t read as very sincere.
  • Are any of these people the least bit interesting other than John C. Reilly?
  • Waste of John Goodman.
  • I think I already forgot most of it.

Ballyhoos (AKA stuff I liked):

  • John C. Reilly. He steals the show from the title character and adds some much-needed heart.
  • That super campy prelude.
  • The backstory. Brief and just interesting enough. Didn’t overwhelm everything else, either.
  • Didn’t take itself too seriously.
  • I did end up caring about Kong.

– David