I didn't think it was that bad. I actually enjoyed it.
I don't understand. Why get a creative indie horror director who is totally untested on blockbusters to direct a big crossover film where all anyone wants to see is crazy efforts as two big CGI monsters beat each other up?
Agreed, The Guest and You're Next are fantastic.
Was the new Blair Witch that bad though? Haven't seen it but impressions seemed middling at the least.
That's been the strategy for every one of these big budget monster movies including the Jurassic World movies. Relatively inexperienced indie genre directors that have made one or two fairly well recieved movies that get some genre fan cred. They usually take the offer because it lets them work on a property they probably love, and step into the big leagues pretty quickly.
its possible, even probable that he hasn't seen all the films. Even massive Kaiju nerds (like me) haven't seen every G-flick yet.Where's GMK?
Anyway, I hope he does well. Even more interested with how Death Note turns out now.
They acknowledge in Skull Island that Kong is relatively young, giving him time to grow into the role.
Also, I wouldn't expect most of the human characters to recur much, if at all.. The two Monarch employees in Skull Island were ~30 , so recasting them with older actors wouldn't be difficult.
Destoroyah and Destroy All Monsters... yikes. Conceptually they're both pretty cool but outside of a handful of cool monster scenes they're weak movies.
Destroyah is the best movie in the series outside of the original (and maybe Shin, but I haven't seen it yet). Destroy All Monsters is great fun! But maybe it requires some buy-in from watching it repeatedly as a kid as I did (though really, don't all Godzilla movies require that kind of nostalgic buy-in? lol)
Destoroyah is the basic post-1991 Heisei movie. Poorly thought out characters, badly lit miniatures that suffer from a lack of detail, lazy monster effects and battles, etc. Again, outside of some cool scenes in the end it doesn't really stand up to scrutiny. Not all Godzilla movies require nostalgia to enjoy them. I have no nostalgia for Monster Zero, Hedorah, Son of Godzilla, or Godzilla vs King Ghidorah but I loved them because of the effort put into the movies and the legitimately well thought out themes and execution.