Ahahahah the backlash in here. So funny, and so dead wrong. That's right guys your opinions about things are wrong I tells ya!
Edited by Itsnotatumor - 3/13/17 at 2:12am
Okay, joking but this movie I think will almost certainly be seen by most people who watch it as better in every way to PJ Kong.
PJ Kong is great as an homage, as a film taken for itself it's dated and doesn't hold up well at all, and it's for the same reasons that were the main driving point of the film. Kong isn't an entity in that film he is a character with real feelings!
I'll get more into it later, but the one thing I actually appreciate about this film more than previous versions of Kong is that for once the natives are portrayed with real humanity to them. They aren't just entities in the movie that kidnap the blond girl that King Kong has a hard on for, here they aren't portrayed as wild savages and for all that PJ Kong was it did romanticize racism in the 1930's and that wasn't actually very cool in a film with so much detail put into bringing the world to life it just ignores that very apparent aspect of the world with no commentary.
Although on the flip side, what doesn't hold up so well here is the action adventure side of the movie, yes it's all shot very well and the action isn't bad by any means but the film has a really serious tone. And that would have been fine if they embraced that side of it, I mean the trailers really gave the impression that they were amping up the social commentary and Vietnam-with-monsters setting and all that ended up being very slight in the actual film.
PJ Kong is overindulgent and far too oversentimental but it's always going for fun. I think this film's flaw is that it never really takes the time to have fun, doesn't even really take time to breath and explore the world it's trying to set up. And mostly it's always trying to be way too serious, which is saying something giving it's short running time.