Review Detail8.9 3 10
FanMix July 29, 2017 5370
A fever dream version of a Hollywood blockbuster, with backstories and sub-plots stripped out so we can just watch celebrities get tossed around and CGI bit actors get maimed and eaten. A ton of fun that flies by and makes you realize how much leaner most monster movies can (and should) be. I notied the occasional awkward sound transition and watching a movie cut this way makes you realize the importance (or lack thereof -- maybe just presence of?) establishing "hero shots" -- seeing Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston just as part of a scene without a close-up to let us know "this person is important" is kind of jarring but ultimately you kind of feel like King Kong as a result -- these are all just little faces, maybe not important, very likely waiting to get stepped on.