Overall I’d probably say that this live action version of Beauty and the Beast was more so nostalgic than it was magical. Maybe those who enjoy musicals will appreciate and like this movie more than I did. It simply just didn’t move me the same way that the animated film did when I was younger. (And I was a fan of the animated film too.) I wanted something new and different in this film while still connecting with that sentimental feeling. Unfortunately there wasn’t enough “new” and there was only a long trip down memory lane.
Kong: Skull Island was definitely an entertaining film. It’s a nice stepping stone to continue building the mythos that the studios are creating with this “monster universe”. For those wondering, yes, there is an end credit scene that teases a connection to future movies. It’s well worth the watch in theaters, so feel free to plan your weekend to check it out. I saw the film in 2D and thought it was just fine in that format.
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