The internet loves to bathe in the issues of pop culture. If YouTube channels like CinemaSins and ScreenJunkies are any indication, there are few things more rewarding to fans than having a negative opinion about a film, only to have that negative opinion validated by a third party. It’s both one of the things we love and hate about the culture that the internet has created. One such filmmaker who has also lashed out over that culture is Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
For those who don’t know, last month, Vogt-Roberts lashed out on Twitter against CinemaSins, the channel known for going through a whole movie and picking apart all its flaws. While he seemed to understand criticism, he thought that a lot of the critiques that the channel had had little real basis. Rather than go for fun, they tend to go with mean-spirited and irrelevant, according to the director. If you go to his Twitter account at around August 16, you will see a LONG tirade, including plenty of examples from CinemaSins’ Looper video as to why their criticism is bad.
This makes it especially surprising that Vogt-Roberts actually participated in his own honest trailer for Kong: Skull Island. Partway through the latest offering from ScreenJunkies, he interrupts the show to offer some of the same criticism in his Twitter rant. From there, he begins to tout his own problems with Kong: Skull Island.
His problems are very real issues the movie had, mainly dealing with the structural problems and lack of real character development in the flick. More than anything, the movie suffered from having way too many characters. Honestly, as a viewer, that didn’t bother me too much, as I was too caught up in all the action they kept throwing our way. Upon reflection, however, that is an issue I was able pick at.
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SOURCE: Honest Trailers