• Most of it may seem like a repeat of what we’ve seen before but it’s the sheer elegance in the dramatic flow that keeps your interest going. Even the uncluttered background score allows for a soothing evocation that stays with you. This film may not entirely live-up to everyman’s expectations but it’s certain to keep the fans ruminating over the many questions it has unleashed.

  • This one’s a roller-coaster journey full of action and danger(in fun form),and certainly a joy to behold for the young and the old. There’s nothing much to think about… so just enjoy!

  • The narrative in fact feels lazy and stilted. Charlize Theron tries her best to look like and act like a venomous seductress black widow but fails . Kurt Russell is wasted here, Scott Eastwood plays officious like a joker while Helen Mirren just about manages to light up a few distinctive moments with her august presence. The script is fatally flawed and the direction seems out of sorts. Frankly there’s not much to hold on to here.

  • The problem with this film is not the choice of actors but the fact that it’s overwhelmingly flashy slickness renders everything else almost inanimate.

  • There’s no suspense, the comedy is painful to watch and the action is downright embarrassing – violence and gore that becomes unattractive when there’s an overdose. The plot is generic and has too much irritating banter shepherding it through a minefield of unattractive miasmas. This one is pathetic no doubt about that!

  • Genre thrills are all very well only if they come in a sound package. This one’s merely pretty, brief, aesthetically designed and maybe just a trifle enjoyable!

  • ‘Beauty and the Best’ looks all set to enchant both young and old!

  • The desperation to find hooks for all age groups is visible in the entreaty that involves an old school look, action sequences themed on ‘S.W.A.T’ and other ’70s TV shows and a weird nod to Tolkein’s Gandalf. The visual style is fun but it’s not enough to spell entertainment. Baldwin gives it his all through his badass voicing but its benefits are lost in the unexciting extended outlay of rivalry and vengeance. So, cute is not always what you make of it!

  • ‘Skull Island’ is no doubt impressive in terms of FX and CGI and has pop-culture references that could tickle the funny bone of those brought up on American culture but there’s hardly any tension or adrenaline rush to be had. I just wish Roberts’ had taken more pains to make this one more gainful and invigorating.

  • While the thematic content and the philosophies may not be consistent throughout, the intent and execution to provide a richer deeper experience is obvious. This is a wonderfully rendered goodbye to an awe-inspiring generation of mutant superheroes who kept our cravings for justice and righteousness alive and well. My guess is we won’t have to wait long before the young lot (featured here) move to centre stage and prove themselves cinematically worthy. It’s a given!

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