‘Kong: Skull Island’ is a fun film that critics love, but this film had a chance to be great. EJ and Matt are at different ends of the spectrum when it comes to what they want out of a giant monster film. On top of it all, this is a special episode as Kong is a part of the origin of Monkeys Fighting Robots.

Strap yourself in buckaroos! Episode 114 of the Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast is here.

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About the Monkeys Fighting Robots Podcast: 

A Gen Xer and a Millennial debate the latest topics in pop culture. One guy is a filmmaker and the other is a journalist, but both are nerds. We make your slowest days at work better. Hosts, Matthew Sardo and EJ Moreno.

Never heard of Matt Sardo?

For starters, he made the Kessel Run in less than 11 parsecs. Prior to that, he gave Doc Brown the idea for the flux capacitor and led the Resistance to victory over SkyNet – all while sipping a finely crafted IPA. As a radio host, he’s interviewed celebrities, athletes and everyone in between. He’s covered everything from the Super Bowl to Comic-Con.

Who is EJ Moreno?

Is he a trained physician? No. Is he a former Miss Universe contestant? Possibly. But what we know for sure is he’s a writer, filmmaker, and pop culture enthusiast. Since film school, EJ has written & directed several short films. He’s used his passion for filmmaking to become a movie critic for MonkeysFightingRobots.com.

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As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.
episode-114-we-love-you-kong-skull-island-sort-of'Kong: Skull Island' is a brilliant addition to giant monsters universe, and once again proves you don't need humans in a story to make the audience care. In a film that featured the most Kong ever on screen, you're left wanting more. John C. Reilly along with Kong outclassed everyone else in the movie. It was really sad to watch a great actor like Samuel L. Jackson either phone-it-in or not have a script to work with. Jordan Vogt-Roberts appears overwhelmed connecting the human element to the world of monsters. 'Kong: Skull Island' is loaded with amazing visuals to warrant repeat viewings of the film, and the final battle is everything you want from a giant monster movie. As a superhero fan, this is the HULK movie I've always wanted. -Matt Sardo