THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. WE STRONGLY ADVISE THAT YOU WATCH THE FILM FIRST.
‘Executive Kong‘ is a short comedy. It is quite clear that director Phillip White chooses to particularly highlight not only the conflict that arises at a job interview but also the character of the ‘wannabe’ candidate.
Phillip White is actually making a biopsy of the characters that one often meets on a job interview. He does very well at showing the paradoxical situations that come up and point to the farcical side of these characters. Everything becomes a game of wannabes with easily or questionably attained people. While the first from above easily choose a mentor but find it harder to aim for the same position, the second are usually unaware of the true effort and ability one must have to get a job and the true value of it, making the ascension of an aspirant even more difficult.
The finesse of Phillip White’s comical analysis of such context is also underlined by the antithesis with the so called ‘mentors’ of the market who have not only lost their truthful interest in practicing in the way they used to but are also losing their patience regarding the recruiting process and at same time find it hard to handover.
The film is technically well made and we liked both the director and the actors – the faces are great and the actors empathise with their characters. What we mostly liked at Phillip White’s film is that he used a very good ending not only to elevate the comic but also to hide questions beneath it for the public. This indicates a lot of cinematic maturity.
Executive Kong is a very tasty comedy and it’s hard not to like it.