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Kong: Skull Island compares to an animated theme-park ride (valiantly, I must add). An exciting, Vietnam-era coaster enclosed by digital screens. From Kong’s hasty introduction, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts asserts his reboot with a mighty roar. Gone is Peter Jackson’s flabby primate, traded for a muscular, toned God-figure who’s been maxing his jungle gym membership. Tight glutes (like, super-defined) will come in handy when challenging Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, but that’s a few years down the road still. First comes a military invasion sold on scientific motivations, and a lunatic commander who calls for Kong’s monstrous head. Hold on to your butts (Oh yea, Sammy J. resurrects our favorite quote), crank some Creedence and pick a side – the king is back, baby.
Vogt-Roberts opens on Monarch brass Bill Randa (John Goodman), who secures government approval for an uncharted island expedition. The mystery landmass – dubbed “Skull Island” – is said to house legendary beasts, »
- Matt Donato
Well, this is kind of surprising.
Kong: Skull Island is only a few weeks away now, with its March 10th release date quickly approaching, and although we’ve already seen a ton of promotional material for it, Warner Bros. has now dropped one final trailer for the blockbuster, which goes for broke as it shows us just what a spectacle the film is set to be. Granted, it is odd to get a new preview so close to the movie hitting theaters, but given the footage on display here, we’re certainly not complaining.
Set to be the next step forward in the studio’s budding MonsterVerse, Skull Island will find a “team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, including the mythic Kong.” With a cast headlined by Hollywood heavyweights like Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, »
- David James
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