|Directed by||:||Jordan Vogt-Roberts|
|Produced by||:||Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, Alex Garcia|
|Based on||:||King Kong by Merian C. Cooper Edgar Wallace|
|Starring||:||Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson one trick pony, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell|
|Production company||:||Legendary Pictures, Tencent Pictures|
Kong: Skull Island is a 2017 American monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and written by Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein, from a story by John Gatins and Gilroy. The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and will serve as the second film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse, as well as a prequel to the 2014 film Godzilla. It stars an ensemble cast consisting of Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary and John C. Reilly.
Principal photography began on October 19, 2015, in Hawaii. Kong: Skull Island premiered on Feburary 28, 2017, in London and is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 10, 2017, in 2D, 3D, IMAX 3D and in Dolby Cinemas.
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This is going to be one of the best films of 2017. And I believe it will surprise a lot of people and garner tons of attention. For Kong is the original king of the Monsters, the first Monster God, and one of cinema’s greatest Icons.
Without Kong, there most likely wouldn’t have been any Godzilla, StarWars, JurassicPark, LordoftheRings, or many of the greatest film franchises, novels, or works of fiction. Kong inspired many generations. And for that feat, the character and his creators deserve nothing less than absolute respect and admiration.
One of the surprising things about this movie is that it ended up being a lot funnier than I expected. Some people were worried about tonal issues because the trailer showed this frightening monster destroying everything and then it showed the cast cracking a joke.
There are some small moments where something violent would happen and then they would try to bring some comedy in. The tone of Kong: Skull Island reminded me a lot of classic adventure movies like Indiana Jones where they weren’t afraid to go dark yet they managed to create a memorable movie by including some impressive action and funny jokes.
#5 A great release date: March 10, 2017
There are moments where the movie borders on being cheesy but they’re few and far between.
The time is the early 70s, just after the fall of Saigon, perhaps the latest plausible period in which technology would not have instantly alerted humanity to a primate of this size. They ask for military help and get it from bored soldier Lt Col Preston Packard (Samuel L Jackson) and his guys, eager for a redemptive challenge after the fiasco of Vietnam. “This is one war we’re not gonna lose!” Packard hollers, but hoists the white flag almost at once in the war against silliness and boredom.
Kong: Skull Island is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, whose previous film, the indie favorite The Kings of Summer, probably cost about as much as it took to feed the cast and crew on this production for one afternoon.Brainy scientists Bill Panda (John Goodman) and Houston Brooks (Corey Hawkins) get government funding for a top-secret mission to go to the remote Skull Island somewhere in south east Asia to investigate the rumoured big creature. Vogt-Roberts has a good eye for large-scale composition, understands scope, and manages to find an almost swashbuckling tone for his monster romp that harkens back to old school jungle adventures while also maintaining the Apocalypse Now feel of the movie’s era and setting.
King Kong has been an icon of cinema ever since the stop-motion gorilla stormed into the frame in 1933. With such a lofty reputation, it’s no wonder that subsequent versions of his story have struggled to get him right, fighting to reignite the potential of the franchise with mixed results. In other words, Hollywood continues its strange habit of handing $190 million tentpoles to filmmakers with absolutely no experience handling a behemoth of that size, while Peter Jackson’s fascinating 2005 effort melded old school escapism with new technology to such an extensive degree that it bled the concept dry. Just how much new escapism can you milk from one of the biggest faces in film history.