Kong Skull Island is a 2017 Hollywood movie that is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and serves as the second film in Legendary’s franchise MonsterVerse.
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Produced by Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, Alex Garcia
Screenplay by Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly
Story by John Gatins
Based on King Kong by Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace
Starring 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, John C. Reilly
Music by Henry Jackman
Cinematography Larry Fong
Edited by Richard Pearson
Production Legendary Pictures, Tencent Pictures
Kong Skull Island 2017 Hollywood movie review
The story has characters Bill Randa (John Goodman) and Houston Brooks (Corey Hawkins) piggybacking on an expedition to an uncharted island to test their “hollow earth” theory. Tom Hiddleston plays a tracker, Brie Larson plays a photographer, and John C. Reilly plays a surprisingly funny WW2 vet marooned on Skull Island.
The film takes place in 1973 and loves to remind you with CCR and old technology as if it was a hundred years ago. Kong: Skull Island pays homage to Apocalypse Now quite frequently even though it seems a bit excessive at times.
Kong looked good, almost all the creatures looked cool and all the fights between them looked really good, especially in IMAX 3D. Some of the green screen effects, like backgrounds behind characters, were distractingly bad. Ultimately, you get some great stuff out of all the effects if you’re not looking too closely.
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