March 13 / 17
I’m sure most of you spent time in theaters to see Kong: Skull Island. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Rodgers, this latest adventure is different from Peter Jackson’s version. First, it’s not three hours long and second, it gets to the point.
Set in 1973, an expedition is heading to Skull Island. The expedition includes government agent Bill Randa (John Goodman), a young biologist Houston Brooks (Corey Hawkings), former British Special Air Service Captain James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), a pacifist photojournalist Mason Weaver (Brie Larson), a US Army Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) and a handful of other characters. They begin to drop seismic explosives to map out the island….not only does that shake up the wildlife, but a huge creature, a 100-foot tall ape known as Kong and he’s is not too thrilled to see them coming on his home turf.
We find out that Goodman’s character is really working for Monarch. This the same secret organization that was featured in 2014’s Godzilla, so I’m sure you know where this goes right?
This version of Kong is not short on action. It gets to the point without getting too boring. There is a bit of comic relief courtesy of John C. Reilly, who plays Lieutenant Hank Marlow, who has been on the island for 28 years since World War II. This is a young Kong, who is just hitting his prime. You see him as the last of his kind, he’s the King of his own domain, as well as being misunderstood. He’s protecting what’s his. We also get a feel of the mysterious Skull Island, which has a bit of romanticism but also hides something sinister. Of course, Kong is not the only big creature on the island. Hiddleston, Larson, Jackson, and company each held their own.
All in all, Kong: Skull Island was a joy ride, with rollercoaster bends and turns. I wasn’t disappointed. This is what a monster movie is supposed to be.
Kong: Skull Island: A+
One more thing, if you Google Skull Island, it will show you the location, yep the exact location. Plus you can explore the island. Go to www.discoverskullisland.com not only to explore, but get info on the island’s inhabitants, Weaver’s photo journal, and other recordings. Cool right? Enjoy your Tuesday, be blessed.
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