Kong: Skull Island
Whatever happened to Fay Wray?
Village Jam Factory - Friday 10 March 2017, 8:40pm
Running time: 118m
Country: United States
Classification: M (Sustained threat, action violence and coarse language)
Release date: 09/02/17
Rating: 5.5/10 (ME 2.5/5, DP 3/5)
It's the 1970s and the end of the US involvement in the Vietnam war coincides with the discovery by Bill (John Goodman) of a mysterious island. With a group of soldiers (including Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L Jackson) and a photo journalist (Brie Larson), the mysterious Monarch Group launch an ambitious exploration. Cue giant monsters, a hidden tribe, a lost pilot... oh, and King Kong. Crikey.
Kong: Skull Island is the latest telling of the familiar story. It's bold, brash, gory and packed with action and excitement. It's also silly, predictable and full of special effects eye-candy without a whole lot of substance... but at least it's better than that musical from a few years ago. It's a fun film (sometimes inadvertently) and it's best to overlook the holes in the plot and just enjoy the spectacle of it all.
Note: stay for the end of the closing credits. There's an extra scene hinting of what is yet to come. Did somebody say 'Godzilla'?