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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Kong: Skull Island



This week's movie rental was Kong: Skull Island ...

a 2017 American monster film that is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and serves as the second film in Legendary's franchise MonsterVerse. The film stars an ensemble cast consisting of Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson .... Kong follows a team of scientists and Vietnam War soldiers who travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific and encounter terrifying creatures and the mighty Kong.

Mostly I watched it because I wanted to see Tom Hiddleston in a role where he was a good guy instead of Thor's evil brother ;) .....



It was a pretty good monster movie. Set in the 70s just after the war in Vietnam, some scientists, some army helicopter guys, and a photographer and a British tracker (Hiddleston) investigate an uncharted island and find there a pilot whose plane had crashed in WWII, some indigenous people, and a lot of monsters. Many people get squished or impaled or eaten, and a few of the team survive and escape, because: the sequel. What's not to like?

Here's a positive review: Kong: Skull Island' review: Big budget buys dazzling effects and a really good movie too. And here's one not so positive: Kong: Skull Island review – only de-evolution can explain this zestless mashup.

And here's the trailer ...


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