Sunday, August 6, 2017
JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Kong: Skull Island (2017)
For intense sequence of destruction, mayhem and creature violence
March 10, 2017
DVD Release Date:
July 18, 2017
1 hrs 58 minutes
Legendary Pictures, Tencent Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures
In March 2017, the producers of Godzilla transport audiences to the birthplace of the most powerful monster myth of all in Kong: Skull Island, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.
When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature,a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.
Tom Hiddleston as James Conrad
Samuel L. Jackson as Preston Packard
Brie Larson as Mason Weaver
John Goodman as Bill Randa
John C. Reilly as Hank Marlow
Corey Hawkins as Houston Brooks
Tian Jing as San
Tobey Kebbell as Jack Chapman/Kong
I have always been a fan of big monster movies, all the way to when I was a child. Oh yeah! King Kong, Godzilla, Mothra, etc.... you name it, those classic big monster movies, and I'm pretty sure I have watched those movies through the years. I really enjoyed the different views on these monster stories. So, I finally watched this latest Kong movie, AND I am finally writing out my thoughts on it.
This latest movie feels like an "origins" movies since this "scientific expedition explores an uncharted island... Yep! This island has remained hidden from man for years, unless they accidentally stumble upon it, such as the "prologue" of this movie reveals. This expedition starts off well enough until they get to the island. They soon realize that monsters do exist. From then on until the end, they fight to survive on an island of monsters. However, which monsters are the ones that they need to fight off to survive?
I thought the cast was fantastic. The character development was adequate enough to get that realism. They made their ordeal and struggle to survive realistic on an imaginative island. Their interactions with these monsters was believable...considering these monsters were CGI created...haha!!! Anyways, I thought their world building/story setting was well done. The once commonality that these Kong movies have is that Kong is portrayed as a protector. Yes, Kong was/is the good guy in this movie. The film also delivers the idea of Man's arrogance of being superior...yes, I am saying it. It seems to take on the man vs. nature concept to a monster level...hahaha!! Well, it is always interesting when films subtly intertwine real world issues into the plot. Moreover, I did like the subtlety in their approach on telling this story. And, the action/fight scenes were played out and choreographed well. I even enjoyed the touching and heartwarming end of this movie.
Now, sometimes, when there is a "prologue" in a movie, sometimes, there is an "epilogue" in the form of an after credit scene. And, this movie has it! It is an interesting scene. It definitely sets up the concept that these big monsters are alive and well in this same world. Huh... A possible Kong and Godzilla crossover?!? Hmmm... Maybe we will see all those other monsters make their appearance in other future monster films?!? Well, we will have to wait and see if we will see today's take on these monster classics. So...Yah, this take on King Kong has a lot of room for more storylines.
There ya go! My thoughts, as a fangirl, on Kong: Skull Island. 😊