The King of all beast returns to the big screen in this new, epic, action packed adventure. Starring Emmy winner Tom Hiddleston, Oscar winner Brie Larson, and big screen favorites such as Samuel L. Jackson, and John C. Riley, along side this epic movie monster, the movie certainly doesn’t lack when it comes to its casting choices.

The movie had the potential to be very dark, and it does have its fare share of darker moments; however, with brilliant cinematography, which was only enhanced by the stunning location the movie was filmed, your first introduction of skull island makes you believe your in a tropical paradise rather then an island that overs up death around every corner. Unfortunately, the film doesn’t let you think that for long, offering up skull crawlers, spiders as tall as trees, and giant ants that sound like… birds? And as monster movie lover, you wouldn’t want it any other way.

However, if the monster madness gets a little too much at time, the film does over up its fair share of comedic relieve, with a large majority of the laughs coming from Riley, as well Thomas Mann, who plays one of the soldiers in the film. Even Hiddleston’s more stern character offers up a few laughs along the way.

The movie begins with the crew believing they are taking a quick expedition of discovery, because of the dishonesty of John Goodman’s character. They soon learn, that their discovery involves a giant gorilla, as well as other giant beast who intend to make them they’re permanent source of food if the crew make to the other side of the island to meet up at a rendezvous point in three days. However, with the group separated, and deadly creatures at every turn, the task isn’t a simple as they’d originally thought.

Overall the film does what its supposed too. It is fantastic monster flick, but it offers up more by giving you characters that you like and want to see survive, as well as offering up villains that appear in both beast and human form. The cast does incredible working together considering the wide range of actors, and the film manages to over up an interesting story, alongside the epic of amount of monster action. However, the films most important goal was to set up the future film involving a battle between films two most iconic monsters, Kong and Godzilla, and if were going to compare the two new films, lets just say at this point, i’m team Kong all the way.

 

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Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and John C. Riley in Kong: Skull Island

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Kong: Skull Island

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Shea Whigham in Kong: Skull Island

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Thomas Mann and Tom Hiddleston in Kong: Skull Island

 

 

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