I really liked Peter Jackson’s King Kong, but this Kong is a whole different beast that could probably Kick Jackson’s monkey’s ass. Kong: Skull Island has a lot riding on it. While I know we’ve already had the Godzilla reboot, this is the real launch point of the Legendary Studios Monster Universe. they’ve gone as far as to release a clip last week that references Monarch and MUTO, two names that are familiar to anyone who is a Godzilla fan.
All I can really say here is that the action in this trailer achieves things with King Kong that have never been done before, and it doesn’t look like cheesy monster stuff. This is holy crap, change your underoos level stuff. Add to that a cast that includes John Goodman, Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, and Sam Jackson (who people seem to love but really only seems to know how to play one role – yelling Sam Jackson), and the recipe for a great film is there.
Kong Skull Island hits theaters on March 10.
The producers of Godzilla reimagine the origins of one the most powerful monster myths of all in “Kong: Skull Island,” from Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Tencent Pictures. This compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”) tells the story of a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong.
“Kong: Skull Island” stars Tom Hiddleston (“The Avengers,” “Thor: The Dark World”), Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”), John Goodman (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Argo”), Oscar winner Brie Larson (“Room,” “Trainwreck”), Jing Tian (“Police Story: Lockdown”), Toby Kebbell (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”), John Ortiz (“Steve Jobs”), Corey Hawkins (“Straight Outta Compton”), Jason Mitchell (“Straight Outta Compton”), Shea Whigham (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Thomas Mann (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”), with Terry Notary (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) and Oscar nominee John C. Reilly (“Chicago,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”).