Yup, he is back. And he has a new kick-ass poster.
Kong: Skull island. Yes the new Kong film is here and it is a good one. Trust me.
You may be unsure about it, as I was, due to the fact there have been so many Kong films before, but believe me here, this one is different.
There was a time when movies with big budgets were fun. You laugh, live the huge action sequences and witness the awe-inspiring movie moments that will be remembered. Luckily the latest version of Kong is all about that.
The first mistake you can make about this film is comparing to the old ones. The story of Kong the captive getting taken to NYC. But this time the creators decided to scrap that and make this film on Kong’s terms.
There are so many aspects to this film it will be hard to touch on them all, but here it goes:
The CGI in these films need to be up to scratch in order to blow us away, simply because it does rely on them an awful lot. But don’t worry, you will not be disappointed.
The acting. As good as you could ask for, in truth. With actors like Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston involved you are guaranteed quality, and throw John C. Reilly into the mix and you know you will get a laugh.
The plot is good. Simple as that. It is a solid story about how Kong is king on Skull Island and how he came to be respected in such a way. But when new comers come onto the island and old enemies arise, can the king keep his throne?
The music in Skull Island is key, as it helps you feel the force of Kong. Whether it is a loud instrumental crash to replicate Kong’s thunderous hits or Paranoid by Black Sabbath to initiate the first flight of the helicopters over this newly discovered land.
And finally, the true cinematic moments. The reason I could watch this film time and time again. As you can see on the poster above, the creators have taken everything that the crowd wants to see in a Kong film and crammed it all into one photo. However the aforementioned scene with helicopters flying over Skull Island accompanied by the great guitar work from Paranoid is also a moment to remember for all film fans.
In this post it may seem like I am exaggerating the quality of this film, and in many ways I might be. But this is finally a film that has ignored all of the guidelines set out by the real critics, the ones that try to make a film have more meaning than what meets the eye, and finally given cinema goers a reason to be excited. This film is a real throw-back to 70’s movies where you went to the cinema to be entertained and fall in love with films, not ones that will have you thinking until you watch them a second time.
So if you have not guessed, this film is highly recommended by me. Its edge of seat action, ground shaking soundtrack and cinematic, spine-tingling movie moments has made this a film to simply sit back and enjoy.