Movie: Kong: Skull Island
Direction: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann
Music: Henry Jackman
Cinematographer: Larry Fong
Editor: Richard Pearson
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
What is it about: This one serves as a REBOOT for the “King Kong” series. And will be the second film in the Monster Verse following Godzilla under Legendary Productions. This reboot is directed by Jordon Vogt-Roberts.
Why it’s disappointing: This could stay put for this movie.
What to watch out for: King Kong is one of the oldest franchise in Hollywood. Where the films have been made over the decades. And when it comes to its movies, has an amazing grandeur to it. Largely due to the size it carries. Director keeps the original essence without tampering the franchise and most definitely gives a modern make over with a tryst of style in it.
The Kong in this has been given a much darker outfit, which displays a great shade making him all the more interesting. And he’s more muscular and looks tougher to handle.
When a film is wound around a fictional creature, the actors doesn’t get much to play a role. But the ensemble put up here did a great job. Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Samuel L.Jackson and John C.Reily were a good set of wild bunch, who did a commendable job.
The VFX was spectacular and had finest detailing of the creatures. Kong was stupendous and the Skull Crawlers were creepiest. Vietnam never looked so good on film, and the credit goes to cinematographer Larry Fong, who gave a great tone to the film. The editing was sharp by Richard Pearson, who kept it on a tight leash. So was the score by Henry Jackman, which was gripping.
The film consisting of huge creatures was a treat to watch and most definitely IMAX made it a double treat. The 3D was seamless and was tastefully rendered.
Verdict: Jordan, did a fantastic job in laying out a strong foundation as a reboot, which will be attracting potential sequels. The film is perfectly woven in to segments which keeps you hooked on it. Definitely worth a watch, and please catch this on a large format. And do not miss the post credit scene, which has a great surprise for the fans.