We’ve got a big monkey, big insects, weird creatures, and lots of death. It’s Kong: Skull Island (2017).
Honestly I’ve never been a big fan of movies that include weird creatures on earth. Weird creatures in another world is fine (e.g. LOTR and Star Wars), but when it comes to Jurassic Park or King Kong, I’ve never really been interested. And tbh I mainly went to watch this film to see Tom Hiddleston… But I loved it! The plot itself was not that exciting, but the film is executed beautifully! If you like Jurassic Park and King Kong, you’ll love this. Period.
A group of scientists hire James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston) to help guide them through the wilderness of an uncharted island. They arrive on the island by helicopter along with anti-war photographer Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) and a military unit led by Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson). Because of the island being constantly surrounded by a storm, they have no contact with the outside world, and when they are met by an angry Kong, that proves very inconvenient. They now have 3 days to reach the northern shore, where the helicopters to take them off the island will be waiting for them. But Kong is not the only over-sized monster on this island…
I really liked this film, and I will watch is again once it’s on DVD. If you have yet to go watch it at the cinema, I seriously suggest you do. You don’t need to have watched any other King Kong films, you just need soda, popcorn, and maybe a friend to go with you. I went by myself, but not everyone wants to go to the cinema by themselves.
Which films have you been enjoying lately? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll see you for my next post. Bye!
*I have no professional expertise on films. This is 100% my personal opinion.