Kong: Skull Island has Top-Notch Action

Kong: Skull Island has Top-Notch Action

Photo by Legendary and Warner Bros Entertainment

By: Alex Malawski, Editor

Before there was Kong, there was Frankenstein’s monster. The half man, half robot, was one of the biggest nightmares for us as kids. But after many years of cinematic monsters, comes a rebirth of a different kind of on screen atrocity. This depiction of Kong is essentially one of the more memorable on screen monsters in recent years.

This wasn’t particularly on my radar as a must watch. But, I am glad I did. At first, this film struck me as a potential failure-(even though the trailers made it look good). From the start of the movie to its end, I was completely entertained by something that was awesome and action-packed.

“Skull Island” provides eye popping, colorfully detailed visuals. Meanwhile, those who made the film come alive, the cast and hilarious script-(audiences can thank cast member John C. Reilly for this one.) He alongside Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, and Samuel L. Jackson give performances that may not be as spectacular as the performances in 2009’s “Avatar”, but all around, obvious and emotional dexterity of all the cast members is worth accolades or some degree of praise.

To keep the film on its toes, composer Henry Jackman makes a fast paced plethora of sound for the film. This island was at the center of the film’s setting. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts goes to great lengths with the sets. While trying to make the story of the jumbo ape as satisfying as possible.
It’s like waking a sleeping giant. You know what you’re getting into, despite your reluctance to turn back and keep your life. “Kong: Skull Island”  has so much to offer. From top notched action, a great cast and visuals, this film proves it has done a phenomenal job at entertaining audiences. This film will continue to do so for the years to come.

Rate: B+

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, with Samuel L. Jackson, and  John C. Reilly.  MPAA Rating: PG-13-((for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language)  Runtime: 1 Hour and 58 Minutes