Best non-Star Wars movie I’ve seen in a few years. Though except for Rogue One, it’s probably the best movie I’ve seen in quite a while, which surprised me.
As I said elsewhere, I was in tears during the fight scenes. They were beautiful to watch.
If anything, this movie reminded me why I love giant monster movies, and in this case, Kong.
I remember seeing the original 1933 movie when I was little, and while it was scary, I was more scared when the biplanes attacked Kong.
In King Kong vs. Godzilla, I recall how upset I was at Kong when he beat Godzilla, but later realized that Godzilla was the villain in that movie.
I remember my aunt bringing us to see the 1976 film at the old Serramonte 6 theatre (now a BevMo) and how annoyed I was that Kong wasn’t as big as he was in the movie posters.
And then the poster idea was copied…
Heh. But I digress.
Then came the Peter Jackson film, which was actually 2 films in one: Kong on Skull Island and Kong in New York. I don’t think I’ve ever watched it more than once, not because I didn’t like it, but because it’s such a long movie.
Except for the last one, I think I’ve seen the others many times.
Oh, and then there’s this one…
I may have seen this one… once?
Anyways, Kong: Skull Island is a good movie, with a fantastic cast. I thought I’d be annoyed with John C. Reilly, but I wasn’t, and even Samuel L. Jackson didn’t phone in his performance.
Corey Hawkins is much better in this than he is in 24: Legacy.
Also, it’s very weird to see Nick Fury, Loki, and Captain Marvel all on screen together in a non-Marvel film.
I look forward to what comes next from Legendary and their kaiju/monster movies.