Film Review: Kong Skull Island

Jordan Samuel Jordan Samuel
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March 12th, 2017

Film Critic and Writer for ComiConverse.com, the Founder and co-host of the official Nerdcast Network Podcast


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On March 12, 2017
Last modified:March 12, 2017

Summary:

Kong is a brilliant callback for monster movie fans, filled with chest ponding action and sense of mystery we have not seen before


Reviewed by:
Rating:

4
On March 12, 2017
Last modified:March 12, 2017

Summary:

Kong is a brilliant callback for monster movie fans, filled with chest ponding action and sense of mystery we have not seen before

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A classic movie monster crashes back into the film scene with Kong: Skull Island and ComiConverse Film Critic Jordan Samuel provides the official review.

Film Review: Kong Skull Island

In 1973, a secretive organization known as Monarch finds an island that is shrouded in mystery and identified as the origin for new species. The resulting expedition to the island reveals that a giant monstrous ape named King Kong is at the center of a battle for dominion over the island, against the apex predators, nicknamed "Skullcrawlers", responsible for wiping out his kind. As the expedition crew makes plans to fight for survival against Kong and the other monsters on the island, some of them begin to see that Kong is worth saving.

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

The big ape has seen countless iterations with each bringing a new generation into the foray of classic monster King Kong, with various degrees of success. Recent adaptions of Peter Jackson's King Kong brought the classic tale to modern audiences, blending amazing effects and great performances it remains a brilliant retelling in key eyes.

Run-time was crazy, but it did so many things right but I've always dislike how much it followed the original and never tried to push in a new direction: so, when a new story was announced with Kong Skull Island, my jaw hit the floor. I'm the biggest monster movie fan in the world, watching every single Toho Godzilla and Kong interaction. Kong has always remained my favorite of the enormous creatures; by being the one humans tried to exploit for their own amusement.

I can confirm that Kong is a fully-fledged monster movie something fans have been waiting for now since the lackluster Godzilla (2014). It

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Kong: Skull Island

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Kong is a brilliant callback for monster movie fans, filled with chest ponding action and sense of mystery we have not seen before

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