It’s been a couple of weeks since Kong: Skull Island premiered. Almost everyone knows the story of King Kong – it’s about as well known as Godzilla. And after the 2005 remake (featuring Adrian Brody and Jack Black), I wondered if we really needed another redo.
Kong: Skull Island had a great cast. It was a small Marvel Cinematic Universe reunion with Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), and Brie Larson (Captain Marvel). On top of that, the film featured a diverse cast that all showcased their own stories and importance in the film.
Taking place in the 1970s rather than the 1930s, Skull Island showcases a world still fresh after the Vietnam War. We see how each character feels about the conflict and how that affects them in their journey to the dangerous island.
What was refreshing about Kong: Skull Island, was that unlike the past films, the cast never left the island. Rather than taking Kong back to the States to exploit him, the characters stayed on his turf and in many ways, became reliant on him. I don’t want to spoil too much, in case there are those who have not seen it yet. I would give it four out of five stars, just for being a fun experience at the movies. And that ending will make you happy cry.
According to Box Office Mojo, Kong: Skull Island has grossed over $139 million domestically.