King Kong has never quite been done this way before.
The King of Kong
Not much to dislike about that one. And this is coming from someone who’s not only been completely ambivalent about this movie, but also someone who’s never been a fan of the property. Of course, that’s not to say that Kong doesn’t have fans.
The big ape has plenty of followers. He’s also got a film franchise that stretches back decades, and encompasses a number of reboots. Out of all those movies though, there’s never been a Kong that feels like this one.
There seems to be a sense of humor in this new film. And also something way more sinister than what you’d expect from a Kong movie. The feeling of dread that Kong and the mysterious beasts on the island exude is palpable here in this fairly detailed look at the film.
If the human characters can somehow manage to be compelling, then this could really be something. There’s plenty of hope for that too, since the cast is pretty great all-around. So basically, cross your fingers.
At the very least though, Kong: Skull Island should be a visual spectacle when it lands in theaters on March 10th, 2017.