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Kong Skull Island movie reviewApocalypse Kong!

Kong: Skull Island is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts off a script by Dan Gilroy (Real Steel, The Bourne Legacy), Max Borenstein (Godzilla, Minority Report) and Derek Connolly (Jurassic World, Monster Trucks).

Vogt-Roberts brings a lot of television directing experience to the plate, along with Kings of Summer that he helmed.

The cast includes Tom Hiddleston, the new Jennifer Lawrence, I mean Brie Larson, Samuel L (What movie am I not in) Jackson, John Goodman, Toby Kebbell, John C. Reilly, Corey Hawkins, Shea Whigh and more.

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Kong Skull Island movie reviewThe film starts out fast.. it’s 1944 and we watch two combatant fighter pilots crash on an island in the South Pacific, but before they could try and kill each other, they spot King Kong. Talk about a fast entrance by the titular monster!

After that we jump to 1973, where Bill Randa (Goodman) it trying to get funding for an expedition to Skull Island, declaring that this is the best time to try and nab funds, considering how effed up the government is right now. (Did we just catch a present-day social commentary? It might have been the best part of the film!)

Randa gets his funding and a team to escort his people to this isolated Skull Island and off they go.

We meet the military escort to get a feel for the characters, especially Preston Packard (Jackson), who seems to now want to return home to a life where there is no combat or next mission.

Once we get the team sorted out, it’s time to journey to Skull Island and watch the mess of meeting King Kong ensue.

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