Kong: Skull Island
Samir Mehta: “It ruled.”
I have a terrific soft spot for King Kong films, and this is a very strong successor to the fantabulous Peter Jackson reboot - placing the Kong encounter squarely at the end of the Vietnam War, the movie juggles war weariness with themes of ecology and pacificism. And, stealing the show is a fantastic performance from John C. Reilly with a character that needs to be seen.
If you like the tone of the Planet of the Apes reboot, this may be intriguing to you - quite different, but similarly inquiring about the nature of man and animals.
Scott Hardie: I am pleased to learn that there's more going on in this movie than just giant monsters smashing stuff, which sure is what it seemed like from the marketing. :-) − December 3, 2017 more by Scott