Kong: Skull Island was released to the United States on March 10th of 2017 and has since been popping up all around in theaters across America. In fact, according to Wikipedia, “The film received generally positive reviews from critics and has grossed over $393 million worldwide, against its $185 million budget.” That’s more than three times the original budget. This is huge profit, and for a good reason too. If you haven’t yet seen this movie, we’ll only be sharing the crude plotline of the movie, so nothing important.
The storyline doesn’t stick true to the original movie that was released in 1933. If you haven’t seen the original, then there will be spoilers (however it’s been out for more than a decade, so you’ve probably seen it). They completely changed the story of the entire film. It’s set at the day of April 30, 1975 (instead of some day in 1933), and instead of a filmmaker wanting to film the land and capture King Kong, the geologists want to “‘document the land’” but the real purpose is later revealed. The natives don’t try and kill/sacrifice the geologists and soldiers, and instead try to warn, protect, and shelter them. All new characters, actors, objectives, and look to everything in the land can be found in this new film.
Now, if you don’t like the military, epic explosions, monkeys, giant salamanders, cheesy drama, or mild to extreme graphic death, then this movie is simply not for you. If you crave this, then you’ve met your match for everything you could ever want in a movie. Now, it’s not as graphic as movies such as “Life” or “Hacksaw Ridge” but it has few scenes of pure discomfort.
In conclusion, Kong: Skull Island is a great movie, and earns a 5/5 stars from me, for keeping me entertained throughout the entire duration of 2 hours.