KONG: SKULL ISLAND – Rated PG-13 – 2 hours

Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, John C Reilly

Writer, Producer and Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts puts his a 21st century spin on the tale of the mighty and magnificent Primate who has starred in cinema numerous times over the last 80 years – and who now inhabits his very own island, full of creatures you definitely don’t want to encounter…this is KONG: SKULL ISLAND!

Hell bent on locating a newly discovered island in the Pacific, we meet explorer and scientist Bill Randa (John Goodman), who has joined forces with tracker James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), Photo Journalist Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) and Lt. Col. Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) and his team of helicopter pilots to locate this new island, never before seen by human eyes…of so they assume…

As our team makes it past the great storm wall that surrounds this unchartered territory, they soon find that nothing has prepared them for what this particular island is HOME to…

Now, trying to stay alive with the hope of escaping this dreaded place, it seems that our adventurers may have wanted to rethink this little excursion, as this is no place for sissies, once they begin to meet it’s many creatures …including the fierce and mighty KONG!!!

I give KONG: SKULL ISLAND a rating of MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN: Surprised by this rating??? I was too ~ but this new tale of the King of Primates had me literally glued to the screen, anticipating how this latest KONG creation was going to play out in the end. Goodman is fabulous, Hiddleston is too, and when isn’t Samuel L. perfectly cast in an action packed thriller like this film!!! The storyline this time around seems a little fresher as well, feeling less contrived as the tale told amongst the frames of many of Kong’s previous films. Plus, as assumed, there is a lot of CGI happening on the screen this time around too, but it is so incredibly mastered to tell this particular tale, you don’t even mind that it’s “not really REAL”, and the soundtrack of this film is what legends are made of too!!! The only thing I truly missed from Kong’s previous films was the intertwined love story component between Kong and his girl, but with all the suspense, action, and deadly encounters throughout each and every frame, a lame love story may have just gotten in the way!!! So, If you love suspense, adventure and large creatures at play, then you must go see KONG: SKULL ISLAND on the BIG SCREEN at a theater near you this St. Patrick’s Day weekend!  Waiting to see this one any other way would be a travesty, as it just won’t be the same ~ and besides, then you won’t be able to see what happens at the end of all the credits this time around either 😉

Kathy Kaiser

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