Kong: Skull Island is a reboot to the King Kong franchise. In this monster flick, a team of scientists and army men are on an expedition to this mysterious and hidden place called ‘Skull Island’.
The story is set in the 1970’s which is aptly supported by the songs and music used in the background. Unlike the previous Kong films, the ‘King Kong’ is brought in almost immediately without keeping any suspense. The island is also inhabited by other huge creatures like spider, bat, octopus. But the real bad ones are these flesh-eating monsters, called Skullcrawlers, who come from below the ground. Kong’s only purpose is to protect the island from these monsters.
The story lacks conviction and purpose. The cast is full of big actors such as Tom Hiddleston, Samuel Jackson, John Goodman who are barely allowed to show their acting prowess.
The action scenes where the Kong fights with the bad creatures adds excitement and energy to the film. The monsters are brilliantly designed and skillfully animated. The focus of the film is more on the ‘King Kong’ than the other characters who are just there to fill up the screen.
To sum up, Kong: Skull Island is an action fuelled film with no brains.
Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell