Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island ★★★★

"Is that a monkey?"

Kong: Skull Island is 100% more entertaining than I thought the trailers suggested. Less dumb action and more shock value gory monster horror, certainly more than Godzilla. (Godzilla is the superior film, but Kong is more blockbuster-esque.) Speaking of which, the biggest narrative connections are the film's opening and (surprise!) post-credits scenes. Also, very very different from Jackson's story; if you're expecting an Odyssey-style epic adventure just rewatch the 2005 film. Longer review probably coming this weekend when I get a chance.

This was a free public advance screening hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Corporation, with tickets obtained through Warner Bros. online.

Film screened in IMAX digital projection at AMC Universal Cineplex 20 in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 7:00pm. Seen by myself.

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