Kong Skull Island Review

There have been plenty of iterations of King Kong over the years, from his debut in the classic RKO picture in 1933 that would influence generations of filmmakers to Peter Jackson’s romantic epic in 2005. But I can guarantee that you’ve never seen a King Kong as badass, stylish and just plain cool as director Jordan Vogt-Roberts delivers in Kong: Skull Island.

It’s been a long time since there’s been a monster movie as bold, daring and gruesome as Kong: Skull Island, and that’s what makes it a refreshing action adventure that is chock full of mesmerizing visuals, startling action and some of the most amazingly repulsive monsters the big screen has seen in awhile.

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Kong Skull Island Credits Scene

Kong: Skull Island isn’t just a new take on the classic movie monster that originated on the big screen back in 1933. It’s also the second film in the new cinematic universe that launched with Gareth Edwards’ new take on Godzilla in 2014. Though Kong: Skull Island takes place all the way back in 1973, it prominently features the government organization Monarch, the same department that kept the existence of Godzilla and other monsters under wraps in Edwards’ film.

If you saw Kong: Skull Island in theaters already, you may have seen the post-credits stinger that featured a scene tying the new King Kong adventure even more directly to the new monster movie universe being created by Warner Bros. and Legendary. For those who maybe didn’t know about the Kong Skull Island credits scene or didn’t quite understand what it was showing, we’ve got you covered.

SPECIAL NOTE: If you’re planning to see Kong: Skull Island and don’t want it spoiled, we’ve included all those details after the jump. Just beware that if you stay after the credits, you’ll want to stop paying attention to the scrolling words on screen once the credits for the soundtrack start to roll. Otherwise, just after that there is one particular line in the credits that ruins the surprise of what lies in the scene that follows. Read More »

Kong Skull Island

The king has returned. Kong: Skull Island is officially in theaters, bringing the giant ape back to the big screen as you’ve never seen him before. Director Jordan-Vogt Roberts has created a monstrous action adventure that is packed with plenty of creatures for Kong to do battle with. It’s nothing like Peter Jackson’s King Kong from 2005, and it’s the kind of monster movie that we don’t get to see often from Hollywood anymore.

Sneak preview screenings started last night and Kong: Skull Island is playing everywhere right now (with the Dunkirk prologue playing before IMAX screenings), so we want to find out what you thought about this movie, which stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and a scene-stealing John C. Reilly.

Below, we’ve assembled our thoughts on Kong: Skull Island and we’d like you to you sound off with your own! Read More »

skull island interview

While talking to director Jordan Vogt-Roberts about his new film Kong: Skull Island, I learned that the filmmaker was hired for the gig only after he rejected the job and script that Legendary initially pitched to him. Below, read part two of my interview to find out how Jordan went from a first-time director of the Sundance film festival movie The Kings of Summer to this mega-blockbuster (but only after you’ve read part one).

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kong skull island

In the first part of my interview with Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the filmmaker discusses how video games, anime, and other films influenced his vision of a King Kong movie. Hit the jump to learn about his various Skull Island influences.

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Kong Skull Island Clips

This weekend brings Kong: Skull Island to theaters, and while some weren’t necessarily thrilled at the prospect of another King Kong movie, the early reviews indicate that this is an absolute blast of a monster movie, the likes of which we haven’t seen in awhile.

We’ve already posted our own review of Kong: Skull Island, singing the praises of this truly gnarly action adventure, which is just chock-full of gruesome monsters. But if you’re still on the fence, we thought now would be a good time to round up reviews from around the web to give you a broader idea of what director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has brought to the table with his impressive ensemble cast of actors and creatures.
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The Best Movie Creatures of All Time

Kong Skull Island

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition asks “Which is your favorite creature in a movie?” 

As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team alongside a special guest. This week, we are joined by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, director of the Sundance Film Festival sensation The Kings of Summer and the upcoming monster movie Kong: Skull Island. Find out the best movie creatures of all time below!

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assassins creed movie

Yesterday, Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts gave us an extensive Metal Gear Solid movie update. Today, I want to share another part of that conversation: I asked Jordan why most video game movies suck. It’s a question that this video game fanatic and film director has thought long and hard about, and he has some thoughts on the matter.

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Metal Gear Solid movie

It’s been almost three years since it was announced that director Jordan Vogt-Roberts was developing a movie based on the popular Metal Gear Solid video game series. While catching up with Jordan to talk about his new film Kong: Skull Island (finally, a monster movie that delivers on the big monster action!), I got an update on the movie adaptation. Get the extensive Metal Gear Solid movie update after the jump.

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Kong Skull Island Extended TV Spots

Kong: Skull Island arrives in one month, and we’ll get to see what Legendary Pictures has done with one of the most iconic movie monsters of all time. Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is behind the camera, making a jump from indie to blockbuster in the same way that Colin Trevorrow did from Safety Not Guaranteed to Jurassic World. Can he deliver an action adventure worthy of the name King Kong? Some new TV spots give us more of what’s waiting for us next month.

Watch a couple new Kong Skull Island extended TV spots, and see a new poster, after the jump. Read More »