Posted on Monday, February 27th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Every trailer for Kong: Skull Island leaves me wondering how this movie could possibly exist. It’s a King Kong movie, set in the ’70s, starring one of the year’s most absurd casts, directed by the guy who made The Kings of Summer, inspired by the films of Hayao Miyazaki, and marketed with imagery borrowed straight out of Apocalypse Now. If this movie is half as bonkers as it looks in two-minute chunks, it’ll fit right in with early 2017, which has seen mainstream genre cinema taking a serious walk on the wild side.
The new trailer probably won’t change any minds, but man, this thing looks like it could be my particular flavor of weird and wonderful.
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It seems crazy to think that Kong: Skull Island will be in theaters in just a little over a month. There doesn’t seem to be enough buzz about the movie just yet, but that will likely change as the release date gets closer. There’s a chance there could even be a Super Bowl spot to help spread the word.
In the meantime, a new Kong: Skull Island IMAX poster has been released that takes an obvious cue from Apocalypse Now, just like the first trailer for the King Kong reboot did. Plus, we finally have confirmation on how Kong Skull Island connects to Godzilla, the reboot of the King of Monsters from 2014. Read More »