Kong: Skull Island

Trailer Time: Kong Skull Island Trailer #1 (2017) *KONG!*

The onslaught of trailers from Comic Con’s busiest day continues with the first full trailer for 2017’s Kong: Skull Island.  Visually arresting and boasting a cast with Brie Larson, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Tom Hiddleston, this just jumped onto my 2017 MUST SEE list.

Kong: Skull Island

4 thoughts on “Trailer Time: Kong Skull Island Trailer #1 (2017) *KONG!*”

  1. Why… Kong looks almost big enough to fight Godzilla! I’m sure it’s just a coincidence. For now. Seriously though, I can’t believe how good this looks. In fact, I am dumbfounded. It looks better than the Jackson version. Totally different, but also so much better. Unexpected this is.

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    1. I had serious, serious problems with the Jackson version. I actually think it’s a trainwreck, but THIS? THIS looks AMAZING! Why shouldn’t Kong be that huge? Clearly they’re opening the floodgate for all the other monsters of his ilk, and the cinematography in this! Obviously the homage to Apocalypse Now is everywhere, but I thought it set the apocalyptic mood for what’s to come. Brie Larson, John Goodman, Sam Jackson, Tom Hiddleston? 2017 has some seriously good stuff on the horizon!

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      1. Jackson’s version is overwrought (it has the most bizarrely protracted climax of any film I’ve ever seen) but it accomplished what the original did, which was to make you feel really, really, really sorry for this poor creature. The stop-motion work in the original is so incredible, and the character emotes so convincingly, that CGI had no hope of recreating the same kind of feeling, but Jackson got around that by making Kong a sad, dying creature, the last of his kind. When Kong climbs up the Empire State Building, he’s fully aware that he’s going to die at the top.

        I like the movie a lot. If you want to see a train wreck, I recommend the Dino DeLaurentiis production from the 1970’s.

        Still, the one from 2005 was not exactly embraced with open arms by the public, and I was really wondering why Hollywood would want to reboot the property. Then I see this trailer, and it’s the trailer of the year.

        I’m excited. No wonder they snagged the cast they did. There is a way of rebooting/reimagining properties without sleepwalking through the process, and while I won’t know for sure until I’ve seen the actual movie, this trailer makes Kong: Skull island look like a primer that everyone in Hollywood ought to take note of.

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