Well, if Kong: Skull Island accomplishes nothing else, it will have made some of the best-produced, most stylish, gorgeously cinematic trailers of recent years. I really liked Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, but this looks ten times better and if it is, and they can make a showdown film between these monsters as epic as this looks….then we will have achieved true monster awesomeness. Kong Skull Island is Film #2 in March Movie Madness 2017 and opens March 10, 2017.
I love everything about how this looks, and they did a good job of setting up the situation in the trailer. Kong has a good reason to be pissed at this crew by the time they end up on his island. I’ve talked a little bit about how crowded March 2017 is going to be. It’s insanely crowded. It makes May look trite. Right now this is how March 2017 shakes out, and you’ve seen trailers for most of these films on the site this week.
March 3rd– Logan, Trainspotting 2
March 10th – Kong: Skull Island
March 17th – Beauty and the Beast
March 24th: Power Rangers, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
March 31st: Ghost in the Shell, Boss Baby, The Zookeeper’s Wife
That is at least one mega-blockbuster every week in the month. There are simply not enough dollars for every one of these films to succeed, even if they’re all great. Right now, May is owned by Disney. They’ve got Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at the beginning of the month and everyone seems to be getting out of the way of it until Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens at the end of the month. I would not be surprised if at least one of these behemoths moves to mid-May, where they might have a better chance. People aren’t used to looking to the movies every week in March. Something is going to bomb spectacularly if this schedule holds and it isn’t going to be Beauty and the Beast. I seriously doubt it will be Kong: Skull Island either, but putting those two back-to-back seems more like brinkmanship than smart planning. Kong: Skull Island stars Brie Larson, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, John C. Reilly, and others and will open, as I mentioned, on March 10, 2017.