From a pure visual standpoint, Kong: Skull Island looks absolutely phenomenal. Even the poster is straight-up gorgeous, with a bright mix of primary colors and a beautifully simple design. The 70s setting looks incredible, and as a Creedence Clearwater Revival fan, hearing "Bad Moon Rising" open this trailer sent a wave of happiness through my body. Jordan Vogt-Roberts appears to have made the transition from indies to blockbuster filmmaking quite well, and the action scenes in this movie appear to be truly dazzling. The design of the iconic King Kong is spectacular, and I love the idea of a war against terrifying creatures that live below the surface. Vogt-Robert appears to have made a singular, stunning blockbuster here, a throwback that will combine Larry Fong's excellent retro cinematography with modern setpieces to great effect. Plus, the cast is top-notch- Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, and so on. To me, the only question mark centers around John C. Reilly's character, who seems to be the comic relief of the film. In what looks like a pretty intense movie, that might be necessary, but it sticks out like a sore thumb in the trailer. Nonetheless, I adore nearly everything that I've seen from Skull Island so far, and I can't wait to see how it all turns out.
Kong: Skull Island hits theaters on March 10, 2017.
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