Friday, November 18, 2016

New trailer for 'Kong: Skull Island' teases striking, thrilling blockbuster

The year-round blockbuster season has been proposed by Hollywood studios for a long time, and in 2017, I think we'll see the best example of this idea yet. February features potential blockbusters like Fifty Shades Darker, A Cure for Wellness, The LEGO Batman Movie, and God Particle (the next Cloverfield movie), April has Fast 8, May through August will be spectacular as usual, and the months of September and October will see the release of It, Ninjago, and Blade Runner 2049. However, it didn't dawn on me until recently that March 2017 could be one of the best blockbuster months in recent memory. Logan, Beauty and the Beast, Ghost in the Shell, and Power Rangers all hit theaters in March, as well as smaller action flicks like Free Fire and The Belko Experiment. The most anticipated film of all may be Kong: Skull Island, Jordan Vogt-Roberts' reboot of the beloved monster movie icon. Set in the 1970s, the first trailer for Skull Island debuted at Comic-Con and the reaction was incredibly strong. The tension was palpable and the Apocalypse Now style was enticing for many cinephiles. Late Wednesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Warner Bros. unveiled the second trailer for Kong. Check it out below!


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.


Image Credit: Screen Rant

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