Review: Kong: Skull Island
Big hairy gorilla balls of fun!Watch the final trailer and you’ll experience a rarity – an honest taste of what’s on offer. ‘Kong: Skull Island’ is derivative, silly, and surprisingly fun.
Think Oliver Stone’s ‘Platoon’, meets Andy Serkis-style motion-capture CGI, in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic Park’ , and you’re pretty much there.
Director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts ('The Kings of Summer', 'Nick Offerman: American Ham'), channels the look and feel of Coppola’s ‘Apocalypse Now’, mixes in the zany humour of a Will Ferrell genre-pastiche, and then lobs In a few star names for good measure.
Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly all report for duty, have a blast, and pave the way for the inevitable Godzilla v. Kong cinematic clash.
Action packed as a ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise entry, CGI-stuffed as a ‘Transformers’ sequel, and undeniably entertaining fun for pretty much everyone over 8, who’s not scared by wonderfully loud noises, lumbering digital beasts - and a huge hairy gorilla.