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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Interesting popcorn flick — Written by ratone on 18.01.2018

Sometimes you have to take things for what they are, no more. Kong: Skull Island is the 2017 reboot of the "King Kong" saga, but despite the "franchise" fever of the last few years, the movie is able to keep itself very well contained.

In this movie, a group of scientists decide to investigate an uncharted island with many stories around it. As the title suggests Kong lives in the Island and all hell breaks loose.

The human characters end up divided into two groups with very different views on how to deal with the Giant Ape, and to make matters worse, Kong is far from the biggest danger on the Island.

The movie plays very well with some of the classic "tropes" from the King Kong saga. And this is very interesting, it's a somewhat fresh take on a classic character.

People die left and right on this movie and the somewhat "disregard" for the characters is somewhat problematic, it's hard to feel attached to any specific character since there is not much going on other than the whole "survival thing".

But its a good movie, with very well made effects and a great cast of known faces. There is talks of a franchise with Kong vs Godzilla but the movie never overextends itself, there is no guarantee of sequel or anything.

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