Explore the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.
|Release Date||:||March 8, 2017|
|Genres||:||Action, Adventure, Fantasy|
|Production Company||:||Legendary Pictures, Warner Bros.|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Dawn Gilliam, Erin Mast|
|Writers||:||Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy, Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein|
|Casts||:||Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary, Eugene Cordero, Will Brittain, Richard Jenkins, Marc Evan Jackson, Thomas Middleditch, Miyavi, Allyn Rachel, Robert Taylor, James M. Connor, Brady Novak, Peter Karinen, Brian Sacca, Joshua Funk, Garreth Hadfield, Jon Quested, Korey Williams, Dat Phan, Cynthy Wu, Beth Kennedy, Bryan Chojnowski, Terry Notary|
|Plot Keywords||:||vietnam veteran, 1970s, monster, expedition, island, king kong, u.s. soldier, kaiju, aftercreditsstinger, monster island, uncharted|
When the Vietnam War ends, Bill Randa (John Goodman) and his partner Houston Brooks (Corey Hawkins) from the Monarch organization succeed to get the financing for an expedition to the recently discovered Skull Island from Senator Willis (Richard Jenkins). He hires the former Captain James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston) to guide the expedition; a group of soldiers under the command of Colonel Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson); and the awarded journalist and photographer Mason Weaver (Brie Larson). On the arrival, the helicopters need to cross a storm and soon they drop bombs on the forest to map the seismology of the island. Soon they are attacked by a huge gorilla called Kong that destroys the helicopters and kills part of the crew and scatter the rest through the island. The group commanded by Conrad meets Hank Marlow (John C. Reilly), a survivor from the World War II that lives with a tribe of natives. He explains that Kong protects the island and the natives from underground monsters and shall not be killed. But Colonel Packard is insane seeking revenge for his men that died.
"Kong: Skull Island" is a brainless adventure with several stupidities. For example, the number of helicopters in the beginning of the journey of Randa, Conrad and Packard is totally incompatible with the size of their ship. Bo pilot would dare to cross a storm like that in a helicopter. The attack of all the helicopters to Kong is absolutely imbecile. Most of the survivor's attitude are at least unreasonable. On the other side, the adventure is highly entertaining and the special effects are top notch. Therefore the best option to the viewer is to shut down the brain and enjoy the adventure since this is the purpose of this type of blockbuster. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "Kong: A Ilha da Caveira" ("Kong: The Skull Island")