As Kong: Skull Island approaches its release date, the ante is continuing to go up. In the latest rendition of the King Kong movies, this time we see a military approach to the movie. Forces are sent in to a mysterious island, essentially bomb it, and realize they’re in deep trouble since the creatures inhabiting this island are the size of dinosaurs. That’s the plot in a nutshell. Also, we’re not short on super stars in this film. With the likes of Samuel Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Corey Hawkins, John Goodman, and Brie Larson, there’s certainly a lot of money being thrown around here. While super stars doesn’t guarantee film success, the movie is certainly banking on making a fortune in the box office.
Personally I have a bad feeling about this one but that’s just me. I’m getting a very Godzilla vibe. Don’t get me wrong, the action will be excellent but I have a hard time believing I’m going to get into this movie from an emotional stand point. I know I’m not supposed to but I can’t help it. Plenty of action movies make you care for the characters (The Dark Knight being the best example). I have a strong feeling I’m just not going to care when I see Kong:Skull Island. I hope I’m wrong.
Anyway, in terms of hyping up the movie, I think no one’s done it better than Japan. Their newest poster for the movie is awesome. In case you’re wondering, the text across the top says: “On this island, mankind is the weakest.”
Here’s the poster
Here’s the trailer