When Legendary Pictures, the company behind giant monster movies like Godzilla and Pacific Rim, moved King Kong over to Warner Bros in order to have him fight Godzilla eventually, I’ve been looking forward to the first look at Kong: Skull Island.
While the first poster for the film looks intense, the SDCC trailer itself seems a bit off. The new Kong looks fine, and the cast is stacked with talented people (Brie Larson, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, etc.), the focus on human drama has the potential to bring down the entire experience. It’s certainly an interesting idea, but Peter Jackson’s King Kong already succeeded with the personal drama route. Let’s hope we haven’t seen the really good stuff yet.
Kong: Skull Island opens March 10, 2017