Kong - Skull Island
Now thats how you make a monster movie. Set in the same universe as Godzilla (2014) this is so much better. A brilliant early set piece sets the tone with wonderful editing and a steady camera combined with amazing ILM effects. Kong walks tall and is a constant threat, but nothing compared to the other island inhabitants which make Peter Jackson's movie look like a child friendly version.
There is a big cast so a lot of people can die, and die they do. Surprisingly quickly and with some unique and memorable departures.
Sam Jackson is brilliant and plays the best character in it. The fact that 90% of the action scenes are set during the day means we see everything, unlike the recent Godzilla film.
Overalls it's a wonderful movie with a sense of wonder and killer soundtrack.
Make sure you stay til the end of the end credits for a marvel style expanded universe set up for Godzilla 2 ( directed by the guy who did Krampus and Trick R Treat) it's all set up for Godzilla vs Long Kong in 2020. Which he is also very likely to direct.
As far as monster movies go, it's better than Godzilla 2014 and King Kong (Peter Jackson) it's not the same level of amazement as Pacific Rim but it does have better pacing and more frequent action moments. Basically go and see it.
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