The so-called MonsterVerse by Warner Bros., in which titans like King Kong, Godzilla and many others haunt the earth, now consists of four films. And while “Godzilla” (2014), “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters” (2019) and “Godzilla Vs. Kong” (2021) also offer plenty of show values that make the eyes of Kaiju fans shine, there is probably no chapter the fantasy saga as much fun as “Kong: Skull Island” from 2017. Because it takes itself pleasantly irresponsibly and combines visually stunning spectacle with wacky creatures, cool characters and a phenomenal soundtrack that takes it from an imposing epic to an entertaining fun grenade in an instant (and vice versa) can mutate.
“Kong: Skull Island” will be on TV today, July 31, 2022 from 8:15 p.m. – on Pro7. Last but not least, it is worthwhile for fans of entertaining fantasy entertainment to tune in tonight. The trip to Skull Island is above all fun when you can throw yourself into the mysterious bustle of the island side by side with the characters without being torn out again and again by annoying clips in which you have toothpaste, callus cream or cough drops should be made tasty. Alternatively, the film is currently also available on Sky or WOW as well as on Netflix as a subscription:
» “Kong: Skull Island” at WOW*
» “Kong: Skull Island” on Netflix
By the way, with both subscriptions you also get one more MonsterVerse-Film served on a silver platter. Netflix currently has “Godzilla” in its program, and Sky Ticket has “Godzilla Vs. Kong” to see.
In contrast to the “Godzilla” films, “Kong” goes back many years into the past: In the early 1970s, the mysterious Bill Randa (John Goodman) and a team of specialists – from Special Forces veterans – set off James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston) to war film photographer Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) to military man Colonel Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) brushed on riots – on the way to a mysterious island, where the troop, however, already on their arrival the gate to hell bumps on earth. Because even before they even set foot on the island, they are the target of a gigantic monkey creature that brings their helicopters from the sky in rows. And that is just the beginning…
Not only does Kong: Skull Island take place at the same time as Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam War epic, Apocalypse Now, but it also deliberately borrows a number of elements from the classic – from the film’s poster to iconic shots, such as the legendary helicopter -Formations. Jordan Vogt-Roberts never achieves a comparable complexity of content with his film, but he doesn’t have to. “Kong” thrives above all on the director’s sheer enthusiasm for staging, who subordinates the depth of content to pure spectacle – and does well in doing so.
Regardless of the not always plausible plot (but well, it’s also about a skyscraper-high monkey!), “Kong: Skull Island” simply blows thanks to a multitude of wacky ideas, outstandingly designed monsters, picturesque locations and a high-spirited star -Casts, who clearly enjoys hunting monsters. In the official DashFUN review, the “brightly colorful fireworks with a touch of trash” got a good 3.5 out of a possible 5 stars. Fans of kaijus, dinosaurs and other monsters that show people that they are far from being at the top of the food chain will definitely get their money’s worth here.
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This is a re-release of an article previously published on DashFUN.