Kong Skull Island Ultraviolet CodeTop Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars THAT WAS AN UNCONVENTIONAL ENCOUNTER
By The Movie Guy on March 17, 2017
This film takes place in the early 1970's complete with era music. John Goodman revives his role from "Cloverfield 10" as an alternate reality type of guy. He convinces a senator to give his expedition backing and a military escort to the recently discovered Skull Island, before the Russians get there.
He is aided by tracker James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston) and a military escort lead by Colonel Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson). Brie Larson tags along as a photographer and contrast to other Kong film leading ladies.
This film is not a beauty and the beast film as was the original. The island is an opening to an underworld with prehistoric animals as you soon find out. The film does include the expected cage match between Kong and the uglier Samuel L. Jackson. Set in the Vietnam withdraw era, there is a universal theme associated with the film of "cut and run" vs invading someone's home. Jackson provides us with typical Jackson lines without the swearing, such as "I am the cavalry" a watered down version of what I would normally expect. In fact I thought there was going to be no swearing in the film until the likeable John C. Reilly slips a fast one near the end..."big effing ants."
Good film to relax the brain and break out the popcorn. No need to think about non-linear time and what happens inside a black hole.
Guide: No sex or nudity. 1 F-word.