Kong: Skull Island Review


Kong: Skull Island movie poster

Many fans were looking forward to the new Kong movie coming out, as it has been over a decade since the original film was released. Kong: Skull Island was released in theaters on Friday, March 10th and has received mixed reviews, as many people claim it was fantastic, and others say differently.

The film was rated at a 77% by critics from Rotten Tomatoes (as of 4/3/17). For those who are unfamiliar with this site, Rotten Tomatoes is a review site for movies. The higher the percentage, the better the movie, just like a grade in school. Therefore, 77% would be a high C.

Many fans believe the original was better, but first time viewers tend to enjoy the movie more, since they do not have the original one to compare it to.

Samantha Blake, a Wiregrass Ranch High School (WRHS) senior, shares her opinion on the newest movie.

“I never saw the original movie, but I actually thought this new one was really good. At first I thought it would be one of those movies where you have to see the first one in order to understand the next, but I caught on pretty easily,” Blake claims.

Kong: Skull Island has an outstanding cast of actors. The variety of actors gave the movie a perfect combination of comedy and action. The film consists of Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Tom Hiddelston, John C. Reily, and Brie Larson.

The movie itself had a lot of creative mythical animals to show off the undiscovered Skull Island. There was a giant Yak, tall bamboo spiders, pterodactyl birds, giant two-legged lizards, and of course, a 148 foot tall gorilla.

The action throughout the movie is unforgettable; leaving viewer’s on the edge of their seat. The opening scene begins with Kong smacking all of the helicopters in the sky, army soldiers chopping off a bamboo spider’s legs, and ends with a huge fight scene.

Although there were mixed reviews on the new Kong movie, action lovers are encouraged to give the movie a chance. For more reviews and news on movies, stay tuned to the Stampede.