Whether we want it or not. To be fair, the show may be good. I, at least, would never have predicted that a show about a giant ape being taken away from his home to die on top of the Empire State Building would become a classic (assuming I had both time travel and the means to publish predictions and trailers).
Certainly, with actors like Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World), Samuel L. Jackson (The Hateful Eight, Avengers: Age of Ultron), and Oscar winner Brie Larson (Room, Trainwreck) Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures are pulling out all the stops. It’d be worth good money to see Samuel Jackson and Tom Hiddleston read the telephone book to each other.
Also, “director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and his cast and filmmaking team are filming across three continents . . . capturing its primordial landscapes on Oahu, Hawaii . . . on Australia’s Gold Coast, and finally in Vietnam,” so we can be sure of good scenery, if nothing else.
Of course, even the original King Kong had a lot of sympathy for Kong himself, and Kong: Skull Island seems set to increase that sympathy as the heroes (?) go in with flame throwers and guns to destroy everything. Speaking of which, given that someone described the mission as a “joy ride” ahead of time, why are they carrying flame throwers?
Synopsis for Kong: Skull Island
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island” reimagines the
origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan
Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”).
In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an
uncharted island in the Pacific – as beautiful as it is treacherous – unaware that
they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.
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