Lamar reviews - Kong Skull Island.mp3

Friday, March 10th

It doesn’t take but a few minutes to figure out that the director’s favorite movie of all time is Apocalypse Now.  The movie is set in the 70’s right after the Vietnam War has ended.  We have helicopters, a jungle, and a soundtrack full of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Black Sabbath, Jefferson Airplane, and other classics.  The major difference is a lot less drugs and the addition of a 100 foot monkey.

The movie is also full of major stars.  Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and John C. Reilly to name a few.  But as impressive as they might be, the star of this rodeo, and the thing everybody is coming to see is the 100 foot monkey.

John Goodman plays Bill Randa, an operator from a secret operation that has found a never before discovered storm covered piece of land in the pacific they call Skull Island.  He convinces a government official to back an expedition to explore this island before anybody else gets to it.  He comes across as a crackpot but you realize right off he knows more than he’s telling.  Getting him onto the island is Colonel Packard, played by Samuel L. Jackson, who leads a company of attack helicopter pilots.  Obviously when you have helicopters and King Kong things are not going to go well. 

Along for the ride is former SAS black ops soldier Captain Conrad, played by Tom Hiddleston, and female war photographer Mason Weaver, played by Brie Larson.  Again, it’s King Kong, somewhere along the line he has to pick up a girl.

Not only is the island inhabited by Kong, there is also giant spiders, oversized octopus, huge water buffalos, non-speaking natives, and another monster that is an even bigger threat.  In the middle of all of this is a World War II pilot, played by John C. Reilly that got shot down over the island named Hank Marlow.  He’s here to explain what’s everything we need to know about the island and offer comic relief.

118 minutes, Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action and some brief strong language or as I call it, Samuel L. Jackson.

John C. Reilly, like always, does not disappoint!

This is a movie where you are either into a major fun popcorn flick with unbelievable monsters battling each other or like my wife you’re bothered by the details.  Hello, we’re talking about a 100 foot monkey, you gonna have to put reality to the side and go with it!  I will give in to one of her major complaints, I’m not sure what product Captain Conrad used but Tom Hiddleston’s hair never once got out of place.  And Brie Larson’s hair seemed curlier and fuller bodied the more she rolled around in the jungle and got attacked by monsters.

Keep your seat after the movie for an extra scene after the credits.

My Score: 4 Solid Budweisers of fun! 

                  Unless you’re my wife!     

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Transcript - Not for consumer use. Robot overlords only. Will not be accurate.

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