Fantasy: Kong: Skull Island

Robin Askew, February 28, 2017

Painful neologism alert: this is the second film in Legendary Pictures’ self-styled ‘MonsterVerse’. Yep, they’re attempting to ape – if you’ll pardon the term – the success of those seemingly endless Marvel and DC flicks by bringing together King Kong and Godzilla once again.

So forget Roland Emmerich’s 1998 Godzilla (easily done) and Peter Jackson’s 2005 King Kong. They’re ancient history. The first film in this new franchise was the 2014 Godzilla ‘reboot’. Just as that gave Gareth Edwards his big blockbuster break, so impressively bearded indie director Jordan (The Kings of Summer) Vogt-Roberts has been handed a ginormous budget for Kong: Skull Island. This one sees Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman sailing off on an expedition to Kongworld, which is hidden away on an uncharted island deep in the Pacific Ocean. Those who are eager to see the big CGI Kong vs Godzilla smackdown should perhaps be warned that this isn’t due to take place until the fourth film in the series, whose giveaway title is Godzilla vs Kong. It’s currently scheduled for a 2020 release. Go here¬†for our full review.

Screenings

Vue Longwell Green
Thu, Mar 23 2017, 10:50, 11:50, 13:20, 13:55, 15:30, 16:45, 17:20, 18:20, 19:20, 20:20, 22:20
Odeon
Thu, Mar 23 2017, 12:30
Cineworld Hengrove
Thu, Mar 23 2017, 11:10, 14:00, 16:50, 19:40
Vue Cribbs Causeway
Thu, Mar 23 2017, 10:00, 15:25, 17:25, 18:15, 19:45, 20:30
Showcase Cinema De Lux
Thu, Mar 23 2017, 11:00, 14:00, 16:50, 19:40, 22:30
Showcase Avonmeads
Thu, Mar 23 2017, 11:00, 14:00, 16:50, 19:40, 22:30
Orpheus
Thu, Mar 23 2017, 14:15, 20:10
Showing atVue Longwell GreenOdeonCineworld HengroveVue Cribbs CausewayShowcase Cinema De LuxShowcase AvonmeadsOrpheus

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Director: Jordan Vogt-RobertsCertificate: 12ARunning time: 118 mins
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