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Kong: Skull Island‘s Beast is No Beauty, But Looks Interesting Enough

Tale as old as time.

I’ll admit, I forgot this movie was even coming out. But alas, the second trailer is here and it looks…not that bad. Whereas previous movies tend to focus on the beast in New York City, this one has the massive primate reigning over an isolated island. It’s a decent set up, too. He wanders the land as king, people stay out of his way, and he does whatever he wants. However, his life is disrupted when some curious humans decide to drop bombs right in his backyard. Terrible etiquette, amiright?

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That’s when things go from jokey adventure times to full-on Apocalypse Now. I just hope we don’t see black people depicted as subhumans like in 1933’s King Kong, or the dark-skinned natives in Peter Jackson’s 2005 film.

As with most Hollywood  films, this one tries to outdo its predecessors by bringing in loads of creepy CGI creatures. There are angry lizards and giant buffalo-like animals, but Kong remains the star of this whole shebang. If the graphics and heart-pumping music aren’t enticing enough, there are three Marvel actors (as well as loads of other celebrities) vying for your attention.

That hip lineup includes the newly-appointed Captain Marvel, Brie Larson; Tom Hiddleston, who you’ll also get to see in both Avengers: Infinity War and Thor: Ragnarok as Loki; and Samuel L. Jackson, who you might recognize as Nick Fury. Plus, there’s John Goodman, Straight Outta Compton’s Corey Hawkins and John C. Reilly if you’re not much of a Marvel person.

Kong: Skull Island heads to theaters on March 10, 2017.

(via Nerd Bastards, image via screencap)

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