Good news for fans of monster movies, as Kong: Skull Island seems eager to satisfy all your cravings.
Far from the first trailer’s suggestion of the military vs. Kong, the newly released second peek at the film shows a great deal more going on. Included are greater looks at Kong himself, the star-studded cast, the people who call Skull Island home, and the other non-skyscraper-sized threats the humans will deal with throughout the film. Also noticeably different from the first trailer is the tone. Between the prolonged action shots and John C. Reilly’s jokes, everything is much campier and action-packed this time around. Man fights Kong, man fights creatures, Kong fights creatures, and everything looks gorgeous. The visuals are outstanding.
Though perhaps the trailer gave too much away? Such is a bad habit these days. While not so bad as, say, Batman vs. Superman’s trailers were, it still feels like too much was revealed. Going into the film unaware of the skullcrawlers might have been preferable. There’s also now the fear of too little Kong in the movie. Such is often the consequence of adding smaller, easier creatures for the miniscule humans to deal with. Initial reactions haven’t been entirely supportive of the change in tone, either. Many fans hoped for a more serious film than this trailer suggests.
Check out the trailer below, and let us know which side of the debate you fall on. Were you glad to see so much more of the film, or did you prefer less? Did you like the camp, or want something more in line with the first trailer? Sound off in the comments section.
Kong: Skull Island releases on March 10, 2017 and stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, and John C. Reilly.