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The ape escapes on big screen March 10th!

You probably thought my first blog in a while would be about Logan, but we all know Old Man Logan is a badass! That’s an easy one to review and here it goes: It’s going to be effing EPIC!!!!! Okay so now that’s out of the way let’s talk about the big guy here. There’s a reason why I wanted to write this blog, and to be honest Peter Jackson’s King Kong led me to this day, not that it was a bad movie it’s just how it was too much like the original. I mean it’s just not enough anymore to slap some lipstick on a beast and all of a sudden she becomes a runway model. It just doesn’t work that way! Visually outstanding, well acted, and that’s about the extent of the positive from me. The negatives being too long, too slow, and too much deja vu. I have wanted a more action oriented Kong for as long as I can remember, my favorites being the 1976 remake with Jeff Bridges and the 1986 Kong Lives with Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor herself). Obviously I have been waiting for the Kong that looks good but, has some brains as well and it looks like we are about to finally get that thanks to Jordan Vogt-Roberts and Legendary Entertainment.

 

Set in the world of the most recent Godzilla movie directed by Gareth Edwards who has stated these two movies will lead up to the Godzilla sequel and has been dubbed the MonsterVerse. Now I know I am here to talk about Kong but, I do hope this MV gets us Mothra, Rodan, and even Mecha-Godzilla at some point. Speaking of other monsters it looks like we are going to get plenty of those in this reboot:

 

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This looks to be non-stop action, with great acting (Bree Larson, Sam Jackson, John Goodman, Tom Hiddleston, John C. Reilly, etc), beautiful effects, and the biggest effing APE we have ever seen! NO more shrinking down Godzilla to make sure Kong has a change against him, no more making Kong look outmatched by the lizard, no more one sided affairs. We will finally thanks to his size get a Kong that can kick the crap out of anyone or anything that attempts to get in it’s way! This is the summer monster movie I have wanted for the past 31 years of my life, this is the summer we finally get to see the full extent of what King Kong can really do! If it lives up to it’s potential it will easily be a 3 scoop pick, let’s just hope Kong gets a lot more screen time than good old Godzilla did when we got her rebooted movie! Watch the trailer at:

 

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