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SDCC: first look at Kong: Skull Island trailer

July 23rd, 2016 by Dave Bowling Comments

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And in other news from San Diego, the first trailer for Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman’s King Kong prequel/reboot/side-quel Kong: Skull Island has landed.

Now, normally this reboot/remake stuff is guaranteed to send me spare. But – Odin help me – this time it actually looks kinda good. Take a look:

The 70s setting gives the film a real Vietnam vibe, like Platoon only with a giant ape in it. The scenery is spot on, the talent good and the effects aren’t horribly cheesy like you might expect. Might have to keep an eye on this one…

Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...