Kong in­car­nated in Skull Is­land thriller

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

IF A few scenes in the lat­est King Kong in­stal­ment look fa­mil­iar, don’t be sur­prised.

Shot in idyl­lic lo­ca­tions across trop­i­cal Queens­land and Hawaii, the vis­ual ap­peal of Kong: Skull Is­land is out­stand­ing.

Iconic land­marks are not the only draw­card for this ac­tion/ad­ven­ture movie, there is also the win­ning com­bi­na­tion of a stel­lar cast and vi­cious preda­tors.

There is a solid mix of hu­mour, ac­tion, char­ac­ters and of course the gi­gan­tic ape which never fails to steal the spot­light.

This movie mon­ster has made many ap­pear­ances over the years, how­ever this in­stal­ment eas­ily pulls off a fresh and vis­ually ap­peal­ing nar­ra­tive full of twists, turns and ad­ven­ture.

Set on an un­charted Pa­cific is­land, myth­i­cal tales and sci­ence come to­gether to sur­prise ev­ery­one.

When palm trees are up­ended, bod­ies fly ev­ery­where and the ocean be­comes an out-of-con­trol jacuzzi, it is safe to say view­ers would feel they got ex­actly what they paid for.

It is 1973 and a group of ex­plor­ers and sci­en­tists is es­corted by the mil­i­tary to a re­mote Pa­cific Is­land that has ac­quired a rep­u­ta­tion as a place where strange things hap­pen.

There, they dis­cover they have en­tered a do­main of mon­sters, in­clud­ing the mythic Kong.

Ac­tion and spec­tac­u­lar ef­fects punc­tu­ate this roller-coaster of a fea­ture crea­ture, in which lush trop­i­cal lo­ca­tions; an ap­peal­ing cast and hu­mon­gous preda­tors are the main in­gre­di­ents.

In­for­ma­tion for this re­view was sourced from imdb.com.

PHOTO: WARNER BROS. PIC­TURE

MON­STER HIT: Kong: Skull Is­land is com­ing to Proser­pine.

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