Did “Kong: Skull Island” Suck?? **SPOILER ALERT**
Three years ago, we asked one heated question about Godzilla that launched our Beloved series Movie Fights! Today, we’re throwing it way back to the land of Andy’s super long hair and the format that started it all – but this time we’re asking, “Did ‘Kong Skull Island’ suck?” Dan and Andy fight it out!
Kong: Skull Island is a 2017 American monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and written by Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly, from a story by John Gatins. The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and serves as the second film in Legendary‘s MonsterVerse. It stars an ensemble cast consisting of Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary and John C. Reilly. The film follows a team of scientists and Vietnam War soldiers who travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific and encounter terrifying creatures and the mighty Kong.
Principal photography began on October 19, 2015, in Hawaii and various locations around Vietnam. Kong: Skull Island premiered on February 28, 2017, in London and was released in the United States on March 10, 2017, in 2D, 3D, IMAX 3D and in Dolby Cinemas. The film received generally positive reviews from critics and has grossed $157 million worldwide, against its $185 million budget.