Didn’t the new King Kong movie just come out? Oh no, my bad, that was the new Tarzan movie. Sorry, it’s hard to keep track of all these reboots starring giant gorillas and sexy white guys.
No matter, here’s our first look at Kong: Skull Island, the King Kong reboot literally no one asked for. Didn’t they already make a shitty King Kong reboot starring Naomi Watts and Jack Black? I didn’t fact check that, mainly because I don’t want any of those words in my search history. But I’m pretty sure that was a movie that some studio execs – likely unemployed by now – thought was an aces idea.
This time around, it stars box office-friendly stars Tom Hiddelston (AKA Taylor Swift’s boy toy) and the always brilliant Brie Larson.
So what’s different about Kong this time around? Well, the ape may or may not just go by Kong, a la Madonna, plus, he’s really, really, really big, because CGI and America. “Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you’ve seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island,” director Jordan Vogt-Roberts told EW.
But does bigger mean better? Probably not. Will people see it anyway? Probably.