Movie Preview: ‘King Kong’ remade again

Richard Mendiola

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“Kong: Skull Island” follows explorers as they visit an island home to King Kong.

Cinema’s biggest ape is coming to theaters after a decade since its last appearance. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is taking a new approach with King Kong by taking some ideas  from the original 1933 film. This version of King Kong is the biggest ape cinema has ever seen.

The plot focuses on a team of explorers and soldiers that navigate to a remote island in the Pacific, where they come across various monsters and King Kong himself. The cast consists of Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel Jackson and more.

Kong: Skull Island,” will take place in the 1970s. A few years ahead of the prior “King Kong” movies, Kong is up against a more technologically advanced society. This means that Kong will have to put up against modern technology compared to the 1933 classic or the 2005 remake from Peter Jackson.

Besides modern warfare, Kong and the crew have to deal with different monsters in Skull Island. Monsters such as Skull Crawlers, giant oxen and spiders appear throughout the movie.

“Kong: Skull Island,” appears to be a film packed with both action and adventure. The film does have a lot to live up to as far as the legacy of the King Kong films is concerned. “Kong: Skull Island,” arrives on March 10 nationwide.