I’ve been watching kaiju movies lately, and Kong: Skull Island is my favorite of the current crop for 2017.
This flick was absolutely goddamn spectacular, and is now my favorite Kong movie. I love it so much that I’m not even going to write much about it here–I don’t want to spoil it for you.
By far the best kaiju movie I’ve seen since Cloverfield. Some of the scenes of kaiju vs. kaiju and kaiju vs. humans were absolutely horrific and cinematically amazing.
Unexpected moments of pure squee!? Those two golden minutes starring Miyavi as Gunpei Ikari in World War II. I spazzed when I saw him in the credits, because I already thought he was an amazing musician. (There was a period of two years where I couldn’t make a single music mix without “Are You Ready to Rock?” on it.)
Also cool that the bulk of the film was a Vietnam War period piece. I love seeing movies with soldier characters from that era, because they remind me happily of my mother’s friends when I was growing up.
*P.S. If you see it, wait for the schwarma after the credits. It’s cool.