There are some that were a bit worried at the tonal shift from the very serious first full trailer to the more humorous second one, but for me Kong: Skull Island still looks great. This final trailer, set to We Gotta Get out of This Place by The Animals, repeats lots of previously seen shots but adds a few more in a well edited two and a half minutes, including some more brief glimpses of the Skullcrawlers, creatures who also inhabit Skull Island. It also seems to reveal [POSSIBLE SPOILERS if you HAVEN’T ever seen a King Kong movie!] that Kong becomes [reasonably] friendly as he rescue Brie Larson’s character [though it doesn’t appear that he falls in love with her, which is a change from the usually lovesick nature of the giant ape].
It’s 1971, a team of explorers with a company of soldiers are following myth ,legend in the Pacific amindst runors of an island where creatures both prehistoric and monstrous are supposed to live. Soon they come across Skull Island , the very island of lore and legend. The creatures they soon come across make the soldiers and explorers running for their very lives. Soon Kong shows up to let all know that He is King of Skull Island and top of the food chain. Will they survive to tell their story? Will beauty win the heart of the beast?
Kong: Skull Island is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, written by Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly, and stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins, Toby Kebbell and John C Reilly. It’s out on Friday, March 10.