I’d be lying if I said that Kong: Skull Island wasn’t pretty much the number one movie for me to watch at the moment, and by all accounts it isn’t going to disappoint.
But, first things first.
We have been keeping you up-to-date on the latest trailers in the incredible marketing campaign and the final trailer is no exception in building the suspense for the movie. I mean, I know we ALL know what’s roughly going to happen but as with all great adventure movies all may not be what it first appears.
The latest trailer is a charming little list of all the ways they can possibly die on the island, rattled off by the film’s male lead, Tom Hiddleston.
The final trailer is set against the background of the 1965 song We Gotta Get Out Of This Place by The Animals, which I think is cool because the song was immensely popular with United States Armed Forces GIs during the Vietnam War. Lots of multiple layered meanings there.
Hiddleston’s character Captain James Conrad is being brought on board for the exhibition and demands more money and a bonus “if we make it back”. When questioned about the “if” he shoots a look. From what we’ve already seen we know things are not going to go well at all.
The other piece of amazing marketing from the Kong: Skull Island team is that we can also have a virtual tour … take a look for yourself!
On Tuesday night, the stars gathered on the red carpet at London’s Leicester Square for the film’s World premiere. All three of the major stars were in attendance; Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and Samuel L. Jackson – as well as director Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
Hiddleston tweeted of his feelings on the night saying;
— Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) March 1, 2017
Kong: Skull Island is released in cinemas on the 9 March in Australia, and the 10 March in the UK and USA.