Top 5: Thing You (Probably) Didn't Know About Kong Skull Island
List by Anthony Cleveland
If you're a giant monster movie fan like me, it looks like we have a lot to look forward to over these next few years. Kong: Skull Island introduced us to the Kong that will fight Godzilla in 2020...and that was pretty much the whole point of this movie -- that and to make sure the audience had a hellova lotta monster fights. This movie knew what it wanted to be and never tried to go beyond that. I was giddy when I saw this because it was LOADED with references to old Kaiju movies, anime and more!
Here's 5 things you might have missed in Kong: Skull Island:
- 5. Is that Godzilla talking to Anguirus? When one of the crashed choppers is on the ground you can hear the audio from Godzilla vs Gigan where Godzilla and Anguirus have a conversation. Its easily the stupidest memory I have from the early Godzilla movies...and I'm happy they included it.
- 4. Kong vs. the Giant octopus. This was Kong's first giant monster fight in the original King Kong vs. Godzilla. And it's the same in this film as well. Just a nice nod knowing he'll be fighting Godzilla in a few years.
- 3. GAMERA?! Probably not. But they knew what they were doing by adding an image of a giant turtle to the opening credits. For anyone that doesn't know, Gamera is a giant turtle that can fly because of his flaming jet propelled farts. No really, Roger Ebert said it himself.
- 2. John C. Reilly wears a jacket that says "Good for your health," which feels like a nod to Steve Brule, but the director actually confessed it was a nod to Kaneda's jacket in the Akira manga.
- 1. In the post credits scene: Mothra, Rodan, Godzilla, and King Ghidorah are all shown on sides of cave paintings! Does that mean we get to see all these baddies back on the screen sometime soon?! We already know about the upcoming King King vs. Godzilla, but what if they go all Batman vs. Superman and team up to fight King Ghidorah! That would be like someone dumping out my toy chest as a kid and deciding to make a movie about it.
What'd you think of Kong: Skull Island? Was there anything you caught that we missed? Tell us! We'd love to know. Feel free to share your thoughts and feelings in the comments section below, and, as always, remember to viddy well!