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Skull Island is essentially a war movie, and more specifically a Vietnam War movie—there are two Creedence songs on the soundtrack—just one that happens to feature a 100-foot-tall gorilla.
“Mark my words, there’ll never be a more screwed-up time in Washington.” This is the opening line of Kong: Skull Island, and it comes across today as more knowing even than it presumably did when the scene was shot.
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The movie, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, is full of such winks, though they tend to be cinematic rather than politico-cultural.
Kong himself is an impressive creation, a less tender soul than prior incarnations, but a more accomplished brawler.
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John Goodman’s Walk of Fame Star Added Ahead of ‘Kong: Skull Island’
His movie career went into high gear when he met Joel and Ethan Coen, who have cast him in six of their dark comedies.
In their 1940s Hollywood fable Barton Fink (1991), Goodman played Charlie Meadows, a lonely lost soul whose gentle demeanor conceals a boiling volcanic lake of homicidal rage.
John Goodman is that rare character actor with more screen charisma than most leading men, moving gracefully between comedy and pathos, mischief and menace.
There is great emotional delicacy in his work, too, possibly rooted in his real-life struggles with alcoholism and depression.
For his varied career, Goodman will be honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with a star on the Walk of Fame on March 10, the same day Warner Bros. debuts Kong: Skull Island, in which Goodman stars with Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson.
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‘Kong: Skull Island’ trailer
‘Kong: Skull Island’ trailerSamuel L. Jackon, Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and John C. Reilly star in “Kong: Skull Island.”