Kong: Skull Island’ is running in cinema halls and is bound to keep the viewer on the edge of his seat. It reminds us about King Kong, the great ape who made his debut on the silver screen way back in 1933 and has continued to hold the audience in awe – he now appears as Kong in this 21st century version.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the movie is a Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures production that gave us the "Godzilla" remake of 2014. The story of "Kong: Skull Island" is not just about Kong but about others around him, and the cast includes Samuel L.

Jackson and John C. Reilly. The movie is the second one for director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and the screenplay was written by a team of four.

The story of ‘Kong: Skull Island’

The story of ‘Kong: Skull Island’ is set in 1973 at the end of the Vietnam War, which provides an opportunity for combat-ready characters like U.S. Army stalwart Lt. Colonel Preston Packard, portrayed by none other than Jackson – he is in the role of a battle-hardened veteran disgruntled about the way things turned out in Vietnam.

Characters in the movie

There is a semi-mad scientist, Bill Randa, who says "this planet doesn't belong to us," and, the role is played by John Goodman. He has two young assistants who get on board a surveying ship to get close enough to Skull Island which is wrapped in mysteries.

Bill Randa has with him a couple more interesting characters in the form of an ex-British special forces ace, Captain James Conrad, and a woman photojournalist, Mason Weaver. The roles are played by Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson respectively.

As the story unfolds, Kong begins to destroy the helicopters sent by Lt. Colonel Preston Packard to bring the ape to heel, but, the giant ape keeps swatting them as if they were flies For variety there is Hank Marlow – a unique character of the Rip Van Winkle-type portrayed by John C.

Reilly. He is a World War II pilot that has been trapped on the island for 28 years and has been living with the local Iwi people.

Incidentally, creating Kong was a stupendous task. A team of nearly 300 people worked continuously for more than 18 months to impart the right look to the 100-foot tall giant. There are 19 million digital hairs on his body that had to be just right for the sake of authenticity.