March has become a serious blockbuster month, and 2017 has the schedule to prove it. Last week we were delivered Logan, and in the coming weeks we will have Beauty and the Beast, Power Rangers, and more. This week, however, sees a giant ape rule as king, with the release of Kong: Skull Island. It's gonna be a Rotten Week!
Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at This Rotten Week has to offer.
Rotten Watch Prediction
I have to say, I kind of like the idea that there are these huge, quasi-indestructible monsters living in secret around the world just waiting to be unleashed. That's what Legendary Films is exploring with their MonsterVerse franchise that started with Godzilla a couple of years ago, and now continues with a reboot to King Kong. Those monsters live in the same world and now we get the story of the latter.
Kong: Skull Island takes place before the events in Godzilla as a post-Vietnam War group of soldiers and scientists explore an island where there just happens to be a 100-foot-tall ape roaming around the jungle (and fighting off equally terrifying monsters). Frankly, it looks pretty awesome and early reviews are surprisingly positive, with it sitting at 83% right now.
Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts takes a sharp turn away from his first film, The Kings of Summer (76%). That was an excellent coming of age movie about a group of kids looking to build their own house in the woods and leave their angst-y high school experience. This one has people exploring the woods with much higher stakes. Namely, a gorilla that can grab helicopters in his bare hands. It looks awesome.