Holly On Hollywood – Kong: Skull Island

Holly on Hollywood
“Kong: Skull Island”
by Holly McClure




“Kong: Skull Island” takes place in 1973 when a team of government backed scientists, soldiers, a tracker and a photographer, travel to a mysterious island and discover giant creatures, a tribe of peaceful natives and their protector, Kong. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly and John Goodman star.

Parents this is not a family-friendly kid’s movie. You need to know that the PG-13 action-adventure is for mature audiences because of…

…of intense fighting sequences with giant sci-fi creatures that include creepy Skull Crawlers, a high body count with victims being dismembered, stomped, eaten and torn apart, lots of guns, things blowing up and brief strong language. So it’s definitely for mature audiences. Know going in, that this is a different story with a bigger Kong who is more a protector and friend than foe. It’s got hip ‘70s music, Vietnam War imagery, Huey helicopters and soldiers attacking Kong with modern weapons. Although the storyline is different, there are still scenes that give a nod to previous films, like Kong fighting a giant octopus and Larson touching his face like Fay Wray. There’s gorgeous scenery, spectacular CGI effects and a lovable John C. Reilly who practically steals the movie with his comic relief. “Kong: Skull Island” is set in the same world as Godzilla and there are hints at a larger world and future films, in fact, stay through till the very end credits for a bonus scene and you’ll see what I mean.

“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”

~Holly On Hollywood~




Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.

Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, and other affiliates.

In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.

Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
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