5. Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Original Release Date: March 10, 2017
Box Office: As part of Legendary Pictures’ monster universe, Kong: Skull Island, performed admirably well at the box office. It made 566.7 million dollars in total, which exceeded its budget by quite a bit.
Critical Acclaim: Like Godzilla before it, the Legendary Pictures films have done pretty well with critics. Audiences loved the movie as well, and many praised it for its setting, production design, acting, and fun action sequences.
About the Role: James Conrad is a former soldier with an immense talent for conflict management and tracking. He is recruited for a top-secret mission to find out what is happening on the mysterious Skull Island, where many people have gone and never returned.
Simply the Best: One of the biggest reasons to watch this movie is that it stars no less than three Marvel stars. Along with Hiddleston, the film also cast Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson. It’s cool to see these three acting with each other in a totally different setting from the Marvel universe.
Plus, like Godzilla, this is a good old-fashioned monster movie. Not only is King Kong introduced in high definition, but we get to meet lots of other creepy monsters along the way, and it ties in cleverly to the greater monster universe.