While the longstanding view is that the early part of any cinematic year is usually a wasteland for movies, 2017 has been pretty good. “Split,” “The Lego Batman Movie,” and “John Wick: Chapter 2” have been early highlights this year, and we’re hoping the trend continues with next month’s bonafide blockbuster, “Kong: Skull Island.”

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Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer“) gets his feet wet in tentpole land, rounding up Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary, and John C. Reilly for his “Apocalypse Now“-ish take on the classic movie ape. And these first five clips from the film certainly tip off the epic scale of the picture.

“Kong: Skull Island” opens on March 10th.

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