'Kong: Skull Island' 'Groove' Trailer Ditches The Mawkish Cover For EDM Drop

'Kong: Skull Island' is out in theaters March 10, 2017. Legendary Entertainment

By now we’ve watched dozens of trailers backed by an oh-so-serious cover of some familiar song. Just recently Transformers: The Last Knight did it with The Flaming Lips’ “Do You Realize?” Kong: Skull Island’s marketing was hardly innocent in this either: its main trailer featured a chopped up cover of The Animals’ “We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place.” But the final trailer for Kong: Skull Island is something completely different. Though it continues the rhythmic editing that’s become so central to trailers, there hasn’t been something in recent memory that uses music quite like this one.

It’s called the “Groove” trailer and you’ll quickly realize why:

Reviews for Kong: Skull Island have been fairly positive so far. It sounds like a creature feature that delivers all of the monster action people wanted from 2014’s Godzilla , with critics mostly divided on whether or not that focus is childish or fun.

Can a CGI monster slugfest actually be a good movie?

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We're hopeful. Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Robert's last movie, The Kings of Summer, showed enough mastery over character and tone to suggest that there might be more to Skull Island than the CGI noise that often masquerades as plot in summer blockbusters like Wrath of the Titans.

Kong: Skull Island is out in theaters March 10.

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