In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.
A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.
Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location; Skull Island. But he still needs to find a leading lady. This 'soon-to-be-unfortunate' soul is Ann Darrow. No one knows what they will encounter on this island and why it is so mysterious, but once they reach it, they will soon find out. Living on this hidden island is a giant gorilla and this beast now has Ann is its grasps. Carl and Ann's new love, Jack Driscoll must travel through the jungle looking for Kong and Ann, whilst avoiding all sorts of creatures and beasts. But Carl has another plan in mind. Written by
The movie contains approximately eight hundred miniature shots. See more »
(at around 2h 25 mins) Peggy Lee did not begin her recording career until the early 1940s. Her recording of "Bye Bye Blackbird," used in a nightclub scene, dates from 1955, more than twenty years after the time of the film. See more »
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At the end of the closing credits: "This film is dedicated with love and respect to the original adventurers of Skull Island: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Willis H. O'Brien, Max Steiner, Robert Armstrong and ... the incomparable Fay Wray. They continue to inspire all those who follow in their footsteps." See more »
Makes Jurassic Park look like Barney's playground!
Don't get me wrong, I still love Jurassic Park, but the technology
there is now twelve years old. Peter Jackson's KING KONG is the
experience for which movies were invented. The CGI was incredible, the
casting appropriate (this wasn't supposed to be an actor-driven,
big-star film, after all), and the flow was satisfying. Even the
somewhat slow build-up had a huge payoff once you see Kong running
through the jungle with Ann in his giant hand. Is it a flawless movie?
Probably not. But it Is a perfect example of why we go to movies in the
first place-- to see things that we will never see in our real lives.
When I walked out of the theater and was making my way through the
deserted lobby, I had an odd feeling. Every poster I saw for an
upcoming film kind of made me feel like all those movies were probably
just going to be a waste of film next to KING KONG.
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