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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

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A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden.

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A washed up monster chaser convinces the U.S. Government to fund a trip to an unexplored island in the South Pacific. Under the guise of geological research, the team travels to "Skull Island". Upon arrival, the group discover that their mission may be complicated by the wildlife which inhabits the island. The beautiful vistas and deadly creatures create a visually stunning experience that is sure to keep your attention. Written by Jason Burns

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language. | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$185,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$61,015,000 (USA) (10 March 2017)

Gross:

$167,986,460 (USA) (9 June 2017)
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Trivia

According to Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the first draft of the screenplay had the action taking place in 1917, and was an entirely different film. Although he liked the script, he didn't think it was something he wanted to make. When asked what kind of monster movie he had in mind, he suggested to have it take place in the Vietnam war era, as a sort of "Apocalypse Now (1979) with monsters", since there had never been a monster movie set in that time. He also saw interesting parallels between the political turmoil and racial riots from the 1970s and the 2010s. Contrary to his expectation, the studio loved the idea, and the script was re-worked from there. See more »

Goofs

The cargo ship displays a giant "no smoking" sign in red letters. Smoking ban on general merchant vessels became effective only in 2009. No ship in the 70's would have had such instructions prominently painted on the deck. See more »

Quotes

[Preston's squad flies through a storm]
Preston Packard: Remember the tale of Icarus, whose father gave him wax wings to fly. But he flew too close to the sun, and his wings melted, and he fell into the sea. But our wings are not made of wax, but Pennsylvania steel, guaranteed not to melt.
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The opening credits are a montage of 1940-70s news videos. See more »

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Referenced in Mixxxer Show: Mirai (2017) See more »

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Run Through the Jungle
Written by John Fogerty
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Courtesy of Fantasy Records
By permission of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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User Reviews

 
Message to all the studios: stop with the reboots and all the hacks you hire to write good reviews
10 March 2017 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

So it is like Ghostbusters 2016 all over again. On the day of release of another unrequested, unwanted, unappealing reboot a whole bunch of accounts appear and write super duper positive reviews. Well, they are all fake. Although these fake reviewers are getting more 'sophisticated.' Look at tvsweeney-39052 for example, the account was created several months ago and give Village Road Show and Columbia releases all 10/10, but has thrown in a couple of bad reviews of other studios' releases in the interim.

This movie sucks. The unoriginality stinks to high heaven The token Chinese cow to satisfy Chinese investors and Chinese ticket sales is beyond useless and cannot act and Kong is not even Kong (they don't even want to call him King because he is so off). This is one of those standard cliché films where the grown up audience knows after 5 minutes, that the target group is hacks. Even in the middle of the film's major actions scene, the whole logic pauses, as two supposedly cool characters have to talk, run and get into danger and make the audience yawn, because it is just so bad.

Unlike many fantasy films, this film is not interesting at all. If some young script writer thought that it would be "cool" for a remote island to be "interesting", then the accountants at the studio would write this script for him.

Yawn


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