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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

In the intro credits, there is a sketch of a turtle with the words "M.U.T.O. - Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism" written beside it. This could be a reference to the Gamera movies, which involve a giant turtle attacking Japan, or the two giant turtles from Toho movies, the skeletal remains of one in Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964), and Kamoebas from Space Amoeba (1970). See more »

Goofs

The US Army fatigues during that era had straight across chest pockets, the fatigues worn were those of Marine Corp forces in Southeast Asia, with the chest pockets slanted. See more »

Quotes

Bill Randa: I'm sorry for the loss of your men. But if you want their sacrifice to mean anything, you have to bring back evidence.
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The opening credits are a montage of 1940-70s news videos. See more »

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References Cannibal Holocaust (1980) See more »

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Down On The Street
Written by Iggy Pop (as James Osterberg), Ron Asheton (as Ronald Asheton), Scott Asheton and David Alexander (as Dave Alexander)
Performed by The Stooges
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Don't bother with this turkey even if you love King Kong
14 March 2017 | by (Kansas City, Mo) – See all my reviews

Peter Jackson headed up a well-done remake of King Kong back in 2005. Better to rewatch Jackson's version as this new movie, Skull Island", has little to offer even in the way of entertainment. Kong himself shows little personality and the rest of the cast, try as they might, cannot rescue the awful script, the lack of characterization, and the absence of intelligent dialogue that mark this movie. Fortunately the theater seat was quite comfortable so I could doze off as this hideous reworking of the King Kong legend unfolded. Do yourself a favor and if you must see it, wait till it comes to television.


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