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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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Box Office

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

Marlow (John C. Reilly) and Conrad (Tom Hiddleston) are likely references to Joseph Conrad, and the lead character Marlow, from Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness. The novella, as well as the film it inspired, Apocalypse Now (1979), are thematic and visual inspirations for this movie. See more »

Goofs

After sitting (and breaking down) for almost 30 years, it is doubtful the aviation fuel would cause the home made boat's engine to turn over, let alone run. 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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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: There is a scene after the closing credits: Brooks and Lin meet Conrad and Weaver and show them records that indicate other monsters existing on Earth; the monsters seen are Rodan, Ghidorah, Mothra and Godzilla. The scene ends with Godzilla's roar. This leads into Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). See more »

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References 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) See more »

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Run Through the Jungle
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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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