Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.
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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
The two-armed pit lizard from King Kong (1933) was used as a reference for the Skullcrawlers. They were also inspired by several other cinematic creatures. Jordan Vogt-Roberts stated, "That creature, beyond being a reference to a creature from the 1933 version, is also this crazy fusion of all the influences throughout my life, like the first angel from Shin Seiki Evangerion (1995), and No-face from Spirited Away (2001), and Cubone from Pokémon. See more »
Flipped shot: When Mason fires the flare gun at the skull crusher, she is shooting left handed. This is shown by the strap on her bag crossing left to right instead of right to left as seen in shots before and after this. See more »
We just got taken down by a monkey the size of a building!
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I must say that I feel this movie lacks a bit of consistency, it starts with a decent story but then it just goes down leaving a bunch of questions unanswered and some plot holes.
While you can see the effort in developing Kong and the crawlers,every other creature in the island is just there to fill the huge void in the plot.The guys at legendary pictures apparently heard how everyone complained about "to much plot and not enough Godzilla" in their last monster movie production and turned this into something similar to a "transformers movie", it's full of visuals but the story is lacking and some characters have no motivation or logic in their actions.
I can't say it's a bad movie, but it's a wasted opportunity to expand the lore of the franchise, you will exit the cinema feeling that something was not there.
It is obvious they are trying to turn this into a profitable franchise, but when you give priority to visuals instead of plot, you end up with movies like "Alice in Wonderland" and it's sequel, or any of the recent "Transformers" movies, pretty to look at, but completely forgettable, and doing that to a character like King Kong feels just wrong.
However,I would like to see more monsters movies in the future, and Kong skull island was enjoyable and a fresh take to a character that's been around for over 80 years, you probably won't become a fan of "kaiju" movies watching it, but let's hope next installments in the franchise are better.
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