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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 diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong. Written by IMDb Editor

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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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$185,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$111,351,438 (USA) (20 March 2017)
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Thomas Mann who plays Slivko talks about the Chicago cubs and who would win in a fight, a tiger or a cub, in the movie Project X (2012) Thomas Mann's characer is named Thomas Cubb See more »

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The CH 53E Super Stallion helicopter didn't begin flight until 1974 and didn't get to the fleet until 1981. See more »

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Hank Marlow: Who's winning the war?
Captain James Conrad: Which one?
Hank Marlow: ...That makes sense, I guess.
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References Them! (1954) See more »

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Mat Troi Den
Written by Nguyen Trung Cang
Performed by Minh Xuân
Courtesy of Lang Van Inc.
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A sufficient reboot of the King Kong franchise
9 March 2017 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Kong: Skull Island is a monster film starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, and Brie Larson. Packed with all the giant monster movie clichés and fun action scenes one would hope to see, it serves as a sufficient reboot of the King Kong franchise.

In 1973, a group of explorers led by a band of soldiers journey to a mysterious uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. Upon arrival, the group realise the island is swarming with giant monstrous animals and insect-like creatures who have called this place their home for millions of years. After becoming separated amidst the chaos, the groups eventually meet with the local natives who worship a skyscraper-sized ape named Kong who protects them from the giant monsters.

While the film doesn't offer much in terms of actual plot, the action and fight scenes more than make up for it. The special effects were great and the CGI for Kong and the other giant monsters were all very convincing. The characters were all essentially stock action roles but thanks to the believable performances from the lead actors, they're still fun to watch. I also enjoyed the fact that Kong has more screen time and a greater relevance on the film's story, unlike with how Godzilla was barely in the 2014 film. I look forward to seeing these two monsters duke it out in a future film.

I rate it 7/10


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