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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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$185,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$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

When Cole plans to sacrifice himself with the grenades he pulls the pins and releases the spoons. This sets the 5 second timed fuse. There were more than 5 seconds from arming to detonation, and the resulting explosion was way to large. See more »

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Preston Packard: How you doing?
Bill Randa: I'm fine, thank you.
Preston Packard: Good. Glad to hear. I was worrying about you.
Preston Packard: [pulls gun]
Preston Packard: You... are going to tell me everything I don't know... or I'm gonna blow your head off.
Bill Randa: Monsters exist.
Preston Packard: No shit.
Bill Randa: Nobody believed me. Yesterday I was a crackpot. But today?
Preston Packard: So this was never about geology? You dropped those charges to flush something out. Who are you?
Bill Randa: You heard of the U.S.S. Lautmann? Neither did the public. Out of a thousand young men on that ship I was the only survivor. They told my ...
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There is a scene in the closing credits: Marlow returns to America and reunites with his family. See more »

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Remake of King Kong (1933) 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 stylized version of Kong that you may or may not have wanted
4 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Some people go to the movies to be wowed by the superb acting, heart wrenching and well written story, and overall solid production... THIS has good effects? The acting in this film isn't bad, but it definitely won't win any awards for it.

The story has characters Bill Randa (John Goodman) and Houston Brooks (Corey Hawkins) piggybacking on an expedition to an uncharted island to test their "hollow earth" theory. Tom Hiddleston plays a tracker, Brie Larson plays a photographer, and John C. Reilly plays a surprisingly funny WW2 vet marooned on Skull Island.

The film takes place in 1973 and loves to remind you with CCR and old technology as if it was a hundred years ago. Kong: Skull Island pays homage to Apocalypse Now quite frequently even though it seems a bit excessive at times.

Kong looked good, almost all the creatures looked cool and all the fights between them looked really good, especially in IMAX 3D. Some of the green screen effects, like backgrounds behind characters, were distractingly bad. Ultimately, you get some great stuff out of all the effects if you're not looking too closely.

The characters are more hollow than the earth (according to the film's characters themselves), the story is mediocre, but the effects reign king in this film adaptation.

My suggestion: See it! it's a blockbuster meant to fill seats, not win awards. Take it for what it is.

Seen at an advanced IMAX 3D screening in Minneapolis.


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