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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:

€1,444,118 (Italy) (12 March 2017)

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$168,052,812 (USA)
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The magnificent scenes of mountains, rivers, and grass field were mostly shot in Vietnam (including Ninh Binh and Quang Binh). Jordan Vogt-Roberts and the cast members said they were the most beautiful places that they've ever been. See more »

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Jack, after filling his canteen, ends up hiding behind a rock as Kong approaches in the water, tending his wounds. The scene continues with Kong fighting the largest squid in Earth's history, no more than about 500 feet away from shore. Yet, despite all the violent activity and water splashing, no waves reach shore nor Jack, for that matter. See more »

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Hank Marlow: I can't tell when I'm talking, or when I'm not talking.
Victor Nieves: You're talking.
Hank Marlow: Really?
Victor Nieves: Yes.
Hank Marlow: I'm talking?
Victor Nieves: Yes.
Hank Marlow: You're mouth is moving.
Victor Nieves: What?
Hank Marlow: I'm gonna stab you by the end of the night.
Victor Nieves: Really?
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The IMAX intro for the film features the statement "Kong is King", a trip through Skull Island vistas, and Kong's roar. See more »

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References Jeremiah Johnson (1972) See more »

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Written and Performed by Jorge Ben Jor
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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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