7.1/10
53,389
344 user 404 critic

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Trailer
2:33 | Trailer

Get Showtimes & Tickets

In 35 theaters near Ashburn VA US [change]

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.

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
5 ( 2)

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Logan (2017)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

Director: James Mangold
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen
King Kong (2005)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A movie crew, travelling to a mysterious island to shoot their picture, encounter a furious gorilla, taking their leading actress and forming a special relationship with her, protecting her at all costs.

Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.

Director: Chad Stahelski
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane
Godzilla (2014)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity.

Director: Gareth Edwards
Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston
Get Out (2017)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend's mysterious family estate.

Director: Jordan Peele
Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford
Life (2017)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form, that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.

Director: Daniel Espinosa
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
San
...
...
Mills
...
Cole
...
Slivko
...
Reles
...
Landsat Steve
...
Young Marlow / Marlow's Son
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

All hail the King See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

10 March 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kong: Skull Island  »

Box Office

Budget:

$185,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$136,753,451 (USA) (28 March 2017)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Russell Crowe was considered for a role. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Preston Packard: We're soldiers, we do the dirty work so that families back home don't suffer! They shouldn't even know that a thing like this exists!
Mason Weaver: The world is bigger than this.
Preston Packard: Bitch, please!
See more »

Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros, Legendary Pictures and Tencent Pictures logos are set in the air and made of metal, representing the aerial dogfight in the prologue. See more »

Connections

References Rodan (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)
Written by Allan Clarke, Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway
Performed by The Hollies
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Courtesy of Parlophone Records Ltd
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
great creature feature!
12 March 2017 | by (Durham, NC USA) – See all my reviews

Boy did I enjoy this film.

forget plot and logic. This is an all out creature feature...It is called Skull Island because that's where the action takes place with all the neat creatures.

There is a LOT of screen time devoted to Kong and the monsters. And LOTS of cool death scenes. Pretty gory, in my opinion, and surprised this got a pg-13. Some scenes would be very frightening for little ones.

Most surprisingly, it is the the acting of John Goodman and J.C. Riley that stands out - even overshadowing tom Hiddleston. I am not a big fan of Goodman or Riley, so this really surprised me.

For the plot - people go to Skull Island. They encounter Kong and various giant monsters. Mayhem and death ensues. Some return home. The end.

Doesn't sound like much but the monster scenes really made the movie, and Kong was fantastic. They really had him move - he was almost like a giant Hulk smashing those airplanes!

Oh, and PLEASE stay after the credits. What was shown put a BIG smile on my face... No spoilers.. you have to see it for yourself.

My wife and I had a blast. The first 20 minutes were regrettably lame, but the rest of the movie was a hoot.

8 out of 10 for fun factor.


25 of 40 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?