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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:

€1,444,118 (Italy) (12 March 2017)

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$168,052,812 (USA)
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Trivia

Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson also appear in Farce of the Penguins (2006), Unicorn Store (2017), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). See more »

Goofs

Near the start of the film, Mason Weaver is examining some 35mm film, which has the words Kodak 400TX on the edge. This is new Kodak Tri-X, which wasn't available in 1973. It should have read Kodak 5063, which was the edge code for this film at the time. See more »

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James Conrad: I'm sorry, Colonel Packard...
[holds up Chapman's dog tags]
James Conrad: Chapman is dead.
Preston Packard: Doesn't change a thing. We're still going to that crash site.
James Conrad: What's at that crash site that you want so badly?
Preston Packard: Weapons! Enough to kill it!
James Conrad: Kong didn't kill Chapman...
Preston Packard: [holding up dog tags] But he DID kill these men! MY men!
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The opening credits are a montage of 1940-70s news videos. See more »

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Featured in Creating a King: Summoning a God (2017) See more »

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Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)
Written by Allan Clarke, Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway
Performed by The Hollies
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Fast-Food from the Clone Factory
8 April 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I will make it short - this movie is imo no total fail but no cinematic triumph either and also not a good one. But if you enjoy the movies of Mr. Emmerich you will like this one also - lots of explosions, here and there some humorous scenes, some (cgi-)monsters and ofc King Kong and last but not least, tons of inconsistencies and forgettable 2-dimensional characters.

So if you like Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012 etc. watch this version of King Kong, if you don't like such movies, skip this one. Summa summarum: another waste of a fantastic character like the last Tarzan endeavor.

p.s. sometimes I suspect Hollywood got some script-generating- algorithm developed and saves the money for writers, of such generic "quality" are many of the Hollywood products of past years, Skull Island is another proof of this theory ;)


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