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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:

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

Gross:

$167,986,460 (USA) (9 June 2017)
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Trivia

There are subtle references to the movie "Jeremiah Johnson." At one point, the characters must decide if they should walk through a sacred graveyard with many skeletons, or go around, and thus take a longer route. The other reference is when Marlow asks about the outcome of the war: "Who won?" A line that Robert Redford used in his movie as well. See more »

Goofs

The establishing shot of the Athena shows a CH-47 Chinook helicopter on the bow, four UH-1 Hueys amidships, and one CH-53 Sea Stallion on the stern. In the helicopter battle with Kong later, at least 10 Hueys are shown. See more »

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Bill Randa: This planet doesn't belong to us. Ancient species owned this earth long before mankind. I spent 30 years trying to prove the truth: monsters exist.
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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 »

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Features Now Hear This (1962) 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
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Courtesy of Parlophone Records Ltd
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Don't bother with this turkey even if you love King Kong
14 March 2017 | by (Kansas City, Mo) – See all my reviews

Peter Jackson headed up a well-done remake of King Kong back in 2005. Better to rewatch Jackson's version as this new movie, Skull Island", has little to offer even in the way of entertainment. Kong himself shows little personality and the rest of the cast, try as they might, cannot rescue the awful script, the lack of characterization, and the absence of intelligent dialogue that mark this movie. Fortunately the theater seat was quite comfortable so I could doze off as this hideous reworking of the King Kong legend unfolded. Do yourself a favor and if you must see it, wait till it comes to television.


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