In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.
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.
Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.Written by
Twentieth Century Fox
When Caesar observes through binoculars the encampment of the Colonel's soldiers, where Winter is found and soon killed, there is a banner the soldiers put up that reads, "The Only Good Kong Is A Dead Kong", an inversion of General Ursus' declaration in Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), of "The only good human, is a dead human!" See more »
At the border camp, the soldiers are standing in the rain yet none are wet. See more »
Is that a trench? It looks like there's more of them inside.
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The 20th Century Fox fanfare is played through the use of Congo drums instead of the traditional percussion instruments. See more »
Clearly, when a movie is this terrible, yet gets such stellar reviews from IMDb users and metacritics alike, something fishy is going on. Actually, something apey is going on. I suspect we are all victims of a gorilla marketing campaign.
Ha ha. Get it? A guerilla marketing...meh, never mind. The important thing is yes, this movie really is that bad. By now we are all used to the fake reviews on IMDb that accompany any movie on its opening weekend. But what is up with these inflated metacritic scores?
I LOVED the first installment in this franchise. I loved the screenplay, the acting, and the gritty realism. But this? Total childish schlock. If I had to choose one and only one adjective, it would be maudlin.
I would have walked out of this movie if I didn't bring four kids with me. Within the first ten minutes, the magnitude of your error in wasting your money will become apparent. This movie is BAD. Avoid!
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