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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

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After the Vietnam war, a team of scientists explores 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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Dan Gilroy (screenplay by), Max Borenstein (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hiddleston ... James Conrad
Samuel L. Jackson ... Preston Packard
Brie Larson ... Mason Weaver
John C. Reilly ... Hank Marlow
John Goodman ... Bill Randa
Corey Hawkins ... Houston Brooks
John Ortiz ... Victor Nieves
Tian Jing ... San
Toby Kebbell ... Jack Chapman / Kong
Jason Mitchell ... Mills
Shea Whigham ... Cole
Thomas Mann ... Slivko
Eugene Cordero ... Reles
Marc Evan Jackson ... Landsat Steve
Will Brittain ... Young Marlow / Marlow's Son
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | China

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

10 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Skull Island See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$185,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,025,472, 12 March 2017

Gross USA:

$168,052,812

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$566,652,812
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Tom Hiddelston, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, and Samuel L. Jackson all played characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hiddelston played Loki, Larson played Captain Marvel, Reilly played Corpsman Rhomann Dey, and Jackson played Nick Fury. Shea Whigham appeared as Roger Dooley in Marvel's Agent Carter, Corey Hawkins had a minor role as a Navy-OP in Iron Man 3, James M. Comer provided the voices for Cable and Stryker in the video-game Marvel Heroes, and Terry Notary was the on-set Groot and Cull Obsidian in Avengers Infinity War. See more »

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The cargo ship displays a giant "no smoking" sign in red letters. Smoking bans on general merchant vessels became effective only in 2009. No ship in the 70's would have had such instructions prominently painted on the deck. See more »

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[first lines]
Bill Randa: Mark my words. There'll never be a more screwed up time in Washington. But we can't let it stop us.
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References Pokémon (1997) See more »

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Bad Moon Rising
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User Reviews

 
A surprisingly entertaining, strange yet enjoyable film
25 March 2017 | by jayvonfarmerSee all my reviews

Knowing I'm probably the last person on Earth to review this movie, I arrived at the theater intentionally avoided reading any reviews online or tweets. I did my best to come into this film blind and expected the unexpected. What I got was a strange "Jurassic World- esque" film with uninteresting characters, with a great cast by the way, failed attempts at comedic moments, and overall the movie just felt strange. However there is enjoyment to be had in the film. The best part of the movie is King Kong. He's big and loud. A smart ape that will fight for his territory. Also the photography is fantastic. You really feel the scope of the island.


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