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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

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After the Vietnam war, 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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$168,052,812

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$566,652,812
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The two-armed pit lizard from King Kong (1933) was used as a reference for the Skullcrawlers. They were also inspired by several other cinematic creatures. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts stated, "That creature, beyond being a reference to a creature from the 1933 version, is also this crazy fusion of all the influences throughout my life, like the first angel from Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995), and No-Face from Spirited Away (2001), and Cubone from Pokémon. See more »

Goofs

The US insignia on the B-29 and P-51 fuselage and wings used for the makeshift boat is outlined in red. This particular insignia was used on US aircraft only for a short time during 1943. The B-29 did not enter service until 1944, so none would have had that insignia. See more »

Quotes

[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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White Rabbit
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User Reviews

 
Better Than Most Kong Remakes
5 November 2017 | by iNickRSee all my reviews

Any movie, or anything, really, that keeps my attention is good. Although I didn't really like the orange tinge everything seems to have in the very beginning, the technical side improves dramatically as the film progresses.

It takes place in 1973, just after the Americans "abandoned" the Vietnam War (according to Samuel L Jackson's Preston Packard character). The 70's production design is good and brings me back to my childhood (the soundtrack was awesome with plenty of 70's hits), although you don't see much of the 70's vibe after the first 20 minutes or so. The CGI is very good and doesn't make me feel like I'm playing a video game. This movie is like Jurassic Park meets Godzilla and they had a baby called Platoon and it grew to become a mash-up of the three of them with its own uniqueness called Kong: Skull Island.

Just under two hours in length and "hold onto your butts" and watch the credits.

My favourite quote from the movie is, "A camera is more dangerous than a gun." Seems like SLJ get's all the good lines.


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