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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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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:

Kong: 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 reason Kong is larger than any of his other incarnations is due to the fact that with the upcoming green lit King of the Monsters (aka Kong vs Godzilla), Kong would've been too small to fight Godzilla at his more traditional size. This is also why they included the line in the movie that "he's still growing". See more »

Goofs

Although Northern Lights aren't visible in the southern hemisphere, they could have been seeing the Southern Lights. However, it is more likely that the lights and Skull Island's unique storm system are due to the 'hollow earth' characteristics which are never fully explained. 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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Run Through the Jungle
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Really, really just terrible.
11 March 2017 | by ThatcherSee all my reviews

I am not a movie snob and am easily entertained, but this movie was absolutely a complete and utter joke. It felt like a 3rd grader wrote the script. It contained every single cliché imaginable, from corny Platoon/Apocalypse Now-type one-liners to ridiculous slow-motion "sacrifice" scenes-- all incredibly cheap, contrived and void of any depth what-so-ever.

Absolutely NO PLOT-- not a single tangible, well-built contextual plot exists in this movie. John C. Reilly was the whole point of the movie-- it should be called "King Reilly and His Adventures"-- but then again, there really weren't any adventures to talk about...

The worst part of the movie was that I could absolutely not tell when the movie was supposed to be serious or a comedic parody, and folks, that's never a good sign, as it usually means the film is not good. And Samuel L. Jackson?? I think I just might use his appearance in future films as cause to not see them because he is clearly cast for his popularity and for a quick marketing boost for films that clearly need that extra kick. I am going to binge-watch King Kong (2005) with Jack Black until I can forget that I ever saw this new attempted failure to reprise Kong. Have our standards really fallen so far?? I honestly do not think there was a single frame that lasted longer than 2 seconds, I am not joking. Oh, the agony.


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