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.
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
Kong's intelligence and ability to quickly adapt to a fight and take advantage of his surroundings, as well having practiced on smaller skullcrawlers for years, may explain why he manages to best Ramarak when his parents couldn't. Like his parents Kong himself is not strong enough to defeat the creature (he fails to break its jaws despite trying with all his might), but by utilizing the giant boat propeller he can pierce Ramarak's skin, weakening it, and by taking advantage of the later opportunity to access its soft insides he is able to kill it. It's also possible that Kong's parents intentionally made themselves vulnerable to Ramarak's attacks, specifically to lure the alpha Skullcrawler away from their young son. Kong has no vulnerable baby apes to defend, hence can pick his fights at his own discretion rather than having to stand between the alpha and his offspring even if it leaves him at a disadvantage. See more »
While Randa and Brooks are speaking with Senator Willis in the corridor outside his office, a female extra approaches them from behind and enters a room. A few seconds later, the same extra again approaches them from behind and reenters the same room. See more »
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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The IMAX intro for the film features the statement "Kong is King", a trip through Skull Island vistas, and Kong's roar. See more »
Have you ever watched the scene from The Princess Bride where the grandfather tells the kid: It's got everything. "Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love ...". Well, in a way, that's this version of KONG, and I am really happy and surprised at just how GOOD it was.
Take a bit of the original Kong, mix it with one part Private Ryan, a dash of The Deer Hunter, some Monty Python, lots of Jurassic Park, a pinch of A Space Oddity and mix well with some (insert your favorite lower-key funny movies HERE). The result is a pleasing fare one can really sink their teeth into and enjoy.
It has some familiar faces too, and what's best about it, is that not only do they live up to their so-called stardom, but even the unfamiliar or not-yet- "famous" actors with smaller roles, really do a great job and sell it. At no time while you are watching this movie do you feel it far-fetched or unbelievable that Kong actually exists, and isn't that, in a nutshell, what all movies should aspire to - the suspension of disbelief? Mission accomplished on this one, and good job to the creators.
A definite must-watch.
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