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
John Ortiz and Shea Whigham appeared in Pride and Glory (2008) and Silver Linings Playbook (2012). See more »
The satellite that produced the imagery is called Landsat in the film. The satellite launched in 1972 was called Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS). Its name was changed to Landsat in 1975, two years after the film was set. 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 »
Written and Performed by Jorge Ben Jor
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Better Than Most Kong Remakes
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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