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

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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

In Birth of Kong #2 the Monarch file erroneously depicts a Skullcrawler with its eyes in front of the sockets as opposed to behind. The cover of the same issue also shows a Skullcrawler tongue forked into four rather than three. See more »

Goofs

When Marlow describes the building of the boat, he says parts were taken from his P-51, Gunpei's Japanese Zero, and a B-29 they found on the beach. But the twin machine guns on the bow were inside a Sperry ball turret, which was used on B-17s and B-24s but NOT B-29s. Also, the guns in a ball turret had special firing mechanisms for the turret operator and were not fired with traditional grip triggers as shown in the movie. See more »

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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 M*A*S*H (1972) See more »

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Down On The Street
Written by Iggy Pop (as James Osterberg), Ron Asheton (as Ronald Asheton), Scott Asheton and David Alexander (as Dave Alexander)
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great creature feature!
12 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Boy did I enjoy this film.

forget plot and logic. This is an all out creature feature...It is called Skull Island because that's where the action takes place with all the neat creatures.

There is a LOT of screen time devoted to Kong and the monsters. And LOTS of cool death scenes. Pretty gory, in my opinion, and surprised this got a pg-13. Some scenes would be very frightening for little ones.

Most surprisingly, it is the the acting of John Goodman and J.C. Riley that stands out - even overshadowing tom Hiddleston. I am not a big fan of Goodman or Riley, so this really surprised me.

For the plot - people go to Skull Island. They encounter Kong and various giant monsters. Mayhem and death ensues. Some return home. The end.

Doesn't sound like much but the monster scenes really made the movie, and Kong was fantastic. They really had him move - he was almost like a giant Hulk smashing those airplanes!

Oh, and PLEASE stay after the credits. What was shown put a BIG smile on my face... No spoilers.. you have to see it for yourself.

My wife and I had a blast. The first 20 minutes were regrettably lame, but the rest of the movie was a hoot.

8 out of 10 for fun factor.


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