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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:

€1,444,118 (Italy) (12 March 2017)

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$168,052,812 (USA)
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Trivia

The Leapers from Dead Space video games share a similar body design to the Skullcrawlers. See more »

Goofs

As the crew is first flying through the storm to get onto Skull Island, Packard says that Icarus's wings were "made of wax". Actually they were made of reeds and feathers with the feathers attached with wax and thus when he flew too close to the sun the wax melted and the feathers fell off. See more »

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[after credits]
James Conrad: You just gonna sit there? In the dark? You're enjoying this, right? Is this fun for you? I promise I won't tell the Russians.
Mason Weaver: I promise *I* will tell the Russians.
James Conrad: She's gonna tell the Russians.
[throws pencil at the reverse mirror]
James Conrad: Why are you keeping us here?
Mason Weaver: I want to go home.
James Conrad: We get it. There was no island. We were never on an island.
Houston Brooks: [enters the room] Island? What island?
James Conrad: Brooks, what the hell is going on?
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: There is a scene after the closing credits: Brooks and Lin meet Conrad and Weaver and show them records that indicate other monsters existing on Earth; the monsters seen are Rodan, Ghidorah, Mothra and Godzilla. The scene ends with Godzilla's roar. This leads into Godzilla: King of Monsters (2019). See more »

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Written by Nguyen Trung Cang
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Fast-Food from the Clone Factory
8 April 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I will make it short - this movie is imo no total fail but no cinematic triumph either and also not a good one. But if you enjoy the movies of Mr. Emmerich you will like this one also - lots of explosions, here and there some humorous scenes, some (cgi-)monsters and ofc King Kong and last but not least, tons of inconsistencies and forgettable 2-dimensional characters.

So if you like Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012 etc. watch this version of King Kong, if you don't like such movies, skip this one. Summa summarum: another waste of a fantastic character like the last Tarzan endeavor.

p.s. sometimes I suspect Hollywood got some script-generating- algorithm developed and saves the money for writers, of such generic "quality" are many of the Hollywood products of past years, Skull Island is another proof of this theory ;)


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