Kong

Kong

Skull Island

DVD - 2017
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A scientific exploratory mission on an uncharted Pacific island becomes a battle for survival when a giant gorilla and other monsters become aware of their presence.
Publisher: [Burbank, California] :, Warner Bros. Entertainment,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ♭2017
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (118 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm., in container
digital, optical, surround, Dolby digital 5.1, rda, DVD
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
Alternative Title: Skull Island [DVD]

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Aitaphorn
May 17, 2019

Kong is bigger, and the cast is full of big names, but everything here is a step down from Peter Jackson's film from a decade ago.

The action scenes are forgettable, the character deaths ridiculous, and the emotion lacking. The sole purpose of this film is, unlike the traditional story, to keep Kong alive so he can take on Godzilla later. Setting aside the problems with attempting a shared cinematic universe, this approach takes everything out of what made King Kong so iconic.

The visuals are (sometimes) great, yes, but great visuals are fortunately the norm these days. So given that, if it succeeds, the Monster Cinematic Universe won't be in swing for some years, you can give this movie a pass.

MomoT Feb 17, 2019

This film has stunning visuals (and I'm not just talking about Tom Hiddleston) - there are some very lovingly created shots - so it's a bit of a shame that it's SO VERY SILLY. Enjoyable enough, but definitely do not think too hard about anything.
Also, you may wish to wait until the very end as there is a post-credit scene that teases a continuation of the story...

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forgeman
Dec 12, 2018

I love all the Kong movies except for the Jeff Bridges version. This particular adaptation does not follow the old premise of capturing the ape and bringing him to New York City, rather its about a large contingent of explorer/scientists who make their way to Skull Island only to discover in short order that they might have made a mistake and spend the rest of the time trying to get off the island. What happens in between is a CGI extravaganza. Giant ugly beasts vs Mr. Kong trying to defend his turf. John C. Reilly has an awesome role that all gets tied together with the opening scene and the ending. Highly recommended for an action packed thrill ride with some light humour.

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jelin747
Sep 14, 2018

The current copy that I borrowed is damaged: can't no play and got stuck in my
DVD player. Would like to request another copy. Thank you

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Gwen904
Jul 08, 2018

A rather gory and simple movie (although somewhat entertaining). Tom Hiddleston, as always, is a great actor.

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publicenemy46
Apr 28, 2018

I really enjoyed this movie I thought the CGI was pretty good . They did a good job with the Monsters I thought.

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abrach987
Apr 12, 2018

This was a terrible movie. All of the characters must be insane to make the choices that they do. I realize Samuel L Jackson is supposed to insane but the other characters aren't supposed to be.

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lukasevansherman
Apr 02, 2018

Kong smash! Lots of good actors here looking lost amidst all the CGI beasties and explosions. At least they try to treat the natives with a little more nuance than Peter Jackson did in his atrocious "King Kong" remake.

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ScorchingSun
Mar 18, 2018

The grandeur of the King Kong story has become grandiose and flat in this noisy, big monster clobberin' time fightfest. Sammuel L Jackson's squawky-voiced, bulging-eyed delivery failed to convince me of his blood mania.
A small nod to Beauty was all the available sentimentality, although John C. Reilly's "Santa Claus" did twang half a heartstring.

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Nooksack20
Mar 13, 2018

Given the cast, I expected more from this flick. Lots of noise, roaring, fire and fury, but the story line was weak, while the special effects were terrific. Great Saturday afternoon fare for adolescents.

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gumball12
Mar 04, 2018

"ROOOOOAAAAAR"!!! - Kong

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RedCherries
Feb 13, 2018

Hank Marlow: Hey, what happened with the war? Did we win?

James Conrad: Which one?

Hank Marlow: Uh-huh. That makes sense.

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reginator_22
Jan 22, 2018

Hank Marlow: Kong's a pretty good king. Keeps to himself, mostly. This is his home, we're just guests. But you don't go into someone's house and start dropping bombs, unless you're picking a fight.

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Gwen904
Nov 18, 2017

"It sounds like a bird, but really it's a f****** ant." - Hank Marlow

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jimg2000
Aug 09, 2017

40 quotes already in IMDb:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3731562/trivia?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

But not these two important ones:
If you take away that species' natural competition they will proliferate out of control.
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You can't kill Kong, Colonel.

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reginator_22
Feb 14, 2018

Coarse Language: Brief strong language.

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Gwen904
Nov 18, 2017

Violence: Lots and lots of gory violence, including: dismemberment, smashing people, ripping people apart, shooting with firearms, explosions, implosions, burning helicopters, monster gutting monster, spider's leg impales person, etc.

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AMerr22
Oct 29, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A "pole" is shoved down someones throat and exits through the back of their body.

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DFX_
Jan 06, 2018

DFX_ thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Gwen904
Nov 18, 2017

Gwen904 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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