Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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The show reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure. In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific, as beautiful as it is treacherous, unaware that they're crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.
"It's wildly entertianing and it has a sense of humor about itself - and it doesn't hurt when a great big monster movie features an A-list cast..."--Richard Roeper
"Kong: Skull Island is a Saturday afternoon monster movie nothing more and nothing less - that's what's good about it."--Boston Globe
"The money's on the screen, but it bought a really good movie, too."--Michael Phillips
"Kong still commands respect... his presence alone makes it worth a trip to Skull Island."--USA Today
Publisher: [United States] : E1 Canada, 2017
Edition: Widescreen ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Skull Island

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travelerinspace
Aug 15, 2017

+1 Disc played
+1 Great action scenes
+1 Kong is a super cool character
-1 Plot
-1/2 Characters in film

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orion98
Aug 12, 2017

Plot differs from original story, but is one that's been done plenty of times before. Too much time is spent on a blind quest for revenge.

Characters and story are cliched to death but the graphics are impressive and there are a few entertaining moments (mainly John C. Reilly).

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ddonster
Aug 12, 2017

I thought this was pretty good. A cross between Jurassic Park, Godzilla and Predator. Remember to keep watching after the credits, 'cause there's an extra scene showing coming attractions.

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samjenks
Aug 10, 2017

Good Movie, I hate that you get to see Samuel L. Jackson again(give someone else some work)
The Movie explains the need for Kong.

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Aug 10, 2017

TH watched this movie twice in one day! I thought this was a good monster movie as well and I appreciated the "old school" treatment--no gore and guts, just blood and screaming. Some interesting camera angles chosen; as TH said for one of the helicopter crashes you "see thru the eyes of the chopper". Perfect film to kick back and enjoy after a long week at work. :)

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jimg2000
Aug 09, 2017

Nice piece of re-imagination of the classic myth with fine CGI on the battles between Kong and those helicopters, and between Kong and Komodragonzilla in Jurassic Park. Long live the King. 4 stars for the graphics but what was the too-pale-pretty-boy-without-a-scar Middleton doing in the film as a tracker. He asked Rander (Goodman): "An uncharted island? Let me list all they ways you gonna die. Rain, heat, mud, disease carrying flies and mosquitoes."

This is not your dad's King Kong. It's not your grandpa's King Kong. Nor his dad's. Yes, Kong is that old. Sadly, this movie gets old really fast. Positives: Special effects are top notch. Cinematography is gorgeous. John C. Reilly provides just enough comic relief. Negatives: Plot. Acting. Character development. The acting is mostly wooden. The plotting is predictable. And character development is non-existent. Might want to watch the 2005 version instead (or as well). Definitely watch the original 1933 version. Sure, it's an old movie and clunky, but it's still the best, story-wise. The 2005 remake is a close second.

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Ferrous1
Aug 02, 2017

Other than trying to guess which character would be the next to die, got bored with this movie very, very quickly.

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wildct2003
Jul 31, 2017

Good for a popcorn monster movie. That's about it.

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Paul_Zukowski
Jul 31, 2017

Kong movie or Godzilla vs Kong precursor to me the visuals of the movie are good, action is pretty good but the characters and plot are forgettable.

I would say this movie is better in the action department compared to Peter Jackson's King Kong - but King Kong has a better story and better characterization while both are good visually for different reasons.

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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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