Kong: Skull Island (2017)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy


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After the Vietnam war, 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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1 December 2017 | MLDinTN
7
| cool monster movie
I thought this move was pretty good, mainly because of the great special effects. Kong looks great, he looks real, the skull crawlers were good and the giant buffalo. The story was pretty basic. Investors hire army guys to go to a hidden island for research but in reality it is to prove the existence of monsters. They anger Kong, so he kills some of the men and commander wants revenge. Some of the others realize Kong is of importance to the island after meeting a long lost WWII soldier. So you have the final battle between evil commander, good guys and Kong and of course the evilest beast on the island thrown in.

FINAL VERDICT: Lots of cool special effects. It's eye candy, so IMO worth watching.

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This film features six actors and one actress who have appeared in films based on Marvel comics: Samuel L. Jackson played S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury, Tom Hiddleston played Loki, John C. Reilly played Nova Corps Officer Rhomann Dey, Shea Whigham played Roger Dooley, Toby Kebbell played Victor Von Doom, and Brie Larson played the title character in Captain Marvel (2019) and Terry Notary played on-set Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). All, except Von Doom, are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


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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.


Goofs

When updating Hank Marlow on everything he's missed in the past 29 years, Marlow asks what the man who landed on the moon eats. Victor responds, "Tang, Spam", and Hank just nods and accepts it.

Although Hank would know what Spam was, Tang was not invented until 1957, introduced to the public until 1959, and popular until the mid-1960's. Given Hanks dim-witted curiosity, the chances he wouldn't ask "What's Tang?" are unlikely.


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The Warner Bros, Legendary Pictures and Tencent Pictures logos are set in the air and made of metal, representing the aerial dogfight in the prologue.


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Written by
Geezer Butler (as Terence Butler), Tony Iommi (as Anthony Iommi), Ozzy Osbourne (as John Osbourne) and Bill Ward (as William Ward)
Performed by Black Sabbath
Courtesy of Downlane Limited

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Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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