Skull Island

DVD - 2017
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A diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong.
Publisher: [Australia] :, Roadshow Entertainment [distributor],, [2017]
Branch Call Number: FILM
Characteristics: 1 DVD (113 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
Region 4


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Aug 15, 2017

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

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).

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.

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.

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. :)

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.

Aug 02, 2017

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

Jul 31, 2017

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

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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Aug 09, 2017

40 quotes already in IMDb:

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

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