Kong: Skull Island (2017) Now with spoilers.

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  1. Kerwell

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  2. desro'saur 3300

    desro'saur 3300 The True Chimera King and Creator of Aggredora

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    I know im just derping around XD, but seriously
     
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  3. Connor Thompson

    Connor Thompson I'm Here Too

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    Just saw it today. It was really good! Nothing incredible, but it was a neat survival movie. I'd probably hold it on par with Godzilla in overall quality. What I really want is a movie that combines each of their strengths: Godzilla's grand scale and Kong's consistent monster action.
     
  4. OgreTusk

    OgreTusk DTM, and Creator of Gurral the Smasher

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    Most exciting "Meet The" video since Meet The Pyro.

    I was glad they put something in about Kong not being full grown yet, as 100ft vs 300ft is not much of a fight.

    They had a huge number of giant beasties, and aside from over-sizedness, the only 2 goofy things defying physics were the ptero-things carrying grown men, and the magic chain that wrapped around every body part of Kong when he fell on it.

    I thought Mason got way too much heroism, considering that she was just a reporter, and all of a sudden she's making split-second, giant-monster-killing decisions while the military is just crapping itself with that lighter scene, then perfectly aims a flare to get it lodged in the skull of the biggie to distract it for a goodly amount of time.

    When Packard decides to go after Kong, risking his life along with his crew's, I thought "he's a bit vengeful for my taste." When Packard decides to blow up Kong while looking at the devil, and doesn't even wait for the new giant beast to attack Kong and go for the 2 for 1, I thought "ok now they're just writing poorly."

    The previous 2 paragraphs aside, and heck even including them, I loved the film. I really enjoyed this remake of Kong, and I wish he'd held onto that propeller. It'll help him in fights down the road :D
     
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  5. Russell

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    Ten times better than the borefest we got three years ago with Godzilla. Sucked to see Toby Kebbel finally get into a good action movie we can see his face in and die after like three minutes on screen though. Skullcrawlers looked cool enough. Nice monster action overall. Didn't see enough John Goodman for my liking but at least he lasted longer than Cranston. Brie Larson, would smash. Spider scene was cool as fuck. John C. Reilly killed it. 7/10.

    dont delete my post this time thanks mods, i changed the wording so the kiddies won't figure out what i mean
     
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  6. Asura

    Asura Unofficial Updater of the CKC TV Tropes Page

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    Packard's the film's Captain Ahab. He says so himself.
     
  7. Geno Breaker

    Geno Breaker Punished Elitist

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    It's totally the tank top.
     
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  8. Russell

    Russell Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely.
     
  9. Simon Strange

    Simon Strange Sunstone Games Staff Staff Member Forum Moderator Theme Team!

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    I thought it was confusing that Captain Marvel and Loki were so buddy-buddy. And doesn't that army guy grow up to be Frozone? Even the dead Monarch guy is actually a transformer.

    Toby Kebbel got to be Kong's mo-cap guy though! A way better part.
     
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  10. Russell

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    Didn't Terry Notary do Kong's mo-cap? I think I read something about Kebbel doing some of it but Notary got the official credit.
     
  11. Shnurbinator

    Shnurbinator true beauty is in the bees

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    Lotta fun, better than godzilla. Looks great, action's great, script's all over the place. It's got John. C. Reilly and Samuel L. Jackson as really fleshed out and interesting characters, the marines are all very well characterized and fun, and then you've got Tom Diddleston and Brie Larson as actual blocks of human styrofoam. I thought the lead in godzilla was dull, but he's fuckin neon compared to those two jokers.

    Still, loved it. Well directed, did a great job of setting up that the island really does not want you there, Kong is the best big ape there is.
     
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  13. Lenbo

    Lenbo Wonderful Forum Moderator Trusted User

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    The "real" news will be how Kong holds up this coming weekend against Beauty & the $150M+ opening weekend.

    The prediction is Kong will drop around 60% or so compared to last weekend and bring in about $25m. Which will put its domestic total at a little over $100m in two weeks. That's not too impressive compared to Godzilla at the same point which was close to $150m.

    Hopefully K:SI will be able to make up the difference internationally, especially when it comes out in China and Japan next week.
     
  14. spmax12

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    Concept art! (Not sure if tags are needed)

    Unused tiger creature

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    Weird antler version

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    Early villain monster concepts

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    helicoprion creature

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    Cobra creature
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    Proto skullcrawler
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  15. S9y Nuva

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    Liked it a lot better than Godzilla and that's saying something.
    1. Couldn't help but keep thinking of King Kong 2005 movie game throughout the whole thing.
    2. Characters were a bit light, but I liked them all. (Forgot their names though...)
    3. Liked how they were preparing Kong for his eventual fight with Godzilla.
     
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  16. Lenbo

    Lenbo Wonderful Forum Moderator Trusted User

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    So Kong did a little better than expected, only dropping 54% and bringing in $27m in its second US weekend. This is despite having to compete with an insane $174m opening for Beauty vs. the Beast.

    That puts Kong at just under $110m total domestic gross so far. There's pretty much no chance it will match G2014's $200m US total at this point. It's a bit of a shame since Kong cost more to make.

    China and Japan really need to pull their weight for Kong to be considered a success.
     
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  17. spyro1101

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    i think the helicoprion and the cobra should've been in the final film they would've made great monsters to fight kong
     
  18. desro'saur 3300

    desro'saur 3300 The True Chimera King and Creator of Aggredora

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    the last two are just pure nightmare fuel.....
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  19. spmax12

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    interesting to see more unused creatures this time it looks like a
    mosasaur of some type with two dunkleosteus type creatures?
     
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  20. Godzilla1954

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    H0-ly shit.
     
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