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Rating: 7.5 stars


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Seen on: 09/07/2019, 03/21/2017, 03/10/2017 (rewatch)

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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Action | Science Fiction | Adventure

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Explore the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.

Rated PG-13 | Length 118 minutes


John Goodman | Samuel L. Jackson | John C. Reilly | Toby Kebbell | Richard Jenkins | Robert Taylor | John Ortiz | Brie Larson | Shea Whigham | James M. Connor | Tom Hiddleston | Thomas Middleditch | Marc Evan Jackson | Dat Phan | Terry Notary | Beth Kennedy | Nick Robinson | Jason Mitchell | Will Brittain | Thomas Mann | Jing Tian | Corey Hawkins | Allyn Rachel | Brian Sacca | Brady Novak | Eugene Cordero | Miyavi | Bryan Chojnowski | Joshua Funk | Cynthy Wu | Daniel F. Malone | Peter Karinen | Garreth Hadfield | Jon Quested | Korey Williams | Glenn Kiwi Hall | Shannon Brimelow

Viewing Notes

Threw this on while I pack up some things. I really like this movie and really like how stylized it is but I’m not sure why I don’t love it. Like, it has all the things I love in a movie like this… but why do I not love it?

I do love that this is loaded with some A-List actors like Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston, who are both excellent. The supporting cast is just as great w/ Sam Jackson + John C. Reilly + John Goodman etc. I think Toby Kebbell is great not just as KONG but as a soldier but he gets a raw deal on his death. Shea Whigham is A+ fun. I even love Tian Jing despite her being a token Chinese person for funding / marketing reasons.

Seriously. This movie is really good. Why do I not love it.

Still blown away that Jordan Vogt-Roberts got this gig off of KINGS OF SUMMER, which I love but still. He has a lot of very nice flourishes throughout + his vision & homages. The nod to Cannibal Holocaust is still so fucking awesome. Again, why do I not love this movie?

Maybe I love it and just don’t know it.


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