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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A Care-Free, Fun Time

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    In the vein of Marc Webb going from (500) Days of Summer to The Amazing Spider-Man and Colin Trevorrow from the quaint Safety Not Guaranteed to Jurassic World, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have plucked indie director Jordan Vogt-Roberts from the safety of his summer getaway that he so lovingly crafted in his 2013 break-out, The Kings of Summer, and thrust him into the world of blockbusters with literally one of the biggest stars in Hollywood history: King Kong. In an effort to re-boot the property that hasn't been touched since Peter "Lord of the Rings" Jackson's epic attempt in 2005 and build a cinematic universe a la Marvel with Gareth Edwards 2014 iteration of Godzilla, WB and Legendary have given Vogt-Roberts the keys to Skull Island AKA the home of the titular Kong and several other species of creatures, most of which are prehistoric in nature, but in other cases-are species that come straight from the pages of an old school horror/fantasy novel. A place where those who own the earth really reside, the place that God forgot to finish. The place where not only a human tribe somehow still resides, but so is there proof of dinosaurs, of more than one Kong, and of devils from the deep that the best character in the film affectionately refers to as "skullcrawlers". And so, the question is-what has the director done with such an environment to elevate the mythology it inherently carries? What has he done to give this mythical island a real sense of place and of substance and of tangibility? Well, the answer to that question is more positive than what the response might be to, "How good is the movie overall?" as the movie itself is pleasant and fun enough, but the real value in the piece comes from seeing that of Kong do what audiences want to see him do on a large scale and creating a full-on world in which these unbelievably thin characters and rote plot exist. It is because this world in which these things exist does indeed feel so lived in and palpable that much is forgiven. Even the special effect that is Kong himself holds more weight and authenticity than one might expect with the film eliciting a real soul from the beast which is more than it can say for the majority of its human cast. This is all to say that Kong: Skull Island certainly has its issues and could benefit from having at least one protagonist other than the movie's eponymous monster that we could sympathize with, but in a strange turn of events the spectacle holds more significance than the non-existent emotions and ideas it seems to have never had any ambition of carrying. In that regard, this is very much decent enough popcorn entertainment-fine if not completely forgettable.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Huge KONG fan!

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Great movie and love the digital copy csn watch anywhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    Long movie but a really good movie in all would Watch over and over

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great start for Kong in Monsterverse

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    Off the bat: If you're expecting anything remotely close to Peter Jackson's 2005 movie, you're probably going to end up disappointed. This isn't a movie interested in telling a great story, although it hits the mark if you confine it to "giant monster action movies". It's not even the same species as the Kong from PJ's retelling. As a setup for the eventual crossover between Godzilla and Kong, Skull Island hits the marks, and in some ways, does so better than the recent Godzilla film. There's less downtime and more humor. (And, if you're a Chicago Cubs fan, there's several meta-jokes you'll get a kick out of, as well). The action is extremely satisfying, although I found the monster vs monster fighting (and original monsters,) of Godzilla to have the edge over Skull Island. The cast is amazing; Samuel L Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman are all at their best, and John C Reilly is even better than the previews showed in his comic relief turn. There's not a ton of originality here; you'll likely find that many of the scenes will have you recalling other films. At their worst, they come off as respectful homages, and at their best, as interesting takes on old films. (Everything from PJs Kong to Predator can be found throughout). Where Godzilla and PJs Kong both require a timesink to appreciate the story, Skull Island comes across much more like Stephen Sommers' Mummy films: After viewing the movie once for the story, you can pop them in even when you're distracted as background noise to entertain between chores and still enjoy it all the same; and there's a place for these kinds of films- some of my favorite types. All this said, there's one knock against it (personally,) and one high point left to mention. If you've seen the previews, you've seen the "main baddies" (monster-wise) the Skullcrawlers. I found the design didn't ring with me that well. They just didn't bring the fear. If you found the design to your liking via the previews, there's no issue. Perhaps they'll grow on me, but they just seemed "meh". On the high note of the Special Effects department, a tip of the hat to the EFX crew- Kong spends a ton of time in and around water, and the varying shots of Kong getting wet, water pouring off him, etc must have been a nightmare to pull off, yet the crew makes every shot involving Kong and water impressive. Skull Island is a fun ride to take, and one that appropriately sets the stage for the upcoming battle with Godzilla.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fun adventure

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    Love giant beast fighting? This movie for u. Great cgi makes it immersive .

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Purchased movie to go with my 4kTV&DVD player

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    I purchased a 4K TV and DVD player, so i got this movie. The 4k is so clear

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Movie was awesome!!

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    Loved this movie. You will not be disappointed. I have always been a fan of the King Kong movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Kong!

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    A great movie to watch for kong fans. Cg on par for a monster.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great movie

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    Decent price on a great movie. Great one liners in it

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Another Kong's Movie

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    I saw lots of Kong movies and the stories were little different.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A great new take on the classic movie monster icon

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    I'll have to admit first of all that a lot of my interest in seeing this movie was due to the fact that it's set in the same universe of Legendary's 2014 Godzilla movie (which goes under the title of the MonsterVerse), so I was curious as to what sort of nods to that would appear. But, I was actually surprised at just how much I enjoyed the movie, considering that, while I don't necessarily mind the character of King Kong, I was never one to seek out material related to him (again, lifelong Godzilla fan). And certain elements of this movie seemed to be a response to the criticisms of Legendary's previous film (mostly a more frequent appearance of the title monster). I think the best way to describe this would be to say that it's a Vietnam-era war movie, crossed with a giant monster movie. It's got a little bit of everything; lots of action, frequent moments of suspense, and a lot of intrigue that makes you wonder just what's going on in this universe. There's also plenty of nods to older King Kong movies that should get a smile out of fans. And without spoiling anything, I will say to make sure you do not turn off the movie once the credits roll, as the scene afterwards will get you primed for what's to come. If you're a fan of giant monster movies, you'll probably dig this one, too.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great movie in 4k

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    This movie while not my favorite version of King Kong is a good movie . i enjoyed it

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good looking disc, average flick

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    Every studio is rushing to make their own expanded universe, and WB's MonsterVerse is no exception. After a decent Godzilla reboot in 2014, Kong: Skull Island drops. It's strengths are the strong ensemble cast (Sam Jackson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly and Shea Whigham populate the screen together) and the very good looking sets/design of the island. Howver, the plot is a bit boring, the pacing drags, and there's surprisingly few large action sequences. As a 4K disc, it looks good - nice, vibrant colors and minimal blurring. You could do much worse than this UHD to showcase your high end t.v.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    King of the "Monsterverse"

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts brings delivers an incredible monster movie featuring an all star cast, a great creature design for Kong and gorgeous cinematography by Larry Fong. Unlike the recent 'Godzilla' movies much of the action takes place in bright sunlight and the staging never gets confusing. This is not a film to over analyze. It's meant to be a rollicking, old-fashioned adventure/monster film and it completely delivers. Picture and sound is phenomenal with set pieces that you'll want to use to show off your home theater set-up. A very fun and thrilling flick!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Kong! The cast? Meh!!

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    Kong was great but there where too many big name actors in this that movie somewhat unbalanced at times. Looks great on bluray though.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Waiting for sequel.

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    Great build up for the Godzilla series. Hope there is more to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    KING KONG SIZED 3D FUN!!!!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    GET IT. GET IT NOW. 3D KONG RULES FOREVER!!!!! WHOOOOT!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good movie lousy packaging (3D)

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    It' Kong in 3D, what's not to like. A/V is awesome, and the 3D is outstanding from my projector. I would have given this 5 stars but for the price of the movie I feel they chinzed out on the packaging. A nice lenticular slip (which should be standard for a 3D release) would have been sweet.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Movie for 3D

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Seems hard to find 3D movies to stream so I decided to invest in stocking up on some that my family likes. Fun Movie. The more CGI used the better the 3D result I have found.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good

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    Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

    . An intense horror movie! Redefines the genre by delivering a solid plot with a scary lead actor and multiple chilling moments. A little bit of pacing issues could've been handled well but the end takes the viewer by surprise. Christian Bale is effective. I first saw him as Batman and now as Bateman...His performance is outstanding! It's hard to decide which genre it actually comes under because it blends multiple genres: horror, drama, crime, thriller etc. But I would classify it as horror because even without the chills, the lead character still is pretty menacing.

    I would recommend this to a friend