Kong: Skull Island

Action & Adventure โ€ข PG-13 โ€ข Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts โ€ข 118 minutes

When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.

Other films by Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Viewer reviews

Enjoyed Kong Skull Island
★★★★
Even though it did not follow the original script, I enjoyed the movie. The CG was great and Samuel L. Jackson was someone you just wanted to hate in the movie. There were some things I noticed, for example, there were only 6 or 7 helicopters on the deck of the ship, but somehow they left with about 12. Duh? Worth seeing if you enjoy action stuff blowing up and creepy creatures. — AA550

Pretty good
★★★★
Definitely a fun movie to watch, unexpected and really cool. The character devlopment could have been a bit better, this movie could have been the best movie of the last couple years but they didnt go all in with it for some reason. Worth it to watch though for sure! — Myra K.

EXELENT MOVIE
★★★★★
IT IS A PURPOSE OF ACTION FROM START TO END — SONICLORE18

Tom ๐Ÿ˜ my ovaries exploded!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ
★★★★
I don't know why is movie is getting so many bad reviews ๐Ÿค” I really liked it!! ๐Ÿ˜Œ however Pros and Cons okay first off Tom Hiddleston is a beast ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ LOKI ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Œ and second off I loved the comedy in this one it was really funny ๐Ÿ˜‚ and this movie wasn't as dark as the 2005 version with Naomi Watts and the village people were a lot better to look at then the Village people in the 2005 one and thank you so much for not killing Kong off in this one!! ๐Ÿ˜ญโค๏ธ I hated the ending in the 2005 version of King Kong please don't kill Kong off in the next one! ( there's a surprise after the ending credits guys be sure to watch it!) and thank you for having 2 women instead of one ๐Ÿ˜Œโค๏ธ and the actors were great in this โค๏ธ but why did John Goodman have to die? ๐Ÿ˜”he replaced Jack Blacks character in the 2005 version. So well! โค๏ธ Good Choice on your end! ๐Ÿ™‚ and the giant oxen? were amazing!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธโค๏ธ thank you for having her try to get that plane off of him and having King Kong help! ๐Ÿ™‚โค๏ธ one of my favorite parts! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ™‚โค๏ธ okay now cons: first off I wish Kong and the woman had a bigger relationship like the one in 2005... Naomi was a girly girl this woman was a tomboy... ๐Ÿ˜’ ๐Ÿ˜”and this Kong was to tall and skinny unlike the 2005 one but I can get over that pretty quick โ˜บ๏ธ and I wish kong had helped Tom and his group more when it came to those lizard things and Amputation bird monsters... Dinosaurs in the 2005 version are Kongs enemy and last but not least I hated when Samuel L Jackson killed that bird! ๐Ÿ˜ก that was the worst part of the movie ๐Ÿ˜’ he was not ugly he was unique... sitting there minding his own business for Samuel to shoot his head off that was uncalled for... that's why I give it 4 stars I also give it 4 stars for the log monster... ugh okay ๐Ÿ˜‚ above all the 2005 version was better only because Naomi's relationship with kong the 2005 one is still my favorite but I'm not gonna slam this one into the ground ๐Ÿ™‚โค๏ธ Tom ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ (Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, John Goodman) — Crazyhyperperson

Unbelievably stupid.....
★★★★
Unbelievably stupid.. — wesleywongphoto

Loved the movie!
★★★★★
We've enjoyed the movie! Good script! Loved it! — jadechick21

I'll be a monkey's Uncle
★★★★
So Kong Skull Island won't be Oscar Nominated but I say it was good for what it was as an Action packed movie. Go Bananas for it! — 16 HORSES

Spectacular!! โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ
★★★★★
I don't ever I mean ever write a review for movies. But this MOVIE was epic! I disregarded this movie because it failed at box office. But I loved every bit of this film. I was laughing and on the edge of my seat jumping and fighting everywhere. This movie moved me beyond belief. I don't rarely ever get moved by movies. What an awesome movie. I bought this and was very pleased. Pay no attention to the lower reviews talking about bad movie I have read them all. I went weeks without watching this spectacular film because I was listening to the bad reviews. Please watch epic film. Even my kids loved this one. — Mchawk44

This is one where I glad I didn't listen to the bad comments
★★★★★
I really enjoy it better then I thought I would. The actors did a great job. And love Kong's expressions lol. I just hope that if they do make a part 2 that it is completely different from the old one. And that kong won't get kill in the end too, PLEASE! DON'T KILL HIM! This was a great movie with great cgi except maybe the big bad monster could have been a bit better. But LOVED the movie. — Lcempj

Horrible writing - bad acting
★★★★
Waste of time - we didn't even finish it — Scotchemoe

A fantastic thrilling adventure
★★★★★
One of the best movies since the Great Wall, and treat since the Martian, and that since A dogs purpose, and that since Hidden figures, and that since we bought a zoo, and that since Avatar by James Cameron. The actors and plot is absolutely stunning and everything looks so real. There's nothing that is predictable in the movie which is what makes it awesome unlike most other movies when you walk through water. The movie is most worth it to watch and scenery is epic. I expect more movies to come out following it. — Solemdavid

Kong Gone Wrong
★★★★
Way too much exposition, sprinkled between unexciting, video game action. Too many characters, all of whom feel like paper. Self-deprecating, meta attitude in the writing. I don't recommend it. — Kr3w

Absolute Worst King Kong Movie Ever Made!
★★★★
The story line was terrible... as was the acting! They changed the whole King Kong story... and a really stupid one at that. Hello... King Kong is supposed to be a Giant Ape not half man like and not to mention the size of a small skyscraper. Save your money and rent or buy Peter Jackson's King Kong... hands down the best King Kong movie ever made! — PatriotOne1776

Too Much CG, Not Enough Script
★★★★★
The actors did the best they could with poor material. Same for the technicians who made the film look and sound good. (The director is also good - i.e. "Kings of Summer" - but I'll bet he was pulled off his game by the size of this project.) So, what we end up with is a great-sounding great-looking insultingly stupid CG Monster movie. With the exception of John C. Reilly's character, which had a little wit & thought attached to it, it's strictly Grade C comic book banter throughout. Obvious that this movie was dumbed-down by the geniuses at the studio. Do we really need to see a superimposed title that says "Vietnam" when we're seeing soldiers in the field in that period? Yes, says the marketing department because there might be ticket buyers that have never watched History Channel, Forrest Gump, or attended a history class. — Filmmaker Too

Loved It!!!!!!
★★★★★
Beat movie ever... — GRUMPY_CAT_LOVER

Snakes on a plane II
★★★★
How the hell did this movie get 76% on rotten tomatoes? Is it supposed to be a parody? — jfdklsajfdsa

Good movie!
★★★★★
Good action movie worth a watch! — Bri1024

Awesome
★★★★★
It was awesome — Thedrewgle

John Reilly Ruined this Movie
★★★★★
Reilly is such a clown. He made this movie a farce. — James9791

It is what is advertising
★★★★
It's 100% action and fun. Not boring at all... — JawsRI

Relatively enjoyable
★★★★★
I bought this from iTunes for a road trip. My son liked it. I enjoyed watching it once. It's a good movie. A kind ape, a bad person who goes after him, etc. different problems different enemies of King Kong. It was entertaining. — ixworks

It's ok.
★★★★★
Skull Island, the people and creatures are all great and will hopefully add to the monster universe this studio hopes to expand. The actions of the helo squadron and Jackson's character were the fantasy in the movie. — Lady_Helmet

0 Stars
★★★★
I want my 4.99 back. This movie SUCKED. Turned it off after 12 minutes. Don't waste your time. It was actually worse than the most recent Jack Reacher movie - which I didn't think possible until now. — dixiecup24

Best Kong Ever...
★★★★
I believe I've seen all the King Kong movies dating back to the black and white one (1933). I can honestly say that I enjoyed this one the most. — The GrimRocker

Different story line
★★★★
With all of the King Kong remakes, this one was good because of the location, and the difference with other animals and that we went to his turf...Good movie my grandkids loved it — Trump girl

A good and entertaining movie
★★★★
Kong: Skull Island is an amped up formula version of the oft used monster and disaster movie genres. It includes all of the thematic elements youโ€™d expect along with all the stereotypic character types right down to those characters who were wearing the red suits, even those they were mostly wearing olive drab. It played like a standalone alternative to the King Kong franchise that told elements of the familiar story, with enough new twists to make it seem fresh. — MiniCooperMan

Pretty Good!
★★★★★
I would say I would have to recommend this. If you like the king Kong movies I think you'll really like this one too it's a pretty good story some good action and scenery somewhat of a cheesy ending. But it's a great action film...they did an amazing job on King Kong! — Logo65

Loved it
★★★★
Well worth renting and do wish I had seen it in the theaters. — AnthonyBaker

Kong is Back!
★★★★
I dont know now many times Hollywood can re invent King Kong, but it seems never ending. This one though is the best incarnation yet. The earlier generations of Kong clinging to the Empire State building fighting off Biplanes was a little long in the tooth. This is far more refreshing and altogether more enjoyable. As with most these monster movies you know at least 50% of characters will die in the first 20 mintues of going where they shouldnโ€™t. It never fails... Your on the menu boys! — Alan004

Not bad
★★★★★
It is pretty good — George2168

How does this have >70% rotten tomatoes?
★★★★
Terrible, juvenile, predictable, bad cinematography. — Chezstgeorge

Good movie
★★★★★
This movie reminds me a lot of Jurassic world, people go to a tropical island, see a whole bunch of extinct animals, one gets woken up or escapes, people run away from it, it eats a bunch of people, get the just? Just saying try to find a new plot — JurassicScooby

OMG, NO
★★★★★
With everything combined, actors/acting, visual effects, CGI, directing, plot and dialogue, this movie was absolutely horrendous. I should've known from the first 2 minutes when they showed what Kong looked like (ruining the traditional element of surprise to the "beast") that it was doomed. These were A-List actors staring in a glorified B-movie. The film and location were nice enough but were ultimately ruined by the distraction of cliche dialogue, bad acting (with horrible secondary actors), bad editing, bad story, bad directing, and the feeling of "when is this going to get better" playing over and over in my head. It was really just a slap in the face to the King Kong saga and felt pushed/rushed. I find it hard to believe that NOTHING in this movie was original. It was predictable and very often times, didn't make sense. Most movies at least have some realistic elements to them. This had none. Set just after the Vietnam War ended, the director really pushed that era of rock music to the level that it wasn't even necessary. And, if you weren't already tired-in-the-face about Capital One actor, Samuel L. Jackson, get ready for that same unnecessary intensity in this film. Way over the top. How the acting was this bad is beyond my understanding. How this movie has 76% Rotten Tomatoe and 4-star itunes viewer rating is even more questionable and bizzarr. In the end, John C. Riley was the best part about this movie and i was embarassed to have let my audience watch what i just rented from itunes. BAD! — Code Red1980

It's a Kong Movie, not an academy award film....
★★★★★
It was fun. Put it where it belongs. Fun. Fights with Kong and monsters were great. Acters were there for the ride. Why people critique some movies like they are themselves directors and script writers is beyond me. Too many people think they are smarter than they are but work a 9-5 and get the bills paid from month to month. I get it. But just enjoy it for what it is. A King King flick. Is it great? Not really. Was is fun to watch? Yes. — INFINI1

Hard to watch
★★★★★
Corny lines with a poorly written script makes this movie hard to watch. The concept seemed interesting but they failed at every level. Slowed down action scenes looked more like the matrix than King Kong. Instead of pouring money into CGI they should have put it towards the script. It's like the movie was just thrown together at the last minute. Not worth buying or renting. Wait until it comes on a premium channel and even then watch if it is the only thing on. Disappointed. — scifylover

Very lame, zero story.
★★★★
Sorry , but that ain't it. The story was very lame. It didn't make no sense at all. Way too fast the monsters are showing up. No city, just jungle crap... Unnecessarily made up creatures... Seriously safe your money! — matteobernal

Crap
★★★★
Don't waste your money or time purchasing this movie. Poorly written, poor acting, poor comedic timing, just about everything was a waste in this film. At least Kong lives in the end. Ridiculous I paid $20 to watch this piece of c**p. — denise-reviews from OC

Horrible
★★★★
The worst- just the worst. — longVariableNickName

King Kong
★★★★★
The best story ever. Good graphics. Cheap actors and acting. — Stone buster

Dumb People
★★★★★
I felt compelled to leave a review because majority of the people who said negative things about the movie must be mentally handicapped. Potential spoiler alert/world shaker: THIS IS NOT A DOCUMENTARY ON GORILLAS What were you really expecting? An encyclopedia narration? It's a cool monster movie with A list actors who make it funny and fun. Appreciate it for what it is. Quit being an idiot. — AnTiFuBaR

:-)
★★★★★
Great movie!! — Beatles62

#mfsamueljackson
★★★★★
EXCEPT SAMUEL L. JACKON — SlipStackin

Good Watch
★★★★
Nothing super original and story a bit far fetched, but hey, it's supposed to be with Kong. Enjoyed the characters, good mix of violence and humor, and lots of exciting visuals. Certainly worth a rent! — Mexican_Black_Bear

Pretty good
★★★★★
Not best Kong movie, but not the worst. Worth a rent. — Ummmhhhuuuu

Really Need Another King Kong?
★★★★
Come on already!Have some pride! Make a real FILM!!!! — El Duque de Barรงa

Great effects, terrible writing, could have been great
★★★★
The ambiance of the 70's and Vietnam could have been great. The special effects and cinematography have astounding moments. Truly wonderful craftsmen were hired and some scenes were just drop dead gorgeous. Then some idiot ruins it by opening their mouth. Seriouslyt, the characters and plotting are so astoundingly stupid you keep dropping out of the story. For example, (spoiler alert) how hard is it for 10 helicopters to stay out of range of Kong? The very first thing a child with a water balloon learns is to stand out of range. 1) see huge ape in the distance. 2) fly right towards the monste. 3) hover within range so he can swat you copter down, even though you watched this happen to the last 5 helicopters. Hmmm, Kong just stepped on a the wreck of a helicopter? Go try to land next to it while Kong is still standing there. I couldn't finish it. Go see Planet of the Apes. — ultimateOpinion

Terrible movie
★★★★
Where to start? There are too many things about this movie that are just wrong on every level. Total waste of time and money. — Sleeepeepy

kong
★★★★
meh — Seanthorton

BAAAD
★★★★
Saw it in theaters. Anyone who rates it over 2 stars is either under the age of 10 or brain dead! — ERB Fannatic

Just plain garbage
★★★★
There is no plot and the โ”ˆโ”ˆโ•ฑโ–”โ–”โ–”โ–”โ–”โ•ฒโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆ โ”ˆโ•ฑโ”ˆโ”ˆโ•ฑโ–”โ•ฒโ•ฒโ•ฒโ–โ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆ โ•ฑโ”ˆโ”ˆโ•ฑโ”โ•ฑโ–”โ–”โ–”โ–”โ–”โ•ฒโ”โ•ฎโ”ˆโ”ˆ โ–โ”ˆโ–•โ”ƒโ–•โ•ฑโ–”โ•ฒโ•ฑโ–”โ•ฒโ–•โ•ฎโ”ƒโ”ˆโ”ˆ โ–โ”ˆโ–•โ•ฐโ”โ–โ–Šโ–•โ–•โ–‹โ–•โ–•โ”โ•ฏโ”ˆโ”ˆ โ•ฒโ”ˆโ”ˆโ•ฒโ•ฑโ–”โ•ญโ•ฎโ–”โ–”โ”ณโ•ฒโ•ฒโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆ โ”ˆโ•ฒโ”ˆโ”ˆโ–โ•ญโ”โ”โ”โ”โ•ฏโ–•โ–•โ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆ โ”ˆโ”ˆโ•ฒโ”ˆโ•ฒโ–‚โ–‚โ–‚โ–‚โ–‚โ–‚โ•ฑโ•ฑโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆ โ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ–โ”Šโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”Šโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ•ฒโ”ˆ โ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ–โ”Šโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”Šโ–•โ•ฒโ”ˆโ”ˆโ•ฒ โ”ˆโ•ฑโ–”โ•ฒโ–โ”Šโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”Šโ–•โ•ฑโ–”โ•ฒโ–• โ”ˆโ– โ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ•ฐโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ•ฏโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ–•โ–• โ”ˆโ•ฒโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ•ฒโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ•ฑโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ•ฑโ”ˆโ•ฒ โ”ˆโ”ˆโ•ฒโ”ˆโ”ˆโ–•โ–”โ–”โ–”โ–”โ–โ”ˆโ”ˆโ•ฑโ•ฒโ•ฒโ•ฒโ– โ”ˆโ•ฑโ–”โ”ˆโ”ˆโ–•โ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ–โ”ˆโ”ˆโ–”โ•ฒโ–”โ–” โ”ˆโ•ฒโ–‚โ–‚โ–‚โ•ฑโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ”ˆโ•ฒโ–‚โ–‚โ–‚โ•ฑโ”ˆ Monkey is too big — Dutch_Fishman27