Based on 306 votes and 113 reviews
It's original. King Kong has been played out. But this movie has a new story line. Was great.
The movie sucked so much I fell asleep
Yikes, bad is all that can be shared about this movie. Lots and lots of staring and posing by all characters including the animals. It was almost funny to watch.
Belated sequel to 1998's The Mighty Kong is little more than a generic action film with not a single memorable character in sight. Might play better on tv, but I kind of doubt it.
Best Kong Ever. A must see if you like monster movies.
I grew up around violence and prefer not to pay to see it but I also know sex, drugs and killing is entertainment to most people. My sisters invited me and against my principles, i went. After viewing it, unbiased, the graphic of King Kong was outstanding. However, the outstanding rate was canceled by discriminatory scenes of Samuel L. Jackson and King Kong to be similar in image. It was degrading, demeaning and depicted African Americans as animalistic people. In fact, after the movie ended, my sister verbally started arguing with me right in the theater lobby then demanded to physically fight outside. I truly believed this movie and others like this ONLY promotes discrimination and violence.
Loved it best 1
"Ride as a leader of men."
one star cause I could not enjoy with screaming kids...PARENTS...Please do not take your 4 year olds to this type of movie,you ruin it for other people trying to watch
Best kong movie ever!
At least King Kong Lives had heart.
Great movie, with the worlds worst helicopter pilots. Keep a substantial distance from the giant ape.....lol
A lot of action but it would have been nice if the movie could have figured out " what"it was trying to be.war,horror,action,pick one and stay with it.
It is a terrific time waster...poor acting,draged out scenes but predictable and fun,kinda like a bad godzilla
Fell asleep, which I could have done at home. Definitely not worth what I paid to see it in IMAX.
Very graphic ...good movie...WHY do theaters let 4 year old kids into these restricted movies ,a father had to take his screaming kid who was terrified out
My son and I gave it a nine. Great action. Good story line, and a few poignant moments
Best Kong movie ever/ Monster Movie
Excellent movie.....really enjoyed it.
awesomeist movie 2017 CANT WAIT 4 GODZILLA 2 KING OF MONSTERS
Wildly entertaining, and never one moment of boredom. Great action movie, enjoyable. Great plot.
Worst Kong movie since King Kong Vs. Godzilla.
best kong movie I had ever seen Samuel L. Jackson is all the LIT.
Best Kong Ever
It's this year's Groundhog Day.
À vrai dire, ce film était même pas dans ma liste à voir et le timing a fait que je n'avait rien de mieux à voir. Je m'attendais plutôt de voir un Kong traditionnel ou quelque chose à la Godzilla. On se retrouve plutôt dans une ile inconnue un peu comme le monde perdu de Jurassique ou Kong est finalement qu'une seule des nombreuses créatures y vivant. Ma belle surprise cette année jusqu'à maintenant !!
All this just to set up a remake of the awful King Kong Vs. Godzilla?! Good grief!
It was better than the average Kong movie, but considering that it's 2017, they could have done much more.
After 20 years of fighting, soldiers are sad to go home. Hey let's drop some bombs on innocent creatures on a remote island. To be honest I walked out when the soldier saw Kong and said kill that thing. Typical american attitude, if you don't have the patience to understand it, just kill it. The movie should be renamed Kong vrs the US army. The last Kong was such a beautiful love story.
Good movie. When the blood n decapitation was too much atleast I had the main character to drool over. Yum!
Good movie! Make sure to stay for extra scene after credits!
It was a great movie...Enjoyed it from start to finish!!
Better than I thought it would be. I had fun watching it.
Ok actioner but completely bereft of the tragic pathos so necessary to Kong's story. Certainly not a patch on the '33, '76, and 2005 classics. 2.5 stars out of 4
Good action movie with great special effects - don't overthink this one - just sit back, eat your popcorn, and enjoy
Ok action movie in places. Maybe the helicopters should have stayed further away from Kong. Loved the makeup on the islanders. Pay attention to the back-ground of the credit list (which is long) there are some tidbits at the very end. Afternoon at the movies, gotta love them.
boring....slow....painfully long fight scenes. Pass this one up.
This was a nice up to date revamping of the Kong story, whereas Peter Jackson's was a redone on the original Kong story line! So why would you want another original story line version that wouldn't make any sense as Peter Jackson's was well done! This story line was very interesting & Kong was a lot larger - Acting & CGI monsters were also very believable! Over all a very well done film!
Kong meets Platoon. Fade in '60s choppers and hippie rock 'n roll. Eventually big ape meets beauty, completing the symbolic beauty and the beast analogy. Monsters get hungry for humans too. Humans fight monsters - Kong fights monsters too. Fade in more '60s rock 'n roll. Greedy entrepreneurs get eaten by digital part-lizard monsters. Kong kills pixelated monsters by the score and eats one which has long giant octopus tentacles. Kong has no large testicles (none whatsoever) but he likes tiny little white-women photographers shooting Kodachrome film anyway - no reason given. More '60s nostalgia music. Early in the movie, soldiers stupidly fly into Kong's swinging ten-ton fists and are decimated. Bad training? No, the producers are rewriting the history of the war in Vietnam. Says the general, "We didn't lose the war, we abandoned it!" Perfectly explains how they could inexplicably misjudge Kong, at ten stories tall, 20 tons of steel and granite, they oddly blindly fly directly into his gigantic thrashing arms. Go figure! Kong in the end is victorious and beats his mighty barrel chest to show the tiny puny little white Englishman he's still King and also show the tiny little white American woman that she is still "his" - testicular braggadocio by any other description. Yea, this could all just be a metaphor for Drumpf and Kellyanne "bimbo" Conway. The alpha male reigning supreme, white ape supremacy maybe, or so it would seem. End. Roll credits.??
This was an action flick and although the plot was rather thin, who cares? Actually S. Jackson's character may have been based on Donald Trump....Kong seemed realistic, especially his facial features. The soundtrack was off the chain.
I actually loved this movie, it was very good, the acting was well done and they acually made kong look very realistic, John goodman was excellent in this movie and Samuel L Jackson did a wonderful job as a villain/ mad man. Overall a good must see movie.
They got Kong's story completely wrong; do some research, people!!!
The sleeper must awaken.
I've been a fan of King Kong and other monster movies for a long time and gotta say this was a great film. It was nice to see a different story buildup with Kong. Tom Hiddleston was a cool guy in this movie and John C. Reilly was my all time favourite character in the motion picture; he had a great sense of humour.
Good CGI and some good action scenes w/o any bullshit romance/emotional scenes. I only wish if there was a bit more action than what the film had, it would be a hit film!
A major disappointment! No real story,simply a lot of shooting and scenes of large animals ripping apart humans. Apart from the quality of the movie I was astounded that parents and grandparents were at the movie with young children. Would they then wonder why the children were having nightmares or displaying bad behaviour toward animals or other living creatures. Come on parents. Show some common sense.
as a past helicopter pilot I would think that better advisors would be available for flight scenes. and why would so many wade in the water--didn't even have any leeches?