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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
Jerry Wilkinson
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I actually started watching Kong: Skull Island in March, and finished it in April. This is because my wife and I went with a friend to the late showing and it didn't end until after midnight. The wife and our friend had more desire to see it than I did. My wife didn't like it, and my friend and I thought it was ok but not fantastic.

My comment last night, which I still support, was "Kong was worth watching once for the special effects."
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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
Jonan Jello
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I spent the day with my youngest son (we've been dealing with our oldest a lot lately, so my wife and I are making sure to bond with the other two, too) and we watched Kong Skull Island.

I'm a King Kong fan, being initiated as a child by my older brother to the 1933 classic as well as Mighty Joe Young (if that counts), watching the 1976 version in the theaters, and Peter Jackson's version.

A large group of explorers on a tropical island is a trope I always enjoy. I wasn't expecting much from this movie, but I came away with a lot of entertainment!

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First off, the multiple characters, plot threads felt like it would just scatter and wash out by film's end. Surprisingly, they held together good enough and didn't bog down much throughout the film.
We didn't have to watch the standard 'big ape falls for and/or tries to undress the lead heroine'

Second, this film offered a lot of visual and audio uniqueness.
The color palette is not something I notice often, but when it's special, it really makes me sit up straight in my seat and take notice.
As well the CGI had a level of detail and grainy, grit that was noticeable to me, a guy who doesn't watch much CGI (as far as I'm aware!): Kong's fur, the entrails of the skullcrawlers.

There were nice touches of eeriness or oddness like the looped sound of the tape player in the crashed copter (where were the giant ants? In deleted scenes destined for the DVD release?) and the yellow n' blue, camou face n' body paint of the Skull Island natives.

The spiny-billed pteranodons were wicked cool.
The river barge constructed of the wrecked WWII plane.

The battle in Kong's family cemetery was very unique, but it bugged me that the flamethrower didn't ignite the methane gas (is that what it was?), yet the lady throws the lighter and sets off the explosion.

John C. Reilly was fun and looked awesome wielding the Japanese katana, a striking contrast of WWII icons that I always found magnificent visually with Drake Alexander, one of the main heroes in my favorite game, Heroscape.


What I didn't like much:
The humor fell flat.
The Budweiser placement.
The giant octopus and bamboo-like legged spider were okay, but I totally understand the requisite to have big, scary creatures on the island.


By the way and before I look at the 'Did You Know' section on IMDB
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Are the characters Conrad and Marlow a nod to Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness? The story was a key point in Peter Jackson's Kong film, so that's what makes me wonder. Thoughts?


A fun film. I was surprised I enjoyed it as much as I did!



Edit: 1939 to 1933
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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
David Call
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Mesa
Arizona
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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
Billy the Hut
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Boston
Massachusetts
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No contest!
This is the kind of game that teaches kids that games are no fun.

The guys at The Gamers' Table did a video review (episode 128) but I think they were a little to kind in their critique of the game.

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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
Robert Seater
United States
Ashland
Massachusetts
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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
Amy Roberts
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Melbourne
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Unfortunately, this is not complete. Missing the Kong figure (although the base is there), all the plastic player pieces (but the stickers are all present & unpeeled, except for 1 which has been put back on the sheet) &, weirdly, the spinner arm (but the spinner board is there). Everything else is there & unassembled (although has been punched). Also includes the rules for Buckeroo (because, clearly, they're awesomely important when playing Kong) & some random paper piece from another game. In two minds...could keep & pass on for spare parts or return for store credit because it's incomplete. Thoughts? $3.25AUD from Salvos.
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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
Lamont Kahn
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GW $2.99 - looks complete and in good shape.
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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
Pete Hall
United States
Graham
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Brand new. Unpunched. Kind of cool looking...but I suppose that can be misleading.

83 cents from a craigslist yard sale.
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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
Jim Horvath
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Plainfield
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.99 at GW. Complete. Less than a buck, can't be that bad.
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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
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The Kong figure is the only mini in this game. Don't know of another game with a King Kong mini.
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Saw this for £1.50 and had a look (the Kong figure might have been usefull for a wing of war scenario), far too small) The game is complete but looks total crap.
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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
patrick stevens
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Actually I could find no skulls in the game but come on, everyone knows that Skull Island features a huge skull!
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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
Rachel Wright
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Birmingham
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I don't know why I keep picking these up...the Kong figure is just so...enticing somehow. 1.48 at America's Thrift
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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
Pete Belli
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Potential Session Report material. cool
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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
Rachel Wright
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Birmingham
Alabama
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1.48 like new at Americas Thrift
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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
Rachel Wright
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Birmingham
Alabama
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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
Joel Hills
United States
Seattle
Washington
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Found at goodwill $3.99
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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
Dave Dawn
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Monroe
Michigan
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Well this one is from ValueWorld for 95 cents and the box and the tape monkey (not to be confused with the game piece) had quite a battle. The box lost and will never win a beauty contest. Inside everything is in pretty good shape and it is complete.
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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
Kerry Harrison
United States
Houston
Texas
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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
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United States
Needham Heights
Massachusetts
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And who could forget Queen Kong?
Featuring the fabulous "Hammer girl" Valerie Leon as "Queen of the Nabongas":



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"Stinky, stinky, but cheap..."
 
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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
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Makes Chutes and Ladders look like Advanced Squad Leader.


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Everybody involved in the making of this game should be fired and then forced into a life of isolation so they can't hurt anybody else in the future. Made me want to punch my friend in the face for forcing me play it.
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Board Game: Kong: Skull Island Game [Average Rating:1.70 Unranked]
David G.
United States
Moorpark
California
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