Kong: Skull Island

2017 film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Kong: Skull Island is a 2017 film about a team of scientists and soldiers that explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, and discover a giant gorilla. The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and is the second installment in Legendary's MonsterVerse.

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Written by Dan Gilroy.
All Hail the King  (taglines)

James Conrad edit

  • An uncharted island? Let me list all the ways you're going to die. Rain, heat, mud, disease-carrying flies and mosquitos. Sure, you could load up on the atabrine for the malaria, but what about the other bacteria? And we haven't even started on the things that want to eat you alive.
  • You came here looking for a tracker. Who or what am I tracking?
  • I guess no man comes home from war. Not really.
  • We're going to save Kong.
  • Kong was just defending his territory.

Lt. Col. Preston Packard edit

  • All this, and for what?
  • [Points a gun at Bill Randa] You are going to tell me everything that I don't know... or I'm gonna blow your head off.
  • Men! What you are looking at is a monster from some bygone era!
  • It's time to show Kong that man is king!
  • Ah, you were in the shit. I respect that. But it's people like you that lost us support back home.
  • I am the cavalry.
  • Camera's way more dangerous than a gun. And we didn't lose the war. We abandoned it.
  • Remember the tale of Icarus, whose father gave him wax wings to fly. But he flew too close to the sun, and his wings melted, and he fell into the sea. But our wings are not made of wax, but Pennsylvania steel, guaranteed not to melt.
  • You set this plan into motion when you put this place on the map. And I will not cut and run. I know an enemy when I see it.
  • Before we leave this island, we are going to bring that ape down.
  • This is one war we are not going to lose!
  • We are soldiers! We do the dirty work, so our families and our countrymen don't have to be afraid! They shouldn't even know a thing like this exists!
  • Bitch please!
  • Die, you motherfu-- [Last words before being crushed to death by Kong]

Bill Randa edit

  • Mark my words, there will never be a more screwed up time in Washington.
  • This planet doesn't belong to us. Ancient species owned this earth long before mankind. I spent 30 years trying to prove the truth: monsters exist.
  • Send the cavalry.
  • (Upon seeing Kong's blood-stained handprint on the side of a mountain.) Magnificent.
  • (Last words before being devoured by a Skullcrawler.) Oh shit...

Mason Weaver edit

  • Anti-war photographer.
  • You're not actually going to blame the people without guns for losing the war, are you?
  • The right photo can shape opinions.
  • I don't know how to answer that question right now.
  • We don't belong here.
  • This is a bad idea.
  • The world is bigger than this.

Earl Cole edit

  • Sometimes, an enemy doesn't exist till you go looking for one.
  • Yeah. That was an unconventional encounter.

Hank Marlow edit

  • Kong's a pretty good king. Keeps to himself, mostly. This is his home. We're just guests here. But you don't go into someone's house and start dropping bombs unless you're picking a fight.
  • "Cold War"? Did we take the summers off?
  • That's the Big One!

Dialogue edit

Preston Packard: [Walking up to Randa] How you doing?
Bill Randa: I'm fine, thank you.
Preston Packard: Good. Glad to hear it. I was worried about you. [sits, draws gun, points it at Randa] You are going to tell me everything I don't know, or I'm gonna blow your head off.
Bill Randa: Monsters exist.
Preston Packard: No shit.
Bill Randa: Nobody believed me. Yesterday, I was a crackpot. But today?
Preston Packard: So this was never about geology. You dropped those charges to flush something out. Who are you?
Bill Randa: You heard of the U.S.S. Lawton? (Packard shakes his head) Neither did the public. Out of a thousand young men on that ship I was the only survivor. They told my family she was sunk in battle but I know what I saw. It had no conscience. No reasoning. Just destroy. I spent the last 30 years trying to prove the truth of what I learned that day. This planet doesn't belong to us. Ancient species owned this Earth long before mankind; and if we keep our heads buried in the sand, they will take it back. My agency is known as MONARCH. We specialize in the hunting of Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms.
Preston Packard: You knew that thing was out here?
Bill Randa: I'm sorry for your men, Colonel, I truly am. Get us home, with proof - so that we can send the cavalry.
Preston Packard: [Stands, holsters gun, turns, walks away] I am the cavalry.

Earl Cole: You ever heard the story of the mouse, the lion, and the thorn?
Glenn Mills: Yeah?
Earl Cole: There you go, then. In case we ever see that primate again.
Glenn Mills: You do know that story is about a mouse becoming friends with the lion after taking the thorn out of his paw though, right?
Earl Cole: No it's not. The mouse kills the lion with the thorn!
Glenn Mills: Who told you that, Cole?
Earl Cole: My mother.
Glenn Mills: [pause] That actually explains a lot.

Hank Marlow: The way they tell it for thousands of years, the people on this island lived in fear. That's a hell of a long time to be scared. And then, one day, the damnedest thing happened. Some of the things they were afraid of started protecting them against the things that were eating them. But nothing lasts forever, I guess. And this is where they honor the last of their saviors. Yeah. That's Kong. He's king around here. He's God to these people. Kong's a pretty good king. Keeps to himself, mostly. This is his home. We're just guests here. But you don't go into someone's house and start dropping bombs unless you're picking a fight.
Mason Weaver: Wasn't Kong the one who killed your friend?
Hank Marlow: No. One of them did. [points to a painting of a Skull Crawler] Kong's God on the island, but the devils live below us.
James Conrad: And what are they called?
Hank Marlow: The Iwis won't speak their name. But I call them Skullcrawlers.
James Conrad: Why?
Hank Marlow: 'Cause it sounds neat.
James Conrad: …Okay.
Hank Marlow: Look, I just made that name up. I'm trying to scare you!
Mason Weaver: I'm fine calling them that. [to Conrad] Are you cool with that? I like the name, so I think...
James Conrad: Yeah, that seems like... a great name.
Hank Marlow: I've never said that name out loud before, it sounds stupid now that I say it. Just... you call them whatever you want. They're big lizard things. Nasty. They come from the vents, deep down. That's why Kong got so mad. Those bombs woke up a bunch of them. I tell you what, you're lucky he's out there too, or you would not have made it this far. Crafty bastards, mean as hell. He can handle them, as long as he gets to them when they're still small. But you don't wanna wake up the Big One.
San Lin: How big is it?
Hank Marlow: It's bigger. It wiped out his whole family. Kong's the last of his kind, but he's still growing. And you better hope he does, because the Iwis say once Kong goes... then the Big One comes up. And it's goodnight, Irene!

Taglines edit

  • All Hail the King
  • Awaken the King
  • We Don't Belong Here

Cast edit

External links edit

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