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"Sono molte le cose che definiscono Kong: la sua dimensione, la sua potenza, la sua natura animale, ma anche il suo cuore e la grande profondit√† d'animo. Insinua la nostra naturale affinit√† con gli altri primati e i suoi gesti e le sue espressioni sono molto pi√Ļ simili all'uomo rispetto alle altre scimmie ‚Äď cosa che ha sempre contraddistinto Kong dagli altri mostri. Anche se √® un terribile predatore, √® impossibile non fare il tifo per lui. In un certo senso, √® stato considerato pi√Ļ come un classico eroe romantico, che un cattivo".
La produttrice Mary Parent
(Kong: Skull Island; USA/VIETNAM 2017; Avventura Fantasy; 118'; Produz.: Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros.; Distribuz.: Warner Bros. Pictures Italia)
Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly, John Gatins e Dan Gilroy
Soggetto: Tratto da una storia di John Gatins.
PRELIMINARIA - Il soggetto /La Natura Primordiale e l'uomo:
Nel film, un gruppo eterogeneo di scienziati, soldati ed esploratori si avventura nelle profondit√† di una mitica e sperduta isola del Pacifico, tanto pericolosa quanto affascinante. Al di l√† di ogni loro aspettativa, la squadra procede inconsapevole di entrare nel dominio del potente Kong, innescando la battaglia finale tra uomo e natura. Nel momento in cui la loro missione di scoperta diventa una lotta per la sopravvivenza, dovranno combattere per sfuggire da un Paradiso primordiale dove gli uomini non sono contemplati.
PRELIMINARIA - Locations in 3 diversi Continenti:
Le riprese del film si sono effettuate in tre continenti differenti per pi√Ļ di sei mesi, catturando i paesaggi primordiali ad Oahu, presso le isole Hawaii, sulla Gold Coast in Australia e, infine, in Vietnam, dove le riprese si sono svolte in pi√Ļ location, alcune delle quali non sono mai apparse in un film.
PRELIMINARIA - Onore al Re! Sua Maest√† King Kong:
Maestoso. Ultimo della sua specie. Re di Skull Island. Apparso per la prima volta pi√Ļ di ottant‚Äôanni fa, King Kong si √® imposto sul grande schermo e nel nostro mondo con una forza che risuona ancora nella coscienza collettiva. Ora √® giunto il momento di restituire la corona alla pi√Ļ grande e leggendaria creatura della cinematografia.
Con Kong: Skull Island - e prima ancora con Godzilla - la squadra della produzione ha gettato le basi per un vasto universo popolato da mostri che fa parte del nostro mondo, e lo ha amplificato per permettere l'esistenza dei MUTO (Massivo Organismo Terrestre Non Identificato, in gergo "MonsterVerse"). Ma per rendere giustizia, bisognava non solo orchestrare la collisione di due mitologie cinematografiche di vecchia data, ma anche fondere due linee temporali distinte.
Effetti Speciali: Bruce Bright (supervisore Australia)
Makeup: Bill Corso (direttore); Carlton Coleman (direttore 2a unit√†); Jordann Aguon, Chantal Boom'la, Mahealani Diego, Tomasina Smith e Debbie Zoller
Casting: Sarah Finn
Scheda film aggiornata al:
03 Aprile 2017
Nel 1973, grazie alle prime tecnologie satellitari, una nuova societ√† segreta nota come Monarch scopre l'esistenza di un'isola non ancora conosciuta ed inesplorata. Viene cos√¨ mandata una spedizione composta da reporter e soldati, che una volta sull'isola vengono attaccati da un gorilla gigante bipede alto 31 metri e pesante 10.000 tonnellate noto come Kong. Bloccati sull'isola dovranno riuscire a sopravvivere alle infinite insidie dell'isola e tentare di tornare a casa con le prove dell'esistenza di questi mostri. Intanto, Kong √® impegnato in una battaglia personale con i superpredatori dell'isola, gli Strisciateschi antiche creature rettiloidi, che hanno sterminato la razza di Kong.
A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, including the mythic Kong.
It's 1971, a team of explorers with a company of soldiers are following myth ,legend in the Pacific amindst runors of an island where creatures both prehistoric and monstrous are supposed to live. Soon they come across Skull Island , the very island of lore and legend. The creatures they soon come across make the soldiers and explorers running for their very lives. Soon Kong shows up to let all know that He is King of Skull Island and top of the food chain. Will they survive to tell their story? Will beauty win the heart of the beast?
Commento critico (a cura di Owen Gleiberman, www.variety.com)
A reboot set entirely on the great ape's jungle island proves to be a better creature feature than either of the previous remakes.
Two years ago, ‚ÄúJurassic World‚ÄĚ came out and made a staggering $652 million at the domestic box office, even though it was a messy and unimaginative piece of thunder-lizard junk: a movie so impersonal it felt genetically engineered. It was a depressing reminder of what blockbuster movie culture can get away with if the monsters are big enough and the franchise strikes enough reptile-brained chords of recognition. On that scale, ‚ÄúKong: Skull Island‚ÄĚ would seem to have a lot going for it commercially, even if it was just another shoddy and cynical reboot of a reboot ‚ÄĒ which is what a lot of people are probably expecting it to be.
The surprise is that ‚ÄúSkull Island‚ÄĚ isn‚Äôt just 10 times as good as ‚ÄúJurassic World‚ÄĚ; it‚Äôs a
rousing and smartly crafted primordial-beastie spectacular. The entire film takes place on Kong‚Äôs jungle island home (he doesn‚Äôt scale any skyscrapers ‚ÄĒ in New York or Dubai), and you could say that it‚Äôs more action-based and less ambitious than either of the ‚ÄúKing Kong‚ÄĚ remakes: the snarky, overblown, justly reviled 1976 knockoff or Peter Jackson‚Äôs good but still not good enough 2005 retread.
Yet in its jungle-stranded B-movie way, ‚ÄúKong: Skull Island‚ÄĚ may come closer in spirit to the wide-eyed amazement of the original than either of those remakes. That‚Äôs because it‚Äôs more casually willing to be its own thing. The 1933 version of ‚ÄúKing Kong‚ÄĚ is still definitive ‚ÄĒ the most awe-inspiring and emotionally transporting giant-monster movie ever made. Part of the problem with both remakes is that they were straining to live up to what could never be equaled. ‚ÄúSkull Island‚ÄĚ is more modest, but by staying on Skull
Island and updating the place, it takes you somewhere you haven‚Äôt been. The movie updates Kong, too ‚ÄĒ he‚Äôs a true savage and nobody‚Äôs sweetheart, and though he‚Äôs been brought to life by motion capture, it takes a while before his outsize ‚Äúhumanity‚ÄĚ kicks in. But when it does, it feels earned, and you‚Äôre grateful to the movie for not milking it.
‚ÄúSkull Island‚ÄĚ is set in 1973, just as Watergate is heating up and the Vietnam War is winding down, and that means that John Goodman, as an irascible Bermuda Triangle conspiracy theorist named Bill Randa, gets to step out of a cab near Capitol Hill and say, ‚ÄúMark my words, there‚Äôll never be a more screwed-up time in Washington!‚ÄĚ The line comes off as an overly Trumped-up nudge in the ribs, but the period setting, which seems arbitrary at first, actually works for the film in a topical way.
with his nose for bizarre events that are covered up by the establishment, has gotten wind of rumblings about something hidden away on an uncharted South Pacific island. He convinces a senator (Richard Jenkins) to bankroll a field mission there, an exploration on which he‚Äôll be backed by a pair of troubleshooters: Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson), a U.S. military commander who is smarting from the humiliation of America in Vietnam, and James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), a renegade British mercenary tracker. Coming along to document the proceedings is Mason Weaver (Brie Larson), a free-spirited ‚Äúantiwar photographer.‚ÄĚ
The crew approaches Skull Island, an archipelago of giant jutting mossy rocks, in a handful of choppers, which get tipped and tossed by an electrical storm. But they really find out what it‚Äôs like to be batted around when they‚Äôre smacked, out of nowhere, by a gorilla hand the size of a tank. They respond
by bombing the island (to the well-chosen strains of Black Sabbath‚Äôs ‚ÄúParanoid‚ÄĚ), goosed along by Jackson‚Äôs gung-ho officer, who rasps, ‚ÄúKill this son-of-a-bitch!‚ÄĚ It‚Äôs a shock to hear anyone refer to Kong that way, and if this were 1973, the antiwar commentary would be clear as day. In 2017, though, it feels less didactic and more prescient. Jackson‚Äôs seething, vengeful, kill-or-be-killed ethos is the real enemy in ‚ÄúSkull Island‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ the film faces his squinty glare off against Kong‚Äôs ‚ÄĒ and given our post-Vietnam track record in Iraq, and whatever military master plans are now being drawn up in the White House, it‚Äôs galvanizing to see an action movie full of guns and hardware that comes down on the side of not blowing s‚ÄĒ- up.
A ‚ÄúKing Kong‚ÄĚ movie should, first and foremost, be a fairy tale of primeval wonder, and this one is. The director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, takes much of
his inspiration from the original Skull Island sequence of the 1933 ‚ÄúKing Kong,‚ÄĚ with its storybook dinosaurs, and you may also detect the influence of ‚ÄúThe Mysterious Island,‚ÄĚ the 1961 Ray Harryhausen classic that featured an eye-popping array of giant creatures. In ‚ÄúSkull Island,‚ÄĚ the island is brimming with oversize species, from sad-eyed yaks to a giant stick-bug to swarms of blue-blooded pterodactyls to a towering spider that hovers over a forest to the octopus whose tentacles Kong battles and makes a snack of. The creatures keep the rather elemental story popping; we never know what we‚Äôre going to see next.
The other thing that keeps the movie popping is John C. Reilly, who shows up as Hank Marlow, a World War II soldier who‚Äôs been stranded on the island since 1944. He‚Äôs been living with the native tribe there (they suggest Buddhist monks with faces painted like designer chocolates), and
In many ways, ‚ÄúKong: Skull Island‚ÄĚ is a ‚ÄúJurassic Park‚ÄĚ movie ‚ÄĒ and if viewed that way, it‚Äôs the best since the first. The characters may be a touch minimal, but that doesn‚Äôt mean they‚Äôre boring;
the actors fill them in. Hiddleston, while top-billed, never takes over the movie, but he‚Äôs crisp and hearty (though that accent of his is too posh). Goodman has become a more forceful presence by playing down his goofy humor, Jackson scores as a humanized bad guy, and Brie Larson takes a generic role and infuses it with vibrance. She‚Äôs the one actor on hand who really looks like she‚Äôs from the ‚Äô70s (she has that desert-flower earthiness), and the movie offers its coolest updating of the ‚ÄúKong‚ÄĚ mystique by connecting her to the big guy in a way that winks at the girl-in-the-ape-fist ‚Äúromance‚ÄĚ of old, minus the coercion (or the tearing off of dress tops). The connection between Mason and Kong seems all the more touching for being so understated. Kong emerges as just the hero we want him to be: noble but raging ‚ÄĒ a primate god who
will rear up and destroy, but only when threatened.
As a Marvel-style sequence at the end of the closing credits makes clear, ‚ÄúSkull Island‚ÄĚ has been planned, in league with the powerful and evocative 2014 ‚ÄúGodzilla,‚ÄĚ as the second film in Legendary‚Äôs MonsterVerse, the elaborately linked series of creature-feature reboots from Warner Bros. (The teaser hints at a new ‚ÄúMothra‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúGhidorah.‚ÄĚ) That might be enough to bring out the anti-franchise cynic in you. But if the upcoming films prove to be as winning as this one, then audiences eager to get their old giant movie monster on should have nothing to fear.
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