Kong: Skull Island
  • Directors(s)

    Jordan Vogt-Roberts

  • Production Year

    2017

  • Genre(s)

    Fantasy, Adventure, Drama, Action

  • Approx. running minutes

    113m

  • Cast

    Terry Notary, John C. Reilly, Jing Tian, John Ortiz, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Toby Kebbell

Film

Kong: Skull Island

moderate threat, violence, infrequent strong language

In March 2017, the producers of Godzilla transport audiences to the birthplace of the most powerful monster myth of all in KONG: SKULL ISLAND, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures. 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 new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.

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  • Directors(s)

    Jordan Vogt-Roberts

  • Production Year

    2017

  • Genre(s)

    Fantasy, Adventure, Drama, Action

  • Approx. running minutes

    113m

  • Cast

    Terry Notary, John C. Reilly, Jing Tian, John Ortiz, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Toby Kebbell

KONG: SKULL ISLAND is a US fantasy adventure in which a team of scientists and soldiers explore an uncharted island in the South Pacific.

Threat

Multiple scenes depict characters being chased and attacked by giant fantastical creatures. In one such scene, a character is shown after having been impaled through the mouth by the leg of a giant insect, although there is no strong wound detail on screen. Another tense sequence occurs when characters pilot helicopters through a severe storm.

Violence

There is moderate fantasy violence in clashes between soldiers and giant creatures, and between the creatures themselves. A character's arm is torn off, but the image occurs in silhouette and there is no strong detail. One creature kills another by pulling out what appear to be internal organs from its mouth. Another character is attacked off screen, resulting in a splash of blood. A character swings a sword at another man who catches the blade in his hands, and we see a small amount of blood leak around his fingers.

Language

There is infrequent strong language, including 'f**k' and partially obscured use of 'motherf**ker'. Other, milder terms include 'son of a bitch', 'bastard', 'shit' and 'balls'.

Other issues include a brief and slightly gory image of a human skull, found in the aftermath of an attack by one of the creatures. There are also brief shots of people smoking what appears to be opium in a club.

  • Classified date

    07/07/2017

  • BBFC reference

    AVF343035

  • Language

    English