Kong: Skull Island

It's a big, hairy deal!

Overall B-

Big problems arise after the military escorts a team of scientists to survey a previously unexplored island. Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman star in this latest movie adaptation of the King Kong tale.

Release date March 10, 2017

Violence D+
Sexual Content B
Profanity C-
Substance Use B-

Why is Kong: Skull Island rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Kong: Skull Island PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language.

Run Time: 119 minutes

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Kong: Skull Island
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Kong: Skull Island rated PG-13? Kong: Skull Island is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language.

Non-graphic and explicit violence is pervasive in this film. Numerous deaths are implied and depicted from being beaten, chocked, crushed, impaled, eaten, stabbed, shot, thrown/falling from heights, and fiery explosions. Airplane crashes occur and helicopters are swatted out of the sky. Shrapnel and corpses are strewn across the landscape. Plentiful explosions result in death, destruction and some characters are caught on fire. Soldiers frequently engage in hand-to-hand conflict, along with the use of knifes, swords, guns, bombs, poisonous gas, flame throwers and grenades. Large and dangerous creatures are portrayed, such as apes, water buffalo, pterodactyls, carnivorous dinosaurs, octopus and insects. Characters try to kill anything that moves, and are killed and injured in return. Brutal battles also ensue between beasts. Bloody wounds, body fluids/internal organs and dismembered body parts are shown, along with people and animals being eaten alive. Bones and bodies of humans and beasts are seen, and one lizard-like reptile vomits up the fleshy skull of a human being. Tribal people threaten others with primitive weapons and spears. Characters are in constant peril from nature and each other. Archival war footage is included. Some characters withhold the truth from others.

Sexual Content:
Characters embrace infrequently. A brothel is depicted and women are seen in scanty clothing and underwear. Shirtless men show off their muscles for a female photographer.

A sexual expletive is heard once in a non-sexual context. Infrequent use of scatological slang, along with mild and moderate profanity.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
A man lights a cigarette. Alcohol consumption and possible drug use is seen in a brothel setting. Soldiers drink to celebrate the end of a war. A commanding officer drinks beer alone. Gambling is portrayed.

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Kong: Skull Island
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence.
Alberta PG Violence, Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba PG Violence, Frightening Scenes, Language May Offend.
Ontario 14A Language May Offend, Graphic Violence.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children
Martimes PG
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Cast and Crew

Kong: Skull Island is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and stars Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman .

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