Kong: Skull Island movie quotes help tell a new story of King Kong in the film about the mythic creature. Jordan Vogt-Roberts directed the movie using a screenplay Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein wrote from a story by John Gatins and Dan Gilroy based on the character created by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace. Kong: Skull Island opened in theaters in the United States on March 10, 2017.
In Kong: Skull Island, Bill Randa (John Goodman) gathers a team of military members, including James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) and Jack Chapman (Toby Kebbell), scientists, including San Lin (Jing Tian), and photojournalist Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) to visit a secret island in 1973. He claims the mission is to do geological mapping of the uncharted island.
But when the teams arrive on the island via helicopter and encounter Kong, a ginormous angry ape, they realize that things are not as described. They meet Hank Marlow (John C. Reilly), a man who's been stranded on the island, and Marlow explains how things work. Kong battles the Skullcrawlers, strange lizard-like monsters, but is overall a pretty nice guy. Everyone approaches the situation differently with Bill seeking proof of Kong, Preston vowing to kill Kong and James feeling they need to protect the creature, three ideas that set up for a pretty unique battle.
I Call Them Skull Crawlers
Hank Marlow: Kong's God on the island but the devils live below us.
James Conrad: What are they called?
Hank Marlow: I call them Skull Crawlers.
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. I never said that name out loud before, it sounds stupid now that I think about it. You just call them whatever you want.
Mason Weaver: I'm fine calling them that. Are you cool with that?
James Conrad: Yeah, definitely, that seems like a good name.
As Hank gives James and Mason an introduction to the island in these Kong: Skull Island movie quotes, he gets a bit embarrassed about what he's named the island's creatures. James and Mason act cool about it, but it's clear that Hank has been without human contact for far too long.
We Gotta Save Kong
James Conrad: We gotta save Kong.
Initially the human team believes that they need to treat Kong as an enemy and take him down. But after getting to know the guy, or as much as you can get to know a giant ape, James changes his tune and vows to protect Kong in this Kong: Skull Island movie quote.
Man is King
Preston Packard: It's time to show that man is king!
Fighting for supremacy, Preston vows to show Kong that he doesn't rule the island, rather that humans do. But considering this ape is many, many times larger, it might take a bit for Preston to prove that.
If We Make It Back
James Conrad: An uncharted island, let me list all the ways you're going to die: wind, rain, heat, disease-carrying flies, and we haven't started on the things that want to eat you alive.
Bill Randa: We'll double that.
James Conrad: Plus a bonus if we make it back.
Houston Brooks: If?
When Bill and Houston pitch the idea of traveling to the island to James, they're not really prepared for the speech James gives back in these Kong: Skull Island movie quotes. Houston especially wonders about the "if we make it back" part as he never really understood the danger of the mission.