Kong: Skull Island hit theaters this weekend, and the mega-monster flick is set up to break some box office records. Fans are coming out of the woodwork to watch the giant ape run rampant. So far, it seems like everyone is really enjoying themselves.
While the movie stands well on its own, it definitely wasn't without its references, nods, and Easter Eggs. Many fans recognized the dozens of Godzilla tie-ins hidden throughout, but there was one other little reference to one of the all-time greatest monster movies - Jurassic Park.
Just a heads up, there are some slight spoilers ahead. The Easter Egg being discussed here is in the beginning of the film though, so it shouldn't be too bad.
As Samuel L. Jackson's character, Preston Packard, let the helicopters towards Skull Island, he had to navigate them through a massive storm. The entire team braced for the impact of high winds, thunder, and lightning.
Just as the choppers were about to make contact with the wicked weather, he gave one final warning to the entire group. In that moment, Jackson delivered one of his most famous lines of his career:
"Hold on to your butts."
If you recall, this was a big quote in the original Jurassic Park movie. As Jackson's character was about to shut off the power to the park, putting everyone at risk, he told the others to hold onto their butts.
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The line was a nice nod to an incredible monster flick, but that's not all. It was also foreshadowing danger ahead, as the line ushered in chaos in both films.
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The year is 1973. Somewhere in our world, it is said that there exists a wondrous island unspoiled by man – a land shrouded in mystery, where myth runs wild. Uncharted and undiscovered. When the secretive organization known as Monarch identify this destination as the origin point for mysterious new superspecies, they mount an expedition to discover its secrets. What they find on Skull Island is an adventure beyond any human experience. An exotic paradise of wonders and terrors, where flora and fauna have fused together into an Eden of otherworldly jungle creatures.
As one group fights to escape and the other declares war on Kong, we discover that the mighty primate is at the center of a battle for dominion over the island, locked into a 'survival of the fittest' face-off with the terrifying apex predators responsible for wiping out his kin. Driven by vengeance, Kong will become nature's fury, and fight to take his rightful place upon the throne of most powerful beast on the island, revealing the story of how Kong became King.
Kong: Skull Island stars Tom Hiddleston (Thor: Ragnarok), Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers), Oscar-winner Brie Larson (Room), John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane) and John C. Reilly (Guardians of the Galaxy). The international ensemble cast also includes Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell and Eugene Cordero.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) directs the film from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy and Derek Connolly. The film is produced by Legendary's Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni with Mary Parent. The executive producers are Eric McLeod and Alex Garcia.