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KONG: SKULL ISLAND (2017) Movie Review

  • By Cara Buckley
  • 09 Mar, 2017
“You don't go into someone's house and start dropping bombs unless you're picking a fight.” (Hank Marlow)

"People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness." (Proverbs 14:29 NLT)

What makes a good leader? He would earn the respect of his people. He takes cares of his land and his people. He hears the cries of the helpless and distressed. He defends his home from destructive forces. He accepts the aid of others when the chips are down. He is at times woefully misunderstood. Good leaders must accept many difficult responsibilities and suffer many plights.

Such is Kong. Kong is King. He is the leader of Skull Island. He is in charge of the inhabitants' welfare and safety. He protects them from a much more sinister threat and anyone who would provoke that threat. So, what would happen if a small army of people march onto Skull Island bearing no understanding of the way the world works and start blowing holes into it. Naturally, Kong would be angry on behalf of his island.

The story behind Kong presents a powerful dilemma between stubborn control and open-minded understanding. It illustrates a divide between the island's guests.

One group consists of soldiers, people who insight violence. They close their minds to the greater understanding that Kong is the island's protector. They chose to fixate on revenge and violence. Their decisions put more lives at risk. Ultimately, they insight a battle that brings forth the real threat: The Skullcrawlers. They cause more destruction and violence.

"Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will grant you his blessing." (1 Peter 3:9 NLT)

The other group consists of researchers, people who seek truth. They open their minds to the world around them. They treat the inhabitants with dignity, respect and peace. They learn the truths behind the island's hierarchy and its threats. They try to communicate their learning through a message of peace in order to prevent more destruction.

"Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding." (Proverbs 2:2-3 NLT)

They bring the truth about Kong to light. They share truth convincing some to lay down their arms. They save Kong's life so that he may save the island and ultimately the world. Truth is a great tool, the only tool one needs in the battle field of life. It makes better warriors of the people in Kong. It will make a better warrior out of you.

Embrace truth, understanding, open-mindedness, and knowledge.

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