'King Kong' Premiere Goes up in Flames!!!

Lawrence Kim
March 19, 2017

Kong: Skull Island is certainly not short on action and setting this against the backdrop of the Vietnam War was a clever repositioning for many reasons, as was gathering a very good cast.

He gets a military escort straight from the jungles of Vietnam.

This picture taken on Thursday night shows a giant model of King Kong going up in flames during the premiere of the "Kong: Skull Island" in Ho Chi Minh City. For the massive burning-of-Atlanta sequence in 1939's Gone With the Wind, sets from the original 1933 King Kong were used as kindling, all in order to make room to build the Civil War-era epic's sets. Fire from a nearby volcano prop hit the huge Kong model outside the theater, causing it to immediately ignite. At first, spectators thought it was all part of the show, and lingered a little too long taking photos. Video of the scene was tweeted by Sky News which reported that no one was injured and that the inferno was extinguished after 15 minutes.

Kong: Skull Island has finally roared into theaters, and the critical response hasn't been unkind.

Despite its many shortcomings, Kong: Skull Island is still edge-of-your-seat popcorn movie goodness in its purest form, a triumph of spectacle-driven cinema and a testament to the cultural staying power of the creature feature.

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