'Kong: Skull Island' Post Credits Scene Just Ain't Worth The Wait

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King Kong in the original 1933 movie. RKO Pictures

The post credits scene for Kong: Skull Island just ain’t worth the wait. Maybe if it were a MID-credits scene instead…

Kong: Skull Island is super duper fun. There’s the review. But you’ve probably heard by now to stay after the movie is over and wait through the credits for a post credit scene. We all know King Kong and Godzilla are destined to clash, so what better way to set up the combatants than framing the two together after Kong: Skull Island? Well, I’ve got some bad news…

The post credits scene for Kong: Skull Island is after a handful of our characters have escaped Skull Island and returned to the world (no spoilers who!). They’ve been detained by Monarch — the quasi-governmental body of monster investigators introduced in 2014’s Godzilla — who shows them a film reel from inside a cave. We see quick flashes of several cave paintings. If you know kaiju, you’ll recognize every painting: silhouettes of Mothra, Rodan and even King Ghidorah, the three-headed monstrosity (presumably no longer from space). The scene ends on a cave painting of Godzilla and fades out on that iconic Godzilla roar.

That’s it, folks!

There’s no more Kong, no Godzilla, no scene with big CGI monsters. Just cave paintings.

It’s not bad or anything. And who’s not excited for more monsters? But it’s definitely more of an advertisement for 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters than it is set-up for 2020’s Godzilla vs. Kong.

And, again, this isn’t a mid-credits sequence like Marvel has started doing, rolling after a few of the major credits, but before the long roll. No, you’ll be waiting through the typical interminable list of thousands of CGI artists and such to get to the Kong: Skull Island post credits scene.

There’s no reason to wait around, especially if you have to pee.

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