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Watch This King Kong Statue Burst Into Flames at "Skull Island" Premiere

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This guy really hates reboots. 

At the Vietnam premiere of the new film Kong: Skull Island a giant, promotional model of the famed ape burst into flames, in a perfect metaphor for the state of blockbuster entertainment. The fire was caused by a nearby volcano simulation that was meant to promote yet another reboot of Merian C. Cooper's 1933 masterpiece. 

More so than the fire, watching Kong set ablaze should have you wonder what this says about the state of cinema. Are we relying on old properties to take care of the heavy-lifting? Are modern studios getting rich off the backs of other people's creativity? Is it cool to watch a Kong statue burn? Questions for another time...


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