Privacy Policy

SECTION 1 - WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

When you purchase something from our store or sign up for our newsletter, as part of the process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address.

When you browse our website or store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.

Email Marketing: With your permission, we may send you emails about our articles, store, new products and other updates.

SECTION 2 - CONSENT

How do you get my consent?

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at support@charedegaming.com.

SECTION 3 - DISCLOSURE

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

SECTION 4 - Patreon

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Your data is stored through Patreon’s data storage, databases and the general Patreon application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

Payment:

For more insight on payment methods and how your information is protected, you may want to read Patreon’s Terms of Service here or Privacy Statement here.

SECTION 5 - Spreadshirt

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Your data is stored in Spreadshirt’s data storage, databases and the general Spreadshirt application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

Payment:

If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.

All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

For more insight, you may also want to read Spreadshirt’s Terms of Service here or Privacy Statement here.

SECTION 6 - THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

As an example, if you are located in Canada, and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

Links

When you click on links on our website, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

SECTION 7 - SECURITY

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption.  Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

SECTION 8 - AGE OF CONSENT

 By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

SECTION 9 - CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If our website or store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at support@charedegaming.com .

 

Name:

Kong: Skull Island

Budget:

185 Million USD approx

Studio:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures, Tencent Pictures

Genre:

Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Release Date:

9th March, 2017

Run Time:

118 minutes

Director

Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Product Rating:

BBFC (UK): 12A

MPAA (USA): PG-13

Reviewer:

Sarcastic Bulldog

Review Score:

68/100 (68%)

Disclosure:

 

 

 

Part reboot, part Apocalypse Now homage, part Land That Time Forgot and what do you get? Well, you get Kong: Skull Island, an interesting take on the classic monster movies of yesteryear while taking on more contemporary themes of politics and exploring the worst of humanity while having giant overblown CGI action set pieces with monsters in tow.

 

Skull Island opens with a flashback in 1944, an American pilot (John C.Riley) and Japanese pilot both crash land on Skull Island. Both survive and pursue each other in a duel to the death. However, both are interrupted by the king of the island; Kong. Opening titles and we are thrust forward twenty-nine years to 1973 where Bill Randa (John Goodman) hires ex-British special air service operative Captain James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), a skilled tracker who guides an expedition to Skull Island to explore its many possible scientific wonders. Also joining along for the expedition is a military convoy lead by Lt.Colonel Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) a no-nonsense hard-edged war veteran. The crew get to Skull Island and drop bombs or ‘scientific instruments’ as one scientist put it. Unleashing these bombs gets the attention of the big ape. Understandably Kong doesn’t take too kindly to this and demonstrates why he is king of the island by putting a beat down on the explorers and crashing all of the helicopters.

 

 

 

The crew that survived is stranded and must survive this harsh and very cruel environment. The survivors regroup and come across the local tribes lead by John C.Riley character from the beginning flashback. He helps the survivors to work out an escape plan. However, Colonel Packard has other ideas. He plans to take out Kong as revenge for the death of his military comrades, but this is compromised by a new threat in the form of monsters called ‘skull crawlers’. This all leads to a final act consisting of overblown CGI monster fights and our plucky good guys fighting for survival in the chaos and inevitably making an attempt to escape from the island.

 

 

The film certainly sets up good political satire, which didn’t feel tacked on like it so easily could have been. Comedy elements while at times cringe did work, particularly in the context of the political playfulness woven throughout the story. With lines such as “there’s never been a more messed up time in Washington” (certainly fitting of our modern political times) or John C.Riley character asking “did we win the war” and being replied with “which one?” these did give me a few chuckles. The editing and pace of the film are certainly better than most typical Hollywood fair nowadays. There is a lot of action shot from a distance which gives a better sense of space and a less claustrophobic feel. Thus enabling you to take in what is going on a bit easier. This is unlike for example a classic Michael Bay film in which all of the close in and all shaky cam action nonsense is extremely overdone and annoying. CGI wise the film does the job, Kong looks spectacular at times with incredible attention to detail on every hair of the big ape looking particularly amazing. However, the ‘skull crawlers’ are somewhat less impressive with a very generic design and very fake, out of place looks to them.

 

 

Overall Skull Island is a generic monster movie with typical overblown CGI but with an excellent cast that can keep your attention and carry the film. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts managed to put his fingerprint all over the film with an interesting mix of political satire/comedy blended with well shot exciting action set pieces. There is still that feeling of compromise within the film which impacts on the experience. This is in part I feel is due to this being a massive Hollywood franchise with its overblown budget with even bigger expectations from the studios. No doubt many people interfering with the director's vision as some elements appear a bit mix mashed. The director does a great job of giving a bland, generic monster movie, a bit of flair and style which is the saving grace of the film. An enjoyable ride on the surface that rises above it generic premise just about enough to make it worthwhile but never does quite enough to blow you away either. A top tier cast, great action and good direction, yet just above average in overall execution. Worth at least a watch and maybe a buy on DVD or Blu-ray if you are inclined to see what is a well-done retake on the monster genre if far from perfect. Based on my experience watching this film in cinema I would rate this at 68/100.

 

 

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