Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island ★★★½

Trailers ruined a lot of the movie, guess that's my fault for watching them. It's not a bad movie by any means. I got bored a lot though. Great cast who gave some pretty impressive performances for a monster movie. Toby Kebbel - who did motion capture for Koba in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - also did some mo cap work as Kong, in addition to his human role, which I thought was cool. I actually didn't find out until I saw his name listed in the credits for Kong Mo-Cap. Bonus points for Jurassic Park throw back. More bonus points for a pretty neat stinger.

 Also I was impressed with how heavy-handed they were with references to Godzilla without even mentioning his name. I spent a lot of time thinking about if the other people in the theater caught the drift or if it just went over their heads. Probably the latter. Even during the opening credits - which are basically the same as Godzilla's credits just with different music and less atomic bomb imagery. 

I wish I'd seen this in 3D. Some of the monster action looked like it would've been worth the extra money and having to wear an extra pair of glasses.

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