Chris Genro’s review published on Letterboxd:
Well this was a really fun ride that isn't going to win any awards for script writing but as a action spectacle with amazing visual set pieces its wonderful to behold. There really are 3 major scenes that standout; the opening when we first meet Kong, the mass grave, and the final battle.
While making it a period piece was a great idea the constant lame Apocalypse Now allusions were pretty idiotic. The acting overall is fine but the real standout as usual is John C. Reilly who is always great to watch whether in dramatic or comedic roles.
The film moves at a great pace so it kept me engaged throughout even when some the action movie cliches started to appear. So a really fun film that gave me what I was looking for, giant monster action. Long live the King! 4/5 stars.