Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island ★★★

Apocalypse Now meets Kong!

Besides some fun moments and a few cool action scenes, Kong: Skull Island is an empty shell. Very little time and effort has been put into the story and giving the actors something to work with. It looks like they didn't want to make the same mistake Edwards made in Godzilla. Showing as little as possible of the creature and letting all the action take place in smoke, on t.v. and/or in the dark. Kong has none of that. Here we get to see a lot of the King, his adversaries and other inhabitants of the island. It also has a lot of action in it. There is enough stuff happening to keep you entertained for the full two hours. But, there's not much else to enjoy. The script is not very good. The story has just the necessary stuff in it and the characters are not fleshed out at all. Good actors like Hiddleston, Larson, Goodman and Jackson seem a little lost in this movie. It may sound a bit cliché, but the movie does what it's supposed to do. And that's offering entertainment and an imposing Kong. Skull Island looks really good and the sound design is awesome.

The scene after the credits is great and despite Godzilla being a big let down and Kong not living up to my expectations, I'm really looking forward to the next chapter in the MonsterVerse.