Eddie Bergman’s review published on Letterboxd:
Honestly, I enjoyed Kong: Skull Island a lot more than I thought I would.
- It remains entertaining throughout, and so does the action.
- Kong: Skull Island is well directed, the action scenes didn't feel really messy or anything.
It is a beautiful looking movie. Magnificent color palette, would have loved to see it in theaters.
- Great cast.
- Some of the monsters are pretty terrifying (the spider was a big nope).
- Great soundtrack! Sound design is pretty good too.
First time, I believe, that I've seen a movie where Samuel L. Jackson plays a dislikable character. (edit: I forgot about Django for a second 🙄)
- Not a lot of character development, and some of the dialog felt pretty flat.
- Story is pretty basic and straightforward, which I guess you should expect.
- Surprisingly, the only f-word isn't said by Samuel L. Jackson.
- Emotional moments didn't do much for me.
- A few clichés here and there.
- A couple continuity errors I noticed.
I'd recommend if you're looking for a entertaining, beautiful looking, yet a bit mindless movie.