Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island ★★½

Pretty much stand by my last review. Kong is responsible for some of 2017 cinema's most hair raising moments. Vogt-Roberts' stellar direction reaches such heights of dynamism as flames curl around bodies and reflect in war torn eyes. Helicopters, slow motion, orange sunsets... ah Larry Fong you genius. If it wasn't for the sublime visuals of Skull Island and immense action scenes I believe this would be duller than bread and butter.

It's no secret I'm a fan of Gareth Edwards' Godzilla. I don't expect that to change. But even though one of the most apparent things in that movie is the fact the characters aren't the focus it still works as an epic creature feature. The narrative still feels whole. Here a similar approach is taken but them trying to escape the island while Samual L Jackson hunts Kong because of, you know, he just wants to, simply wasn't satisfying enough despite how well it was shot and how exhilarating the good moments were.

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