Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island ★★★

I'm sure there's a group of people out there for whom this is their favorite Kong film—I guess I get it, if all you want is a monster mash—but rewatching it in close succession to all the other Kong films underscores just what this version loses by making the big ape so colossal in size. He does seem more god-like now, and therefore more remote—when what has always distinguished Kong from other monster icons is the Beauty & the Beast narrative, his connection to humanity.

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