Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island ★★½

Paper thin character development with cliche "authentic Vietnam era music". Movie splits the groups in two with Jackson's Ahabian group just a total bore. I don't generally dislike Hiddelston, but I couldn't buy him in this role. If it weren't for samurai John C Reiley there wouldn't ne a songle character moment worth caring about.

Kong does have some impressive effects though. The rendering of Kong's fur was pretty mindblowing at times. The creature design was inventive, but I think the "Skull Crawlers" were generic compared to the lesser seen creatures.

I prefer Jackson's reboot as it was a bit more goofy and fun. I do think there were some interesting ideas in there, but the script and Vietnam tropes held it back. Overall just a giant bag of meh.

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