ellis’s review published on Letterboxd:
Kong Skull Island is a prime example of what can be done with a sub-par script. The 80% of the characters are paper thin but Skull Island does the smart thing and embraces its stupidity with striking visuals from Larry Fong, entertaining performances from the whole cast even Sam Jackson who actually has an interesting character and doesn't phone it in and the action scenes which are directed with so much style making them almost impossible not to enjoy.
Kong himself is just awesome, there's no human romantic plot just a monkey fucking shit up, the filmakers know what we wanted to see and serve it to us on a silver platter (I'm looking at you, Godzilla ).
The problem that Kong reaches is that when the movie tries to make you care or feel invested in an emotional moment, it falls flat on its face and the first act introducing our characters is a bit shaky, except from all this Kong Skull Island is blast back to when blockbusters were concerned more with giving the viewer an absolute blast than setting up 5 more sequels. Speaking of that, there's a post credits scene which connects this perfectly into the universe that Godzilla (2014) setup, I can't wait for Kong V Godzilla now.