Rick Bman’s review published on Letterboxd:
Its pretty simple, if the idea of watching a giant ape smash things and beat up on other monsters appeals to you then you will probably enjoy this. If that doesn't sound like a good time to you, then give it a pass. Because to be honest, that is all you're getting with this movie.
Much like the Gareth Edwards Godzilla movie, the human characters here aren't all that interesting, but you get a whole lot more monster bang for your buck in this movie. Well, the John C. Reilly character is pretty fun and I guess watching Samuel L. Jackson go mad is kind of interesting. I wish they had give Tian Jing more to do, because she was a total badass in The Great Wall.
So yeah, it can't touch the great classic original King Kong but it is leaps and bounds above the Peter Jackson monstrosity. Don't go in expecting a straight up remake of those movies though, this is a completely different animal. It is pretty fun though in a smashy-smashy kind of way.