Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island ★★★½

Maybe I'm reappraising this in a better light because of my soft spot for King of the Monsters, or maybe because we're staring into the abyss and I'm enjoying mindless entertainment a bit more, but this is a messy little blast. It has the same thin human overpopulation that its two counterparts have, but simply because of the setting, they're all a bit more colourful and cartoonish. The same goes for the look of the thing; of course Zack Snyder's cinematographer over-fetishises everything he can, but it's frequently eye-popping and kooky, which can go a long way in the current climate.

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