Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island ★★½

Hollywood as a whole should just agree to retire the trope where a person gets knocked out and falls into water, then there's an underwater shot of the person sinking downwards, then a hand plunges into the water and pulls them out.

The visual effects here are spectacular, and pretty much worth watching for that alone. I'm also pretty sure John C. Reilly's jacket that said "Good For Your Health" on it was a low key Dr. Steve Brule reference, which bumps it up another half star.

The movie itself is pretty convoluted and could have been better. The story was clearly built around and takes a back seat to the big battle scene, so it was more like a really long tech demo interspersed with boring parts.

Those water effects, though.

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