Cathal’s review published on Letterboxd :
I love this movie.
When I first saw this some 13 years ago I couldn’t get over that there was no Kong in the first hour. Thank god my love of storytelling in movies has grown.
The cast is great, everyone putting in worthy performances.
The effects still hold up, though I guess it’s not that old.
But the real attraction here is the highly engrossing story that just didn’t feel like 3 hours, everything was paced perfectly. This film really has it all, romance, action and dinosaurs. This is a better dinosaur film than Fallen Kingdom but that’s neither here nor there.
King Kong is a fantastic remake, it has way more heart than Skull Island, but ultimately it’s just a perfect way to spend 3 hours on a Saturday afternoon.