Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island ★★★½

An unabashed, dopey old-skool piece of monster movie pulp.
Men (with guns) versus monsters. And more monsters. Monsters vs monsters.
It is also genuinely beautiful in places.
None of the characters really resonate...besides the giant gorilla. And what more is necessary in a movie about King Kong?
The portrayal of the Vietnam War as a piece of cartoon pop is sort of jarring, but then that's how WW2 has been portrayed for decades, so why should this be problematic.
References to Apocalypse Now (and Heart of Darkness) are pretty hilarious given the context.