Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island ★★

Decided to give this another shot rather than reaffirm my love for Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla for the umpteenth time. Still not convinced this amounts to much more than what Larry Fong delivers with his camera, which I see as a mix of old-school kaiju candy and graphic novel maximalism. Undeniably pretty, but it speeds and plods with such irregularity that it never justifies its slapdash collection of eye-popping vignettes. And how dare you waste Brie Larson like that!

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