George Clark’s review published on Letterboxd:
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Loki, Captain Marvel and Nick Fury take on King Kong! Who wouldn’t love that.
I like this movie, I don’t know what it is about it but it’s just dumb fun. We all have those movies that have every right to be awful but we enjoy them. Kong: Skull Island is one of those movies for me. Is it amazing? No. Is it dumb fun? Yes, and that’s why it’s so endlessly rewatchable.
Very much helped along by its strong cast which include many acclaimed actors/actress such as Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly. Kong: Skull Island isn’t trying to be Peter Jackson’s King Kong or an instant classic but it does bring an island that you would like to explore, with many dangerous creatures and beautiful landscapes you become emerged in the world that has a very strong Apocalypse Now vibe.
Grossing 566.7 million at the global box office this was a great continuation to the MonsterVerse. All in all I think this movies a fun dumb movie that has a great re-watch factor as well as having great looking monsters. Plus that last few shots are so heartwarming and the last shot of Kong in the film is stunning.