Like Snow White and the Huntsman, Rupert Sanders' latest is visually rich but lacks good storytelling. Then there is the race aspect - I found the rendering of this in the film a little unpalatable.
Despite a few flaws, Kong: Skull Island is tremendous fun. Monster movie meets Apocalypse Now, the film offers spectacle in spades.
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