Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island ★★★

pros:
1) samuel l jackson, john c reilly
2) it's visually striking until larry fong starts going crazy with the color grading
3) Godzilla-esque man vs nature themes, how humanity is atop the pyramid... until it's dwarfed by nature
4) some exciting action (that spider sequence is cool)
5) good sense of scale, even though could've used some more overhead shots

cons:
1) the constant needle drops
2) the creature design ain't great
3) jing tian is the worst actress on earth
4) pathos is non-existent
5) urgency wears off as soon as john c reilly shows up
6) lacks the grandeur of Peter Jackson's King Kong

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