Kong: Skull Island ★★★★½

Kong: Skull Island is great. It's part kaiju movie, part Heart of Darkness and extremely fun with great acting and action. The movie plays its cards just right, it makes Kong a character instead of being a side show and it sets up a lot more that they can do in this new monster universe that they've been setting up since the last Godzilla. And it totally left me wanting more. I can't believe I slept on this movie for a year, definitely a must watch as we approach the season where half of summer's blockbusters will probably be disappointing.