Kong: Skull Island ★★

Monsters are good but the people parts are terrible. The Apocalypse Now allusions are fun. The film is directed well, for the most part, but these blockbuster type things are dumbed down/camped up to the point of me asking myself why I bother. And honestly, even though I can admit some of it is well staged, fighting is not something I like watching, between humans or monsters. It makes no sense. The film starts with a typically stupid gun fight, sword fight, fisticuffs thing. I should have bailed immediately, but I like monsters.

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