Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

Some entertaining sections with those Skullcrawlers. And I’ll admit, I’m an easy mark here, but having John C. Reilly’s character be stranded on the island in the beginning only to finally escape after nearly 30 years and meet his son for the first time (and also see that his wife is alive and still in love with him) was genuinely moving for me.

Other than that? It’s basically what I feared it would be based on the word during its initial release. It’s like watching the intergalactic cockroach from Men In Black walk around in the mangled skin of Apocalypse Now pretending to be interesting. Not ransacking the iconography of the era so much as ransacking the iconography of our distortions of the era made in the decades since. Everything is an empty shorthand for unearned relevance, just barely concealing its wink that it was just an expensive setup to the rest of the Legendary Monsterverse.

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