“A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden.”
Kong Skull Island is a stand alone King Kong story, that’s meant to serve as a building block for a new set of monster and monster mash up films to come in later years. As such it does do well to add to some of the myth and lure created by the 2014 Godzilla. This being a stand alone movie however does mean it needs to be able to be a good movie without any help and it does do so. This addition to the monster universe is much more of an in your face, action adventure that I think seeks to bring back some much missed fun to the genre. Kong himself is presented extremely well here and comes across as a great character on his own. The movie also does a great job at building up skull island to a place of real beauty and peril. The cast is fairly large, and that does lead to some pacing and character development issues, but nothing that get so in the way that you can’t enjoy what in display here. If you’re a fan of either these characters or this genre, Kong skull island should be a fun if not too serious ride. PS there is an after credit scene so you can stay till the very end if you’re interested.
Review Score : 7 out of 10