2017 Movie #56: Kong: Skull Island (2017)

2017 Movie #56: Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Mark my words: There will never be a more screwed up time in Washington

This is how Kong: Skull Island (Kong from now on) begins. It’s on-the-nose and altogether too self-consciously trying to be clever. “Look at me, lampooning the current political climate!”, it says, and we all groan. Things don’t really get much better from here.

Overfilled with action and recognizable actors and on-the-nose music cues, and King Kong cliches we’ve seen before, and underfilled with actual characters we care about, Kong is a largely mediocre film that is difficult to follow.

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