This is a story about love, loss, life changes, ambition, carelessness, and judging others. But mainly, it is the story about a giant gorilla. A really giant gorilla. A really giant gorilla on an island that looks nothing like a skull, but may have some rock formations that kind of looked like a skull, maybe. Overall, this is a fine movie. It is nothing that you will remember in a month or two, but while you are watching it, you are entertained. And is that not what a movie should do? Every movie is not either the greatest ever, or crap, but that is a topic for another day.
Back in 2014, Warner Bros., with Legendary Entertainment, decided to relaunch a giant monster movie universe with the release of Godzilla. It was also a fine movie, with enough Godzilla goodness. Now, we get the next installment with Kong: Skull Island. But, there are some odd things about this follow-up that seem a little weird. (Mild spoilers ahead.) (more…)