Kong: Skull Island Reviews

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October 5, 2019
No one's taking any real risks with Kong: Skull Island except to promise the return of more monster mash-ups.
August 6, 2019
Not only is the plot subpar, the characters feel like they're made to die and the ones that have some purpose are so dull that you wouldn't even care if they were gone.
June 4, 2019
A silly dumbing down of the Kong mythos, complete with a moronic sense of a humor and a complete misuse of its talented cast
May 21, 2019
Try to remember the name of any character a day after, and you probably won't. You're not supposed to. The film does not care for any of them. Neither do we.
March 13, 2019
Even Kong is underwritten in this film.
February 5, 2019
Each time the camera cuts to any of these faces, they appear as if they were high school jocks feigning danger in their annual freshman-year stage play.
January 9, 2019
Your monster enemy's monster enemy is your monster friend in "Kong: Skull Island", as is the CGI which is genuinely thrilling. But overall it's bloated and overlong, with so many characters running around it feels like the last night of "Big Brother".
November 11, 2018
This new Kong can never be crowned King.
August 28, 2018
The film's evoking of its anti-war counterparts falls flat, and feels hollow, much like the island itself.
August 22, 2018
"Kong: Skull Island" isn't the most horrible film you'll ever see, but it's lack of imagination and dullness is most definitely apparent.
August 21, 2018
Turning Skull Island into a proxy war for Vietnam sounds good on paper, but the dire implications of America's devastating foreign policies deserves more complex treatment than the film can muster.
June 20, 2018
This incarnation's weird Apocalypse Now vibes are an odd fit...
April 9, 2018
This star-laden action drama is proof that more money and gizmos do not necessarily make for a bigger thrill ride... a picture that has plenty of crash and bang but little in the way of emotional wallop.
January 30, 2018
The pacing was choppy, and it was shoddy and all over the place...when Kong was on screen, it was really cool to watch, but in the end it didn't pay off.
December 28, 2017
Kong: The Skull Island is not as emotional, or epic, as its predecessors. [Full review in Spanish]
December 18, 2017
What starts out as a potentially fun and cliche-less way to do an action movie turns into another watered-down origin story of a franchise.
November 26, 2017
That's not to say there's nothing good here. There is - it just could've been so much better.
November 20, 2017
There's life in the old ape yet, but he sinks like the Titanic.
October 16, 2017
Kong: Skull Island is a film that underwhelms in nearly every department.
September 15, 2017
Perhaps we have become impatient as an audience and directors are no longer keen to hold back, but sadly I feel the film was poorer for its immediate unveiling of the myriad of monsters.
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