An ambitious, original, and totally bonkers monster movie. I honestly really liked the characters and the performances all around were great especially by John C. Reilly (the heart and soul of the movie) and Samuel L. Jackson as Colonel Packard. These characters while definitely conventional genre characters, have personality and humanity unlike the bland characters in Godzilla. Why talk about the action? It's unbelievable, absolutely stunning. Kong himself is a beast! Probably my favorite monster movie ever, actually, it is. AMAZING movie! I LOVED IT SO MUCH!