Most audiences already know the story of King Kong — there’s a big monkey that walks around smashing things until the lights in the theater turn on, signaling the time to go home.

What Kong: Skull Island adds to the story is surprisingly enjoyable.

Unlike the original film, which focuses on Kong’s capture, Skull Island elaborates on the life of the island which includes giant spiders, octopi and stick bugs.

The adventure follows around big names like Tom Hiddleston, who plays a tracker named James Conrad, and Samuel L. Jackson, who acts as Lieutenant Colonel Packard. Academy Award winning actress Brie Larson joins as Mason Weaver.

The cinematography had a rough start, but once the audience adjusted to the film’s style, it was enjoyable to watch.

Though the film tried to have serious moments, these moments mostly came off as ironic jokes. A51A3620.dngNevertheless, this made it much more entertaining to watch.

If moviegoers decide that they want to watch a movie that has no philosophical value yet still manages to keep viewers interested, this is the film for them.

Kong: Skull Island is what you expect it to be: full of action, gore and one freaking giant money.

So take it at face value.

Rating: 2.5/4

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