I expected—or more like, wanted— Kong: Skull Island to be a good movie, as I am an unashamed fan of all monsters great and small, and holy crap if this movie in all its monster mashing glory surpassed my expectations. With breathtaking shots heavily inspired by Apocalypse Now and snappy dialogue spoken by fun characters, Kong is a wild, exhilirating ride that moves at break neck speed (although a few minutes to breathe were needed) with gorgeous special effects and a rocking soundtrack the icing on the cake. By all means, it’s no Oscar winner, but if a movie that’s fun without compromising quality is what you’re looking for, this is a great way to spend two hours of an evening. 


(By the way…stay after the credits👍🏼)