Movie: Kong: Skull Island
I am not a monster movie person at all, so I was expecting this to be firmly in the "not for me" category, but I wound up really enjoying it! I loved the historical setting and how it incorporated interrogations of the purpose of war and what defines an enemy. The cast was good and the writing was quite fun at times. (Also, the Heart of Darkness references were hilarious.) If you're looking for an entertaining popcorn movie, you could do much worse.
Availability: On HBO On Demand but only through the weekend, so go quickly! Also available for purchase.
Visual Effects: Yep! They were great.
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