Kong: Skull Island is a 2017 re-imagining of King Kong. I was fully prepared to hate this and hadn't planned on watching it, but The Husband put the disc in while I was sitting there.... And I liked it. It's great fun, mindless action, and explosions. What's to complain about? There's a sequel being discussed, and I'll plan on seeing it in the theater.
The New York Times doesn't like it. The Telegraph gives it 4 out of 5 stars and closes by saying, "the whole film is a kind of eccentric retro-artefact with fun at the forefront of its mind: less Heart of Darkness than darkness with heart."
Rolling Stone gives it 3 out of 4 stars and calls it "damn near irresistible". Variety says, " if the upcoming films prove to be as winning as this one, then audiences eager to get their old giant movie monster on should have nothing to fear." Empire Online says, "This is an uneven adventure that’s saved by the spectacle of its towering title character and the various beasts with whom he shares his island home."
Roger Ebert's site gives it 3 out of 4 stars. Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 76%.