Very mixed feelings about this. It seems there is a new King Kong or Godzilla Movie every 5 years. Typically Im against remakes, but there are a handful of exceptions that do better than originals.
King Kong Skull Island starts of very strong, I was pleasantly surprised up to a certain point and then, the movie totally unraveled at the introduction of an overly goofy character. From that point on it was unwatchable, despite incredible CGI. I think the filmmakers made every effort to try to be original, but it just didn’t connect because I didn’t really care about the characters, King Kong and the “bad guys” of the film were unbelievable.
Its a solid rental, but I was disappointed with the end 2/3s and wouldn’t recommend it in theaters.