Kong: Skull Island
2017
**
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary, John C. Reilly

Peter Jackson’s King Kong remake was a smart and moving science fiction drama. This reboot checks its brain at the door early. Fresh from the demoralising defeat in Vietnam, Sky Devils helicopter squadron are assigned to escort a team of explorers to the mysterious Skull Island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Upon arrival they are attacked by a gigantic ape. However, the squadron patiently remain airborne and take the punches until Kong has killed half of the team and destroyed all of their helicopters. I gave up on the movie at this point. The remaining 90 minutes offer nothing I haven’t seen in Jurassic Park, Aliens, Lost, and all their pale imitations.