Kong: Skull Island. Jordan Vogt-Roberts. 2017. ⭐️
A writer buddy has a rule he follows: Every page someone must die. If this had followed that rule (think Apocalypse Now meets Crank meets [GENERIC MONSTER MOVIE]) then this strangely ambitious failure might have worked. Alas, 'twas too committed to bland convention. The approach I'd love? NO HUMANS, just take the scene where Kong eats a squid, extent that vibe/energy for 2-3 hours. Call it EAT, KILL, WALK, REPEAT.