I am usually not a fan of action or fights in movies, but I enjoyed King Kong fighting everything and everyone in this film.
I also loved the island and the landscapes, it kinda made me think of the jungle and Tarzan, but Kong was more glorious.
The human characters were very well shaped, I am not an expert on the original movies, but the characters were such a good fit and I liked that they did not push it with the romance. Instead, they created well-rounded characters, unique and special in their own way.
The human traits that you could see coming through Kong’s eyes were amazingly good. Also, the feud with Colonel Packard and how he wanted to prove that man was king is notable because it shows the righteousness of the “beast” which in the end saves the girl and does not hurt the other humans but saves them as well.
The performances and the actors are also great, Academy Award winner Brie Larson is present and I don’t know about you but I know her since “The Spectacular Now” and I knew she was good :P.
There are other big names like Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz and more.
Bottom line is that I went to see Kong because of my crush on Tom and ended up loving the king :D.