Kong: Skull Island - 8/10
Much better than I expected it to be with some incredibly beautiful shots and it didn't hold back on the monster action.
Godzilla (2014) - 8/10
Lots of tension and a great way to do a Godzilla film. Also a good way to kick off the Monsterverse. Not enough enough of the big lad though.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters - 8/10
Great action and an all-star kaiju cast with Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah. I love the references to the Destoroyah finale. The human side of things with the magic macguffin is weak though.
Interesting superhero movie with awesome action sequences, wacky special effects at points, a cool noir setting, and an exorbitance of bareness (looking at you, Doc M; put some clothes on). Also, Rorschach is best Batman impersonator.
I liked the style and the comedy of this movie, and the first half does a good job highlighting hypermasculinity and how some men have unhealthy and unnecessary rules for being masculine. It loses me in the third act where I think it struggles focusing on a showdown between the two main characters instead of doing anything with the themes. The female character was also confusing to me because the movie showed her in a positive light simply because shes a woman and is oppressed by the system, despite being fully committed to the philosophy of the system.
You've seen this movie before. This movie really doesn't bring anything unique. It's the classic "two comedians play a regular couple with relationship problems that get roped into a world of crime and espionage." I'm pretty sure half the tropes it ripped straight from Date Night. Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae are funny, but they never really get a chance to shine. Most of their humor comes from them both just talking over each other while being nervous (which is a good bit, but it was a bit overdone).