The much awaited American monster film ‘Kong: Skull Island’ has finally released. This Tom Hiddleston starrer is a reboot of the King Kong franchise. The movie directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts has stellar cast, great soundtrack with spectacular visual effects. The movie starring Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly in pivotal roles has received mixed reviews. Let’s take a look at what the critics have said about this flick.Also Read - Loki Episode 4 Review: Loki Borrows Hell Loop From Lucifer, The Time Keepers May Disappoint You A Little

Indian Express: There are many smart lines in the film, including dubbing the secret species here ‘massive unidentified territorial organisms (sounding like other such grand missions of America)’, about ‘no one really coming out of a war’, and that ‘sometimes there ain’t no enemy till you go looking for one’. However, these don’t come out of any grand conviction about war, peace, or the real enemies in a man vs animal battle. Also Read - Loki Episode 3 Review: No Major Development In Plot May Disappoint You, But Lady Loki-God of Mischief's Chemistry Balances It AllM

Chicago Tribune: This moment cements the prologue. It’s 1944, and a World War II fighter pilot crash-lands on an uncharted South Pacific island, as does his Japanese adversary. They are not alone there. If they were, they’d be starring in a $190 million film version of a Harold Pinter play, not a King Kong movie. (ALSO READ: Tom Hiddleston willing to take on James Bond role) Also Read - Loki Episode Two Review: Mystery Is Getting Deeper And Bigger, You Must Not Miss It

NDTV Movies: Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, whose previous film was the indie coming-of-age film The Kings of Summer, does a good job of doling out the requisite number of wowsers and whammies, engaging in gratuitous mayhem and destruction, but along the way creating a rich sense of atmosphere and detail. As most directors will tell you, casting well is easily 90 percent of the job. Vogt-Roberts has made several good decisions in that regard – the supporting cast includes the wonderful Toby Kebbell, Shea Whigham and Corey Hawkins – and one flat-out brilliant one: John C. Reilly steals the movie in his funny and poignant portrayal of a Kurtz-like figure living in an exotic redoubt, populated by an ancient tribe called the Iwi.

DNA: The rebooted King Kong has the right cast, the right effects people, but quite possibly, the wrong script. It brings the film crashing down, with a thud that’s as loud as every hit that Kong lands. It’s entertaining, but only if you don’t go in expecting Oscar-worthy performances from this celebrated cast. It is the film’s soundtrack and its spectacular effects that save it.