Only the special effects make this island worth visiting It&rsquo;s the 70s. The Cold War burns hotly. Bill Randa (John Goodman), a researcher and his assistant Houston Brooks (Corey Hawkins) use the, we have to do this before the Russian&rsquo;s do argument to get the United States federal government to fund an expedition to a South Pacific island where strange images have been caught on camera. Not only do they receive the funding, they also get a military escort led by Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson). To round out their team, they need a tracker and outdoors' man and James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston) fits the bill. When the expedition arrives at their destination via helicopters, they are created by a massive, towering ape who swats the whirlybirds away as if they were annoying mosquitos. The team quickly realizes that they are in for more than bargained for. Kong: Skull Island is a weak story about boring characters, but it still gets a See It! rating because this film delivers the special effects viewers who are fans of this film genre want to see. The plots are so anemic that you&rsquo;ll just want another appearance by Kong or some other creature. The characters all speak with the same tones and vocabulary. But what is a major failure of the screenwriters Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein is the absence of the rich '70s dialogue. Language that young soldiers would have undoubtedly used. There was not a single: Right On!, Funky, Hip, Can you Dig it? or Say, What? And if you&rsquo;re a film buff, you&rsquo;ll definitely see scenes reminiscent of Jurassic Park and Avatar. Shot in six months in Hawaii, Australia's Gold Coast, and in Vietnam, Kong: Skull Island&rsquo;s cinematography is a treat for the eyes. When it comes to casting diversity, King: Skull Island, gets a solid &ldquo;A&rdquo;. Blacks, whites, Hispanics, and Asian performers have both major and supporting roles. Kong: Skull Island is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action and for brief strong language. The film is 118 minutes in length. The special effects will not disappoint and that makes King: Skull Island a See It!