Watched Kong last night - totally agree with this. Enjoyed it way more than I expected it to (but Apocalypse Now! is one of my all-time favourites). Hiddleston is still, imo, really fucking wooden and just an all-round annoying screen presence. Probably watch Godzilla sometime soon, too. Thought some of the subtext stuff fell flat on its face but, when they were lighter with it, it totally worked for me - e.g. when first introduced to Kong, he swallows a human and the first(?) edit is to a soldier eating a ham sandwich.
Also watching the POTA films again before the new one comes out. I think Rise is my fave, it's so so fun and smart in v unexpected ways with a lot of heart.