I thought it was well done because I'm looking forward to the next one, which I never usually look forward to in the sequel. This movie touched upon important facts on human nature that I don't think are discussed much.
The first point it drove home was that no one always knows the consequences of their actions. In the movie, the protagonist, Walter Simmons, plays god in hopes of keeping humanity the number one species but has yet to find out not to mess with nature, no matter how benevolent the original intention was.
I believe another point that they were trying to make is that humanity is not as evil as we would like to think, but Simmons took it too far. I think it's because no matter how far we think we've evolved, we will always have that primal need for some control. I believe that humanity has to realize that there are specific forces that we will never control or fully understand, no matter how hard we try. However, I am sure I am reading way more into this movie.
The human characters thought they were controlling King Kong, which they found out later that they could not. They also believed that Godzilla was randomly attacking places, which we found out he wasn't at the end. I do think that Godzilla came to somewhat respect King Kong in a way, and I do believe in the next movie, they will more easily team up if it becomes necessary. I also think sometime down the line, that time will come. I am happy Kong found a place that he can call home again because he was growing too big for Skull Island.
This movie has also reiterated the point not to believe everything you hear or read and to research things you're interested in. The film shows you what happens when you go along with your thoughts without testing or challenging them. And to piggyback off that, this movie also drew the point that everyone is a little crazy. All that matters is that we don't let our crazy thoughts control our actions ultimately.
I found this movie to be very engaging regarding the lessons it had. At first glance, it looks like just another action movie three, but it is full of much more meaning. I recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys monster movies, action, or science fiction.