Godzilla vs Kong review
Here’s my Godzilla vs Kong review which is out now in cinemas and on HBO Max. The film was directed by Adam Wingard and stars Alexander Skarsgard, Rebecca Hall, Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler and more.
There will be spoilers in this Godzilla vs Kong review so… spoiler alert.
I have to admit that they really knocked the ball out of the field with this one. Both Godzilla and Kong look amazing especially when they are beating the hell out of each other. Plus the other creatures appearing in this movie also shine like the Warbats. The effects were great and made the whole film really worth the time to watch.
Blood and guts and buildings going “boom” is also somewhat of a treat for me here. And the movement for the kaijus err the Titans here are so fluid especially for Kong. Oh and a little nod to the H.E.A.V.E. transport that they used in this one. We are finally getting into an era where they use high end technology to contain titans/ kaiju and move the story forward AND give a happy ending to at least one of the main characters.
Like the other reviewers who have seen and written about the movie, the human element here is still the weakest link. Although, I think little Jia and Kong’s relationship was more on the strong side.
Also the plot is very cliché and the trailer pretty much answers 50% of what you need to know. They didn’t even bother doing closing arcs and beats for the other characters like that Podcast guy. Didn’t really bring much to the table. At least Julian Dennison was able to elicit some chuckles here and there. I’m also bummed out that they have Lance Reddick here and he barely does anything. What a fucking waste.
The movie follows several tropes to the letter and I really don’t mind because its really the fight scenes that I’m after here. Like there’s a part where Madison (Brown) and Director Russell (Chandler) speak briefly while Kong and Godzilla are fighting and they can’t understand each other. And by the end of the film, they find each other in the ruined streets of Hong Kong like they actually were able to talk. Gah.
The Fight Scenes and More
Like I said, that most important thing here is the fight scenes and man are they good. Whether its the fight in the middle of the ocean to a fight that pretty much destroyed Hong Kong, I am totally pleased with what Wingard and company brought to the table. There’s even a small number of references, call backs and easter eggs in this film.
And you know how the original Pacific Rim hit all the right spots because of the way they did all the battles between the Jaegers and the Kaijus? It’s almost the same thing minus the confusing amount of mechs and kaijus. And did I mention that they listened to complaints about the monster fights happening at night and viewers can’t see squat with what’s happening. Totally fixed on this one, which also explains why Hong Kong looked like a city that’s on rave mode 24/7.
Godzilla vs Kong review – Verdict
Godzilla vs Kong is definitely one of the top films for me outside of Marvel and DC simply because they did no wrong with the product. The movie was cheesy and campy in a good way and focused where they knew they were going to be strong and that is a solid movie featuring a fight between Kong and the big G himself.
I don’t even see the human story here being a pitfall. To be honest, they are a welcome break but don’t expect too much from them because that’s when your expectations will fall flat. Just watch the movie, enjoy the visuals and the monsters going at it and have a good time. I know I did.