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Godzilla vs. Kong Movie Review: A Monster-Verse Mayhem

Article by Oliver Nash
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Posted: March 29, 2021  

The Rundown

Godzilla vs. Kong is a 2021 American monster film directed by Adam Wingard. A sequel to Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Kong: Skull Island, it is the fourth film in Legendary’s Monster-Verse. The film is also the 36th film in the Godzilla franchise, the 12th film in the King Kong franchise, and the fourth Godzilla film to be completely produced by a Hollywood studio.

Godzilla vs. Kong stars Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Kaylee Hottle, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler, and Demián Bichir.

Legends clash in Godzilla vs. Kong, when these mythic foes face off in an epic fight for the ages, with the fate of the planet on the line. Kong and his protectors embark on a dangerous journey in search of his true home, and Jia (Hottle), a young orphaned girl with whom he has developed a strong bond, joins them.

However, they find themselves in the path of an angry Godzilla, who is wreaking havoc around the globe. The titanic battle, sparked by unseen forces, is just the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the Earth’s heart.

The Review

For an assortment of human characters primarily existing to scream and stare at the monsters, it all boils down to a titanic war as Godzilla and Kong dreadfully juxtapose our falsely perceived “top of the species ladder” notion, with their brains and brawns, in an incredible display of our insignificance.

Thanks to CGI which allows for such infinite series, a strategy is clearly defined in Godzilla vs. Kong. This is especially obvious at the film’s climax when the battle of the titans begins.The utterly insane action sprint gets the audience glued to the screen.

The plot’s events follow a very traditional outline and timeless theme about monsters, robots, and humans that have been explored by franchises such as Transformers, Jurassic Park and World, and Pacific Rim — all of which have had varying degrees of success.

But judging from the first reviews on Rotten Tomatoes (boasting an 81% approval rating) and the social media rave, Godzilla vs. Kong definitely lives up to the hype of great entertainment.


The Hits

• Impactful visuals and rock-hard action performances.
• The film relies on strong human interest values.
• The characters were exceptional in their roles.

The Misses
• The script’s predictability was difficult to overlook.
• Godzilla’s on-screen performance was limited.
• The cast was under-used.
• Occasionally difficult to follow certain scenes.

OMG Moment
The great battle of the titans.

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Movie Courtesy of Century Cinemax

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