Review: Godzilla vs. Kong

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Title: Godzilla vs Kong
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Adam Wingard
Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, (But no one cares about them) Godzilla, King Kong
Runtime: 1 hr 53 mins

What It Is: This one is pretty self-explanatory. It’s the culmination of the arc from Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The corrupt organization that created Godzilla and basically enslaved Kong have decided that if they cannot control these beasts creating one that they can is a better idea. What’s clear is that these two Titans are the only ones left on the planet. Where have the others gone?

What We Think: This is exactly whats on the bottle so to speak. It’s giant kaijus fighting each other. Those are the best things about this film. Every single solitary human character in this film is useless. Wingard does a really good job of balancing all the craziness. Sadly, the film does what you expect and clearly has no regard for any stretch of a narrative cohereance. You watch this and as you do it becomes clear that there was no plan for this film besides the following. Have monsters. Fight monsters. Monsters smash. Repeat. It doesn’t work all that well.

Our Grade: C-, Listen, this isn’t the worst thing HBO Max and Warner Bros has put out all year…we’ll get to that. It is however such a massive failure to be interesting in spite of all the momentum you could’ve given a project like that. I think that the lack of a true theater presence made this seem…I don’t know, not as large? This could’ve worked so much better with a huge IMAX premiere and release. As it stands we don’t have that and won’t be getting that and that hurts the film more then any terrible scripting could. Though make no mistake this isn’t a well written movie.

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