Godzilla Vs. Kong Movie Review: A Visually Stunning Battle For The Ages

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Godzilla Vs. Kong is a visually stunning and action packed movie that is best viewed on the biggest screen possible.

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Godzilla Vs. Kong delivers exactly what audiences are likely to expect from it, and that is not a bad thing. This visually stunning movie pits two giant monsters against each other – Kong & Godzilla – and it is so much fun to watch. While the human storylines are a bit lacking, I was expecting that going in, and I don’t think I am the only one. This seems to be a common theme with the Monsterverse films, but it didn’t ruin the movie for me. If I can give one word of advice it is just to watch Godzilla Vs. Kong on the biggest screen possible!

The plot of the movie is quite simple. Godzilla starts to attack without being instigated and that puzzles the humans because he has never done this before. While most turn against him, a few feel that there are some unseen forces causing him to act this way. Meanwhile, Kong is sent on a journey to find his true home, and at the same time try to discover a powerful source of energy that stems from the core of the Earth. 

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One of my biggest problems with this movie is that while we do see some action early on, it takes nearly forty full minutes before we get any Godzilla versus Kong action. That is about halfway through the movie and because they are some of the best moments of the movie, I wish we got more of them. That being said, when we do see these two go up against each other, I found myself smiling, cheering, and on the edge of my seat as my eyes were glued to the TV. 

CGI has come a ridiculously long way, and that is extremely apparent when watching Godzilla Vs. Kong. These two titans look absolutely amazing. The way that Kong’s fur flaps in the wind, the way that they move while fighting each other — there is just so much to love about it. Not to mention that the scenes are elevated by colorfully lite up buildings during nighttime battles and a musical score that makes you feel like you are a part of the action.

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Unfortunately the human storylines do more to slow down the pacing at the start of the movie, and take the audience off track here and there. The script could have used a lot more fleshing out, and although the humor is there, especially in the case of Brian Tyree Henry, it isn’t enough to keep the audience fully engaged. Kaylee Hottle brings the heart, and her interactions with Kong are some of the best human elements in the film.

Eventually the plot points find themselves, although predictably, and deliver a somewhat decent story when the groups of humans cross paths. That being said, this movie is all about the fights between the titans, so the human aspect while lacking, doesn’t destroy the overall film.

All that being said, this movie is meant to be a celebration of these two incredibly powerful monsters, and that is exactly what audiences get. If the script had been tweaked just a little bit, this movie could have been a lot better, but it is still a ton of fun! The cinematography, the visuals, the action, and the score all make this a must watch movie — whether you are Team Godzilla or Team Kong.

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About Godzilla Vs. Kong

Legends collide in “Godzilla vs. Kong” as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe.

The epic clash between the two titans — instigated by unseen forces — is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.

Godzilla Vs. Kong hits theaters and HBO Max on March 31st!

 

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