Movie Review: Godzilla vs. Kong

  • Director: Adam Wingard
  • Genres: Sci-fi and Action
  • Release Date: March 31st, 2021

The long-awaited showdown of the world’s two most infamous cinematic monsters finally hit the big screens in the Godzilla vs. Kong film during March of 2021. However, does the film live up to the hype? 

The show is a sequel to Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and Kong: Skull Island (2017), but the plot is still comprehensible without watching the previous movies. As predicted by many, much of the film is focused on the development of Kong, who goes on a precarious journey to find his true “home”. Doctors Ilene Anderson and Nathan Lind follow the ape’s progress, along with an orphaned girl, Jia, who has a unique bond with Kong. The movie often alternates between scenes of Kong’s mission and the mission of Bernie Hayes, Josh Valentine, and Madison Russell, who investigate the possible motives and links behind Godzilla’s unprecedented attacks.The movie was underwhelming. Despite the continuous action, it was somewhat predictable. The film doesn’t have the audience questioning what will happen next, though it does come to a satisfying, if expected, conclusion. The motivations of the characters are not clear at first, with puzzle pieces provided throughout. The frequent switches between perspectives was significant in showing how everything adds up together for the finale. However, the twist at the end is anticlimactic. Instead, the highlights of the movie are the fight scenes: two colossal monsters clashing together in an alternate version of our own world. The high quality graphics and terrific animations were astonishingly realistic, creating a vivid visualization of the conflict. Godzilla vs. Kong may not have reached its full potential storywise, but the action scenes make it worth the watch.

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