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Godzilla vs Kong (2021)

Godzilla vs Kong (2021)

(this is because of the monster fight alone and the production behind the fights)


Alexander Skarsgård

Millie Bobby Brown

Rebecca Hall

Brian Tyree Henry


Directed by Adam Wingard


The movie was fun and the monster fights were just epic. The production that went to the fights are not to be looked at in passing, this was well done, masterly crafted to deliver the main catch of the movie, Godzilla vs Kong.

What would have made this movie a lot better would have been if the story attached to the showdowns was worth anything. There were two fights between the two titans, there was a third fight but that will be dropping spoilers, and the human element on the Godzilla side were a waste.

The story is the same old, humans trying to be the real apex and just getting screwed by the greed for power. In fact, the story has so much holes and irrelevant existence of characters that there is no point trying to follow. It starts with a facility which a former employee (Bernie) of a company named Apex Cybernetics breaks into, only for the facility to be attacked by Godzilla. Everywhere there is an uproar as people believe Godzilla’s attack was random. Madison (Millie Bobby Brown) thinks otherwise. She was able to get her friend Josh to help her go find Bernie. Bernie runs a podcast talking about these apex giants – so together they break back into apex cybernetics to discover why Godzilla attacked and what is going on in the facility to have angered him.

On the Kong side of things, Kong is being kept in a facility to protect him from being attacked by Godzilla. You have to use your common sense to figure this out, cause the movie did not drop any reason why anyone thought this. I guess because Godzilla kills all titans is why the people thought this.

The people from apex cybernetics were able to convince the people holding Kong to help them find the home where these titans come from. They believe that Kong will be able to find this place if they just point him in the right direction.

The removal of Kong from the facility led to Godzilla sensing him and coming after him, which led to the first of the upcoming showdowns in the movie. You can guess that the Apex people had other plans from the start, but watch the movie to discover how that played out for them.

The movie’s big selling card is the fights and the big letdown is the lack of character development.

I wonder if the movie would have had the same outcome if you deleted Madison, Josh, Bernie and the everyone else on the Godzilla side except the Apex people. Because the only thing these guys did that was of any significant was to pour liquor into a rogue machine.

I have been waiting for this show down since it was teased. This movie is the fourth film in Legendary's MonsterVerse, a universe they created which has spawned three earlier films. The first was the reboot Godzilla (2014), followed by Kong: Skull Island (2017) and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). The universe house the big popular titans in movie history, Godzilla and King Kong. This movie is the 36th film in the Godzilla franchise, the 12th film in the King Kong franchise.

This movie was originally set to be released in November 2020, but the deadly Covid-19 pandemic caused the movie to be shifted. Things got so that after a theatrical release the movie also got a digital release on Warner Bros streaming platform HBO Max.


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