3.5 out of 5 stars (above average)
Note: If you have epilepsy and/or issues with prolonged loud noises, do not see Godzilla Vs Kong.
Godzilla Vs Kong knows exactly what it is, what audiences want from it, and gives them just that. If you enjoyed the human focus in Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters should know that this film views its human characters as nothing more than conveyor systems from one jaw-dropping action sequence to the next. Oh, there is a human plot in Godzilla Vs Kong, but the film treats it as a means to a monster-smashing end. Godzilla Vs Kong delivers an epic showdown between 2 of cinema’s greatest monsters that should prove entertaining to those who want a good old fashion brawler on the big screen or at home.
Oh that pesky plot: Giant monster Godzilla has long been viewed as Earth’s protector against other beasts. However, when he destroys a military base unprovoked, government organization Monarch assembles a team to retrieve giant ape Kong from Skull Island to defeat Big G and save humanity. What else are they going to do? Start a lemonade stand together?
Godzilla Vs Kong delivers exactly what it promises. The human cast (Led by True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard) does fine, but nuanced performances these are not. I couldn’t remember their names without Googling. The monster action is well-shot and full of moments for crowded theaters or living rooms to erupt in screams of “OH YEAH!”, and both monsters get chances for awe-inspiring property damage. Give the film 30-40 minutes to set itself up, but the wait is worth it.
Godzilla Vs Kong provides a super seismic showdown that gets in, stuffs itself with awe-inspiring spectacle, and gets out before anyone calls for an encore. I highly recommend Seeing this film if you’ve kept up with the Monsterverse, or if you haven’t but still want to see giant monsters hit each other, you’ll probably like this too. See Godzilla Vs Kong.
Rated PG-13 For Intense Sequences of Creature Violence/Destruction And Brief Language