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GODZILLA VS. KONG

Monster Mash-UP made in Heaven

I had low expectations for Godzilla vs. Kong after watching Godzilla King of the Monsters (2019), a movie with lousy story elements. Even the first Godzilla (2014) had its problems, and it didn't get me excited for the start of the Warner Bros. Kaiju verse. Kong: Skull Island (2017) was the only good movie, in my opinion. I have to say Godzilla vs. Kong surprised me, as it was pretty good despite it suffering the same problems as its predecessors, but still being an action-packed dumb, ridiculous, fun monster fest.

 

NO-SPOILERS. How the story pins the two titans together is pretty simple. Godzilla goes amok on a laboratory known as Apex, a research group creating a special weapon to replace Godzilla and hires a scientist to locate a power source located in the hollow Earth to destroy him. Thus, the scientist meets up with a friend that is the caretaker for Kong, who is the key to leading the scientist to the hollow Earth. Once reaching Hollow Earth, after Kong's first fight with Godzilla out at sea. Secrets are revealed about the titans, and the true enemy comes out from the shadows forcing the two alpha titans to either destroy each other or become allies.

 

A few familiar characters from the previous films make an appearance, but they don't have a lot of screen time, and it feels wasted as there's so much going on. But who cares when Godzilla and Kong are going at it.

 

Overall, Godzilla vs. Kong is an entertaining monster mashing gem, and it's a fun ride that leads us into the spring. I give it a 7/10. It is available to watch in theaters or HBO Max. A definite watch.

Reviewed by

A.R. Kelley

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