Thursday, April 1, 2021

Godzilla vs. Kong Movie Review

Kong stars in Godzilla vs. Kong

Ancient Enemies

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: 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. Directed by Adam Wingard.

Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler, and Demián Bichir

What's Good: It's under two hours long (113 minutes.) On a more positive note, Kong is downright impressive to behold, especially by his lonesome. Unfortunately, he has to carry around a cast of useless humans (see below.)

What's Not: Sarah Finn (Black Panther) has assembled the worst, most random assortment of has-beens/never-beens since... 2019's Godzilla: King of the Monsters (also cast by Finn.) Coincidence? Fat chance. Stupid is as stupid does. 

Budget: $155-200 million

Runtime: 113 minutes

Target Audience: If you have to ask...

Bottom Line: If "finding the origin of these creatures is essential to mankind's survival," you have to question the state of mankind. Watch the trailer, and you'll see all you need to see (and then some.) The remaining 111 minutes? Torture. Pure, unadulterated torture.

GradeD- (It deserves an F, but Kong is cool.)