“Godzilla Vs. Kong” was directed by Adam Wingard who previously did “Death Note”, “You’re Next” & “Blair Witch”. This film serves as a sequel to 2019’s “Godzilla: King of Monsters” and 2017’s “Kong: Skull Island” and is also the 4th film in Legendary’s “MonsterVerse”. The film stars Rebecca Hall, Alexander Skarsgard, Bryan Tyree Henry, Julian Dennison, Demian Bichir & Eiza Gonzales. Kyle Chandler & Millie Bobby Brown reprise their characters from “King of Monsters”. This film marks the 36th film in the “Godzilla” franchise and the 12th in the “King Kong” franchise and also is the 4th to be produced by a Hollywood studio entirely.
After Godzilla destroyed King Ghidora in the last film, he began randomly attacking a Cybernetic company of the Florida coast. The CEO of that company, Walter Simmons (Bichir) recruits Dr. Nathan Lind (Skarsgard) who used to work for Monarch, in hopes to complete a voyage to the Titans potential home world that they call, Hollow Earth. Lind believes that no human can tread there without the help of a titan. With Godzilla on the attack, they turn to Dr. Ilene Andrews (Hall), a linguist working with Kong, another titan on a dome island known as Skull Island. Lind’s believes with Kong’s help they can enter Hollow Earth, but Andrews fears that if Kong leaves the island, Godzilla will come for him. With the help of Apex Cybernetics, Lind and Andrews take Kong from the island off the coast of Hawaii to Antartica but as Andrews worried, Godzilla attacks. With Kong and the voyagers looking for a special power source on Hollow Earth, Apex had other plans to rid of world of all titans including Kong & Godzilla.
This was the culmination of what we had seen in the 3 movies leading up to this. A knockdown, drag out slug fest between to powerful monster for ultimate supremacy. A true heavyweight bout that is definitely worth the price of admission. This movie was wildly entertaining and has to be seen on the big screen. The fight scenes alone are very impressive and drive home the fact that this was a classic modern day monster movie. The only flaw with the film is the convoluted storyline that is all over the place. Then again, that’s the same issue as the previous films with the exception of the first “Godzilla” film.
Overall, this was fun & entertaining film that is a must see on the big screen. Much other mindless action monster movies, the story is easily forgettable but the over the top action & high octane monster fights keeps you entertained throughout. Nothing like 2 heavyweight fighters trading blows on the big screen. You take grand spectacle of boxing movies, like “Rocky”, “Creed” or “Raging Bull” and combined with the fantasy and or sci-fi elements of a crossover movie, like “Alien VS. Predator”, “Freddy VS. Jason” or even like “Transformers” or “Pacific Rim” and we got this movie of 2 great movie monsters and it provides a much needed distractions from the pandemic & a great way to return to the movies.