Review: Godzilla vs Kong
While Godzilla has left the world in peace since the events of King of the Monsters, he unexpectedly attacks an Apex Cybernetics facility off the cost of Florida. An employee and conspiracy podcast Bernie (Brian Tyree Henry) seeks to find out way. On the other side of the world, Ilene (Rebecca Hall) is studying Kong on the Skull Island facility but wishes he could have more space. A scientist, Nathan (Alexander Skarsgård) is given an opportunity to visit the Earth's core by Apex and he needs Kong to lead the way. But Kong out of his safe zone means Godzilla has another titan to conquer in his request for dominance.
All I wanted was a dumb action movie with monsters fighting, and that's exactly what I received. I didn't care for King of the Monsters as much as I wanted to because the human stories did not interest me and that makes for a dull movie in between the CGI spectacle. Here, I was actually interested in the human's stories. Even Madison (Millie Bobby Brown) who I could not have cared less for in the previous film was better utilized as part of Brian Tyree Henry's story.
What makes this film work better is that Kong is essentially the main character. He has a personality, a way of communication, and even though I went into this film full #TeamGodzilla I couldn't help but root for Kong's freedom. They also did a really minor thing that I absolutely love. Slightly spoiler-y, but not in the grand scheme of things. When they needed a big machine to be taken offline. They don't turn their teenagers into master hackers. They have them fix the problem with literally breaking something, and I loved that. Someone's always a hacker in an action movie and I loved how realistically they handled that specific situation.
Sure, there's a lot of easy teleportation going on, and a few plot points that are ridiculous, but I had a good time watching this with my family. I wish we could've seen it on the big screen, but that will have to wait for the second dose of the vaccine.
Memorable Quote: "I'm not used to this, I'm used to pirating movies online!" - Josh (Julian Dennison)