Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 Apr 2021)
Brief Synopsis – King Kong is released on the world in order to try and stop Godzilla.
My Take on it – Great idea that isn’t as effective as one might expect.
This is perhaps the weakest of the films in the series and that has to do with the fact that the story doesn’t really have any “human” characters to care about.
The story is entirely meant to set up the the ultimate battle between these two titans.
The special effects are superb and really make things look even more realistic as the story unfolds.
The battle between these characters is so much fun to watch even if this chapter in the story isn’t as powerful as any of the others that led the story to this point.
The cast is fine here but none of them really stand out here among the rest and like with the rest of the series, they spend more time on the destruction and effects of the monsters instead of character development since most of the characters are only around to be killed by the creatures.
This film might have been even more effective on the big screen where it was intended to be seen, but it fails to add anything new to the MonsterVerse besides the ultimate battle in the film.
I wonder where the story line will go from here.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Adam Wingard explained why the movie’s runtime is a little less than two hours. He stated that this is on purpose, telling Variety that he prefers to keep his films under the two-hour mark. The director also said that if Godzilla vs Kong were to run for three hours, it likely wouldn’t include an additional hour of the Titans duking it out. He stated; “A lot of the fans online were all asking me is this going to be a three-hour film? When it was announced that it was a little under two hours they immediately thought when is the director’s cut coming out? I like movies under two hours. I think if you do a movie over two hours, you better have a damn good reason for it to be that long. At the end of the day, if you’re going to make this movie into three hours, you’re not going to get an extra hour of monsters fighting. You’re going to get an extra hour of people talking about monsters.” (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)
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