Godzilla vs. King Kong. The battle between two of the silver screen’s most legendary monsters. While they’ve met before, this confrontation is presented with state of the art computer animation, on a stage so massive it aims to finally due justice to a clash of such epic proportions.
And I hated myself for enjoying this ridiculous but undeniably entertaining movie.
When Godzilla has a bad morning and decides to suddenly start attacking the humans he’s usually protecting, our foolish species turns to Skull Island, where Kong is basically just chilling. As we try to unravel the mystery behind Godzilla’s bad mood, we understand that it’s only a matter of time before the two throw down.
And that’s what this movie does really well.
Director Adam Wingard makes sure that we get what we’re paying for. That’s remarkable visuals, and a screen shaking brawl between Kong and Godzilla. The fights are incredible and you might be surprised how much you enjoy them. This is a Kong movie and he’s a pretty enjoyable protagonist.
Like the previous Godzilla movie, and the other ones that stretch back decades. It’s us people that ruin everything. The problems with this movie fall squarely on the writers. Despite a capable cast with Alexander Skarsgard, Rebecca Hall, Eiza Gonzalez, these characters are really annoying.
The true MVP in this film is Kong. And if you’re comfortable venturing into a movie theater at this point, I can’t recommend it as a spectacle enough. It deserves the big screen experience.
All in all, not a bad day for the grumpy lizard and huggable ape.
Kong vs. Godzilla
Running Time: 1 hour 53 minutes
Rated PG 13