Godzilla vs. Kong

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Godzilla vs. Kong
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The rematch of the century is finally here...
Genre: Action
Monster
Science-fiction
Horror
Drama
Directed By: Adam Wingard
Produced By: Thomas Tull
Jon Jashni
Brian Rogers
Mary Parent
Alex Garcia
Eric McLeod
Written By: Eric Pearson
Max Borenstein
Terry Rossio
Michael Dougherty
Zach Shields
Based On: Godzilla and Mechagodzilla
by Toho
King Kong
by Edgar Wallace and Merian C. Cooper
Starring: Alexander Skarsgård
Millie Bobby Brown
Rebecca Hall
Brian Tyree Henry
Shun Oguri
Eiza González
Julian Dennison
Kyle Chandler
Demián Bichi
Cinematography: Ben Seresin
Distributed By: Warner Bros. Pictures (worldwide)
Toho (Japan)
Release Date: March 24, 2021 (international)
March 31, 2021 (United States)
Runtime: 113 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: $160–200 million
Box Office: $123.1 million
Franchise: Godzilla
King Kong
MonsterVerse
Prequel: Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Godzilla)
Kong: Skull Island (King Kong)
Sequel: Son of Kong (Working title) (In development) (King Kong)


Godzilla vs. Kong is a 2021 American monster film directed by Adam Wingard. A sequel to Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), Kong: Skull Island (2017), and Godzilla (2014), it is the fourth film in Legendary Pictures' MonsterVerse.

Plot

Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home. Along for the ride is Jia, an orphaned girl who has a unique and powerful bond with the mighty beast. However, they soon find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla as he cuts a swath of destruction across the globe. The initial confrontation between the two titans -- instigated by unseen forces -- is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the planet.

Why It Rocks

  1. The idea of the heroic Legendary Godzilla being perceived as a threat to humanity is an interesting new touch to the film.
  2. Epic fight scenes with entire cities being reduced to rubble by both Godzilla and Kong.
  3. Kong is a really likable character in the film, as he listens to his fan to fight Godzilla.
  4. Mechagodzilla makes a return after 18 years and this time, Ghidorah's consciousness is uploaded into it, making it a (technical) rematch with Godzilla from the last film.
  5. As always, the CGI designs for Godzilla and Kong are nice. Both of them have a nice look, especially Godzilla's look of the dinosaur and gorilla combo, making his character design really cool just like always in the other Godzilla films.
  6. The intro of the film is nice, regarding the effects. With an addition to that, you can also see the credits in both the intro and the outro.
  7. It has an interesting scene that you wouldn't expect from a movie, which is where Kong threw a tree branch into the sky and then it just broke the scene and you can see the studio.
  8. Even the humans in the movie are likable (despite taking over most of the movie, causing filler), two of the notable examples are Bob and Jia, who is Kong's fan.
  9. During the fight scene between Godzilla and Kong, the scene where Godzilla opens his mouth and lets blue energy out of it nicely resembles the poster from the previous film.
  10. Kong lunging his axe into Godzilla's throat is a neat reference to the original 1962 movie, where Kong did the exact same exact thing with a tree branch, but in a more modern, realistic take.

Bad Qualities

  1. The scene where one of the Hellhawks eats a soldier's face is quite disturbing.
  2. Like with most other movies featuring these characters, since the movie mostly focuses on the humans instead of Godzilla and Kong, it just bloats the movie with filler.
  3. The ending of the movie is sequel baiting.
  4. Alan Jonah, the main human antagonist from Godzilla: King of the Monsters, does not appear in the film nor the post-credits scene.

Reception

Godzilla vs. Kong received generally positive reviews, with praise for the visual effects and action sequences, but criticism towards the script and human characters. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, 75% of 348 critics have given the film a positive review, with an average rating of 6.4/10. The website's critics consensus reads: "Delivering squarely on its title, Godzilla vs. Kong swats away character development and human drama to deliver all the spectacle you'd expect from giant monsters slugging it out.". According to Metacritic, which assigned a weighted average score of 59 out of 100 based on 57 critics, the film received "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale (the highest of the MonsterVerse), while PostTrak reported 86% of audience members gave it a positive score, with 74% saying they would definitely recommend it.

Box office

A week prior to its United States release, Godzilla vs. Kong was released in 38 overseas countries and was projected to gross around $70 million over its first five days. In China, where it was projected to debut to around $50 million, the film made $21.5 million (RMB 140 million) on its first day.

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GAMRKNIGHT352

one month ago
Score 5
I honestly thought that the plot held this movie back a lot. I would've paid to see 2 hours of Godzilla and Kong fighting
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S012891

one month ago
Score 2
I thought MechaGodzilla’s design needs work. I didn’t think the pinch claws are necessary and effective.
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Popkinsl

one month ago
Score 2
is it me or is that if i see a close up of kongs hands the animation looks off?
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DeciduousWater534

25 days ago
Score 3

Who would win?

A 355ft, 90,000 ton kaiju lizard with an atomic fire breath, who also has the powers of an alpha titan that makes him more powerful than any other titan, except King Ghidorah, who was arguably more powerful, but was ultimately defeated and killed anyways by said kaiju lizard.

OR

Big Monke
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CriticalThinkingCritic

23 days ago
Score 1

This may sound like a weird coincidence, but, I think the new Tom and Jerry movie, and, Godzilla vs. Kong are both very similar movies. Story-wise.

Both films highlight the rivalry between the titular characters and the destruction they cause above everything else, as the overall conflict of the movie's story. While, the human characters are placed in balance of that.
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RockyBalboaFan

22 days ago
Score 1
I love this film! It's so epic!!!
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TigerBlazer

19 days ago
Score 0

I wish AVGN's prediction about this film came true.

"Imagine if when the new Godzilla vs. King Kong movie comes out, if it's just them playing ping-pong. Yeah, King Kong plays ping-pong. And then ****ing Forest Gump shows up!"

"Would you be disappointed, or would it be the most historically amazing thing you ever witnessed?"
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DatCoolRedstoneGuy Est. 2004

16 days ago
Score 0
Behold. One of the best films ever of 2021, along with the Demon Slayer movie

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