Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
So the first blockbuster of 2021 arrives and it’s the big monster smack down of Godzilla Vs Kong, a sequel to both Godzilla: King of the Monsters and King: Skull Island which sees… well come on right, who really cares about the plot outside of the two titular monsters fighting. The filmmakers sure didn’t because, for all its crazy effects and explosions, this is blockbuster movie making 101. A plot driven only by as little story needed to get to the next BIG moment, with paper thin characters who do little but deliver the sub par script. So are those BIG moments enough to make the film work? Mostly yes. Godzilla Vs Kong is, at it’s worst, a lot of fun as the smack downs get bigger and bigger ultimate the final 30 minutes when Hong Kong gets flattened. It won’t stay with you more than five minutes after finishing and I’m guessing by years end I would have almost forgotten it completely but, as a time passer, you could do far worse.
Best Bit: Kong slow motion hero shot (explosion in background). Epic.
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Godzilla: King of the Monsters, King: Skull Island, Godzilla (2014)