The biggest colossal crossover between Hollywood’s most iconic monsters did not disappoint. Godzilla vs Kong is fun, loud, and explosive early Summer blockbuster fans having been dying for. Despite some of the human stories dragging down the pace of the movie, overall the big on screen rematch between Godzilla and Kong delivers some of the most intense and gruesome kaiju fight scenes we have seen from the MonsterVerse.
GVK is also the 36th film in the Godzilla franchise, the 12th film in the King Kong franchise, and the fourth Godzilla film to be completely produced by a Hollywood studio. The film stars Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler, and Demián Bichir. In the film, Kong clashes with Godzilla as humans lure the ape into the Hollow Earthto retrieve an energy source to stop Godzilla’s mysterious rampages.
The secret villain of the film (I really don’t even know if this deserves a spoiler warning anymore) Mecha-Godzilla is formidable foe and looks absolutely bad ass on the screen. Seeing Godzilla and Kong having to set aside their differences and team up to defeat Mecha-Godzilla was a highlight of the film.
As for who won between Godzilla and Kong? Well…
Despite a hard fought effort from Kong, Godzilla ultimately proved too much for the monkey and stomps him into submission. Godzilla recognizes Kong’s refusal to completely surrender and respects. It. Godzilla could have easily doused Kong with his atomic breath and fried Kong to death but he chose not to.
After the two trash Mecha Godzilla, Godzilla returns to the sea after reclaiming his title of King of the Monsters. Kong goes to the Hollow Earth where he begins his new reign there.
I could sit here and go over the human stories and motivation but honestly they really should all just have plot device stamped on their heads because they offer very little to the overall story. And in a Godzilla vs Kong film that is honestly okay. All you need to know is the battleship first encounter between Godzilla and Kong and the final battle in the neon lights of Hong Kong aren’t just the best action scenes in the movie, they are the best action scenes you will see this whole summer.
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