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I Owe ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ An Apology

When I first watched Godzilla vs. Kong a little over three weeks ago I watched it on my trusty Chromebook and ultimately wasn’t a fan. Hong Kong’s destruction felt unnecessary to me, the human characters irked me to death, and it just didn’t live up to the hype. Now, three weeks later, I watched this film again with my family on my nice television and it was like night and day!

Yes, the humans were still kind of irking but I found myself staring at the screen in wide-eyed shock as Adam Wingard took us on a directorial spectacle that I could only imagine to be absolutely phenomenal in IMAX. And the sound! Wow. You could feel the power of these enormous monsters.

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When the movie ended I decided to immediately write a post sharing my newfound thoughts on the film because Godzilla vs. Kong is actually kind of fantastic. In fact, I may even like it a little more than Godzilla: King of the Monsters which previously held on to the title of best Monsterverse film with a Godzilla-grip.

Nowadays, well, Godzilla vs. Kong is actually kind of epic and I’m not ashamed to admit that my previous review was definitely misguided.

Now, I do stick to the fact that this movie’s storyline is very weak, otherwise I would’ve enjoyed it on the Chromebook. But the spectacle is undeniable and a true masterpiece for the monster movie genre. Let’s hope the success of this film makes Warner Bros. want to continue these movies because I honestly need more.

With this rewatch I will now give this movie a solid B+. My last score was C- so yeah…watching it on the television was a major upgrade. Lol.

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‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ Is Worst Than I Thought It Would Be

Before I delve deep into this review allow me to let you know that I watched this at home and not in theaters, so my experience may be tarnished by the fact that I didn’t have IMAX speakers pounding my ears with the massive sound effects. That being said…Godzilla Vs. Kong is my least favorite of the Monsterverse movies and here’s why.

Godzilla vs. Kong' Review | Hollywood Reporter

Going into this movie I was not expecting some profound, emotional story with great character developments and scintillating action sequences. I was expecting the humans to be standing around looking dumbfounded as Godzilla and Kong beat each other to a pulp and destroy everything in their path. And that’s exactly what this movie gave us, but what this film lacked that the other movies didn’t was a slight likability to the characters and a fantastic climax.

Godzilla Vs. Kong focuses on Kong more than anything, delivering a brief skirmish between the title characters forty minutes into the movie before waiting about thirty-forty minutes to get to the part everyone was waiting for. The climactic battle takes place in Hong Kong where Godzilla and Kong go at it like there’s no tomorrow, treating the city like their own personal playground and demolishing it with no regret, leaving me to realize that millions of people were being killed meaninglessly and yet the humans that we supposedly care about never get harmed.

Of course, there’s always a bigger monster, that being Mecha Godzilla who Godzilla and Kong have to fight in order to retain their supremacy. Honestly, I just sat back and watched this movie with such a lack of interest or enjoyment that even I was a bit surprised at my lackadaisical nature.

I’ve seen Transformers movies far better than this and yet they got far worse Rotten Tomatoes scores. How is this any different because I found this movie to be on the level of Transformers: The Last Knight and I personally thought that was a slightly better movie (’cause I’ve seen it all the way through three times.)

All in all, Godzilla Vs. Kong will please moviegoers if they are looking for a mega monster mash in IMAX and others who watch it at home may enjoy it too but I personally was not a fan.

I’m giving this film 70 out of 100 and 3 out of 5 stars,

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Which Movie Am I Looking Most Forward To This Month?

March is going to be a busy movie month. There’s Chaos Walking and Raya and the Last Dragon, Coming 2 America and Justice League: The Snyder Cut, and of course, Godzilla vs. Kong. Of these five movies which am I most looking forward to?

Chaos Walking

This film starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland was supposed to come out years ago but extensive reshoots (because the movie was reportedly unwatchable) led the film to being delayed over and over again. Then COVID hit and it was delayed yet again but now, it’s finally coming out this Friday.

Will I be watching this movie? Definitely not. I love Ridley and Holland but honestly, I don’t want to see them in a movie together. Ridley’s blond wig looks ridiculous and clearly doesn’t even look like she would have hair like that. And honestly, the thought of her and Holland having a romance is just icky to me. That’s a fandom crossover that I don’t want to see.

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