Greetings, movie buffs! Audiences have the option to watch movies either at home or in the cineplex now that theaters are reopening. Personally, I’m still opting for home viewing until the pandemic gets a lot better, but it’s up to you. Godzilla vs. Kong made a big splash both in movie theaters and on HBO Max. In fact, it’s probably the biggest cinematic hit during the pandemic. What did I think about it? Keep reading to find out.
Here’s a short plot synopsis. Godzilla is suddenly attacking large cities and nobody understands why he’s making a violent turn against mankind. A group of scientists bring Kong to the USA, so he can battle Godzilla for dominance. During the chaos, the main characters eventually discover the reason behind Godzilla’s turn. It’s one big slug fest between the world’s greatest titans!
I have a lot of mixed thoughts about this film, but it’s fine in the long run. Naturally, Godzilla vs. Kong has great action scenes and impressive visuals effects. Let’s face it. That’s the most important element in this type of movie. I’m certainly not watching a kaiju movie for impeccable acting and deep commentaries. If you insist on returning to theaters, this film will be quite the spectacle. It’s very exciting and Kong is a surprisingly relatable character. He’s basically the protagonist and the story was designed to make the audience root for him.
Is the story okay? Honestly, I believe this movie is the most confusing Godzilla release in recent memory. The script has a lot of issues and it just expects you to go along with every weird anomaly. I know it’s a fantasy movie, but even my realm of disbelief was tested. It throws a lot of new material and strange elements in the viewer’s face with little explanation. I have to admit, it took me out of the film a handful of times.
Also, the human characters are pretty weak and that seems to be a standard in the new Godzilla series. I don’t think the human characters have been good in any of the current films. So, you shouldn’t be surprised. That part doesn’t bother me very much, but it slows down the pacing and makes a two hour movie feel kind of long. Call me weird, but I want to watch more monster fights and less drama between the human characters. If the filmmakers can’t make decent human characters, don’t force the audience to spend a lot of time with them.
Ultimately, I think Godzilla vs. Kong is worth a viewing. I don’t believe it’s safe to watch it in theaters yet, but that’s up to your discretion. Maybe a drive thru movie would be a good idea. I definitely recommend it on HBO Max. Seriously, you should subscribe to HBO Max all year long because Warner Bros. is releasing a bunch of movies. This film has enough positive elements to even out the negative ones.
All right! I’m wishing you guys a happy Easter, whether you’re the religious type or not. Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies for everyone! Are you planing to watch Godzilla vs. Kong? What are your Easter plans? Tell me all about it in the comment section. Be safe, have fun, and I’ll see you again next week.
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