Directed by Adam Wingard
Starting Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Eiza González,
In the history of films, there have been many films where two iconic characters get together. Incan thinks of Alien vs Predator films, Freddy vs Jason and I’m sure others exist. It does not always work. For instance, I never liked the Alien vs Predator films, the Freddy vs Jason for me worked because of how they figured out how to bring them together, and even so it was not perfect. This time we get Godzilla and King Kong in the same movie. Will it work? Let’s see…
The film starts as Kong is contained in some special dome. And Godzilla suddenly attacks an office named Apex. Apex needs Kong to find a place where they can get unlimited power supply and in doing that Kong would find his home. There are a few more elements to the story but I don’t want to spoil the plot too much. I have to be honest, I am not a huge fan of Godzilla movies. In terms of Kong, I did like Peter Jackson’s version. I can’t say I was waiting for this film but was willing to give it a chance.
I think they figured out a good way to bring these characters together but I can’t say I enjoyed the movie. I think it is entertaining and more if you are a true fan of both titans. The movie does look amazing visually, the Hollow earth they go to look great and the fighting scenes looked great. The underwater sequence was my favorite. The film started well and the first fight came fast but then the movie just felt a bit boring until the final battle. I it disappointed because in terms of who would win they went the easy way in my opinion. Also, I felt the movie lacked good characters that would add to the story.
I want to be fair in this review. I was a fan of both Jason and Freddy and maybe that allowed me to enjoy the movie. Maybe the opposite happened here since I’m not a huge fan of Godzilla or Kong ( even though I liked Jackson’s version). In my opinion, the fight scenes were good but the rest just failed to interest me.