‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ provides an epic fight between two epic monsters

Maya Hall


The 2021 film, Godzilla vs. Kong, follows the two legendary titans Godzilla and King Kong as they battle against each other. The film is directed by Adam Wingard and had a budget of 155 to 200 million dollars. YouTube trailer

Godzilla vs. Kong is a sequel to both Godzilla: King of the Monsters, released in 2019, and Kong: Skull Island, released in 2017. It was released on Wednesday, March 31 to HBO Max and to theaters. 

The film features Rebecca Hall, Alexander Skarsgärd, Millie Bobby Brown and Kaylee Hottle. What is interesting to mention about Hottle is that in the movie she plays a deaf girl native of Skull Island and is actually deaf, coming from an all-deaf family. 

At the start of the movie, King Kong is shown on Skull Island where he resides, but this time he has a group of scientists, led by Hall’s character, who observe him. Hottle’s character shares a connection with Kong, and the two look after each other. 

In the meantime, Godzilla has been unexplainably attacking certain places, and people are getting concerned by it. What seems to be the only opponent and solution to Godzilla’s new and erratic behavior is Kong.  

The special effects of the movie are impressive and create some realistic looks as well. Both the designs of Godzilla and King Kong look believable, as if they were real monsters and look great on-screen. 

The most exciting parts of the movie are the fight scenes and interactions between the two legendary monsters. The effects stayed consistent and the way the fights between the two panned out created such high anticipation and excitement. 

There were some parts of the plot that were maybe too elaborate, and some parts that were almost unnecessary. For instance, Brown’s character involvement did not really add much to the story, it was quite cheesy too. 

What was good about the plot though was some mystery factors, such as what lies beneath the earth where supposedly these large monsters like Kong came from? And also, what kind of machine is the suspicious corporation Apex creating to use against Godzilla? 

Those parts of the plot are the most interesting, and the rest does not really impress. What keeps you watching is Kong and Godzilla, when they are on the screen both separate and together, that is where the movie is the most interesting to watch. 

Although the plot is a bit lacking, the action of the movie is definitely worth seeing, and would be even more epic to watch on the big screen. I give it 3.5/5 Lanterns. 

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