Who is the true King of the Monsters?

I have to start with a little bit of a confession, while I have watched the two Godzilla movies preceding this one, neither of them really stuck with me. They were fun, and I can remember some of the events, but when I left it didn’t really stick with me. Skull Island, on the other land, had the visuals and soundtrack that really stuck it in my mind. So going into this I tried to keep it as neutral as possible, so we will see.

So lets start with the pros. If you want big sights, a lot of destruction, action from the jump, and a nod to the movies that brought us here, then you will love it. They got it right with the amount of fight people are looking for in a movie like this. I know its a big monster fighting movie, so that is what we expect, right? They had a great cast to carry us from fight to fight, even if they get lost in all the action.

Where it fails for me is, the cast gets lost. I re-watched the movie again just today so I could write this, but I already am having a hard time remembering what the human plots were other than the unexpected (no it was expected) plot twist at the end. I know, as I said, it’s a big monster fight movie, but it could be done well and still have room for a story that is more than humans running from point to point and only getting in the way. Plus the whole storyline was formulaic, but I guess if you start out knowing the formulas to writing movies it stands out a little more.

The overall, its a good action movie, a little predictable, the people get lost in the all the chaos and seem to only be used to have a break from action set pieces, but mindlessly enjoyable. It probably wont stick with you if you liked Skull Island, and you might find a couple plot holes that makes you ask questions.

Should you go see it? Yes. Is it a great movie? Not so much, but it a fun one yes. 3/5 stars on the scale.

Godzilla vs Kong is available right now on HBOMax and in select theaters near you.

Author:
Topher Chambers – Founder of Geek Public Radio and just one of the voices on the GPR Podcast. Topher has pushed for the last few years to keep GPR up to date on games and the geek community, and is focused on taking this next step to re-focus the brand back to its roots.