Three colossal blockbuster movies, Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) have set the pace for Godzilla vs Kong (2021). After years of waiting for these two iconic characters to appear on the big screen facing off one another, this long-awaited sequel is finally here to rumble but will it be a gigantic payoff or a gargantuan turn-off? Check out Godzilla vs Kong movie review. This Godzilla vs Kong movie review will focus on key aspects of the movie that makes it a visual treat.
Action: The majority of the audience who wants to watch this film is expecting non-stop action-packed scenes. With a runtime of approximately 1 hour 52 mins including credits, Godzilla vs. Kong offers a few action scenes but not as plenty as to how the critics are referring to.
Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla: King of the Monsters offer more action scenes than Godzilla vs Kong though this latest film is not left far behind as the final act provides visual pleasing jaw-dropping fighting scenes. The film offers 'enough' action scenes is an overstatement but it still manages to be enjoyable overall.
Additional characters: Yes, there are a few but it serves more as a filler than getting a part in the main storytelling. Without mentioning which or who, there is an appearance of a monster during the final battle of the movie but it feels that there is much more that can be done with it. It lacks any development and it is hard not to think that the monster is there just to be there without moving forward its story of origin. It leaves an impression that other than Godzilla and Kong, other monsters serve mainly to remind the audience that this is a Monster Verse.
Visual Effects (VFX): The visual effects are outstanding in Godzilla vs. Kong. You can witness the figure of the monsters with dazzling spectacle. It feels very much real and alive and it is difficult to spot the flaws in terms of its visual. It can be said that this film will receive a nomination for next year's awards like Oscars and Golden Globes for Best Visual Effects of the year.
Cinematography It lets you witness the event by means of a point-of-view technique as if you are about to go to an amusement park ride. It is effectively entertaining, it buckles you on your seat to let you experience the ride and immerse yourself in the experience. The choreography of the action scenes between the monsters is also left to be amazed.
It shows you never-before-seen battle movements that are eye-pleasing to watch alongside the color palette which is mesmerizing, it is hard not to think of the Pacific Rim universe when you see the colorful and bright neon lights showering the Monster Verse world. The intrinsic and humane expression of Kong and the grisly horrific images of Godzilla, show both ends of the spectrum, complementing Yin & Yang.
Final Verdict: Godzilla vs Kong sets to shake the world with its massive fighting scenes and dazzling visual effect and while those succeed, it seems that the roaring rumble is stepped down by the lack of action scenes in the first two acts and the uncharted exploration of its mythology that makes Godzilla vs Kong an only substantially sizeable monster mayhem film. This concludes our Godzilla vs Kong review.
Godzilla vs. Kong is a 2021 American monster film directed by Adam Wingard. A sequel to Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Kong: Skull Island, it is the fourth film in Legendary's MonsterVerse.
The film is also the 36th film in the Godzilla franchise, the 12th film in the King Kong franchise, and the fourth Godzilla film to be completely produced by a Hollywood studio. The film stars Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler, and Demián Bichir.