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Review of Godzilla vs. Kong isn’t the king of monster movies, but it’s always a royal brawl

Godzilla vs Kong is a 2021 monster movie directed by Adam Wingard. It acts as a sequel to Godzilla king of monsters and overall is a fourth installment to the monster universe. This was one of the most awaited movies of 2021; it also acts as the remake of the 1962 version which was also entertaining in its own way. The movie delivered all of the expectations that it had to offer, the clash of titans, the brawl, the chaos, and grandeur scale of all proportion.

It was a very good film, after a very bad year of 2020. The movie was delayed because of the covid-19 pandemic which was scheduled to be released in November 2020. The movie got released on 31st of March, 2021 on selective theaters as well as the streaming service “HBO Max”. Fans were waiting for this blockbuster to be released on what this incarnation will bring to the cinematic table. Here is the review that what are positive aspects, negative aspects, and the verdict of this film.

Positive aspects

CGI: The visual effects or CGI is acme in this movie. The visuals of this movie were breathtaking and about how much it has improved throughout the years, the effects on Godzilla look more realistic and show the expressions of both the titans. The team worked effortlessly to make these iconic characters more realistic as possible. The visual used on the locations and scenes were aesthetically pleasing.

Cinematography: The cinematography in this film is spectacular and breathtaking. The visual mixed with green screen and the images that were captured by the lenses were impressive. It was epic when Kong enters through the core to the otherworldly dimensions to the spectacular visuals of mountains and plains when Godzilla fires the beam to the sky.

Action: The action in this movie was awesome, the wild brawl between two behemoths was on an epic scale, the destruction, the chaos and the car crash all delivered. I loved that on how the director used a “POV” shot to see the point of view of either side. Means, if Kong throws a punch it creates a dizzying effect like you are on joy ride of any amusement park. I can hardly imagine people are having fun while watching this movie in “3D”.

Negative aspects

Dull Human Characters: Like any other monster film, the human characters were boring they were just nothing. Some characters acted as a plot device to further the plot, other than that they were dull. The human characters do not have any motivation, even the main human villain was a generic mustache-twirling villain whose motivation didn’t make any sense and it was like he was a parody of another sci-fi movie. Despite it being well-paced the screen time on these side characters felt like ages, meaning it looks like the scene is dragging.

Script: The movie had weak script, I don’t blame the characters they were played by excellent actors but if you have a weak script how you can expect the actors would be interesting. The movie focused more on style and action over substance rather than to inject some human emotions it has the entertainment goal. The movie was about epic scale and monster fight, the director knew that he wants to make a blockbuster movie where people will mostly care about the car crash action rather than a pretentious complex characters.

Godzilla vs. Kong

Verdict: Godzilla vs. Kong is a very good action film, with a perfect pace and the gorgeous visual effects, despite the lack of good script and weak human characters it gives us what we want, the brawl of all epic proportion, the clash of the titans and the chaotic action. That being said it has straight plot, not a complicated story, it isn’t the king of monster movies, but it’s always a royal brawl.

My ratings: 3.5/5

Grade: B+

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