Hey guys, how’s it going? Rahul here coming in with a brand new blog. I hope everyone is having a great, safe, and healthy week. So, let’s begin.
While King Kong is being held in a containment zone, Godzilla still lives hidden underwater. However, as the containment zone is now being transported, Godzilla resurfaces for revenge. Two huge monsters can not live in harmony with one another. Thus begins the journey to hollow earth in search of the king of monsters. But, is the true enemy really these monsters or something even more dangerous created by mankind itself?
I saw this movie within a week of the release date but totally forgot to write a blog for it. So, please don’t mind a slightly hazy memory of the movie. Personally, I am not a huge fan of science fiction films, so if you see some excess criticism then understand that it is from a non-sci-Fi lover point of view.
Starting off, I’ve seen both the individual King Kong and Godzilla movies so I had plenty of context before going into this film. Unlike most Sci-Fi films I felt that this one had a plot that was much simpler to understand and was executed quite well. They didn’t complicate the story by adding over a 100 different aspects to it and rather kept it clean and concise. Kong being transported causes Godzilla to get triggered and eventually causes the both of them to have multiple fights. However, since humans are more or less helpless against these monstrous creatures, they developed their own robotic version of Godzilla which is what the entire end of the movie is about. The actual action in the movie was quite enjoyable. The flights between Kong and Godzilla were actions packed and unpredictable. Also, the fights were by no means dragged out. It was spaced evenly throughout the film without any specific “time waste”. The fight against the meta Godzilla at the end was very interesting as well. Kong and Godzilla eventually have to team up to defeat something as powerful a meta Godzilla. They put aside their centuries of rivalry simply to defeat something they individually would stand no chance against. And this kind of “brotherhood” moment they had between them created an entirely different aspect to the story that will affect the future movies (if there ever is one that is).
One thing I wish they had put a bit more emphasis on is the hollow earth. I feel as though this scene was more rushed and given less explanation than what I would have liked. The way they portrayed the entire hollow earth scene was quite beautiful. I really enjoyed the CGI and the way they showed Kong arriving at his throne. Another part of the movie that was interesting was the fact that they introduced a kid who learnt to communicate with Kong. For the movie as a whole, this was quite unnecessary but it did give a chance for the humans to be a part of this film and not let it be run over by Kong and Godzilla.
All in all, considering I’m not a huge fan of Sci-Fi films, this was still on the better sides. I feel like the creators did a great job in ensuring that the plots of both characters did well in combining into a common story line. At the same time, they maintained the integrity of the plot for each character. The action was not overly exaggerated and the ending was nice and simple as well. I know the review isn’t too long but there’s a really not much more to say. Overall, a decent movie.
I would give this movie 3.5/5 stars.