Reviews for Godzilla vs. Kong ( ) 1080p

IMDB: 7 / 10

Nobody wanted a plot

I guarantee 99% of viewers just wanted to see two titans go at it. Nobody cared about the humans in this movie. So why does WB keep trying to force humans down our throat in these movies? In an hour and 50 ish minutes were forced to watch people for 80 of those minutes. There's way too much time trying to make a plot here that I don't want to see.

Pretty much what you would expect

40 minutes of awesome battle scenes. 120+ minutes of annoying kids and a garbage plot.

Token child actor under 10 getting more screen time than Godzilla or Kong. (Tick)Boring/stupid plot (Tick) Little girl teaching Kong sign language..PLEASE!! Some of us have an IQ over 60. Stop assuming the audiences is going to be full of idiots.

Horrible acting (Tick) Name one decent performance in this movie, i dare you to find one.

Worth the watch but honestly you could basically just skip straight to the battle scenes and it will make NO difference plot wise. You will be missing absolutely nothing.

If you guys just listened to the reviews, the results would be amazing. Go back to the Godzilla/Kong roots. Not this modern Hollywood crap that's tailored for the mentally imapired.

A Gigantic Goose Egg

Some of the best special effects I've yet seen and absolutely one of the stupidest movies. Maybe they should have taken one-tenth of the f/x budget and hired a decent screenwriter with it. Or housed some homeless. We have so much capability and, yet, wind up with something like this.

I can't say any of HBO Max's simultaneous new theatrical releases have impressed me. Maybe it's a generational thing.

My five out of ten is totally for the visuals. Everything else was a gigantic godilla egg.

Absolutely Great.

Five years after Godzilla defeated King Ghidorah, Kong is monitored by Monarch within a giant dome on Skull Island. Kong is visited by Jia, the last Iwi native and Kong expert Ilene Andrews' adopted daughter, who is deaf and communicates with Kong via sign language.

Bernie Hayes, an employee of Apex Cybernetics and host of a Titan conspiracy theory podcast, extracts data suggesting sinister activities at a Pensacola facility. However, Godzilla suddenly attacks the facility; during the rampage, Bernie stumbles on a massive device. Madison Russell, a fan of Bernie's podcast, enlists her friend Josh to investigate Godzilla's attacks. Apex CEO Walter Simmons recruits Nathan Lind, a Hollow Earth theorist, to guide a search for a power source into the Hollow Earth, the homeworld of the Titans. Nathan is initially hesitant as his brother died on an expedition to Hollow Earth due to a strong reverse-gravitational effect. He agrees after Walter reveals that Apex has developed HEAVs, specialized crafts able to withstand the pressure exerted by the gravity field.

Nathan meets with Ilene and convinces her to let Kong guide them through the Hollow Earth via an outpost in Antarctica. Nathan, Ilene, and an Apex team led by Walter's daughter Maia board a modified barge escorted by the U. S. Navy that carries a sedated and restrained Kong. Godzilla attacks the convoy and defeats Kong, but retreats after the ships disable their power and trick him into thinking they are destroyed. To avoid alerting Godzilla, Kong is airlifted to the Hollow Earth entrance, and Jia convinces him to enter the tunnel while the team follows him in the HEAVs.

Madison and Josh find Bernie, who joins their investigation. They sneak into the wrecked Apex base, discover a secret facility underground, and are inadvertently locked into an underground monorail transport to an Apex facility in Hong Kong, where they unwittingly stumble on a test of Mechagodzilla. It is telepathically controlled by Ren Serizawa, the son of the late Ishiro Serizawa, through the neural networks from a severed head of Ghidorah, but is hobbled by its power supply's limitations. Walter intends to harness the Hollow Earth's energy to overcome Mechagodzilla's limitations.

Inside the Hollow Earth, Kong and the team find an ecosystem similar to Skull Island. They discover his species' ancestral throne room, where they find remains of an ancient war with Godzilla's kind and a glowing axe made from another Godzilla's dorsal plates. As they find the power source, the Apex team sends its signature back to their Hong Kong base despite Ilene's protests. Attracted by Mechagodzilla's activation, Godzilla arrives in Hong Kong, and sensing Kong, he directly drills a shaft to the throne room with his atomic breath. In the ensuing mayhem, Maia and the Apex team attempt to escape but their HEAV is crushed by Kong. Kong, Ilene, Jia, and Nathan ascend to Hong Kong, where Godzilla and Kong battle. Godzilla is initially overpowered by Kong, but Godzilla emerges victorious while Kong loses consciousness.

Madison, Josh, and Bernie are caught by security and taken to Walter. Despite Ren's concerns over the power source's volatility, Walter orders him to activate Mechagodzilla. They lose control of Mechagodzilla, who kills Walter and electrocutes Ren, and then attacks Hong Kong. Godzilla and Mechagodzilla battle, but Godzilla is overwhelmed. Nathan revives Kong by destroying the HEAV, and Jia convinces him to help Godzilla. As Mechagodzilla overpowers both Titans, Josh short-circuits Mechagodzilla's controls with Bernie's flask of liquor, momentarily interrupting the mech. Godzilla supercharges Kong's axe with his atomic breath, allowing Kong to destroy Mechagodzilla. Madison, Bernie, and Josh reunite with Mark Russell, while Godzilla and Kong acknowledge each other before the two go their separate ways. Sometime later, Monarch has established an observation post in the Hollow Earth, where Kong now rules.

Best Action Family Movie.

Epic Godzilla Action Movie From Beginning To End.

Spectacular Production & Great Scenes Of Dragon Fights.

Delightful Film That Will Cheer You Up.

Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Dear Lord!

Is this what cinema looks like today? Is this a 7 out of 10 movie? I weep for humanity. Take away the fight scenes and this movie is worse than watching paint dry.

Great CGI can't compensate for awful story.

This is a mindless, plotless action flick with great action and effects but not much else. The plot is mundane, ridiculous and predictable. Much of it didn't even make any sense, because nothing is adequately explained. The acting is mostly awful. The editing made it difficult to follow what little plot there was. Actually the whole series of movies in this rebirth have all been really bad and this just continues that tradition. I am at a complete loss to explain the high ratings some people have given it and cannot recommend it all. Seriously don't bother with this.

The rematch of the century.

In 1962, two of the biggest icons in cinema history came together for the battle of the century. 59 years later, they return for a rematch. Of the shared universes currently out there, one of the more consistent is the Monsterverse, a world where the most iconic kaiju coexist. Now, it all culminates into an epic crossover, one I've waited for a very long time: "Godzilla vs Kong".

Plot: A period of peace suddenly comes to a halt when Godzilla mysteriously goes on a rampage. Monarch is approached by Apex to convince the now fully grown Kong to help search for a solution in the Hollow Earth. This puts the two alpha titans on a collision course, one that will determine who will be the true King of the Monsters.

The minds behind the Monsterverse took a page from Marvel in carefully planning out this eventually crossover, building on what started with "Godzilla (2014)" in all the right ways and paying off spectacularly. The story is well-paced and told even with the 2-hour runtime, feeling like all parties involved, human and monster, get their due. The human cast, consisting of three factions, are simplistic but good and contribute to varying degrees. I came to like their interactions, some comedic and others having a little weight behind them. Easily the heart of them is Jia, a deaf Skull Island native bonded with Kong who communicates via sign language. Her expressions really sell it.

At the center, of course, are the monsters. Kong is the arguable protagonist as he goes on an epic journey of discovery wrought with trials and tribulations. You feel the raw emotion as he goes through tough times. While having less screen time, Godzilla is given as much respect. He truly feels powerful and menacing as a force of nature should, though he's also sympathetic when his motives are understood. Whenever they battle, it lives up to the hype; both have clearly defined fighting styles and each deals heavy blows with everything around them being utterly wrecked. Unlike in the OG film, this clash of titans has a clear winner. There are other monsters, including a famous Godzilla character that's executed brilliantly. The environments are pure eye candy from the neon-lit Hong Kong to the stunning Hollow Earth with the lore finely expanded on the latter. Junkie XL's music is another highlight, capturing the scope of the film and giving each monster their own musical cues based on which is more dominant on screen. I also dig the many nods to previous movies. The cinematography is top notch; much as I love suitmation, the CGI allows for incredible angles to make the fights more visually grand. My only gripe is that the film does cut a few corners, mainly where the humans are concerned with a few missed opportunities.

"Godzilla vs Kong" is like a roller coaster, starting off slow to set the mood and then becomes a thrill right with constant action. Watching my childhood heroes duking it out got me giddy in my seat. This is an event that lived up to expectations and then some. It's certainly better put together than "Batman v Superman" which tried to do too much at once. It's not the deepest Monsterverse film, but it's sure to please. Strongly recommend you see it if you haven't already.

It Delivers on its Promise

When Godzilla hit the big screen back in 2014 I enjoyed watching it, but it didn't blow me away by any means. Followed up by the average Kong: Skull Island, I started to lose interest in them making this into a franchise. For some reason though, even though critics weren't too pleased with Godzilla: King of the Monsters, I found that to be the most enjoyable of the three. It had been known from the beginning that a film down the road would pit both Godzilla and King Kong against one another. Personally, I found Godzilla vs. Kong to be leaps and bounds better than the previous three installments. Now available in select theatres and on-demand, here are my thoughts on Godzilla vs. Kong.

When going into a film like Godzilla vs. Kong, you shouldn't be expecting to see the greatest story ever put to film. It's a movie about two popular monsters brawling it out. For that reason alone, I would suggest going into this film just looking to have some fun. The title promises a fight and there is a lot of action to be enjoyed here. For a movie called Godzilla vs. Kong, however, there is very little Godzilla outside of the action. This actually ended up being a positive for me though.

I wasn't expecting this film to dive so deeply into the mythology of King Kong. This is basically a King Kong film, that still lives up to the promise of him fighting Godzilla. The human characters are either there to serve King Kong and provide some genuine drama, or simply to be some comedic relief when bouncing back to the side of Godzilla. The visuals involving King Kong's storyline and the in-depth exploration are really what put this film over just being a film about creatures fighting. This added lore really helped my enjoyment, making me much more invested.

Whether you're talking about You're Next or Death Note, director Adam Wingard is a filmmaker that I've never really latched onto. Other than his stellar work on The Guest, none of his films really impressed me. I've always admired his style though and that is very much present here, along with the best aspects of his direction. He keeps everything moving along at a very nice pace and I never once found myself bored. It also didn't hurt that he had an insanely talented cast alongside him. From the return of Millie Bobby Brown as Madison to the introduction of young Kaylee Hottle as Jia, and even to the comedic relief of Brian Tyree Henry as Bernie this cast either had me engaged or laughing, even though they weren't really pivotal to the core story.

Overall, Godzilla vs. Kong delivers exactly what the title promises, never skimping on the action or visual effects. They spend much more time making you believe King Kong is the hero and that Godzilla is the threat, so if you're someone who wants to choose sides, that may make it a little difficult. This film isn't one to pick apart in terms of minor inconsistencies, because it literally exists to give audiences a fun fight. Does the film have zero regard for who dies in the streets while these two are going at it? Absolutely not, but it's a blast to watch. Godzilla vs. Kong is far from a perfect movie, but it perfectly executes what it wants to, and for that, I absolutely recommend checking it out.

Epic battles with an uninspired plot.

Rating basically for the epic battles in this movie, great special effects that blend perfectly with the environment accompanied by immersive sounds to rumble your speakers. Kudos to all those responsible for that. On the other hand, this movie does a poor job of character personalization and story plot. Had a lot of fake smiles and poor dialogues, did a poor job of making you feel for any character's situation and wanting more from them, it's like the movie pauses when scenes switch from the Kaijus to humans. Characters were introduced for no particular purpose or reason. Story was dull and uninspiring. Wouldn't recommend this movie for the plot or character performances but will recommend it for the epic Kaiju battles and CGI.

Can someone slap and tell me that this movie is not actually getting a 7.5?

One of the worst movies I have seen since the beginning of 2021. Why? The plot was bad. The acting was even worse. Most importantly, the CGI was way below standard. I mean the size of these two monsters kept changing in different scenes in comparison to other things. I am starting to really believe that there are paid reviewers out there. Highly overrated.

Spy kids 6

Is this spy kids? Why are the main characters children. So much time is spent on these kids. Gosh 11 was great in stranger things but here she is awful. And the other guy is a fantastic actor but again...there is nothing going on.

3 movies of the same godzilla garbage and they never learn a thing!

The Big Cities of the World Can't Take Anymore

I don't know if this is the wrap up movie or not, but I'm sure the big cities of the world would be happy if it was. From 2014 till now Godzilla and friends have killed hundreds of thousands of people and caused trillions of dollars in damage--not to mention the billions of the U. S. defense budget spent on bombs and jets just to tick Godzilla off.

But this is "Godzilla vs. King Kong," the main event. Some of the younger less informed crowd may believe this is a first. It's not. I remember seeing Godzilla and King Kong duke it out as a kid. It was epic. Those fights were a lot less costly.

Who would win the fight is what we all wanted to know right? Smart money would've bet on Godzilla, but GvKK tried its best to make King Kong a sympathetic character thereby deserving to win. King Kong had a special link with a deaf girl named Jia (Kaylee Hottle) which automatically makes King Kong the David in his fight against Goliath. The relationship between them was a little weird and a lot dangerous. Jia's mom (or guardian), Ilene Andrews (Rebecca Hall), seemed to have no problem with her young daughter (or charge) fraternizing with a 100 foot gorilla. Friendly or not, accidents happen.

Bad parenting aside, we got the fight that was promised. I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I expected and the city of Hong Kong didn't enjoy it at all. The CGI is top notch even if the plot isn't. At this point there are no more fights left to be had and to concoct one would just be wrong.

Mediocre time-pass movie that heavily relies on C.G.I. imagery to hold the viewers attention.

His concept backfires and becomes almost laughable in many points. Again casting is incompetent. Hollywood suffers from lack of actors who have genuine personality and acting talent.

To understand this movie you have to understand that it is a mashup of two major franchises: King Kong created by Merian Caldwell Cooper and Godzilla created by Honda Ishiro. Both these franchises have many movies in their series and you have to watch all of them by year if you're seriously interested in these types of "Giant Monster" movies. With the steady development of computer graphics and the lack of use of real mechanical and clay-motion special effects, the great special-effects and visionaries are no longer with us.

Hollywood relies on special-effects to such a degree nowadays that it is threatening the film industry to such a point as people become vary of the generic quality of movies it churns up.

I found this movie a bore even with the good C. G. I. Offering it dished out. But I was more interested in an "interesting" and "fascinating" story-line backed up by some good talented actors. The direction of the movie is uninspiring and comical. The background sound-effects and score seemed generic and sub-par to me. All in all, it was a real waste of almost two hours of my life...

Great action sequences

Pretty good sequel. Amazing visual effects and non stop action, but I felt the story was a little confusing and convoluted. Despite that I still really enjoyed it.

bored to dead

I did not see a good plot or performances, just so bored, nothing new, thuere is a part in which I got distracted and almost got sleep,the final fight, very similar to some WWE matches or so similar to Transformers fights

terrible movie.

A poor excuse for fight scenes. Done with monsterverse.

This was just a poor excuse for those fight scenes. They just wanted some or the other reason for Kong and Godzilla to fight.

Ancient rivalry? What ancient rivalry? They don't bother to explain.

In any movie where two favorite heroes of the audience end up fighting, the movie eventually brings up some new adversary. Same here. It was as expected.

The awe I felt while seeing Godzilla in Godzilla (2014) or the awe I felt while seeing Kong in King Kong (2005) is not seen here. At times it resembled very much like Pacific Rim. Too many action scenes. Not enough plot to get me invested in any of the characters. Be it humans or monsters. Some so-called comic relief which neither gave me comic moments nor relief from the boredom of watching random fight scenes.

The audience seem to like it. The success of Kong Skull Island and Godzilla: King of the Monsters seem to confirm it.

At this point they may even end up joining together some random fight scenes between some random monster creatures and call it a movie.

I'm totally done watchin the MonsterVerse.

Definitely for early teens only.

Apart from the special effects, this film fails in pretty much every other area. The characters consist of the usual bunch of cliches, and the dialogue is puerile, at best. I know the film is about giant creatures, but the plot is full of implausible happenings and nonsensical situations. To be honest, I felt like I was watching a 1980's Disney film with better effects. I don't walk out on movies because they "might get better". This one didn't. The 5 is for the CGI, without that it would get far less. Btw, the Earth has a molten core. Just saying.

Good grief a hot mess

Have no clue how this gets so many high reviews. I give it a 3 cause the graphics are good. But the story is so freakin stupid it ruins the entire movie. I had 20 minutes left in the movie and didnt care to even finish it up. It could have been so much much better...

A waste of time!

"Godzilla vs. Kong" is a weak film with a bored script about two great monsters: Godzilla and King Kong, some cool tributes to the original "King Kong" movie and to the "Gojira" franchise. A great music score, correct performances and a good cinematography, but I already talk about the awful script, it is like an episode of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" mixed with a telenovela episode and an episode of "ThunderCats", I mean a mix between this productions sounds interesting but the outcome is a mess. A bad film!