Two legendary movie monsters compete in the new movie Godzilla vs. Kong. As expected, the battles between King Kong and Godzilla here are epic in scope and well executed, and should please fans of both movie franchises.
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Godzilla vs Kong, as you might have guessed, pits Godzilla against King Kong. It is the first time they have shared the silver screen since 1962.
The film is a sequel to Kong: Skull Island (2017) and Godzilla: King of Monsters (2019), and sees Kong and Godzilla collide, as humanity is desperate for a way to defeat them both.
How Godzilla Vs. Kong online
In the US, Godzilla Vs. Kong is exclusive to HBO Max, which means the streamer is the only place to legally watch the movie.
To watch it on the streamer, viewers must pay for at least one month of access to the streamer. This costs $ 14.99. The service no longer offers a free trial for new customers.
However, there is a way to watch HBO Max for free, which means viewers can watch Godzilla Vs. Kong for nothing. They can do this by signing up to the HBO Max add-on on Hulu, where viewers get a week for free before paying $ 14.99 a month.
Since HBO Max is currently a US-only service, other countries will get the movie on different streaming services and at different times. For example, the UK will get the film on April 1 on premium video on demand (PVOD) services such as Amazon, Sky and iTunes for an expected price of £ 15.99. In Canada, Warner Bros. meanwhile, his decision to just release the movie in theaters has been reversed, meaning viewers can purchase the movie through PVOD services on March 31st for $ 24.99 CAD.
The film has already been released in Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Singapore, Taiwan, Argentina, Australia, South Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, China, Spain and Vietnam (per IMDB).
The plot follows a team of explorers led by Alexander Skarsgård and Rebecca Hall as they try to find the legendary “Hollow Earth” located in the center of the planet. Kong apparently has to come with them. It’s not really explained why Kong should join, other than possibly having to find his real home (which isn’t Skull Island, I guess), but against his will, he does. Godzilla wants to kill him too, and while this plot point isn’t explained, you can probably write it down to predatory hierarchies.
From the first dialogue between Skarsgård and Hall’s characters, the audience can immediately tell the direction of the film. Like the two previous Godzilla films, the inclusion of human characters is largely thoughtless and constantly distracts from the final product. This time, the presence of human powers is not only disturbing, but terribly developed. The writing is frustratingly rudimentary and often laughable.
For some, less than stellar writing may not matter. After all, what really counts is the clash between the two box office titans. Unfortunately, this action is a sporadic mess. Godzilla and Kong are limited to two set pieces, which can be seen in almost all of the marketing pieces for the film. The fights are also weirdly grounded. Rather than taking advantage of the unique nature of the “Hollow Earth” developed in Act 2, the filmmakers are relinquishing all of its otherworldly potential to destroy a highly digitized, neon-infused Hong Kong. So the end product is an annoying and very disappointing waste.
That said, the movie, which is essentially 3D animated, contains stunning visuals. Although the action gets exhausting and the acting is dull, the attention to detail in the visual effects is stunning, and the result is often very beautiful.
My biggest frustration stems from the fact that the movie doesn’t focus on the two characters that matter most: Kong and Godzilla. Godzilla’s character arc, who was portrayed as a somewhat benevolent protector in the first two films, has been completely abandoned, making his intentions to fight Kong seem frivolous. Plus, despite being the protagonist in the film, Kong lacks sentimental or memorable character moments. His relationship with Jia, a young, deaf child (played by Kaylee Hottle), while the film’s highlight, is in large part diminished by the chaotic mess of Act Three.
Neither character has found reasons to fight the other, and while that may not matter to all viewers, it’s important to remember that this is a movie and not a WWE match. I’m definitely not trying to make a movie called ‘Godzilla vs. Kong ‘on the same level as’ The Godfather’ or ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, but the filmmakers should try to keep some dignity, rather than a CGI-heavy, dustless corporate product.
The movie isn’t in-depth, and if you can get past the baseless dialogue, cringe performances, and incomprehensible storyline, I’m sure you’ll enjoy (or at least tolerate) “Godzilla vs. Kong”. For the rest of us, I would just recommend getting drunk or avoiding at all costs.
What do the reviews say?
Godzilla vs Kong has an average score of 62 on Metacritic, from 44 critics.
i’s own Francesca Steele gave the film four stars, saying it “may be overcrowded and underexposed, but the sheer spectacle and fight scenes are great to watch”.
“Godzilla and Kong battle cavernous oceans, pink sunsets and, oblivious to the human cost, the neon skyscrapers of Hong Kong, in set pieces that are bright, elegant and bold,” she says.
Benjamin Lee of The Guardian also gave it four stars, saying, “ The much-hyped battles deliver the dizzying sensations we demand, but when the pair aren’t at war there’s also an astonishingly well-built and expansive universe to and one that’s hardly plagued in the trailers we’ve seen. “
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