“Godzilla vs. Kong” Is a Hit!

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Julius Ducker

“Godzilla vs. Kong” came out on March 31, 2021.

Julius Ducker, Reporter

Godzilla vs. Kong, the action-packed movie featuring two fan-favorite characters, came out March 31. Godzilla vs. Kong is about the showdown between the last two titans on earth: King Kong and Godzilla. The result is a massively entertaining film, reminding us why the cinema used to be such a pleasant experience in pre-COVID times. 

The film brings in actors from the previous Godzilla movie, Godzilla: King of Monsters, including Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler. It also includes Alexander Skarsgård, a big-name actor who starred in True Blood and The Legend of Tarzan. The Warner Bros. delivered one of 2017’s most awaited and praised action blockbusters with Zack Snider’s Justice League, and now they’ve delivered another eye-popping, heart-stopping, jaw-dropping action blockbuster: Godzilla vs. Kong.

It has strong supporting human characters as well, and they don’t feel overshadowed or eat up the entire plot either. Plus, the visuals in this film are so incredibly gorgeous that you can literally pause at any moment to get a magical, otherworldly, surreal wallpaper. The pacing is also a major plus, as the film moves pretty quick and keeps the action coming, with destruction scenes looking as epic as they can. Director Adam Wingard has done a fabulous job with this film and has managed to deliver what fans of escapist cinema really desire from their movies.

The action is intense. The final battle left me breathless and could easily imagine crowds of viewers cheering in cinemas at certain moments. The background score accompanying most of the sequences is good, creating an environment that sucks the viewers in and leaves them on the edge of their seat. All this makes me want to watch it once again and buy a Blu-ray copy when it becomes available in the future. Senior Braydon Garland shared his thoughts: “The movie wasn’t bad, however, the boss fight was [kind of] one sided and the hollow-earth theory seemed far-fetched.” 

Although the story is as simple as it can get, Godzilla vs. Kong’s success in captivating you with its all-out action spectacle is a reminder that the cinema is first and foremost an escapist experience, and films that do this notion justice are lapped up more easily by the majority of the viewers. No doubt this film, too, has allowed that with flying colors and has satisfied many fans craving this kind of popcorn-friendly fun.