Godzilla vs. Kong⭐️⭐️⭐️½

Godzilla vs. Kong – PG-13 – 1 hr 53 min
NO SPOILERS Movie Review
Watched in theater Thursday April 1, 2021
AMC Lakewood 12 – Lakewood, Washington
16th new movie seen in theater in 2021

“Kong bows to no one.” This is one of the early-on quotes for this film and really sets up the giant hairy gorilla forced to be captive in a Truman-like sphere with fake jungle environment surroundings. Meanwhile, Godzilla is out there waiting for him to make an appearance so he can fight him to see who is the #1 Apex monster.

When I was growing up, watching those old Godzilla and Kong movies, I was amazed by how big the monsters were. In a versus movie like this, we want to see some major battling between the two. Eventually, we get this, but it takes a little while in the story.

There is an almost completely unnecessary substory involving a conspiracy theorist with a podcast, an ex-employee of Apex, which is playing the evil big company role and a girl. The only real human story of interest that matters, however, is Kong and the deaf girl that do sign language between each other. Let’s be honest, it’s the monsters facing off, perhaps smashing some giant cities in the process — that’s what we want to see here.

While leaving the movie theater, we talked in more depth about these types of movies. Kara has almost zero interest in these types of films. I make a mistake in our just left the theater calling a mcguffin and Mcguvyer lol, oh well.

What you really want to know is whether or not you should see this in the theater? On the big screen or on streaming? I’m saying no to streaming, but yes to on the big screen. We saw this in 3D but that was basically unused, so you don’t need to worry about 3D, just go see it while it’s in the theater if you can. If you like this type of movie and can get past the first act and into the second act, you’ll likely enjoy it.

However, if you’re like Kara, this not being your type of movie, then skip it. Nothing that new here.

Rating (out of 5 stars): ⭐️⭐️⭐️½  (Todd) NR (Kara)

We’ll Get To Watch Godzilla vs. Kong two Months Earlier … Maybe

New release date as of this writing: March 26, 2021

This is a bit surprising.

Godzilla vs. Kong was originally planned for March 13, 2020 and soon joined a long list of movies delayed. Eventually it was pushed back to 2021 and then Warner Bros. announced they were going to release 17 movies in 2021 in both theaters (that were open) and on HBO Max for 31 days, including Godzilla.

This announcement rattled financial partner for the film Legendary, because they could have gotten $200 million for a direct sale to Netflix, so Warner Bros. sprang into damage control.

The story has a new twist.

Warner Bros, in the wake of making good with Legendary on the simultaneous release of Godzilla vs. Kong in theaters and on HBO Max, will be releasing the movie on March 26 instead of May 21.

‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ Jumps Up To March In HBO Max & Theatrical Debut – Deadline

Yeah, that’s right, they aren’t going to wait until May, we’re going to get to see this the end of March. Maybe.

Have to add the maybe part because these movie dates are moving around at a crazy pace. I think this one might be pretty safe because HBO Max isn’t going anywhere because of the pandemic. The only part open to great change is how many domestic theaters will be open on March 26.