From the moment GODZILLA VS KONG opens the movie makes about zero sense, and just gets worse as the movie goes on. The premise of the film is almost incoherent, from a deaf girl who is apparently the only human on Earth that can communicate with Kong, to the cardboard cut-out of a villain, who apparently wants… power? The humans of the film have little to nothing to do in the movie, as they jet-set around the globe and into it.
But really, that’s OKAY. Let’s face it, this movie is about BIG THINGS HITTING EACH OTHER… that’s what I like.
And the big things hitting each other does not disappoint. It is AWESOME. Director Adam Wingard using some really interesting “camera work” with these huge CGI monsters, and when it works, it feels like you are in the action, almost like a ride at Universal Studios.
That being said, if you are looking for anything that even resembles a plot is non-existent. The plot is simplistic, but at the same time, hard to follow; which is an interesting feat. There is an underground podcaster, an underground transportation system, and an underground world. So many things underground!
Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown and Kylie Chandler are all criminally under-used, relegated to push the paper-thin plot forward.
Yet the movie rises above all this, much like a disappointing meal followed by an extraordinary dessert. You never remember the meal, just how amazing that dessert was.
The CGI level in this film really raises the bar. Kongs “wet” fur is so realistic that you can almost smell wet dog when he is on the screen. (Hello. We need SMELL-O-VISION!) Godzilla looks great, but Kong takes the cake when it comes to emotion. A close-up of Kongs eye is especially great.
Of course, there are holes in this movie you can drive a truck through, but yet again, I DON’T CARE! BIG THINGS HITTING EACH OTHER!
My biggest criticism would be the music. I think some more “kick-ass” music at certain times could have made this movie much better. I really wanted the moaning of guitars in Motley Crue’s “Kick start My Heart” toward the end. (If you have seen it, you know the scene I am talking about.)
Other than that, turn off your brain and just enjoy this movie. BIG. STUPID. FUN.