To be fair, the film was seen on TV screens, which of course Warner Bros. (like CNN, a unit of WarnerMedia) and Legendary Pictures had not originally intended.
For Kong, he is a dr at his island home. Eileen is under the care and care of Andrews (Rebecca Hall), as well as a deaf girl (Kaylee Hotell), who is involved in a long tradition of children inappropriately containing giant monsters. They reluctantly find themselves tagging along to an academic (Alexander Skarsgård) who is convinced he can locate Kong’s historic home in the bowels of the Earth, financed by the CEO of a company called Apex Cybernetics, played by Damien Bichir A mission.
It gives little away, in this day and age, to say that one should beware of those who get entangled with forces beyond their control, and these giant titans certainly fit that description. The disgruntled plot also reassures previous players such as Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler, but in the practice the actors feel even more casual for the main event.
Given the relatively short period of time that the “vs” part comes into play, “Godzilla vs Kong” takes the workers out of the story, in a way that – like earlier films – are callbacks to the old movies, while Telegraphing practically every beat.
At the sheer size and level of destruction these arrogant combatants are sometimes considered to be dominant, if it becomes a bit numb before it is over. Yet while allowing that the goal is simply to deliver big, dumb fun, some of the action sequences are unfortunately awkward, to the point where it would be nice to just let the animals out on the open field for a few minutes in broad daylight.
Films like “Godzilla vs. Kong” were shared with audiences – perhaps the particularly ridiculous part – but even those advantages only go so far. Tasked with creating a spectacle around two of the film’s biggest (literally) stars, “Godzilla vs. Kong” turned this battle of “Alpha Titans” into the best C-level attraction.
“Godzilla vs. Kong” will premiere on March 31 in HBO Max and in US theaters. It is rated PG-13.