Godzilla vs. Kong is as absurd and as story-less as it gets. But who cares when the pandemonium is so messily entertaining?
Godzilla vs. Kong Synopsis
The Apex Cybernetics Corporation commissions an expedition to reach Hollow Earth, a theoretical land in the middle of the Earth believed to be the home of the Titans, and the source of an incredible energy. Led by geologist Nathan Lind and a reluctant captive Kong, the expedition then journeys to Antarctica where their entry point might be, only to be savagely attacked at sea by Godzilla. Meanwhile, young Madison Russell, daughter of Mark Russell from the previous movie, stumbles upon an outrageous conspiracy. She also soon discovers the truth behind Apex’s generous sponsorship of the expedition. In truth, Apex is determined to create a foe mightier than Godzilla and Kong combined.
Big-time crossovers and slugfests are nothing new in the cinematic world. And the interesting thing is, they always receive buckets of hatred when announced.
A crossover is announced and thoroughly dissed. The movie goes ahead anyway. Then the end product turns out nowhere near half as bad as all expected it to be.
Think: Aliens vs Predator. Freddy vs. Jason. Batman vs. Superman. (Okay, the last one was kinda bad, but not unwatchable)
The magic is in the word, “versus,” I tell you.
I kid you not. Because of that one word in the title, audiences know exactly what to expect. And so as long as you serve up the dish in full, with enough mayhem, you’ve done an acceptable job.
In the case of this year’s big slugfest, it doesn’t matter that there is barely any coherent story. Or that parts of the show felt like a Stranger Things spinoff/homage. Or that most of the stompable humans are again, like in the previous movie, forgettable.
It’s all about the King of the Kaijus versus the King of the … err .. Western Movie Monsters? While trashing everything and anything around them.
Then both big guys take many steps back and work hand-in-hand, like combat buddies, to take down a super secret enemy. Completely Sunday morning cartoon-like.
It’s chaotic. It’s utter pandemonium. It is also, believe it or not, thoroughly entertaining.
We really should have more such movies. Perhaps, a King Kong vs Xenomorphs movie next? I like to see the big ape stomp a whole brood of face-huggers at one go!
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