Early Reactions to “Godzilla vs. Kong” Revel in the Monster Melee

If you’re going to make a movie called Godzilla vs. Kong, you know the most important thing to do is get the title fight right. It sounds as if director Adam Wingard succeeded in that first and most crucial respect. It almost goes without saying that in almost all of these mega-monster movies, the human characters are often filler (and also very often a snack for the titans). It’s hard to share the screen with someone forty, or four-hundred, feet taller than you are. The early reactions to Godzilla vs. Kong follow this logic—the best stuff, they say, is when Godzilla and Kong have at it.

Godzilla vs Kong takes the hero of Godzilla and Godzilla: King of Monsters and the hero of Kong: Skull Island and makes them enemies. It also, at least as far as the trailers are concerned, makes Godzilla the bad guy and Kong the hero. Having to scramble and survive amongst them are our humans, played by Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Kyle Chandler, Brian Tyree Henry, Alexander Skarsgård, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, and Demián Bichir. There’s also Kaylee Hottle, who plays an orphaned girl named Jia, who holds the key, it seems, to Kong’s heart.

Here’s the official synopsis from Warner Bros, and below that we’ll share some of the early reactions. Godzilla vs. Kong premieres in theaters and on HBO Max on March 31.

Legends collide in “Godzilla vs. Kong” as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans—instigated by unseen forces—is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.

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Featured image: Caption: (L-r) GODZILLA battles KONG in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “GODZILLA VS. KONG,” a Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures


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