BY: 7 OCTOBERZ
Movie: Godzilla vs Kong
Main Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Alexander Skarsgard, Rebecca Hall, Kaylee Hottle, Brian Tyree Henry, Demian Bichir and Eiza Gonzalez
Release Date: 3/31/21
IMDB synopsis: “The epic next chapter in the cinematic Monsterverse pits two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another – the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong – with humanity caught in the balance.”
Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,
Today I will be reviewing the movie, “Godzilla vs. Kong”, I was so hyped up when I saw the trailer for this film! I low-key was a bit skeptical about watching it since the trailer mainly showed Kong beating up Godzilla lol. A little bias for my taste, but I still wanted to check it out. I was hoping due to COVID I would get to see this on the big screen! Luckily my positive thinking worked and theaters opened a week before the release. I went on a movie date with my nephew Jax and we got to see the two Iconic Monsters battle it out! We were team Godzilla, but I have to admit the writers did a great job of humanizing both characters. The movie immediately takes you into Kong’s “new” home. His new habitat is being monitored by Monarch, which is a giant dome that is a replica of Skull Island. Kong knows it is a fake home and becomes angry. They use Jia the last Iwi native (natives that inhabited Skull Island) to calm him down. He has formed a bond with her and they use sign language to communicate with each other. Which one of my favorite scenes in the film is between them. The ship scene for those who saw the movie (I got teary eyed lol).
On the other side of the world we see Godzilla attack the Apex Cybernetics facility. Then there is Bernie who is a conspiracy theorist podcaster that works for Apex who believes something else is making Godzilla attack. We then meet the CEO of Apex Walter Simmons (played by Demian Bichir). You immediately get a bad vibe on his intentions and his daughter Maia (played by Eiza Gonzalez). I won’t give it away, but that is my only criteria of this film. I was a bit bummed that the two Mexican actors were the villains lol, but I am glad to see more Latino representation on a monster flick!
Pretty much Walter hires Nathan (Hollow Earth Specialist) to find the power source into Hollow Earth to supposedly use it to stop Godzilla. That is where Kong comes in since they use him to guide them into Hollow Earth (homeworld of the Titans) . We see 3 rounds between Godzilla and Kong, it was an epic smackdown! I really enjoyed this film, from start to finish it keeps you entertained. It was amazing to see these two legendary monsters on the big screen! I definitely recommend to watch it on the big screen! You’ll have a monstrous time!
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