Godzilla X Kong: A treat for monster movie lovers

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire really knows its fan base. It has amazing visuals, and non-stop action, but not much story buildup. The movie keeps you entertained with one thrilling moment after another. Watching it in 3D has its perks, it feels like you are just with them for almost the whole movie. I wasn’t fevered the whole time, the plot was more or less predictable, but managed to keep me hooked. While the plot fell flat, each scene made up for it, like the visuals and the cast everyone held it together. 

The movie has two iconic monsters which are Kong and Godzilla (Titans) with rich history, and their fans know almost everything about them. It’s disappointing that the characters act surprised by things like electrical anomalies, which have been part of Godzilla’s world. The movie sticks too closely to old ideas instead of building on them. 

In The New Empire, Godzilla and Kong are like allies in a way and anyone who stands between them is the common enemy. Kong was more humane and slightly less powerful but from Godzilla vs Kong, we understood that Godzilla is above Kong. It does not rule out the fact that he is weaker. Godzilla, in the beginning of The New Empire, once feared, is now seen as a hero despite causing destruction while fighting other monsters. People remember past threats like King Ghidorah and Rodan, so they accept Godzilla’s role in keeping other monsters away while Kong stays in the Hollow Earth. 

The casting could have been a bit better, even then they all pulled it off. There are not many scenes for the cast, ergo it’s a monster movie. Main character circumstances do exist, but are predictable. There was no credit scene, but one cannot rule out that there would be another movie. It is mainly a one-time watch movie. 

Godzilla vs. Kong: The New Empire is an action-packed spectacle that delivers thrilling visuals and relentless monster battles. While lacking in substantial story development and character depth, it offers an entertaining experience for fans of the genre. 

Rating: 3/5

Director: Adam Wingard

Cast: Rebecca Hall, Dan Stevens