Godzilla vs. Kong

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Woke up early just to watch it. Look...it's a giant monster versus movie, I'm not going to sit here and pretend it's brilliant. I'm not going to lie either though. I had SO MUCH FUN with this movie. I was highly entertained, heck more than I even expected to be. I'd say it's probably my favorite of all the modern American Godzilla films.

I enjoyed the first one, but I had a decent amount of issues with it. It wasn't as good as I'd hoped for. For one, I felt almost tricked that Bryan Cranston was in it. Dude dies, what, like ten minutes in? But my real issue was the shocking lack of Godzilla himself and I know I wasn't the only one. I got so annoyed with how that would basically tease him and then CUT AWAY right as we're about to get the money shot. I get doing that a few times, but it happened CONSTANTLY. I've often said, the film should really be called MUTO featuring Godzilla. I also kind of wanted the first one to be a loose remake of the original, less the heroic Godzilla or wrestling matches and more first appearance villain Godzilla. But I could live with that. I get it, he's more known as a hero now. It was enjoyable, but just not really what I wanted.

I didn't personally care for Skull Island at all. I get why they changed so of the lore. For one, you have to scale him up in order to fight Godzilla later. I get that. But I thought the movie was mostly just kind of silly. Strange edits, characters making very questionable decisions, really random moments like John Goodman's death just coming out of nowhere and not really mattering at all, etc. Wasn't a fan. Probably my least favorite of them thus far.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters: Well they at least listened to the "Not enough Godzilla" critiques with the first one, but my issue here was I REALLY think this film was overkill. Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah ALL introduced in ONE movie? I just thought it was a little much. It's fun, but I do think it's lacking something. Heart maybe.

So Godzilla vs. Kong REALLY surprised me in the sense that it really does seem to have more heart than any of the above IMO. It's probably due to Kong being in it, he's much easier to humanize than the others. Again, it's not Shakespeare, but I did think it was "smarter" than the others. And it really gave me this sort of child-like excitement and feel.

I wonder, now that they've done pretty much all the BIG hitters (Godzilla, Kong, Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah...and...*cough*), who's really well known enough to do that hasn't been done?
 
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Well, anything else is just whatever and that happens when you open with big hitters first. Though I understand they didn't have the luxury to build up to this moment or the big hitters, in the movie world you gotta take your shot big right out of the gate.

I suspect we'll see a new solo Kong movie with this new version and that Godzilla might take a break for a bit. IDRK because I'm not fully into this universe as others are but I'm sure they're working on something unknown and interesting from the mythos.

At least the success of this Movie will hopefully get us the long awaited Thundercats movie.
 
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It was good more of a Kong movie than Godzilla. The bad guy was who I expected :)

Lots of fun questions to explore. Like who built.... Some dumb stuff but no worse than the other movies.
 
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who's really well known enough to do that hasn't been done?
Gamera!

Loved the movie because it was mostly character driven by Monsters. Milly Bobby Brown however added NOTHING to this movie. Tapwater did more...lol
Movie IS really fun. There are a few directions this could go from here. Especially with the reveal of the psuedo monster island.
 
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Saw it, loved it 😊👍🏻 To be short, a awesome 2-hour-CGI-giant-monster-clash with a few humans thrown in from time to time.
Grab your bucket of popcorn and just enjoy it, it definatly is a welcome change during this hard COVID-dominant time 😊
 
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The monster stuff was fun, but this series still suffers greatly from the humans doing nothing more than giving exposition and getting the monsters together in some ridiculous ways. A hollow earth? C'mon, man! Just make them all from outer space.
 
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This movie was painful to sit through. It was nothing more than a two hour demo reel for all the VFX studios involved. Shin Godzilla was far more interesting, if for no other reason a majority of the effects were practical with minimal CG.
 
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