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  • Writer's pictureStephen Yanni

Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) - Clash Course: Monster Madness

Rating: ★★★☆☆(3/5 Stars)

Released 03-21-2021

Watched 03-30-2024

Reviewed 04-02-2024

Watched on MAX

"There can only be one alpha."

If you're a fan of the monster-smashing, city-crushing spectacle that characterized its predecessors, then "Godzilla vs. Kong" delivers exactly what you'd expect. Building upon the foundations laid by "Godzilla" (2014), "Kong: Skull Island" (2017), and "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" (2019), this showdown between the two titans is a visual feast of destruction. However, while the clash between Godzilla and Kong adds a new dimension, it's not without its flaws.

The film's greatest strength lies in its adherence to the formula that has made the Monsterverse franchise a fan favorite. The acting is solid, with the cast delivering performances that ground the fantastical proceedings. Additionally, the pacing and plot are executed competently, ensuring that the audience is never left bored amidst the chaos.

Yet, despite these merits, "Godzilla vs. Kong" ultimately feels like more of the same. While the meeting of the two iconic monsters is undeniably thrilling, it's the only truly novel aspect of the film. For those seeking innovation or narrative complexity, this installment may disappoint. Instead, it caters primarily to those hungry for more of the monstrous action they've come to expect.

For fans invested in the Monsterverse, "Godzilla vs. Kong" serves as a satisfying continuation of the saga. However, for those hoping for a fresh take or a significant departure from its predecessors, it falls short. In the end, this film is a testament to the old adage: if it ain't broke, don't fix it.


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