Godzilla vs. Kong

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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong

Post by Daniel » March 23rd, 2021, 3:21 pm

Not a huge spoiler... (length of time for something)
The aircraft carrier fight scene is 18 minutes long!
Sweet.

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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong

Post by Dacey » April 1st, 2021, 1:27 pm

In the spirit of the holiday, I hope that some brave theater owner plays this movie instead for unsuspecting audiences today...

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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong

Post by Ben » April 17th, 2021, 6:48 am

So this naturally turns out to do exactly what it says on the tin, I suppose.

It’s big and loud and deserves to be seen on the biggest screen, though that widely seen trailer shot of Kong punching ‘Zilla remains the best shot in the movie and they haven’t exactly saved anything in the promos for any surprises in the movie itself.

Godzilla is largely set up as the baddie, for reasons explained, but it’s all major mumbo jumbo, as you'd expect, but all glossed over and well done so it doesn’t really matter. And of course they team up by the end to battle ********* (who is faithfully well done!), so the poster did fake it with the "one will fall" tagline (kinda...one could argue both fall at somepoint).

I wasn’t always convinced by Kong, though...even over fifteen years later the Jackson version is still King (haha), with this one coming over as if they shot the mocap and then ran it at half speed to get the illusion of weight, although this just makes him look like he’s moving in slow-mo a lot of the time, with the usual CG pitfalls of an eye blink being overplayed as a rubbery squint rather than a quick and natural movement.

I could also have done without the kids and annoying sidekick detectives subplot, although the film isn’t overlong, unlike most these days. Tom Holkenborg's score is as hilarious as the plotting, all bombast and bam-bam-baaaammm! big notes, but suiting it perfectly in an old-school monster movie style. And it’s largely grand and great to look at.

There was, however, no one major shot or "woah!" moment that really wowed me — again that already seen punch is the money shot highlight — and ultimately it doesn’t change my mind about the Monsterverse being something I need to collect (still need to see the last Godzilla film though), but for me this is probably the one entry I would return to again at some point.

If you’re excited to see it, I don’t think you’ll be too disappointed. :)

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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong

Post by EricJ » April 17th, 2021, 6:41 pm

Ben wrote:
April 17th, 2021, 6:48 am
So this naturally turns out to do exactly what it says on the tin, I suppose.
And of course they team up by the end to battle ********* (who is faithfully well done!), so the poster did fake it with the "one will fall" tagline (kinda...one could argue both fall at somepoint).
Let's just say, if you were EXPECTING Warner to follow their Bat vs. Supes formula and bring in an equivalent Doomsday as third-party monster so one of the two co-billed leads wouldn't have to beat the other, they will not disappoint you yet. :|

Shame about Pacific Rim 2, though, otherwise Warner's "crossover universe" plans would have helped ************* make more sense in the story.
So, Another One Bites the Dust...What's left on Warner's Franchise-Universe agenda, after Doctor Sleep, Tom & Jerry and Space Jam 2? Are they still going ahead with Young Willy Wonka, and that third Sherlock Holmes movie?

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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong

Post by Ben » April 17th, 2021, 8:34 pm

Yes. And yes.

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