‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Review: Not Enough Human Drama

By Marvin Irwin

Pretentious. Intellectual. A Bore. All of the phrases I have just listed perfectly sum up the film “Godzilla vs. Kong.” Never before have we seen such a disconnect between what the audience craves and what a director gives to us. 

My whole awful experience of viewing this movie began as I made my way to my seat. I brought candy that I had bought from 7/11 to eat while I watched the movie before I was rudely told by a female attendant that I was not allowed to eat such candy. I knew I shouldn’t have watched the movie at my house. 

The movie begins and instantly director Adam Wingard subjects us to what nobody is interested in. Huge monsters causing destruction. Ugh. Booorriiinnggg. Nobody goes to see a movie like this to see something as pedestrian as monsters. If I wanted to see a nuclear lizard fight a monkey I’d throw my gecko in the microwave and then toss him into the silverback exhibit at the zoo. 

People want to see A-list actors like Alexander Skarsgård talking about nonsense theories about how the Earth is hollow and home to massive ancient creatures. We want to see more of Bryan Tyree Henry and Millie Bobby Brown running around doing their best Alex Jones impressions. We want Rebecca Ferguson talking about how she adopted a deaf child just so she could communicate with Kong. 

“Godzilla vs. Kong” is a movie that the average moviegoer can’t relate to. It is far too intellectual and full of heady themes to be able to follow along. Typical of the Hollywood elite — not looking out for the average American. 

Score: 1.3/7

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