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Godzilla vs. Kong (Wingard, 2021) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

Old 03-28-21, 10:58 AM
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Godzilla vs. Kong (Wingard, 2021) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

**SPOILERS WITHIN**

Please continue pre-release discussion here.

Movie:
"Godzilla vs. Kong" (Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir)

Release Date:
3/31/21

Where:
and in theaters.

Rating:
PG-13 (for intense sequences of creature violence/destruction and brief language throughout.)

Running Time:
113m. (1h. 53m.)

Budget:
$200 million (estimated)

IMDb Synopsis:
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Legends collide as Godzilla and Kong, the two most powerful forces of nature, clash on the big screen in a spectacular battle for the ages. As a squadron embarks on a perilous mission into fantastic uncharted terrain, unearthing clues to the Titans' very origins and mankind's survival, a conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever. Written by Warner Bros.

End credit sequence(s):
??.

IMDb Info and Rating:
7.5 (11,762 votes as of 3/29/21)

Rotten Tomatoes:
Total Critics Count: 34 (79% as of 3/29/21)

Metacritic:
61 metascore ('Generally favorable reviews' as of 3/29/21)

Trailer:


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Old 03-28-21, 11:44 AM
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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong (Wingard, 2021) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

Some early box office




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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong (Wingard, 2021) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

holy shit. that's pretty damn good. i guess no more lockdown in China.
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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong (Wingard, 2021) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

what exact time does this get released for streaming on Wed?
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12:01am PT / 3:01am ET
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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong (Wingard, 2021) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

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holy shit. that's pretty damn good. i guess no more lockdown in China.
It helps that this seems to be a much better story and great action. I'm really looking forward to it. I've loved them all, even though most have had a lackluster story. So this will hopefully be the best one.
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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong (Wingard, 2021) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

AV Club gave it a B but they also sounded like they really enjoyed watching this film as it give fans what they want, giant monsters pummeling each other for a good chunk of the film. It sounds like nearly the entire back-half of the film is Kong and Godzilla going mano a mano so no scenes with 2-3 minutes of cool monster action and then a cutaway to a humans in a plane/HQ scene, yay.

I may have to stay away from threads like this one until the weekend, as I am not sure I will be able to really sit-back and enjoy the film until the weekend rolls around.
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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong (Wingard, 2021) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

^ spoiler: two big monsters fight it out in spectacular glory and cause massive destruction and one of them wins
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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong (Wingard, 2021) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

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Loved it. Just a big ol’ hunk of popcorn movie fun that doesn’t make the Godzilla 2014 mistake of taking it all too seriously. Great monster smashing action and the human parts are less annoying than they sometimes are. I think King of the Monsters is pretty underrated myself and this maybe a little better. The Kong effects are terrific. Saw it on IMAX and my ears are still ringing though - LOUD!
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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong (Wingard, 2021) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

The most surprising part is where King Kong plays ping-pong with his ding-dong.
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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong (Wingard, 2021) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

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The most surprising part is where King Kong plays ping-pong with his ding-dong.
isn't Godzilla female?
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isn't Godzilla female?
Yeah, it was a whole thing where Kong tries to seduce Zilla by doing dick tricks and they thought helicoptering would be too destructive.
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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong (Wingard, 2021) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

Well, they DO almost kiss...
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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong (Wingard, 2021) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by The Antipodean View Post
Well, they DO almost kiss...
What do you mean, almost??


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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong (Wingard, 2021) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

Let's not explain any of that shit down in hollow earth and just have two titans beat the hell out of each other and then throw sentient mecha-godzilla in at the end. I'm good with that.
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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong (Wingard, 2021) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

There are some shots that would look awesome in IMAX. The script is shit but gaiju fights were great. Pretty much as expected.
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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong (Wingard, 2021) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

I thought Wingard did a great job with this. Easily the best of the three new Godzilla movies. The Hong Kong fight scene looked awesome with all the neon.

All hail the KING!

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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong (Wingard, 2021) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

Holy shit... I loved it. The fights were brutal and they both went in. Godzilla did beat Kong though. =)

Mecha was super cool and I liked the way he looked and fought. I'm super happy with the movie.

PS. I dont watch these type of movies for the human story. lol =)
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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong (Wingard, 2021) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

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I thought Wingard did a great job with this. Easily the best of the three new Godzilla movies. The Hong Kong fight scene look awesome with all the neon.
Hong Kong was a good choice, cinematically.
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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong (Wingard, 2021) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

Wingard had me a little nervous after Death Note, glad to see he seems to have rebounded.
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Kong was awesome and am glad his personality was preserved over to this film. The humans are all a waste and useless. My only issue, a technical issue, is that the Atmos mix was way too fucking low. So low, there was no dynamic range in there. No, turning it up makes no difference if the levels are shit to begin with. Looks like HBO MAX pulled a Disney with their mix on this one. Oh, and no after credits scene, so i assume this franchise is over - at least on the American side. They pretty much discarded the ending scene of KOM with Ghidora's severed head. I don't know that they will continue that going forward.

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Re: Godzilla vs. Kong (Wingard, 2021) — The Spoiler Filled Reviews Thread

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^ spoiler: two big monsters fight it out in spectacular glory and cause massive destruction and one of them wins
DAMMIT! No need to watch now.
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Satisfying through and through. Also they seemed to learn from the past mistakes (with Godzilla and Godzilla: King of the Monsters) of doing too much with the human characters, here they are thankfully just window dressing for the battle between the two titans. ***¾/*****
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Oh, and no after credits scene, so i assume this franchise is over - at least on the American side.
The story I read is that one was filmed but they needed to punch up the end, so the credit scene was blended into the movie.
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Spoiler:
And what's the deal with sign language? Kong must have amazing vision to see her little hands

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