Godzilla vs. Kong

Godzilla vs. Kong ★★★

As a child, I was always facinated towards faceoffs - be it superheroes or monsters. I used to get a certain sense of pleasure in witnessing such battles vicariously, seeing mega entities busting it all in clashes of dominations. Hollywood off late has digged into this psyche and while not churning any cinematic gold, the results mostly have ended up being gleeful guilty pleasures.

Plot wise, Adam Wingard's behemoth attempt is pallid at best. It is a messy amalgamation of goofiness and godliness. But none cares much when mayhem hour strikes and my oh my, the visual spectacle of the third act is orgasmic brilliance. A carnage of beastly proportions, Godzilla vs Kong may not carry the allegorical heft of its predecessors but makes up for it in the sheer scale of skillful devastation it brings onto the table.

It is what it is. Nothing more, nothing less.

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