Godzilla vs. Kong

Godzilla vs. Kong ★★★½

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Kong bows to no one.

When Godzilla vs. Kong was announced, the mere name of it excited me. I didn't even need to watch the trailer, I just assumed it was going to be more fun and careless carnage, I was WRONG. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the franchise had finally evolved beyond that.

What worked so much better this time was that it featured a genuinely exciting rivalry between two power-house protagonists. There was a good balance between light and shade, the writing improved, filler scenes were practically non-existent and the overall plot had some stamina and credibility. There was definitely a clear vision from the Director.

Of course, the film's best asset was its action and fighting scenes. Now, these weren't just your run-of-the-mill monster scraps, no sir. They were orchestrated and choreographed PHENOMENALLY with versatile and creative camera angles, mesmerising cinematography, beautiful editing and colouring and a VERY bassy score.

Overall, a solid piece of work that did the job it set out to do.

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