GODZILLA VS. KONG (2021) Reviews and overview

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On June 15, Godzilla vs. Kong will be available on 4K + Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. The film will also continue to be available to own in high definition and standard definition from participating digital retailers.

4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Special Edition contain the following special features:

Kong Discovers Hollow Earth
Kong Leaves Home
Behold Kong’s Temple
The Evolution of Kong, Eighth Wonder of the World
Godzilla Attacks
The Phenomenon of GŌJIRA, King of the Monsters
Round One: Battle at Sea
Round Two: One Will Fall
Titan Tag Team: The God and the King
The Rise of MechaGodzilla
Commentary by Director, Adam Wingard (only on 4K and Blu-ray)

Meanwhile, here’s our previous coverage of the MonsterVerse movie.

‘One will fall’

Godzilla vs. Kong American-Australian science-fiction action film that pits the greatest screen monsters against one another. Meanwhile, humanity is caught in the conflab.

Directed by Adam Wingard (Death Note;  Blair Witch; The Guest; You’re Next) from a screenplay co-written by Eric Pearson (Black Widow; Thor: Ragnarok) and Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island; Godzilla 2014), based on a story by Terry Rossio, Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields.

Produced by Jay Ashenfelter, Jennifer Conroy, Alex Garcia, Jon Jashni, Eric McLeod, Mary Parent, Brian Rogers, Thomas Tull and Tamara Watts Kent.

The movie stars Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Eiza González, Rebecca Hall, Kyle Chandler, Jessica Henwick, Danai Gurira, Julian Dennison and Demián Bichir.

The soundtrack score was composed by Junkie XL aka Tom Holkenborg (Army of the Dead; Scoob!; Sonic the HedgehogTerminator: Dark Fate).

Reviews:
Godzilla vs. Kong is predictable and yet, surprising in its execution. The promise of a battle between the two isn’t squandered, and when they do kick the sh*t out of each other, it gets epic and intense. For the most part, even the human characters don’t get in the way and even give the story motivation by being included.” Arrow in the Head

“The overblown rubble-strewn destruction has fast become a lazy trope but here, it’s a necessary one. It doesn’t feel like they know how to incorporate the human characters into the action – and the film’s at its weakest when it zeroes in on them. However, it’s in its quieter moments that Wingard’s film finds its feet.” At Darren’s World of Entertainment

” …Wingard knows what type of movie this is and what audiences came for. The rapid pacing makes it all fly by, and the visuals easily make this the best-looking entry yet in the MonsterVerse. It’s outlandish and sometimes very dumb, but it more than delivers what it promises. With immaculate thrills and spectacle, who cares why the lizard and ape decided to duke it out; we’re the real winners here.” Bloody Disgusting

“Special effects are top-notch and visually spectacular, with the first epic battle between Godzilla and Kong on the aircraft carrier and in the ocean truly showcases Wingard’s impressive technical know-how and has a keen eye for visceral and large-scale setpieces. And most of all, the fight scene isn’t just epic but also gave me goosebumps…” Casey’s Movie Mania

” …Godzilla vs. Kong is like an endless buffet of breathtaking imagery, and there are so many moments in this film where if you paused it randomly, you’d end up with something worthy of hanging on your wall as a stunning work of art. GvK is truly something else as a whole in that regard. The sequences in Hollow Earth in particular absolutely made my jaw drop during different moments…” Daily Dead

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