Mayhem Ensues | GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE – Review

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"Mayhem Ensues | GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE – Review"

Simpley put, this new flick in the Monsterverse series continues the chaotic showdown of GODZILLA vs. KING KONG, with a fresh new touch, pitting the one-and-only mightiest of all apes and the terrifying, nuclear lizard going against an undiscovered threat on a level beyond their comprehension, challenging their existenc – and mankind’s, too.

Diving keeper within the histories of these supernatural Titans, origins, and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while unveiling the mythic battles that helped forge these extraordinarily majestic creatures tying them to humanity forever and ever and ever… GxK delivers what it knows its audience will be watching out for: roars, rumblings, and destruction on a dealing scale from one end of the planet to the next – literally!

Therefore, I conclude, If insanity is what you want, leave your brain at the door. While embracing GxK, know that you’re not watching for story, or character buildup, or setting, or arcs, or anything that makes the art of film art. This is brainless monster war that pulls no punches. Getting right into it, GxK continues right where its predecessor left off on expositions where both monsters are and why. Once some dialogue ensues on back story tied into a distress call… it’s on! All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.

In many ways, the plot seems a bit hollow, but the lifeline to the narrative are returning characters and the link they serve as tie-ins. What this flick does OK with is presenting the history of existence and reluctant acceptance as to why these behemoths are here to stay and their uses. But of course that doesn’t go without inevitable screams, running, bad jokes, and drama.

It is what it is. Is a good flick? No. Not at all. Howver, it’s entertaining – and that’s all that matters. It knows what it needs to do. It’ll feel like sensory overload, but it’s not like this was meant to be anything else. Will there be another? Probably? And I’ll be right there for it.


Genre: Sci-Fi, Acation/Adventure | Rated: PG-13 | Run Time: 1:45

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Dan Stevens, Kaylee Hottle

Directed by Adam Wingard

GxK (C) Warner Bros. 2024