At The Movies: Godzilla vs. Kong

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Rating: 3/5

Which team are you on?

Adam Wingard’s new blockbuster pits these two titans against each other, culminating in an action-packed sci-fi film. With lots of incredible cinematography and explosions, there’s not much room left for story, but it’s not clear if we really need it when the drawcard is the fight between two epic cinematic beasts.

The movie is given a touch of star power with two of the coolest teens in cinema starring.

Millie Bobby Brown (‘Stranger Things’) and Julian Dennison (‘Hunt For the Wilderpeople’) bring light comedy, with Bryan Tyree Henry rounding out their trio in the role of ‘crackpot conspiracy theorist who turns out to be right’. Young Kaylee Hottle also proves a true breakout star.

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ might not be for those who don’t enjoy sci-fi mixed with action – the film does ask for a lot of suspension of disbelief.

However, the large-scale theatricality, with buildings crumbling to dust in the wake of a strike from Godzilla’s tail, or ships shuddering as Kong jumps up and down on them, feels like a re-introduction to the big screen after 12 months of uncertainty around the future of cinemas.

This is one you’ll want to see with a giant bucket of popcorn and Coke.

See this movie at Hoyts Penrith.

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