Godzilla x Kong the New Empire Movie Review 2024

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Godzilla x Kong the New Empire Movie Review 2024

Between Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Godzilla vs. Kong, it feels like Legendary Pictures has worked out a solid plan to launch their interconnected MonsterVerse films into the stratosphere. By creating massive spectacle and bringing together many of Toho’s classic kaiju, the MonsterVerse films captured the spirit of the Showa era. They stayed “true” to the franchise in a way that allowed it to sit comfortably alongside Japanese films like Godzilla Minus One. But that same approach also leads to director Adam Wingard’s Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire feature, which often feels like it’s too much of a good thing.

You don’t need to have seen the previous MonsterVerse movies or the Apple TV Plus spinoff series at all to follow The New Empire. But it certainly makes it easier to understand the story of how Godzilla and King Kong once again find themselves locked in a battle that will determine the fate of humanity.

Godzilla x Kong the New Empire Movie Review 2024
Godzilla x Kong the New Empire Movie Review 2024

After years of Godzilla being generally viewed as a terrifying threat, The New Empire opens at a point when the radioactive amphibian has become an unsung hero to people around the world. In one of The New Empire’s first set pieces, the big guy causes the same destruction as his foe, biting, punching and tailing other Kaiju while countless others die in the crossfire. But with the memories of King Ghidorah, Rodan, and Mechagodzilla still relatively fresh in people’s minds, they are willing to accept that Godzilla is on the planet’s surface to keep the other Titans in Hollow Earth – the mysterious area where giants like Kong Apes live originated.

Despite The New Empire including human characters such as anthropologist linguist Dr. Ilene Andrews (Rebecca Hall) and podcaster Bernie Hayes (Brian Tyree Henry), who were directly involved in the events of the previous MonsterVerse feature, almost all of the humans in the new film There are heroes, let’s move forward. A strange green story that doesn’t seem right for the people you believe have survived multiple Titan encounters.

It was during those encounters that Monarch researchers first discovered that Titans could consume radioactive energy as well as discharge it and that the monsters would instinctively fight for dominance when sensing each other. But when Godzilla begins seeking out nuclear reactors for food, mass confusion ensues within Monarch – partly because the only known potential threat to the lizard’s dominance is Kong, who lives at the center of the Earth.

By making many of its human characters strangely unfamiliar with the Titan-tracking business, The New Empire offers itself an easy but clunky way to introduce newcomers to the MonsterVerse to the way monsters operate. Instead of fielding the kind of questions you might expect from someone who’s spent significant time studying kaiju, Ileen is more like an audience surrogate who speaks almost exclusively into the exhibition dump. Something has alarmed Godzilla, and Monarch knows he should be worried, but it isn’t until Ileen’s adopted daughter Gia (Kaylie Hottle) starts having worrying dreams that someone at the top Also stop to consider whether Kong might have something to do with this situation.

Humans have never been particularly compelling in the MonsterVerse movies, but in The New Empire, their thinness mirrors the fact that they’re actually supporting characters. Godzilla and Kong are the stars here. And because the franchise has already spent so much time focusing on the former, The New Empire made the smart choice to delve deeper into Jiya and Hollow Earth’s mysterious relationship. It’s always been interesting to imagine what a MonsterVerse movie focused entirely on the Titans might look like, and The New Kingdom experiments with this idea as it turns its focus to Kong’s new life in the Hollow Earth.

The New Empire feels almost like a larger-than-life nature documentary as it uses snapshots of Kong’s new normal to wordlessly convey Kong’s loneliness as—as he thinks—the last of his kind. Although Kong does not speak, his eyes and facial expressions are imbued with an uncanny humanity that makes his emotions easily apparent. Hollow Earth is a wonderful, scary place, but you can see how much suffering Kong experiences when faced with groups of other wild Titan species. You can see how reluctant but tempted he is to travel to the surface, where he knows both Jiya and Godzilla are waiting to welcome him. But Kong’s feelings become even more complex and impressively animated when he meets Suko, a young Titan from a new group of ape monsters.

Despite having no dialogue, Godzilla Because the Titans are so expressive, you can track the development of their relationship and feel how it suddenly changes when the pair face the whip-wielding king of the new ape monsters. Is. But as interesting as the visual presentation of Kong’s story is, The New Empire relies on its human characters to explain what’s going on, often feeling like the studio doesn’t trust the audience to be able to follow along.

The film becomes more compelling when it focuses on the monsters in a series of increasingly over-the-top set pieces that almost seem like pro wrestling matches. Kong and the Scar King’s clashes in Hollow Earth are brutal and cleverly filmed in such a way that you almost forget how huge the Titans are when you see them flying through the air with their original weapons. Kong’s expressions, in particular, help make the action of The New Empire emotionally driven because you can see him thinking about things.

But when Kong’s new power glove is revealed, the movie starts becoming so ridiculous that it seems as if Warner Bros. has decided it’s time to end the MonsterVerse. Although it’s certainly strange to see Kong riding on Godzilla’s back as they charge into battle together as allies, the same sentience that makes the great ape feel so human makes the reptile look almost cartoonish. That energy feels like a very intentional nod to some of the goofier Toho movies like Destroy All Monsters and Godzilla vs. Hedorah. But it’s also a change the MonsterVerse wasn’t on track for, and it serves as a distraction from how awkwardly the film comes together.

Godzilla But those hoping that this film will pave the way for the franchise’s evolution may be disappointed as it’s hard to imagine where the legendary Titans take the series from here. The studio probably doesn’t want this to be the final chapter of the MonsterVerse. But going out with a big, ridiculous, pink bang might not be the worst thing that could happen to Godzilla and his axe-wielding friend.

Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire also stars Dan Stevens, Alex Ferns, Fala Chen and Rachel House. This film will be released in theaters on March 29.

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