GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE – A Review by Cynthia Flores

GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE – A Review by Cynthia Flores

This new film, wonderfully directed by Adam Wingard, is a sequel to 2021’s Godzilla vs. Kong, which he also directed. Does it help to have seen the other film? Yes, because Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire picks up where the other one left off.

The epic battle between Godzilla and Kong continues in this fourth installment of Legendary Pictures’ cinematic . This new adventure pits the almighty Kong and the fantastic Godzilla against a colossal, undiscovered threat hidden deep within Hollow Earth. This threat could challenge their very existence and our own.

This new chapter in the MonsterVerse dives deeper into these Titans’ histories and origins. Led by Dr. Ilene Andrews (Rebecca Hall) and her adopted kid Jia (Kaylee Hottle), along with the ever-funny Trapper (Dan Stevens) and brilliant internet conspiracist Bernie Hayes (Brian Tyree Henry), they discover the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond. We finally get to see how the Titans were first tied to humankind. All while uncovering the prophecies of a mythic battle to come that will decide the fate of all our worlds.

This film will bring out the kid in everyone. The gross-out and goo are heavy in this film, making it even better. And, you don’t have to wait to see awesome fighting scenes because the film opens with a few great ones. You are also treated to seeing a few other Titans, both bad and good. Can anyone say Mothra maybe?

I give Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire 4 stars. It’s a great addition to the Titan lexicon and a must-see on IMAX to get the full effect of the film. At times, you feel like you’re in the shuttle riding along with the crew in the theater.

 

Directed by: Adam Wingard

Written by: Terry Rossio, Simon Barrett, Jeremy Slater

Rated: PG-13

Selig Rating: 4 Stars

Running Time: 1hr 55min

Action/Sci-Fi/Adventure

Wide Theatrical Release: March 29th

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

 

The Selig Rating Scale:

5 Stars – Excellent movie/show, well worth the time and price.

4 Stars – Good movie/show

3 Stars – OK movie/show

2 Stars – Well, there was nothing else…

1 Star – Total waste of time.

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