Godzilla vs Kong delves effectively into the use of special effects, particularly between Godzilla and King Kong. Their use however is so excessive they numb, become dull rather than spectacular and diminish the story in the film.
The opening scenes revolve around Kong who is romping around a jungle setting very happy to be free to do as he pleases. But quickly we learn he is in a special location where he is under study, protected and a specimen to observe. A little girl, Jia (Kaylee Hottle, who is a deaf actress) has established a relationship with the giant animal through the use of sign language. She will have significant role to play as time goes on, if fact she steals the show.
Rebecca Hall plays Liene Andrews who has bonded with Jia, supports her understandings of Kong and is impressed with Jia’s ability to connect with the giant ape both through sign language and emotional understanding.
Kong of course is a key and when he is transported with the hope he will discover his originating location, Kong tells Jia he wants “ home.” A simple line taken from ET.
Another young woman Madison Russell (Millie Bobby Brown from TVs ‘Strange Things’ is the daughter of Mark Russell (Kyle Chandler) who considers Kong’s changing behavior is caused from a conspiracy formulated by the Apex Corporation. The corporation is headed by Walter Simmons (Demian Bichir) that is from an overused plot that creeps through far too many films rather than using some imagination to explain what is happening.
Madison working with Josn Valentine (Julian Dennison) will eventually decommission a fake Godzilla which is also tossed into the plot. That gives one more monster to provide special effects and expands the fight and destruction sequences.
Of course their must be an evil industrialist to cause problems, here it’s Walter Simmons and his wife played by, Eliza Gonzalez.
The musical sound track deserves to be recognized, the chosen songs fit right in at critical times in the plot and story.
The climax will give out a logical look at the future of this series of films. The film is doing fine at the box office probably because it’s the first big film to hit the big screen in year due to the virus. But I still miss Raymond Burr and Fay Wray who carried the original films about Godzilla and King Kong.