Groovy Movies: Apex predators

The highly anticipated “Godzilla Vs. Kong” will shock viewers with stunning imagery and a movie theater like atmosphere even from the comfort of their own homes.

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“Godzilla Vs. Kong” marks the comeback of The Hollywood blockbuster as the pandemic wanes. Full of action and amazing effects, it’s the movie we needed as the world returns to normal.

Kennedy Tetour, Art Director

“Godzilla Vs Kong” was finally released in late March and the reviews are raving. After weeks of excitement on the internet surrounding the film, and several debates about which titan would prevail, viewers are finally able to see their favorite apex predators battle in the comfort of their own homes. 

It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to watch a movie like “Godzilla Vs. Kong.” Since the beginning of the pandemic, there haven’t been many hard hitting and exciting new releases that feel the way this movie feels. Even watching it from home, “Godzilla Vs. Kong” feels just like I would imagine it would have felt in theaters. The sound is deep and intense, it looks beautiful, and it has an interesting enough story line to keep me interested. And a majority of people seem to agree with me because the film has an overall audience score of 92% on rotten tomatoes. 

The storyline that the film follows isn’t entirely unique, but it’s still interesting. It’s hard to make a film that is entirely unique in the way that it’s told and the events that take place, but even so, “Godzilla Vs. Kong” does a good job at making this movie unique in other ways. There are some really beautiful shots in the film that are pure eye candy, and I have to give props to director Adam Wingard, who’s more commonly known for horror films like “The Blair Witch Project.” When you watch this film, be sure to really take in the cinematography. Really focusing on the way it looks and breathing in each individual scene makes you really appreciate the beauty in this film. 

Another thing I really loved about this movie was the sound as a whole. Usually I only critique the music, but “Godzilla Vs. Kong” had a little bit more than that. The music is amazing, I can’t lie. It’s deep, it sounds full, and it compliments the mood of the story well. On top of the music, there were no weird audio spots that didn’t match up or sounded off that I could notice, which is nice. Recently I’ve been trying to pay more attention to the foley work in films as well, and overall I think it was really good in “Godzilla Vs. Kong”.

I was going into this movie with low expectations. It didn’t seem like a movie that I was going to particularly love for the overall plot and characters, but I actually really enjoyed it. There are a lot of small things to love about this movie that add up to make one beautiful film, even if you’re not particularly interested in apex predators. I highly recommend watching “Godzilla Ws. Kong” when you have the time, and remember to observe every little detail. 

“Godzilla Vs. Kong” is available for your streaming pleasure on HBO Max through April 30.