Ever since I watched and reviewed Kong: Skull Island, I’ve been waiting on pins and needles for Godzilla vs Kong to see the giant monster fight we have all been waiting for. Thanks to an awesome 4K Blu-ray release, fans can relive and enjoy this epic battle over and over, despite the so-so human cast and the numerous plot holes you’ll want to leave your brain at the door for.
Since this stars two giant monsters, it was only fitting we had two of our own to review this back during its box office shattering theatrical run and VOD release. You can check out the review and plot details from both Christian Stirling who enjoyed it and Ethan Brehm who didn’t like it quite as much.
The funny thing is that I agree with both of them, as I love the monster fights and the special effects that make for the perfect action flick to throw on with some popcorn and snacks in tow, but then there’s the human cast that adds little to nothing to the film along with the numerous plot holes that take you out of the experience.
Despite the bad parts, I still came out having a good time overall. As long as you don’t think about what you’re watching and just go with it, you’ll have a fun time. If you have a nice 4K home theater setup, things are even better thanks to the awesome 4K HDR visuals that are super crisp and colorful. You can tell director Adam Wingard was having a good time using loads of colors throughout the film and how awesome they would look with HDR, and it pays off especially during the final battle.The Dolby Atmos audio is no joke either, as it’s a requirement to capture all of the bass-filled punches, stomps, and throws from the monsters while also picking up all of the explosions, energy blasts, and more to perfection. While the special features are good, they’re also a little light considering the weight of its main stars both figuratively and literally.
There’s audio commentary by director Adam Wingard as he discusses some of his thoughts and feelings on the production of the film and more that makes for an interesting listen. “The King” contains a few featurettes that talk about Kong with some cast and crew interviews sprinkled in that go over the film and some of the moments that stood out.
“The Battles” are mini featurettes that go into the three times Godzilla and Kong fight throughout the movie, “The God” delves into the legendary king of the monsters, Godzilla, and what he brings to the film, and lastly “The Rise of Mecha-Godzilla” goes into how one of my favorite Godzilla foes makes a return to shake things up.
As long as you go into this one just wanting to see giant monsters fight and don’t think about what you’re watching, you’ll have a good time with Godzilla vs Kong. It’s a perfect film to test out your 4K HDR home theater setup while munching on some snacks with family and friends. So pick this one up, grab some popcorn and check your brain at the door for some monster-sized fun.