The following 4K was provided to me by Warner Brother for review. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
To say that the pandemic messed with the movie world is an understatement. Delays of over a year happened to countless blockbusters. Films we waiting for in 2020 we are still waiting for to this day. But overtime as things started to improve and theaters opened back up a few bigger releases began filtering out. HBO Max had the amazing deal to release the films simultaneously which was a Godsend to people who did not want to venture out. The first of all these blockbusters to come out both here in the states and internationally was Godzilla vs Kong. If you didn’t catch it at home or at the box office you now have your chance to own it on 4K which is the way it needs to be seen, as it is absolutely stunning.
Godzilla vs Kong takes place five years after the events of Godzilla King of the Monsters. With Godzilla established as the king of all the titans everything seems quiet. The Monarch facility has encased Skull Island under a giant dome to keep Kong contained. Kong needless to say is not thrilled but he has a friend in Jai, the daughter of Kong’s Monarch keeper. They communicate via sign language. Outside, in the rest of the world we meet Bernie Hays, he host a podcast talking about the conspiracy theories of the giant titans and the monarch corporation itself. He’s convinced that something evil is happening at one of there stations so he sneaks in to broadcast a live stream form there when Godzilla suddenly attacks. While he is in there he finds a giant robotic head. Turns out (yes I’m skipping ahead) that it’s the constructed Mechagodzilla robot that Monarch is building. Its linked to the brain of the now dead King Ghidorah which is what’s causing Godzilla to attack when it is powered on. Unfortunately for the evil creators they don’t have an ample power source to bring the robot to its full capacity. However they do discover that there is a source of power in the Hollow Earth which is where all of the Titans have originated from. They convince Nathan Lind to take Kong to help them find the source of this power to bring Mechagodzilla to life.
The sedate Kong and decide to travel be carrier to Antarctica where the opening to the hollow earth is located. Godzilla senses Kong and immediately attacks the ship beating Kong badly. He leaves when the power to the ships are cut and he believes they have all died. Kong does successfully locate the power source and yes he does battle Godzilla again in Hong Kong. Now I don’t think I am spoiling anything at this point to say that they then must battle Mechagodzilla.
This is a giant monster movie done right. Tons and tons of action. The battles between Kong and Godzilla are amazing. I especially love how Kong uses professional wrestling moves during the battle. The humans are there only as props to move the plot along. Kong and Godzilla are the stars of this film, as well they should be. The special effects are simply amazing. I can’t stress how real this all looks and feels for that matter. The battles between the two are fantastic, and the final three way battle is simply amazing to watch. This is so different than the original Godzilla vs Kong, as these to have epic confrontations.
As I said Warner Brothers has released this on 4K and it is beautiful. You can see all the little hairs on Kong flow and move with the wind. You can feel every blow the two throw at each other during the battles through your surround sound. This is an epic film, and although it looks amazing on a big screen during the movie theater experience, this print is the cleanest out there. It really does look and feel like the action is happening in your house. On top of that it has been loaded with special features.
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars!