Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Titans Godzilla and Kong are called back to the mysterious lost land of Hollow Earth by a psychic beacon. Meanwhile, sole survivor of the people of Skull Island, Jia (Kaylee Hottle), is called to the same source, end result, the origin of the titans is revealed; it might also unite the most unlikely foes to thwart a new common enemy.Written by Terry Rossio, Simon Barrett, and Jeremy Slater and Directed by Adam Wingard this latest installation arrives almost squarely on the 91st anniversary of King Kong’s debut to the world in 1933. Building on the narratives of Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) and Godzilla: King of The Monsters (2019) this heaping pile of a convoluted mess already assumes buy-in to the overall premise and then ante’s up with even more stale story telling empty of humor and big on CGI set pieces that crash, smash, and bash their way to the one hour and fifty five minute finish line. Which is also to say that the film pretty much lands exactly as one would expect, big monsters doing their thing, narrated by humans with the richness of Saturday morning cartoons, if anything the formula is consistent. On the positive, the overall look of the largely digital spectacle appears polished, so there’s that. Regardless, it’s hard to move the needle to “recommend” on this creature feature, it might make good laundry folding material though. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is rated PG-13.