Godzilla contra Kong, 2021.
Directed by Adam Wingard.
Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir, and Kaylee Hottle.
In case of Godzilla contra Kong It was heard in theaters a few months ago, and now the verdict has been issued on this 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release, which is accompanied by a Blu-ray disc and digital code. The modern era of CGI festivals is perfect for 4K, and this movie shines here. You’ll also find a good batch of feature films that are just over an hour long, along with a commentary track from director Adam Wingard.
I’ve never been a fan of the “Just turn off your brain and enjoy the movie” school of thought when it comes to big-budget blockbusters. Many of the greatest hits have had a core of humanity in them, something beyond “Wow!” Of the special effects.
That’s what I had a problem with watching these new Godzilla and King Kong movies – the characters have tended to be mostly one-dimensional people, many of them the scientific type saying a lot of pseudoscientific things about this. new age of titans and so on. And interesting ones, like Bryan Cranston’s character in 2014 Godzilla reboot, don’t stay long, unfortunately. The others have tended to be interchangeable, in my opinion sometimes I can’t remember who is new to the last movie and who was present during the last one.
However, this year Godzilla contra Kong had a chance to change that, especially with the story featuring Madison Russell (Millie Bobby Brown), the daughter of two Monarch scientists and a returning cast member from Godzilla: King of the Monsters; Apex Cybernetics technician and conspiracy theory podcaster Bernie Hayes (Brian Tyree Henry); and Madison’s friend, Josh Valentine (Julian Dennison). Madison is a fan of Bernie’s podcast and leaves with Josh, who has provided his brother’s truck for a trip to find out why Godzilla attacked an Apex facility in Florida. They connect with Bernie and the trio continue the investigation together.
Her story parallels that of Dr. Ilene Andrews, a Kong expert who adopted Jia, the last iwi native of Kong’s house, Skull Island. Jia is deaf and has a bond with Kong, thanks to their shared use of sign language. Jia’s relationship with Kong and Ilene has a chance to lend some of that aforementioned humanity, but her story is filled with a lot of scientific stuff and she runs to uncover the truth behind the theory that there is a Hollow Earth where Titans like Kong and Godzilla once lived.
Ilene and others have been monitoring Kong in a giant dome on Skull Island, and the decision was made to transfer Kong to another location via ship. Of course, that sets up Godzilla to come hunt him down (I’m not sure why any of the scientist people didn’t think of that), and the first of his three battles takes place at sea. There’s a lot of exposure during this early part of the movie, which helps to further shape the mythology of this franchise. In fact, I like the idea that if Warner Bros. is going to make a bunch of Kong and Godzilla movies, they might as well create a shared universe to live in. This is better than in the distant past, when the two franchises were just a bunch of random movies, including the one from 1962. King Kong contra Godzilla.
However, I am a little tired of the scientific characters. It would have been more fun to focus on Madison’s team and find a way to connect Jia in her group. The story, which has five writers in the credits but many more in the writers room, would have been more interesting if the focus had been on a group of outsiders trying to understand what was going on with the Titans, rather than clipping them. to science people who could explain it all to us anyway. As a result, the script appears to have ended up adhering to a formula, rather than something more unique that could have come from such a large group of writers pitching ideas.
All that said, yes, if you just want to have fun watching two monsters bump into each other, with a third joining the mix towards the end and shaking up the dynamics, then you can’t go wrong with Godzilla contra Kong. The special effects for these types of movies are getting better and better, and in the modern age, no one has to remaster a new movie to take advantage of 4K, which is good. This 4K Ultra HD drive just shines if you have a decent setup, and if you’ve invested in a high-quality home theater, you’ll have the closest movie theater experience you can get in 2021..
This new version from Warner Bros. also includes a Blu-ray tray with the movie and a ton of additional features, along with a code for a digital copy. 4K disc shares only one additional feature with Blu-ray, which is director Adam Wingard’s comment. He clearly came prepared for this talk, with many thoughts and production anecdotes to share. If you’re looking for something very technical, given the sheer amount of effects work involved, you won’t find it here as it offers a more general discussion of film making. However, it does mention the digital and practical effects that were used, which is useful if you enjoy playing “Was that CGI or practical?” I play while watching a movie.
The rest of the additional features are on the Blu-ray disc and include thoughts from various cast and crew members, depending on the topic and who should discuss it. They are:
The God: This is a pair of feature films that are about 16 minutes long in total and focus on Toho’s Titan, Godzilla. This is a mix of old and new, with a look at where the character is today and how he has evolved since his first appearance in 1954.
The kingNow we take a look at the Eighth Wonder of the World, King Kong, in four feature films totaling about 30 minutes. (Hmmm, did the producer of this release have a preference for one monster over another?) As with the Godzilla feature films, this collection takes a look at the character today, including an examination of the complicated effects during the portion of the movie set in The Hollow. Earth, as well as its various iterations dating back to its debut in 1933.
The rise of Mecha-Godzilla (7 minutes): Hopefully, the title of this feature film is not a spoiler. The latest Godzilla movie brought back a ton of kaiju from its past history, so it should come as no surprise that its mechanical cousin appears here as well. This feature film analyzes the history of the character from his debut in 1974 to the present.
The battles: This is a final collection of feature films that are about 19 minutes long and show the three main monster battles in the movie, including of course the CGI work that was involved.
Classification of blinking myths – Movie: ★ ★ ★ / Movie: ★ ★ ★