The 4K, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD arrive on June 15th
Synopsis: Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans – instigated by unseen forces – is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.
The Review: The hype leading up to this film was palpable, with audiences taking sides and teaming up with Kong or Godzilla. With high expectations and middling to fair responses from the previous films, we are met with yet another high budget, low story CGI fest. The story itself is simple, two titans do battle, but it is the execution of the story and the handling of the human characters that feels so off. I realize in a film about Godzilla and King Kong there probably isn’t a lot people complaining that there wasn’t enough of the human story, but it is their story that propels the drama between the two beasts. If you are going to have a film with human characters, make them believable and realistic, not afterthoughts pushing the fight scenes.
Director Adam Wingard does his best with the machine, unfortunately, this feels a little bit bigger than he was capable of delivering. The action set pieces feel too frenzied and lose the scale of these two monumental beings fighting. A disappointing boss fight with a laughably hokey MechaGodzilla shoehorned into the film for good measure. This film can be avoided unless you are an absolute die-hard fan of the franchise.
The Release: The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of Godzilla vs. Kong will feature Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment.
Special Features: All physical releases and select Digital releases will contain the following features:
• Kong Discovers Hollow Earth
• Kong Leaves Home
• Behold Kong’s Temple
• The Evolution of Kong, Eights Wonder of the World
• Godzilla Attacks
• The Phenomenon of GOJIRA, King of Monsters
• Round One: Battle at Sea
• Round Two: One Will Fall
• Titan Tag Team: The God and the King
• The Rise of MechaGodzilla
• Commentary by Director, Adam Wingard (Only on 4K and Blu-ray)
Running Time: 1h 53m
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of creature violence/destruction and brief language