Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

critic Reviews

, 54% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Come to Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire for the sheer monster-mashing spectacle -- and stay for that too, because the movie doesn't have much else to offer.
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    Mark KermodeKermode and Mayo's Take (YouTube)
    The script, there is a plot but it's preposterous tosh and it makes no sense, and it doesn't even try to make sense... Stuff. Stuff. Stuff. ROAR.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    While Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire did on occasion test my patience, the overall ride does remain a fun one, and because of that, I’m still willing to remain seated on the Monsterverse’s bandwagon — for now.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    This is great fun. A big, dumb movie that tries to explain with scientific language how we get to a place called "Hollow Earth."
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    Dwight BrownDwightBrownInk.com
    Godzilla and King Kong use to have a beef. Now that they’ve kissed and made up, there’s no real meat in this generic big creature smackdown.
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    tt stern-enziWXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH)
    As much fun as it is to watch the Titans fight... at some point you go like: 'what's the point of this'.
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    Shirley LiThe Atlantic
    These films may be empty, but they can be strangely stimulating. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, however, is the MonsterVerse at its weakest: Its spectacle is even duller than its story, which is already nonsensical.
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    JD DuranInSession Film
    Two hours of Kong eating dinner at sunset, dealing with toothaches and just hanging out would be my jam.
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    Chris JoyceMovies and Munchies (YouTube)
    While the story hides the crux of the plot for more than half the story, there’s still enough carnage to maintain excitement even if we don’t know the point.
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    Luke GoodsellABC News (Australia)
    For a movie that features Kong and Godzilla going up against a super-ape riding a radioactive dinosaur, it’s surprisingly dull — devoid of much in the way of wonder, soul, or the genuinely strange.
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    Victoria LuxfordCity AM
    Godzilla X Kong arrives just a few months after Godzilla Minus One, the latest Japanese Godzilla that reminded audiences of just how powerful these movies can be. By comparison, these low IQ American cousins offer little more than Hollywood spectacle.
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