The first film to set the box office on fire in over a year, Godzilla vs. Kong has been far more than just a movie to drive new HBO Max subscribers for Warner Bros. The flick is a genuine theatrical event, such as those are these days. So, for our latest Awards Radar Community question, it pays to ask about these two titans. Since (mild spoiler alert) the pair eventually team up, we’re wondering what it would be like if they had a straight battle royal. Yes, who would emerge victorious in a real (you know what I mean) fight? Would it be Godzilla? Would it be Kong? The choice is yours…
Here’s a bit from my review (found here) of Godzilla vs. Kong to help you potentially decide:
Godzilla vs. Kong is basically what you’d expect out of this property. The movie is big, dumb, and all about creatures, not people. Plus, it basically acts as if parts of Godzilla: King of the Monsters didn’t happen (not necessarily a bad thing). However, it also moves so far past what’s come before, it’s as if there’s a sequel or two that we’ve missed. That sort of nonsense isn’t unexpected, but at times, it’s jarring, considering how many wild things are added here, or just stepped around. It’s a notable aspect of the film, likely a victim of a contentious editing process. The titans survived that process. Everything else? Not so much.
Visually, the fights are a nice mix of being silly yet intense. Godzilla and Kong are equally matched, so watching them duke it out is fun. Their solo moments are fine, as is when they inevitably team up, but it’s their battles that are the true selling point. It’s a far cry from the days of rubber suits, obviously. Kong gets lots more focus than Godzilla, so the effects work shines there for him. You can even argue that Kong is the only character that has any development, whatsoever. When that’s the case, you don’t have a well written final product on your hands.
Who would win in a fight? Godzilla or Kong? Comment below!