Godzilla Vs. Kong: 10 Fixes That Would've Improved It

How about Godzilla actually gets to be in the movie?

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Warner Bros.

It was very hard not to feel excited about Godzilla Vs. Kong prior to release. As bad as its predecessor, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, was, the face-off between cinema's two most iconic monsters is a thrilling prospect indeed, and given how few blockbusters are currently being released worldwide - for obvious reasons - any big-budget release feels incredibly welcome.

So, does Godzilla Vs. Kong live up to the hype?

Well... yes and no.

On the one hand, it's very well made, an improvement on its predecessor and it certainly delivers the epic spectacle of Godzilla and Kong beating the living daylights out of each other. On the other hand, it's a disappointingly unrefined blockbuster in the writing department that makes several of the same mistakes the other three Monsterverse films did.

In short, it's a wildly mixed bag of a movie and it would've been nice to get something a little more refined, given the hype.

What makes the film's shortcomings especially frustrating is that they weren't hard to fix either. As things stand, Godzilla Vs. Kong is a three-star film, but it could've been better with these fixes.


Note: Spoilers for the whole movie within.

10. Capture That Same Sense Of Fear That Godzilla (2014) And Kong: Skull Island Did

Godzilla vs Kong
Warner Bros.

First up, Godzilla Vs. Kong would've benefitted from being a bit more intense and frightening than it ultimately is.

One of the best things about the first two Monsterverse films - the still underrated Godzilla (2014) and Kong: Skull Island - is that the giant monsters were actually, to some degree, scary.

In both those films, especially the former, the directors (Gareth Edwards and Jordan Vogt-Roberts respectively) filled the movie with suspense, frightening tension and consistently emphasized just how massive all these monsters are... and how powerless the human characters are next to them.

As a result, there was a real sense of "Holy s**t!" throughout, but that's largely absent in Godzilla Vs. Kong.

Sure, it's a more light-hearted film than those earlier two, but having a bit more fear and suspense in the proceedings definitely wouldn't have hurt.


Film Studies graduate, aspiring screenwriter and all-around nerd who, despite being a pretentious cinephile who loves art-house movies, also loves modern blockbusters and would rather watch superhero movies than classic Hollywood films. Once met Tommy Wiseau.