Director: Adam Wingard
In the dark cinema and in a very comfortable reclining seat, I had a moment that I think will make me a happier person all round. You see, I was drifting off during a quiet bit…and my brain concocted an everyday work scenario where something disastrous was happening and it was all my fault. This anxiety was created partly by my imagination and partly by Godzilla going nuts.
When I came to, I realised that worrying about things influences real life situations about as much as it influences the future behaviour of Godzilla. I realise that this is about as profound as an estate agent’s linked in post, but it was a bit Damascene for me, that moment. I truly believe I am going to worry less and be happier.
My companion was my 12 year old son who is three years too young to see the film -but we Celebrations are rebels, right? I checked with him that he wouldn’t be too shocked if there was a rude word. There are 4 utterances of “shit” – I know this because each time he reacted with exaggerated shock for my benefit.
What’s that, Sooty? The readers want to know about film itself? Right, well, we’ve established that Godzilla is in it and one night, she just loses it, man! KK is on Skull Island in a kind of captivity-type situation and he brought in to sort it all out. There are more nuances than this and talking about them starts to move us into spoiler territory.
This isn’t a film where it all builds up to one big fight at the end; there’s plenty -don’t worry about that.
Plot-wise we are looking at young people seeking to destroy sone kind of evil power source and it involves USB sticks and impossibly fast computer typing by the film’s nerd character. Also, Godzilla’s been stomping around fur about an hour – Kong arrives. Why oh why oh why would there be people still in restaurants. So there’s a lot of cliches but it’s Godzilla vs Kong, not The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
It’s good fun. The natural home of Kong and Godzilla is a bit of a head-scratcher but just go with it and you’ll be fine.
Might appeal to people who enjoyed:
Carry on Roaring! , The Unbearable Lightness of Being.