Written by Max Borenstein (“Kong: Skull Island”) and Eric Pearson (“Thor: Ragnarok”).
Godzilla, five years after defeating Ghidorah, escapes from Apex Cybertnetics with destructive behavior.
Soon after, the owner of Apex, Walter Simmons (Demián Bichir), orders Nathan Lind (Alexander Skarsgard) to find in the Hollow Earth the life force of energy to fight the monster. To achieve his goal, Nathan contacts Ilene Andrews (Rebecca Hall), an anthropologist and linguist who observes Kong in Monarch, to use the giant ape to reach the energy force of the Hollow Earth.
After the films starring Kong and Godzilla, Legendary and Warner reunited, as Ishirô Honda did in the 1960s, the two monsters in this film with a very unconvincing miscellaneous plot.
Its authors mix the combat of monsters with the mecha, the classic Jules Verne adventure with an object-symbol of power, and futuristic science fiction, alternating the adventure of mass destruction with sentimentality, the megalomaniac of rigor and some doses of humor.
Beginning with a song by Bobby Vinton and ending with another by the Hollies , the film creates a choral story in which human characters matter little or nothing; with the two monsters progressing in a very repetitive and predictable showdown. This is not an obstacle for the film, in its basic purpose and within its routine proposal, to offer spectacular moments of action.