Movie Diary 4/5/2021

Godzilla vs. Kong (Adam Wingard, 2021). Expected more from the director of The Guest, but too bad. There are some thrills in the physicality of the big monster fights, in a way that hasn’t been seen since the Ang Lee Hulk, but surely it would not have been that difficult to have constructed the humanoid sections of the movie with a little foundation. Got a chuckle out of Kyle Chandler telling his daughter, “That podcast is filling your head with garbage,” as the new “That rock and roll is rotting your brain,” and Brian Tyree Henry is a champ. It is amazing how a movie like this can make actors like Rebecca Hall and Alexander Skarsgard vanish. I review it here.