Godzilla vs. Kong – Review : DJ MACK

Of course, there's a lot of cinema history here. The titular character originated in King Kong (1933) and this year marks the 88th anniversary of that film. King Kong is one of the greatest movie monsters ever created. That 1933 film is considered an all-time, American classic. The other titular character originated in Godzilla (1954) and this year marks the 67th anniversary of that title. Godzilla has since become one of the longest-running film franchises in history. There have been over 30 entries in the franchise.
That 1954 film is considered a Japanese classic. That 1954 film also started the genre, known as kaiju, which is about large monsters attacking large cities. The character of King Kong was first introduced into this genre with King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962). This film, directed by Adam Wingard, is the first time those two titans have been brought together, pitted against each other or paired with one another in nearly 60 years.
It's technically a sequel, being the fourth entry in the specific series that started with the American reboot, Godzilla (2014). It continued with Kong: Skull Island (2017) and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). Because Godzilla and King Kong have been around for so long and have been so ingrained in the culture to such a degree, I can say that if you haven't seen either of the three previous, aforementioned films, going back to 2014, you won't be lost. Arguably, there will be certain, human characters with whom you won't be familiar nor about whom you'll care.
However, there's about a dozen, human characters and realistically none of them matter, except for one and that one is introduced in this film and wasn't present in any of the previous.