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GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE

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GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE pits the two giant monsters against a new threat. A human scientist, Ilene Andrews, travels to Hollow Earth with two friends and her adopted deaf daughter, Jia, to investigate electrical disturbances. Jia has a telepathic connection to Kong and is having visions of Kong in trouble. Kong runs into a giant ape in Hollow Earth, who’s enslaved other giant apes and enslaved a large dinosaur who uses harmful, deadly energy beams of ice. The evil giant ape, Scar King, wants to lead his army to the surface to destroy human civilization and rule the Earth.

GODZILLA X KONG takes a while to expose the new villain and what’s really happening in Hollow Earth. However, there’s lots of exciting action before those revelations occur, and afterwards. GODZILLA X KONG has a strong moral worldview. The story’s goals are to protect human civilization and restore a fallen kingdom. GODZILLA X KONG also promotes the love between a mother and her adopted daughter. It’s marred, however, by lots of mostly light foul language and intense, scary violence featuring giant monsters.

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(BB, C, H, Ev, FR, LL, VV, A, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview with some redemptive content about restoring a fallen kingdom, a mother’s love for her adopted daughter and other positive values, such as opposition to slavery and tyranny and risking your life to come to the rescue of others, marred by a nod to a distant evolutionary past, and a primitive tribe seems to worship some giant monsters who may have a few benevolent intentions toward humans, but no specific details are really mentioned, though it is said that giant apes once protected human beings until an evil giant ape rebelled for evil reasons;

Foul Language:
12 mostly light obscenities (including four “s” words and two or three “d” words, some “h” and “a” words) and 11 light exclamatory profanities;

Violence:
Lots of intense action violence, mostly involving creatures fighting one another and sometimes creatures entering cities to fight one another and destroying buildings and other human structures, with implied loss of human life and many people running away, Godzilla fights a large sea snake with a dragon’s head and makes some sushi out of its lifeless body, Kong the giant ape fights a smaller, lake dwelling snake with a dragon’s head and makes some sushi out of its lifeless body, Kong escapes a pack of coyote-hyena creatures with large teeth and rips an injured one in half to scare the others away (green blood from the creature spews all over Kong, and he goes to a waterfall to wash it off), some of the giant pyramids outside Cairo are damaged during a fight between Kong and Godzilla, Kong’s arm gets frostbite, but a man with veterinary knowledge injects some medicine into it and attaches a mechanical brace to it, Mothra joins the final battle between Godzilla and Kong versus the villainous giant ape and his arm;

Sex:
No sex;

Nudity:
No nudity;

Alcohol Use:
Light alcohol use;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs, but a vet treats a giant ape’s impacted tooth, and the ape is put to sleep so the vet can perform the procedure; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Villain enslaves other creatures.

More Detail:

GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE pits the two giant monsters against a giant ape imprisoned in Hollow Earth, who wants to escape to the surface and rule the whole Earth with an army of enslaved giant apes and a giant dinosaur critter who can destroy people, animals and buildings with energy beams of ice. GODZILLA X KONG takes a while to expose the new villain and what’s really happening, but there’s lots of exciting action before those revelations, and the movie has morally uplifting themes about restoring a fallen kingdom, a mother’s love for her adopted daughter and other positive values, but marred by light foul language, intense violence and large scary creatures who attack one another and sometimes eat other, smaller creatures.

As the movie opens, Dr. Ilene Andrews is taking care of her adopted daughter, Jia, the last one of the tribe living on Skull Island before it was destroyed. Jia, who’s deaf and can only communicate via sign language, is having trouble adjusting to the modern world, however. Ilene works for Monarch, the once secret company that monitors giant creatures like Godzilla and Kong, the giant ape. Ilene specifically monitors Kong, who’s found a home in Hollow Earth, the origin of the giant creatures. Meanwhile, Jia, who has a telepathic connection to Kong, is having nightmares and visions about Kong being in trouble.

Jia’s visions seem to be related to an electrical disturbance happening somewhere in Hollow Earth. The disturbance also seems to be upsetting Godzilla’s routine of sleeping and fighting other giant creatures above ground. He starts coming out of his ocean lair hunting for nuclear power sources.

Ilene forms a team to investigate the source of the disturbance in Hollow Earth. Her team includes Bernie, the conspiracy podcaster who’s a lay expert on giant prehistoric creatures like Godzilla, and Ilene’s old boyfriend, Trapper, who’s become a veterinary expert on them, including Kong. Of course, Jia comes along because she’s the only one who can communicate with Kong.

Meanwhile, Kong continues his search for other giant apes like him and runs across a group of them, including a young giant ape with red fur. They don’t get along, but King soon takes the little fellow under his wing, and the young ape leads Kong to a hidden lair of many giant apes. Sadly, for King, the apes have been enslaved by a large giant ape and his minions. The giant ape has also enslaved a large dinosaur creature who can hurt animals and things using energy beams of ice, much like Godzilla’s radioactive energy beams. Kong and the young ape barely escape with their lives.

They head for the source of the electrical disturbances, as do Ilene, Jia, Bernie, and Trapper. The humans learn that the electrical disturbances are actually a distress signal. Also, Kong’s encounter with the mean giant ape has resulted in the giant ape following King and his new ape friend.

[SPOILERS FOLLOW] Eventually, the humans form the surface learn that the mean giant ape has a name, Scar King. He wants to lead his army of enslaved giant apes and the ice energy dinosaur to the surface to destroy Civilization and rule the whole Earth. The only way to stop Scar King is if the humans can convince Godzilla and Kong to halt their rivalry long enough to stop Scar King,

GODZILLA X KONG takes a while to expose the new villain and what’s really happening in Hollow Earth, but there’s lots of exciting action before those revelations occur, and afterwards. Some of the explanations in the movie’s second half, especially the ones involving the history behind Scar King, also seem a little convoluted.

GODZILLA X KONG has a strong moral worldview. The movie’s two main themes are restoring a fallen kingdom and the love between a mother and her adopted daughter. [SPOILERS FOLLOW] For example, the humans discover that the distress signal was created by a lost tribe, and offshoot of Jia’s Skull Island tribe. They sent the signal to alert Godzilla to come help them stop Scar King. Long ago, the tribe explains to Ilene and Jia, the giant apes were meant to protect the human race from Scar King, who enslaved the other giant apes and the dinosaur creature, which created the last Ice Age. It was Godzilla who stopped Scar King back then and imprisoned him in the isolated area of Hollow Earth where Kong found him. So, if Kong and Godzilla can defeat Scar King this time, Kong can become the new ruler of a restored Ape Kingdom in Hollow Earth, a literal King Kong. However, the two monsters will need help from an unexpected source to succeed.

The moral worldview in GODZILLA X KONG is marred by lots of mostly light obscenities and 11 light profanities. The movie also has lots of intense violence and large scary creatures who attack one another, threaten humans, destroy many buildings, and sometimes eat other, smaller creatures.

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Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.

Movieguide® is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.


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