Normally when you cover movies and TV, you spend the bulk of your time at the keyboard or in front of a screen. But sometimes you find yourself dangling from a harness a few storeys up and hoping like hell that the stunt team are going to drop you onto the crash pad way down below.
Reader, I lived, but I won’t lie and say I didn’t scream (you can watch the footage below). This was a fun bit of business cooked up by the Godzilla Vs Kong stunt team for the press visiting Warner Brothers’ Gold Coast studios to get some insight into the struggle to bring these two titans together on the big screen for the first time since 1962’s King Kong Vs Godzilla. Which means dropping several dozen meters to what your nervous system believes is certain death was one of the less exciting events of the day.
Set after 2019’s Godzilla King of the Monsters (and shot before that movie was even released), Godzilla Vs Kong puts the world’s most famous giant lizard up against the giant ape we were introduced to in 2017’s Kong: Skull Island in a match up first hinted at in that very film. Supanova alumna Millie Bobby Brown returns as gutsy heroine Madison Russell who twigs that something is wrong with Godzilla, who is normally happy to beat on the other giant monsters that populate the series’ fantastical universe but has lately been endangering human cities as well.