It seems determined to make me root for Kong, which is of course ridiculous. I have nothing against the personalized metaphor for American involvement in Southeast Asia, but I am firmly on the side of the personalized metaphor for the Pax Americana. I can only assume that something – probably the personalized metaphor for… ah, well, people are holding out hope for Mechagodzilla, so whatever that metaphor is – is responsible for the problem, and once fixed Kong and Godzilla will turn around and pound the crap out of that.
PS: This and Wonder Woman ’84 (which I still like!) and Justice League is why we got HBO Max. Although the rest of the DC stuff is popular with my wife and kids.