By Chris Kavan - 06/03/20 at 11:13 AM CT
Since last week was another wasteland of updates, I have once again lumped it in with this week's MPAA ratings bulletin - even if things aren't much better. Despite a robust list this week, there is really only one film of note to discuss and that is the monster mashup (still scheduled for a November release) Godzilla vs. Kong. But one film is better than none, and I'm glad for anything to talk about with the box office still MIA (unless you count The Wretched and it's drive-in massacre). Now I just have to hope for enough big releases to keep me going through summer.
I think expectations are going to be a bit tempered for Godzilla vs. Kong. Let's face it, while the new films in the series have been fine - they haven't been the blockbuster material and the numbers have been going in the wrong direction. While Godzilla brought in nearly $325 million domestic and about $525 million worldwide, the follow-up King of the Monsters could only muster $276 million domestic and $386 million worldwide. Skull Island landed at just under $400 million domestic with $566 million worldwide. Now we'll have to see if combining the might of the two will help things get back on the right track. The film boasts a familiar cast - with Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Ziyi Zhang from previous films, but also adds a lot of new faces including Eiza González, Rebecca Hall, Alexander Skarsgård, Jessica Henwick, Lance Reddick, Brian Tyree Henry and Demián Bichir among others.The plot picks up immediately after the event in King of the Monsters, in which humans and Titans have learned to co-exist, but this alliance is threatened by a party who wants to weaponize the Titans - even as Skull Island undergoes a seismic shift that brings together our titular monsters. More monster mayhem is what I'm getting at - though it will have to deliver more than King of the Monsters to draw audiences back in. And, as I said, while the film still have a November release date, rumors say this could be pushed back to summer 2021 - but we'll have to wait and see on that. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of creature violence/destruction and brief language.
That's your one big film this time around, but there is still an impressive list below if you want to check out the full MPAA Ratings Bulletin (this weeka and last):
CHARLIE'S CHRISTMAS WISH
Rated PG for some mild thematic elements.
Rated R for sexual content/nudity, some bloody violence and language.
Rated PG-13 for strong language, thematic material and brief violence.
GODZILLA VS. KONG
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of creature violence/destruction and brief language.
GOOD ON PAPER
Rated R for language throughout, sexual references, and brief drug use and nudity.
LET IT SNOW
Rated R for some bloody/violent images and brief language.
Rated R for language throughout.
Rated R for drug content, language throughout and some violence.
Rated R for language.
Rated PG-13 for violence/bloody images, sexual material/nudity, some strong language and a drug reference.
Rated R for disturbing violent/sexual content, language throughout, and some nudity.
Rated PG-13 for some sexual content, and smoking.
Rated R for drug content and language throughout, and for some violent/bloody images.
WISH UPON A UNICORN
Rated PG for some violence, rude/suggestive humor, mild language and thematic elements.