Spoiler alert: The following post reveals major plot points and the ending of “Godzilla vs. Kong,” so beware if you haven’t seen it yet.
How do you make an already epic fight night between Godzilla and King Kong that much better? Turn it into a three-way dance.
Mechagodzilla, a Terminator-esque robotic version of the iconic thunder lizard, makes his modern debut in the Warner Bros.’ MonsterVerse as the ginormous surprise guest star of “Godzilla vs. Kong” (in theaters and streaming on HBO Max now). Created by men to take on these other monstrous titans, Mechagodzilla makes for a pretty formidable foe – that is, until Godzilla and Kong form an even more fearsome tag team.
In “Godzilla vs. Kong,” the world doesn’t understand why Godzilla, who had become a protector for Earth, is attacking cities. There is a reason, though: He’s going after various places where APEX Industries – headed up by villainous CEO Walter Simmons (Demian Bichir) – is working on pieces of what later becomes Mechagodzilla.
‘Godzilla vs. Kong’:The battle you’ve been waiting for even has ‘Die Hard’ inspiration
APEX has figured out a way to create a mechanical kaiju from the severed head of defeated Godzilla foe Ghidorah (see: “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”) and create a psychic bond so a human could control Mechagodzilla. But that control becomes severed and Mechagodzilla turns out to have a mind of its own, romping and stomping through Hong Kong battling Kong, injured after a…