Prop Bets for the Godzilla vs. Kong Movie
With theaters starting to open more and more throughout the country, there is more of an onus on that action-packed blockbuster that made theaters famous in the first place.
Few are as exhilarating as Godzilla or King Kong, and this month the two face off to the pleasure of audiences everywhere.
Simply taking in the epic battle between two ferocious monsters should be plenty appealing, but what if you could add some money to the entertainment?
Believe it or not, the top entertainment betting sites are offering two separate props regarding Godzilla vs. Kong.
That’s right, you’re able to bet on what transpires in this flick, as well as how it’ll be received. To walk you through what to expect, let’s break down both Godzilla vs. Kong movie props and come away with some predictions.
Odds for Which Monster Will Win
MyBookie is the place to be if you want to bet on which monster wins in Godzilla vs. Kong.
I hate to be the guy to spoil Godzilla vs. Kong for you, but if you want to bet on which monster will win, you’re kind of asking for it.
To be fair, this isn’t a true spoiler, as the movie isn’t out yet, and nobody but the people directly affiliated with the film know for sure who wins.
To get the ball rolling, be sure to check out the trailer and see if you can gauge which monster might have the upper hand.
Beyond the trailer, there are a few things bettors can factor in before placing their bets, of course. The first is the odds, which make it clear that Kong is the likely winner.
But as we know, the favorite doesn’t always win, and that +200 price for the devastating Godzilla is awfully tempting.
So, should you take the money and run at -300, or is it worth a dice roll to back Godzilla?
Well, first off, you know this isn’t a tricky bet. One way or another, one of these monsters is going to lose this battle. Whether that means they’re killed off or not, of course, remains to be seen.
Just check out what Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard had to say about someone prevailing in this epic clash.
Wingard tapped into inspiration from a childhood argument and decided that not only did the much-heated debate need to be settled, but the past movies were a bit too ambiguous.
The revelation here is that either Godzilla or Kong will win this battle, and Kong is the early favorite.
But that doesn’t necessarily tell you which way to lean.
The kicker may be deciding who the good guy is here. Most movies lean toward the hero, after all.
Looking at Godzilla vs. Kong, it feels like Kong is the protagonist in a sense. He has a direct connection to a young girl in the film, and it’s quite possible she’s a driving force for him at some point.
Ultimately, I imagine Godzilla and Kong end up teaming up against the tested third “monster” in this blockbuster movie, but when the two go at it, I expect Kong to come out on top.
- Pick: Kong (-300)
Odds for Godzilla vs. Kong Rating
The other way to make money from betting on Godzilla vs. Kong is to project the Rotten Tomatoes rating.
This is always easier said than done. I mean, just look at the recent unveiling of Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
The first rendition of this film scored a brutal 40% from the critics, but the Snyder Cut impressed with a 73% rating, despite a marathon tour through four hours of questionable CGI.
The latter is the main concern here with the latest Godzilla installment, as these action movies can often get lost in themselves.
You’re watching the movie with a thirst for violence and blood, so it stands to reason a large chunk of it will be committed to Godzilla and King Kong bashing each other’s skulls in.
But that alone probably won’t get you over the 74.5% rating hump, so you’re banking on three things; quality direction, a compelling story, and an actual platform for an underrated ensemble.
I think there’s a good chance at all three boxes being checked, but it’s always worth looking back and past Godzilla and Kong films, and seeing how the critics received them.
And even if Godzilla vs. Kong is the perfect mash-up of emotion, story, and action, the audience could poorly rate it if they feel it’s too cerebral, slow, or there isn’t enough screen time of our beloved monsters.
With all that said, here’s a quick look at some of the most recent Kong and Godzilla movies, along with their Tomatometer and Audience grades.
|Movie||Critics Rating||Audience Rating|
|Kong: Skull Island||75%||69%|
|Godzilla: King of Monsters||42%||83%|
As you can see, there is some volatility in trying to figure out how these movies will be received.
Godzilla: King of Monsters is probably the one to really lean on, of course.
This film doesn’t incorporate King Kong, but it offers much of the same cast you’re seeing in Godzilla vs. Kong. Add in a Kong vs. Godzilla element and new direction, and it’s entirely possible the rating sees a bump.
The audience clearly loved it, after all.
However, judging by the critics score and how these movies do in general, betting on the Under makes the most sense.
- Pick: Under 74.5% (-140)
Betting on Godzilla vs. Kong
My parting words are this; have fun with it. As is the case with most entertainment wagers, you should consider these bets as accessories that can be attached to the actual entertainment itself.
Who do you want to win? If you want Godzilla to win, you can drive home that rooting energy by going hard at a lucrative +200 bet. Hedging your bets against your preferred entertainment and going with Kong makes sense, too.
Entertainment aside, you also may want to side with logic. Kong is the more likable and approachable character, and he has a clear alignment with a lot of the cast.
That could always create a dramatic wrinkle – to see Kong temporarily fall – but at some point in a world of mythic monsters, the good guy needs to absorb some blows to the chin.
at the critics.
It takes something special for that to happen with action flicks, after all. Similar blockbuster action films like Rampage (51%), Dark Phoenix (22%), Power Rangers (50%), and Wonder Woman 1984 (59%) didn’t make the cut.
That isn’t to say Godzilla vs. Kong can’t surprise and score 75% or better. It just doesn’t feel like the logical bet.
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