Millie Bobby Brown is one of the most popular and recognizable young stars on the planet, but she’s only featured in three movies. Two of those take place within the MonsterVerse and the other became one of Netflix’s most-watched original films ever, so it’s hardly a bad return all things considered, with her character Madison Russell bumped up to second billing among the human cast for Godzilla vs. Kong.
It’s smart for the studio to leverage her popularity by giving her a much bigger role in the story, as well as providing the connective tissue to King of the Monsters as the only returning face from the MonsterVerse, with the exception of a brief role for Kyle Chandler as her father. However, fans have been divided on the subplot that sees her teaming up with Brian Tyree Henry’s conspiracy theorist and Julian Dennison’s hanger-on.
We wrote in our own review that you could eliminate the trio from Godzilla vs. Kong entirely and it wouldn’t change a single thing, and as you can see from the reactions below, a lot of people agree, feeling that the road trip tangent between the mismatched running buddies is not really that important in the grand scheme of things.
i enjoyed the fuck out of godzilla vs kong but god damn yall gotta stop forcing millie bobby brown into the script ????
— Fuckin Hungry (@JareBearG) April 1, 2021
Hot take SPOILERS but Godzilla vs Kong didn't need Millie Bobby Browns side quest to make the monsters interesting just make the dude making Mecha Godzilla a Vince Machman venture capitalist type work with some good humans and you got your movie.
— sheamcc2? (@sheamcc21) April 1, 2021
I couldn't give less of a fuck about this Brian Tyree Henry/Millie Bobby Brown plot line. pic.twitter.com/P0tQiSD5qt
— America is musty 2021 (@DragonflyJonez) April 1, 2021
Every time Godzilla vs. Kong cut away from a badass monster fight to show fucking Millie Bobby Brown and her pals pic.twitter.com/x5ADnSsxyl
— Rhys Alan Jones (@RhysAlanJones) March 31, 2021
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godzilla vs kong should’ve been just fighting i don’t give a fuck about millie bobby brown
— brandon (@brndxq) April 1, 2021
no one bash me here but what was the point of millie bobby brown in godzilla vs. kong?I mean don't get me wrong I love her acting but I didn't see the significance
— victoria⁷? (@yoongiXhobii) April 1, 2021
#GodzillaVsKong This film was BAD all the humans where not likeable especially Millie Bobby browns team. I was hoping one of the monsters to step on them. I knew Godzilla was gonna win but they could of at least have Kong win ONE fight. 1/2
— Dylan (@ItsDylanJohnson) April 1, 2021
Godzilla vs Kong was good. But the Millie Bobby Brown and Bryan Tyree Henry subplot was fucking dumb.
— .. (@DClark35) April 1, 2021
wanting to see godzilla vs kong but not wanting to put up with millie bobby brown
— hope (@ppredicturs) April 1, 2021
once again millie bobby brown contributed nothing to godzilla v kong, i wonder how she keeps getting away with it smh
— MainManMané (@SheikhSadio) April 1, 2021
Godzilla v Kong was good I’m just not understanding why Millie Bobby brown was in it
— Shannon Huss (@shannyhuss) April 1, 2021
Seriously godzilla vs kong is not worth it to watch ? millie bobby brown is a no no for me, alexander skarsgard saved the movie
— Mohd Faiz (@faizredwan) April 1, 2021
Yo Godzilla vs Kong was actually pretty good. Had the most personality out of all the monsterverse stuff so far. They need to get Millie Bobby Brown out these movies tho for real.
— tdawg (@tdawg863) April 1, 2021
The Millie Bobby Brown storyline in Godzilla vs Kong was so unnecessary
— Jake (@jake_gannon_) April 1, 2021
Godzilla Vs Kong. Pretty fucking good. If you can ignore how annoying Millie Bobby Brown's character and how boring that entire arc is, you'll have a good time. Worth breaking the quarantine for a cinema visit.
— Rag (@Rag_Of_Nao) April 1, 2021
They took all this out but kept Millie Bobby Brown and her pointless gang in? pic.twitter.com/Gu7c7jtJji
— ????Ʊ?? | #SnyderCut (@theSNYDERVERSE) April 1, 2021
— 404 page not found (@husseinshokyjr) April 1, 2021
Obviously, the humans are the least important part of Godzilla vs. Kong, and largely only exist to deliver exposition and move things on from one huge action sequence to the next, but Brown’s storyline is the most pointless by far. It feels like a half-baked way to get her into the movie that wasn’t developed beyond the first draft, and clearly a lot of people have been left scratching their heads at what impact Madison and her crew actually have on the proceedings.