“Godzilla vs. Kong” Arriving…


In these times of a deadly global pandemic and an insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol, you probably figured that a Godzilla vs. Kong movie was inevitable.  We may even be jaded to it, kind of like “Yeah, it figures, whatever!”  But after years in the planning and multiple delays in 2020, Godzilla vs. Kong is at last set to open in late March.  

Described as a “massive monster brawl,” this latest installment in the MonsterVerse unites in mortal combat the iconic franchise figures of King Kong, who has appeared in a dozen films, and Godzilla, the veteran of three dozen flicks.  Both franchises began cinematic renewal and revitalization programs beginning in 2014, with Godzilla establishing himself as “King of the Titans,” and mankind in this universe being in fearful coexistence with them.  King Kong, for his part, has done well in his domain on Skull Island, and has demonstrated his ability to dominate in battle large reptilian creatures, including three T-Rexes at once.  This makes him a serious contender in any monster match, even if he is essentially a giant ape…

 

Now in the current crossover matchup, Godzilla has become seriously ticked off, and is rampaging around the planet, prompting mankind to recruit King Kong as a defensive agent.  Kong has the advantage of superior intelligence and agility, whereas Godzilla is elemental and practically indestructible, plus he has that radioactive breath thing going on.  You have to choose sides in this combat, and I confess to being a Godzilla loyalist.  He is just magnificent emerging from the sea, an unfathomable, breathtaking, and unstoppable force of nature!  Kong may be King, but Godzilla is…well, a god.  The Internet is having a field day over the upcoming battle royal, and we are at least promised by the producer that one of the combatants will win.  There’s nothing we monster movie fans hate more than ambiguous endings, which are all too common and very unsatisfying.  If I wanted a “write your own ending” conclusion, I wouldn’t be bankrolling someone else to write the script.

Regardless of who emerges victorious in the epic fray, we are promised more MonsterVerse films to come…and there is the revelation that some thing manifested as seismic activity within the hollow Earth may be instigating the fracas to begin with, like a cosmic conspiracy theorist. Perhaps there is a common, real enemy. All is probably not as it appears, with plenty of hooks to hang future movies on.  Producers do, after all, want your interest piqued, and your movie dollars supporting their efforts…Rawrr!  

 

 

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9 Comments on ““Godzilla vs. Kong” Arriving…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    I’ve been waiting for this ever since I first saw the Showa-era original! The one that supposedly has _two_ endings. Gojira triumphant in the Japanese language version. And Kong winning out in the Anglo-dubbed version.

    The latter came on Old Channel 9 (out of Secaucus, NJ) every Thanksgiving weekend, along with GODZILLA VS. MEGALON and GODZILLA VS. THE SMOG MONSTER. Box office turkeys, they might have been. But, they were suitably entertaining to this pre-STAR WARS high school kid!

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    • vulpesffb Says:

      “Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster” was hardly great art, either…:D

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      • carycomic Says:

        Not when “smog” in that case seemed to be a portmanteau of “sludge, muck, and fog.” Yecch!

        But, then again, it _was_ supposed to be an anti-pollution fable. Much like the series finale of IT TAKES A THIEF!

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  2. carycomic Says:

    Speaking of confrontations: have you seen that revived Geico commercial with Mr. Motumbo? He’s an NBA guard who was recruited from Africa (I think). And the commercial has him over-zealously preventing any kind of completed toss. Cereal boxes into a shopping cart; clean clothes into a laundry basket for folding; etc.

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