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GODZILLA vs. KONG | March 31 2021 | Adam Wingard to direct

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36 minutes ago, OncomingStorm93 said:

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is Kick-Ass. 'Nuff said.

 

As for the GvK trailer, I got major Pacific Rim Uprising vibes from this. Emphasis on Uprising.

The music choices were similar but the action looked much better than that one. It had better be lol. 

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14 minutes ago, jatvision said:

Why do they bring these monsters to cities. Why can't they fight in some desert. I am very distracted by destruction porn in such fights.

Destruction porn is the point of monster movies. Would be stupid to set the movies in a desert or somewhere.

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4 minutes ago, grim22 said:

Destruction porn is the point of monster movies. Would be stupid to set the movies in a desert or somewhere.

I was watching Godzilla vs Kong old one, that seem like far from civilization in the climax fight. there were small establishments but seems to evacuated.

 

I don't think Kong vs Lizards of Skull Island was stupid fight, it looked far better IMO.

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1 hour ago, jatvision said:

I was watching Godzilla vs Kong old one, that seem like far from civilization in the climax fight. there were small establishments but seems to evacuated.

 

I don't think Kong vs Lizards of Skull Island was stupid fight, it looked far better IMO.

I read somewhere that staging fights in tropical islands/empty landscapes was much more budget-friendly than building miniature cities for 2 guys to wreck. 
 

Makes sense especially when you look at the 70s Godzilla films (with smaller budgets than the 60s films) where the final battles happen in empty plains. :lol:

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It's not surprising that not only Kong Skull was better than other Monsterverse movies but it trended really well in most places. It was received very well , specially in the intense competition in 2017 with so many good and trending movies. I really want that type of movies more.

It was so entertaining to watch that.  Kong really was given a good story. I don't understand why they didn't follow that path when audience loved.

Why did they time jump?? I would have loved to follow from there with mix of old and new characters. 

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11 hours ago, excel1 said:

KING OF ALL MONSTERS had tons of cool idea with the monsters and Monarch on paper. The biggest problem, by a mile, was the insanely lame family subplot w/ the evil woman turning bad to wake up the monsters. Good lord how was that not caught at the script stage?

I don't know...I'm amazed that WW84 wasn't stopped at the script stage, having now seen it...

 

3 hours ago, grim22 said:

Destruction porn is the point of monster movies. Would be stupid to set the movies in a desert or somewhere.

"They landed in the Grand Canyon -- it's pretty abandoned, sir."  Remind anyone of anything?  😅

 

I'm glad that Warner Bros./Legendary didn't worry about that thorny argument, at least... 

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5 hours ago, jatvision said:

Why do they bring these monsters to cities. Why can't they fight in some desert. I am very distracted by destruction porn in such fights.

Cuz desert is boring. Fight in a jungle would be best option, but you have to render CGI forest, which is more expensive than city.

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2 hours ago, marveldcfox said:

Cuz desert is boring. Fight in a jungle would be best option, but you have to render CGI forest, which is more expensive than city.

desert was just my way of saying, away from humans. just have monsters fight in open space 😛

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What I'm really hoping for is that a good chunk of the action is presented from ground level, not just the CGI aerial shots.

 

One of my favorite aspects of Godzilla 2014 (which I consider far better than most give it credit for) was that the action was primarily presented through the eyes of the humans on the ground, until the end clash. It helped sell the scale of what we were witnessing. I have yet to see KOTM, but my impressions from the trailers were that the action would have very little human POV. That's the same impression I get from this trailer. I just re-watched the main trailer for the first Pacific Rim. Full of ground-level shots. That's what really sells the action.

 

Also, the more I watch this trailer, the more I dislike it. As far as these MonsterVerse trailers go, it's the laziest in execution. Both trailers for Godzilla were masterclasses in building suspense and dread (credit goes to Alexandre Desplat's music and Bryan Cranston's acting). Kong's trailers had that rocking 70s war film vibe and a lot of charismatic actors having fun. KOTM leaned hard into the operatic vibe, and while the quality of the cinematography is up for debate, its nonetheless memorable.

 

This trailer for GvK is just lazily edited, without any memorable acting, cinematography, or music. It's just bland.

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24 minutes ago, OncomingStorm93 said:

What I'm really hoping for is that a good chunk of the action is presented from ground level, not just the CGI aerial shots.

 

One of my favorite aspects of Godzilla 2014 (which I consider far better than most give it credit for) was that the action was primarily presented through the eyes of the humans on the ground, until the end clash. It helped sell the scale of what we were witnessing. I have yet to see KOTM, but my impressions from the trailers were that the action would have very little human POV. That's the same impression I get from this trailer. I just re-watched the main trailer for the first Pacific Rim. Full of ground-level shots. That's what really sells the action.

 

Also, the more I watch this trailer, the more I dislike it. As far as these MonsterVerse trailers go, it's the laziest in execution. Both trailers for Godzilla were masterclasses in building suspense and dread (credit goes to Alexandre Desplat's music and Bryan Cranston's acting). Kong's trailers had that rocking 70s war film vibe and a lot of charismatic actors having fun. KOTM leaned hard into the operatic vibe, and while the quality of the cinematography is up for debate, its nonetheless memorable.

 

This trailer for GvK is just lazily edited, without any memorable acting, cinematography, or music. It's just bland.

This isn't going for Godzilla 2014 tho. I actually liked that this one dropped all the pretense and just made it clear that this shit is going to be dumb, cheesy fun. Was laughing my ass off at that needle-drop. We just want to see two big boys fighting and the trailer sells it purely on that, which is fine.

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We probably don't have enough data to say this yet but I honestly feel like this movie would've grossed more than WW84 worldwide (which if I had to guess would've grossed $600 mil at best) and would've been WB's biggest film of 2020.

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