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GODZILLA vs. KONG | May 21 2021 | Adam Wingard to direct

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On ‎11‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 12:06 PM, WittyUsername said:

King Kong is arguably a bigger global phenomenon than Godzilla, so it remains to be seen if the novelty of him fighting the Big G would help this movie in anyway. In any case, I’m not expecting this movie to do huge business. 

Hell, King Kong in 1933 started the whole "Giant Monster" genre.

No Kong, No Godzilla.

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On ‎11‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 7:02 AM, Ithil said:

And the film was set nearly fifty years ago.

Uh Jackson's Kong was set in 1933. That is a hell of a lot more then just Fifty years ago.

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I will go see it, but after G:KOTM my hopes are not that high.

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2 hours ago, TestPattern said:

Based on a picture floating around, the plot of GvK may have leaked and it sounds absolutely stupid

 

These movies are supposed to be stupid fun. Whether that works or not is a different thing all together.

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3 hours ago, TestPattern said:

Based on a picture floating around, the plot of GvK may have leaked and it sounds absolutely stupid

 

 

Its a skyscraper-sized radioactive lizard fighting a skyscraper-sized Ape.

 

That in itself is so stupid that anything else becomes tolerable in my eyes (though some people know that im not the most objective person regarding this franchise lol).

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16 hours ago, dudalb said:

Uh Jackson's Kong was set in 1933. That is a hell of a lot more then just Fifty years ago.

What is the relevance of this post to mine?

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28 minutes ago, Lucas said:

@ViewerAnon how's it compared to the other Monsterverse entries?

Heard the same praise for Godzilla 2. We all know how that ended. 

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In short don't pay much attention to early reactions. 

BOP and Godzilla 2 are the recent example from WB which were hailed as masterpiece after the early reaction. In the end both underperformed/flopped. 

 

 

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this could be the best movie ever but if GA doesn't care for the concept no amount of raves are going to put butts in seats. They didn't care for KoM either and this movie has the same human cast that flopped first time around. Is Kong alone enough to draw the audience?

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@Valonqar actually this only had 3 cast members from KOTM (MMB, Kyle Chandler and Zhang Ziyi). The rest are newcomers to the franchise.


Minor gripe but they need to swap the names in the title and have Kong be called King Kong.

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16 minutes ago, Madhuvan said:

In short don't pay much attention to early reactions. 

BOP and Godzilla 2 are the recent example from WB which were hailed as masterpiece after the early reaction. In the end both underperformed/flopped. 

BoP got good reviews. Not sure what box office has to do with how screening reactions went 🤦‍♂️ 

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Minor gripe but they need to swap the names in the title and have Kong be called King Kong.

That's the title of the original. 

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44 minutes ago, TMP said:

BoP got good reviews. Not sure what box office has to do with how screening reactions went 🤦‍♂️ 

In the end these movies are for box office. 

Beside, BOP reviews are average just like Captain Marvel. Nothing extraordinary. 

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I do believe that the central conceit of Godzilla Vs Kong is enough to drive up audience interest. Not by a significant factor, but by a noticeable one. It's easily a better hook than Godzilla vs a bunch of monsters.

 

That said, the marketing campaign needs to be on point. Similar to G14, which emphasized the chaos surrounding Godzilla much more than Godzilla himself, told through the eyes of a single character's emotional investment. We all remember that Bryan Cranston and his incredible monologuing was the big marketing hook.

 

KotM's marketing was just focused on action and destruction. Filled the trailers with the film's best money shots, left little to surprise. There was nothing to emotionally invest in as an audience, unless you really cared about Millie Bobby Brown for some reason. From what I can tell, Alexander Skarsgård is the primary human this time. The marketing for this really needs to put us in his shoes as he witnesses chaos unfolding around him.

 

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Bryan Cranston was on popularity high that time due to Breaking Bad. 

He was the main driving force for that movie alongside Godzilla. 

 

 

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Kong also did good because of the cast. 

Samuel L Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, John C Riley and Brie Larson won the Oscar last year and was cast as Captain Marvel. 

 

Human cast is as important as Monsters. 

 

MBB is new talent she has done nothing remarkable expect being Eleven. 

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