Monster movies are rarely filled with complex characters. Usually there is the evil monster who wants to destroy humanity and the heroic characters who try to stop the monster. Legendary upcoming MonsterVerse feature Godzilla vs Kong tries to add a little depth to the iconic battle between the two titular monsters. According to producer Alex Garcia, both Godzilla and Kong have legitimate reasons for falling out in their new film.
“Neither is an antagonist per say … What’s cool about this movie is also that it’s the first time we’ve seen Kong leave Skull Island in our mythology. clean with this new reality, and what does it mean? And in the same way Godzilla is frantically trying to defend his own power structure. And it’s not like Godzilla is a tyrant, but he’s trying to maintain this greater balance that he thinks is under threat. , and he sees Kong as possibly one of those threats. “
In previous MonsterVerse films, Kong was shown living a contented life on Skull Island, indifferent to the larger world that exists beyond. On the other hand, Godzilla was the undisputed leader of the rest of the world’s monsters. With Kong venturing outside of Skull Island for the first time, it seems the two alpha predators are driven by a desire to protect their territory by trying to destroy each other. Their emotions are heightened by the mentions of an “old rivalry” between their species, reportedly going back several millennia.
Central to this titanic battle is the survival of all humanity. You’d think the humans wouldn’t side with either monster, but the trailers showed that Kong was specifically used by the government to fight Godzilla. Garcia goes on to explain that humanity is simply trying to minimize the damage by taking sides with the creature that would do the least damage to society.
‘It depends how you look [Kong and Godzilla]I think it’s both characters fighting for something, which is different for them. And those things are good for us sometimes, but they don’t always match. Neither is inherently bad, but they aren’t inherently good either, are they? And I think that’s where the complexities of us, of humanity, and our relationship to them really come into play. “
It will be interesting to see how this triple battle between the giant lizard, the giant ape and the human plays out. Especially when another giant monster Mechagodzilla, created by humans, enters battle and threatens to destroy everything in its path.
Directed by Adam Wingard and Written by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein, Godzilla to Kong stars Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Henry. The film hits theaters on March 31 and on HBO Max. This news came from Cinemablend.
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