Easter eggs are fun little touches that filmmakers often incorporate into their works as a tribute to other films and art forms that have inspired their work. The recently released Godzilla vs Kong contains plenty of such Easter eggs that serve as callbacks to earlier monster movies and action movies from the 80s and 90s. Specific Die hard and Deadly weapon 2, according to the film’s VFX supervisor Bryan Hirota.
“I don’t know if I can think of specific Easter eggs that haven’t been caught. Off, Kong sleeping on the transport is also a nod to King Kong vs. Godzilla, but I think people have seen them all. Adam [Wingard] also has this nod to ’80s action stars, like how Kong jumps off the carrier when Godzilla blows it up is a nod to Bruce Willis in Die hard, and Kong putting his shoulder back in place is a nod to Martin Riggs’ dislocated yoke Deadly weapon 2
The fight between Kong and Godzilla aboard the aircraft carrier in the middle of the ocean is a highlight of Godzilla to KongThe scene also perfectly encompasses the different approaches to fighting the two iconic monsters take, with Godzilla having the advantage in terms of raw power, and Kong using his wits to gain the upper hand.
In a previous interview, the film’s director, Adam Wingard, had explained that Kong’s role as the brave underdog reminded him of 80s and 90s action heroes, which is why he felt he was being referred to. Die hard would be a fitting tribute.
“I’ve always seen Kong in this movie as an 80s action hero or an early 90s Shane Black action hero. I’m a big fan of that action style where the action hero is this guy who doesn’t mind. Godzilla is much more powerful than [Kong]And then we put Kong on the ocean. This is the element of Godzilla. So the stakes and danger level are already high for this character, but you want to reinforce that. And the inspiration for that really comes from Die Hard, more than anything else. That’s why the film has a Die Hard reference here and there from a visual point of view. “
Though Kong may not have a gun like John McClane or a cool catchphrase in it Godzilla to Kong, the giant ape gets his own giant, tough battle ax and proves that he could be as resourceful as McClane if he fights against all odds. Even if the odds take the form of an unstoppable juggernaut of power and destruction, that’s the mighty Godzilla.
Directed by Adam Wingard and written by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein, Godzilla to Kong features a main cast consisting of Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Henry. The film is now playing in theaters and on HBO Max. This news comes from ScreenRant.
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