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‘Godzilla vs. Kong’: Japanese icon battles American ape

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I love Godzilla. So after watching the epic first official trailer, I’m really hoping that “Godzilla vs. Kong” won’t make the King of the Monsters job to King Kong again.

Yes, these two goliaths have clashed on the big screen before, in the 1962 movie “King Kong vs. Godzilla”. Of course I was rooting for Godzilla. I’ve never liked King Kong, and even as a kid I knew Japan was way cooler than the US, which created that dumb ape. Heck, just to have that ape go toe to toe with Godzilla, Toho Studios had to make him much, much larger than he was in the original 1933 “King Kong” US movie. And he still had to cheat.

Clash of the titans

I love Godzilla. So I'm really hoping that "Godzilla vs. Kong" won't make the King of the Monsters job to King Kong again. Image credit: Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures
Image credit: Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures

“Godzilla vs. Kong”, of course, will be much more epic than the ’60s classic because obviously technology has advanced exponentially.

Just watch the awesome trailer.

Beyond the sheer joy of seeing these two monsters laying the smackdown on each other, we are also presented with a deeper mystery.

Why is our favorite kaiju, who has been presented as the good guy in the first two films in the reboot, going on a rampage? Which is why Kong has been brought in as apparently humanity’s only hope.

Plus what’s up with the young orphaned girl who apparently has formed a bond with Kong?

Image credit: Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures
Image credit: Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures

Based on previous Godzilla movies, it’s possible that someone or something is controlling the kaiju. Or maybe humans are doing something nefarious in those locations that the Big G is attacking.

In fact, after trying their best to beat each other into a pulp, I wouldn’t be surprised if the two behemoths will unite to take down the actual Big Bad in “Godzilla vs. Kong”.

The film stars Alexander Skarsgård (“Big Little Lies”), Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”), Rebecca Hall (“Iron Man 3”), Brian Tyree Henry (“Joker”), Shun Oguri (“Weathering with You”), Eiza González (“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”), and Julian Dennison (“Deadpool 2”), with Kyle Chandler (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters”) and Demián Bichir (“The Nun”).

I know we shouldn’t judge a movie by its trailer, but this one has me really excited to watch “Godzilla vs. Kong”. As long as the Japanese icon doesn’t have to job again to the American ape, I’ll be happy.

How about you? Are you excited to watch “Godzilla vs. Kong”?