By:  John Russell  •  one week ago  •  33 comments


Godzilla vs Kong
 

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Has anybody see the new monster movie ?

The robot monster basically uses Godzilla's head to knock down skyscrapers in Hong Kong. 

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JohnRussell
Professor Principal
1  author  JohnRussell    one week ago

For some unknown reason, I watched Godzilla vs Kong, the new "epic" movie about a big battle between two of Hollywood's most famous monsters. 

Not only has the movie been a big hit at the box office in the past few days, it has gotten largely good reviews, with a 76% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 

I was hoping for a cheesy dumb action movie with a lot of cringy but funny dialogue and speeches.  What I got was an assault on the senses for about two hours .

In many of the reviews, the critics talk about this movie being a new state of the art in CGI and special effects.  Maybe it is, I have no idea, but there wasnt a second when I lost the realization that I was watching what is largely a cartoon, an animated movie, with some real life humans in it. 

Back back back in the day, Godzilla vs Kong looked like this

 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
Senior Participates
1.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one week ago

i remember this "classic" back in the day, and yea, the New one looks a tad upgraded

 
 
 
zuksam
Sophomore Silent
1.2  zuksam  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one week ago

I watched it the CGI was really good but the story was lame. King Kong now knows sign language which is one thing but the whole axe with some kind of charging technology was a bit much. Who built the axe and it's charging station down in the center of the earth? I still like the King Kong with Jack Black the best (I like the Bugs in the ravine and the frozen pond) and the one from 1976 with Jessica Lange is second.

 
 
 
MrFrost
Masters Principal
2  MrFrost    one week ago

I am buying this as soon as it comes out. 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
Senior Participates
3  igknorantzrulz    one week ago

thought it was out already

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3    one week ago

Its out at the theaters and on HBO Max.  I don't know if you can buy it yet.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
Senior Participates
3.1.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    one week ago

did you see it in theatre ?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3.1.2  author  JohnRussell  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.1.1    one week ago

no, on HBO Max.  I'm not sure I'd pay 15 bucks to see this movie. It is action packed but it is a pretty constant din. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
4  Buzz of the Orient    one week ago

I just watched the preview - it looks pretty incredible, but I won't get to see the movie for at least three years (if I live that long). 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
Senior Participates
4.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    one week ago

maybe someone could send you the DVD ?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
4.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  igknorantzrulz @4.1    one week ago

The only recent movie I REALLY want to watch is the new DUNE movie.  I might even go to a theatre to watch it, and I've not gone to a theatre for about a decade, and that was only for the purpose of experiencing a 4D movie, which was okay if one wants to get sprayed in their face, jiggled in their seat and punched in their back.  

 
 
 
MrFrost
Masters Principal
4.1.2  MrFrost  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1.1    one week ago
The only recent movie I REALLY want to watch is the new DUNE movie. 

Agreed, I really want to see that.. Buy it if I can so I can have all three versions. 

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
4.2  Gordy327  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    one week ago

You're not missing much Buzz. The fight scenes were good, but too few and too short. Overall, the movie is watchable, but rather meh.

 
 
 
devangelical
PhD Principal
4.2.1  devangelical  replied to  Gordy327 @4.2    2 days ago

meh, if it's not 50's or 60's japanese sci-fi, I can't watch it.

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
4.2.2  Gordy327  replied to  devangelical @4.2.1    2 days ago

I know what you mean.

 
 
 
devangelical
PhD Principal
4.2.3  devangelical  replied to  Gordy327 @4.2.2    yesterday

modern special effects just can't replicate the "cheesey" aspects of the genre.

 
 
 
Snuffy
Sophomore Participates
4.2.4  Snuffy  replied to  devangelical @4.2.3    23 hours ago

let's hear it for Ray Harryhausen...

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
4.2.5  Gordy327  replied to  devangelical @4.2.3    22 hours ago

This is true. Those older aspects have a certain charm that cannot be replicated.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
PhD Guide
5  Paula Bartholomew    one week ago

With people being able to go to theaters again, they are starved for big screen movies.  People are buying tickets like junkies buy dope, to get a fix.  Even if this movie were a stinker, it would still make money.  I will wait until it hits cable.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
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5.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @5    one week ago

i don't know, this seems like it is best viewed at the theatre, unless you have a man cave like mine

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
PhD Guide
5.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  igknorantzrulz @5.1    one week ago

Even though I have had both vaccines, I avoid sardine can environments during the pandemic.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Masters Guide
6  Thrawn 31    one week ago

It was entertaining enough for what it was, my kids have been all about it though.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
7  Buzz of the Orient    3 days ago

Maybe we won't need to watch a movie....

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Hal A. Lujah
Professor Principal
8  Hal A. Lujah    2 days ago

These movies always put me to sleep.  I’d only watch it if there were some good topless scenes.  Something tells me there’s not.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
8.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @8    2 days ago

Of course.  With the collection you've got in your home, Godzilla is an angel. 

 
 
 
Freefaller
PhD Guide
8.2  Freefaller  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @8    2 days ago
I’d only watch it if there were some good topless scenes

I haven't watched it but I'm pretty sure both Godzilla and Kong are topless

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
Professor Principal
8.2.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Freefaller @8.2    2 days ago

I think they’re both dudes though.  Now if they were female, some scaly hairy tatas might improve the storyline.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
PhD Guide
8.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @8    2 days ago

A topless Godzilla?

 
 
 
evilgenius
Professor Participates
9  evilgenius    2 days ago

I watched it last week on HBOMax. I thought it was okay. The best parts were the monster fights. The less interesting parts were whatever the humans were doing. I understood the premise in the writing of Team Godzilla and Team Kong, but in a 2 hour movie it really just took too much out of what should have been an action movie that really didn't further the plot and made Mechagodzilla feel a bit shoehorned in. I have all the other movies in the series in my home disk collection and I'll add this one. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
9.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  evilgenius @9    2 days ago

I thought the movie moved along nicely, and there was a lot of action. Having never seen one of these "monsterverse" movies before I was a little taken back by how much of it was computer generated. It was essentially an animation with various humans along for the ride. The "plot" was, well, silly, and somewhat presumed you had seen the previous movies in the series. . 

 
 
 
evilgenius
Professor Participates
9.1.1  evilgenius  replied to  JohnRussell @9.1    2 days ago

I was entertained for 2 hours. It wasn't as good as the previous 2. More on par with the first Godzilla movie where we really didn't see much of Godzilla until the end of the movie. I believe all of the movies are currently available on HBOMax. WB will probably milk this franchise out for at least another movie or two.

Godzilla (2014)
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
PhD Guide
9.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  evilgenius @9.1.1    2 days ago

My favorite is Mighty Joe Young, both the original (TerI Moore) and the remake (Charlize Theron).

 
 
 
Ender
PhD Principal
10  Ender    21 hours ago

And where is Mothra...

 
 
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