Godzilla vs. Kong Discussion Thread - FULL SPOILERS AHEAD

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Godzilla2020 wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 7:29 pm The military should of been of no help.
The military helping out allowed for Godzilla to finally destroy some military stuff, as well as provided a nice back up for Kong. I dunno, I sort of liked them working together.
Also your anecdote about the woman shouting "NO" is hilarious.

I'll see the movie again once it's released in theaters in Japan properly.
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Godzilla2020 wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 7:29 pm Saw the movie in theaters for the second time today(first viewing was in late April). I loved it!

Godzilla was portrayed as powerful, Kong put up a good fight. It was great!

I only have a few criticisms. Godzilla's head should have been the same size as it was back in 2014 in proportion to the rest of him. The military should of been of no help. The final battle could have been longer. Godzilla should have gotten one decent hit on Mecha Godzilla on screen. And finally, Kong could have been shown as a little tougher.

Also, a family that was Team Kong was in the theater. The little girl literally shouted "NO" and started crying when Godzilla won. She stopped when Kong was revived though.
Godzilla did stop MechaG when they first collide MechaG had to out speed Godzilla to gain the advantage.
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miguelnuva wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 7:40 pm
Godzilla2020 wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 7:29 pm Saw the movie in theaters for the second time today(first viewing was in late April). I loved it!

Godzilla was portrayed as powerful, Kong put up a good fight. It was great!

I only have a few criticisms. Godzilla's head should have been the same size as it was back in 2014 in proportion to the rest of him. The military should of been of no help. The final battle could have been longer. Godzilla should have gotten one decent hit on Mecha Godzilla on screen. And finally, Kong could have been shown as a little tougher.

Also, a family that was Team Kong was in the theater. The little girl literally shouted "NO" and started crying when Godzilla won. She stopped when Kong was revived though.
Godzilla did stop MechaG when they first collide MechaG had to out speed Godzilla to gain the advantage.
Upon rewatch, I'm pretty sure Godzilla got some hits in off screen. We hear aggressive roaring and Mecha Godzilla is standing quite a distance away when they're on screen again. With how relentless he is, there's no way he would just back off on his own.
Just wish we could have seen at least one of those hits.

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Godzilla2020 wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 7:55 am
miguelnuva wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 7:40 pm
Godzilla2020 wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 7:29 pm Saw the movie in theaters for the second time today(first viewing was in late April). I loved it!

Godzilla was portrayed as powerful, Kong put up a good fight. It was great!

I only have a few criticisms. Godzilla's head should have been the same size as it was back in 2014 in proportion to the rest of him. The military should of been of no help. The final battle could have been longer. Godzilla should have gotten one decent hit on Mecha Godzilla on screen. And finally, Kong could have been shown as a little tougher.

Also, a family that was Team Kong was in the theater. The little girl literally shouted "NO" and started crying when Godzilla won. She stopped when Kong was revived though.
Godzilla did stop MechaG when they first collide MechaG had to out speed Godzilla to gain the advantage.
Upon rewatch, I'm pretty sure Godzilla got some hits in off screen. We hear aggressive roaring and Mecha Godzilla is standing quite a distance away when they're on screen again. With how relentless he is, there's no way he would just back off on his own.
Just wish we could have seen at least one of those hits.
Well, Godzilla was worn out from his battle with Kong, and MG was built to counter Godzilla after all. He's designed to exploit Godzilla's weaknesses based on his fighting pattern, and he probably KNOWS how Godzilla fights, thanks to Ghidorah's consciousness. Meanwhile, Godzilla has no knowledge of how MG fights, as he has absolutely no prior experience of fighting anything that's even remotely similar to MG.
MG had a huge advantage from the beginning, so it's understandable that Godzilla wasn't able to do much against him. Taking down a worn-out Godzilla on his first encounter with him shouldn't be much of a problem, otherwise he's not gonna last against fully winded Godzilla.
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Godzilla2020 wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 7:29 pm
Also, a family that was Team Kong was in the theater. The little girl literally shouted "NO" and started crying when Godzilla won. She stopped when Kong was revived though.
She must have been elated when Kong got that big win against Mecha-G!
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Well, as of this weekend I'm fully vaxxed - so I'm headed back to theaters after a year absence to see Godzilla vs. Kong... and also Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (in theaters for the 10th anniversary).

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Reading the novel now. A lot more Russell family interactions here. Also more background on what happened to Skull Island. Wish we had got more of both of these in the movie
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CyberZilla wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 10:01 am
Godzilla2020 wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 7:29 pm
Also, a family that was Team Kong was in the theater. The little girl literally shouted "NO" and started crying when Godzilla won. She stopped when Kong was revived though.
She must have been elated when Kong got that big win against Mecha-G!
Late reply, I didn't hear her audibly react. Though she might of.

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Anyone think MG should no longer be hidden as a "spoiler"? Who doesn't know at this point?
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LSD Jellyfish wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 7:21 am Anyone think MG should no longer be hidden as a "spoiler"? Who doesn't know at this point?
Yeah we're legit almost three months away from the movie being out. Everyone should've seen it by now.
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Gigantis wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 7:28 am
LSD Jellyfish wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 7:21 am Anyone think MG should no longer be hidden as a "spoiler"? Who doesn't know at this point?
Yeah we're legit almost three months away from the movie being out. Everyone should've seen it by now.
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So the new MechaG figure is 7.5 in, which translates to 466 ft in terms of height
Kong - 5.7 in
Godzilla - 6.3 in
MechaG - 7.5

While not an “official” number, it’s an in the ballpark number
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Monke wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 8:04 am So the new MechaG figure is 7.5 in, which translates to 466 ft in terms of height
Kong - 5.7 in
Godzilla - 6.3 in
MechaG - 7.5

While not an “official” number, it’s an in the ballpark number
That translates to 142 meters, for those of us who don't speak American. :P
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KK42 wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 8:25 am
Monke wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 8:04 am So the new MechaG figure is 7.5 in, which translates to 466 ft in terms of height
Kong - 5.7 in
Godzilla - 6.3 in
MechaG - 7.5

While not an “official” number, it’s an in the ballpark number
That translates to 142 meters, for those of us who don't speak American. :P
LOL, I'm American and yet when it comes to kaiju heights I like seeing the meters. Just because a Godzilla book listed all the heights in meters. So I hear 50 meters I think 'Showa Godzilla' 100 meters is Heisei Godzilla. 30 meters is Gargantua brothers.

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Sounds like the 3 monsters are all about 50 feet bigger than each other give or take 10-20 feet.
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I went to see GvK in theaters and oh my, it was an amazing experience. Really missed the theater experience with these kinds of flicks and it didn’t disappoint. Still adore the movie.
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I really, really love the characterization and the intelligence of the Titans in the MV.

Godzilla- Millions of years old protector of earth. King of the monsters and keeper of balance. Gets up no matter how many times he’s put down and never gives up.

Kong- An old, gruff titan at the end of his rope who just wants a home and a family. Has human connection and the ability to communicate in sign language

Ghidorah- A sadistic, cruel destroyer of worlds. Savors and relishes death, even ones of the most insignificant creatures.

Mothra- A benevolent protector of earth, Queen of the monsters. Has a symbiotic relationship with Godzilla and would sacrifice herself for the world and her symbiont

Rodan- Sketchy, shifty titan with no true allegiance. Follows and pledges loyalty to whoever is strongest.

Mechagodzilla- An unfeeling, brutal killer with only one objective: revenge. Doesn’t care who he has to kill or what gets in his path of destruction


Makes them a lot more than just “big dumb monsters” and more like characters. Just another one of the reasons I love the MV
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Big agree. Every time I watch an MV movie, I am drawn to the kaiju characterization. They have personalities and that makes them all the more entertaining. even the robotic Mechagodzilla has his own character quirks in there.
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The Monsterverse has created my favorite incarnations of these characters in years.

They're somehow both exactly as they were characterized when they were introduced and taken in a unique but fitting new direction.

I can't give the films enough credit, it's the one thing rhey have unambiguously nailed every film.
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