King of the Monsters: Film vs Novelization Differences

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Re: King of the Monsters: Film vs Novelization Differences

Postby HannibalBarca » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:26 pm

Living Corpse wrote:So Alan's daughter was kidnapped and found dead days later in a ditch while he was fighting a war. I think they cut that out of the film, they probably felt it hit too close to home.


They also got rid of 90% of the stuff with his second-in-command, Ash (the one that gets shot by the G-Team colonel during the ice base fight), which is a shame because it would have given Jonah more of a character and given Charles Dance something more to do besides enjoy the movie's catering.
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Re: King of the Monsters: Film vs Novelization Differences

Postby Living Corpse » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:29 pm

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Living Corpse wrote:So Alan's daughter was kidnapped and found dead days later in a ditch while he was fighting a war. I think they cut that out of the film, they probably felt it hit too close to home.


They also got rid of 90% of the stuff with his second-in-command, Ash (the one that gets shot by the G-Team colonel during the ice base fight), which is a shame because it would have given Jonah more of a character and given Charles Dance something more to do besides enjoy the movie's catering.


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Postby daveblackeye15 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:31 pm

Oh this is some neat stuff about Jonah. I can't wait to get my copy.

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Postby LSD Jellyfish » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:01 pm

Living Corpse wrote:So Alan's daughter was kidnapped and found dead days later in a ditch while he was fighting a war. I think they cut that out of the film, they probably felt it hit too close to home.

Wow! Dialogue to actually give more detail to what`s going on?
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Postby daveblackeye15 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:03 pm

My copy and the artbook should arrive together so I'll be having some reading to do.

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Re: King of the Monsters: Film vs Novelization Differences

Postby Living Corpse » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:26 pm

Dr. Serizawa has a son named Ren. We don't know anything other than that, if he's a Monarch operative or not nor who the mother is/was.

Dr. Graham has nieces and nephews, but no children of her own. She's been in a few relationships but never married. Serizawa had given her a tablet of Godzilla,which he had gotten from his father, which in turn he had gotten it from a witness of Godzilla who made it after seeing Godzilla.

Leafwings had managed to escape Skull Island and were there for the "crowning" of the King of the Monsters.

Kong has sensed Godzilla swim round his home before in the past, but the two mainly ignored each other as neither had anything the other wanted, though Kong would consider Godzilla and intruder if he had stepped on the island.

King Ghidorah's calls has awaken the Skull Crawlers who for some times had been less active.
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Re: King of the Monsters: Film vs Novelization Differences

Postby Cookson » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:09 pm

Novel sounds pretty good actually... the Kong stuff is pretty interesting
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Postby LegendZilla » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:10 am

Maybe they can incorporate elements of the novelization into GVK to flesh out the pre-existing characters. For example
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exploring the trauma that Jonah felt over loosing his daughter as one of many things that pushed him over the edge.
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Postby GuardianGhido » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:25 am

Also for anyone who still thinks that King Ghidorah is "not truly evil" and only attacked after he was attacked and terraforms planets for his own survival, I believe the novel explicitly says that King Ghidorah's altitude isn't a predator killing prey, it's pure sadistic murder and he enjoys and lives for it.

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Re: King of the Monsters: Film vs Novelization Differences

Postby Mecha-SpaceGhidorah » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:40 am

GuardianGhido wrote:Also for anyone who still thinks that King Ghidorah is "not truly evil" and only attacked after he was attacked and terraforms planets for his own survival, I believe the novel explicitly says that King Ghidorah's altitude isn't a predator killing prey, it's pure sadistic murder and he enjoys and lives for it.
Has anyone been claiming he wasn't?

It seemed pretty obvious just from the film that this was a pretty sadistic being in the "kills for thrills" vein.
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Re: King of the Monsters: Film vs Novelization Differences

Postby GuardianGhido » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:42 am

Mecha-SpaceGhidorah wrote:
GuardianGhido wrote:Also for anyone who still thinks that King Ghidorah is "not truly evil" and only attacked after he was attacked and terraforms planets for his own survival, I believe the novel explicitly says that King Ghidorah's altitude isn't a predator killing prey, it's pure sadistic murder and he enjoys and lives for it.
Has anyone been claiming he wasn't?

It seemed pretty obvious just from the film that this was a pretty sadistic being in the "kills for thrills" vein.

But still to have official confirmation is just awesome. And I coulda sword I saw a few posts saying Ghidorah wasn't pure evil while I was still a lurker.

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Postby Mecha-SpaceGhidorah » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:45 am

^Certainly good to have some form of confirmation; I just can't wrap my head around anyone not thinking that. :lol:
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Re: King of the Monsters: Film vs Novelization Differences

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Mecha-SpaceGhidorah wrote:
GuardianGhido wrote:Also for anyone who still thinks that King Ghidorah is "not truly evil" and only attacked after he was attacked and terraforms planets for his own survival, I believe the novel explicitly says that King Ghidorah's altitude isn't a predator killing prey, it's pure sadistic murder and he enjoys and lives for it.
Has anyone been claiming he wasn't?

It seemed pretty obvious just from the film that this was a pretty sadistic being in the "kills for thrills" vein.


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Re: King of the Monsters: Film vs Novelization Differences

Postby Pkmatrix » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:59 pm

The Stenz, Jonah, and Kong stuff are definitely interesting to hear about! While I figure the FX scenes weren't done, I wonder how much of this stuff with Jonah was actually shot? This much additional material could explain how there could've been a 3 hour cut. (And, hell, having a whole sequence with Kong on Skull Island would be more than enough reason to do an Extended Edition.)

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Postby miguelnuva » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:07 pm

So they decide to keep connected Godzilla to Leviathan even though they have a Titan named Leviathan? Might as well have linked Kong to Behemoth.
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Postby LSD Jellyfish » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:16 pm

miguelnuva wrote:So they decide to keep connected Godzilla to Leviathan even though they have a Titan named Leviathan? Might as well have linked Kong to Behemoth.

Except, and weirdly enough, we got a monster explicitly named Behemoth.
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Re: King of the Monsters: Film vs Novelization Differences

Postby miguelnuva » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:17 pm

LSD Jellyfish wrote:
miguelnuva wrote:So they decide to keep connected Godzilla to Leviathan even though they have a Titan named Leviathan? Might as well have linked Kong to Behemoth.

Except, and weirdly enough, we got a monster explicitly named Behemoth.


We have one named Leviathan in the novel.
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Re: King of the Monsters: Film vs Novelization Differences

Postby Olzh26 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:40 am

Cryptid_Liker wrote:
Mecha-SpaceGhidorah wrote:
GuardianGhido wrote:Also for anyone who still thinks that King Ghidorah is "not truly evil" and only attacked after he was attacked and terraforms planets for his own survival, I believe the novel explicitly says that King Ghidorah's altitude isn't a predator killing prey, it's pure sadistic murder and he enjoys and lives for it.
Has anyone been claiming he wasn't?

It seemed pretty obvious just from the film that this was a pretty sadistic being in the "kills for thrills" vein.


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Postby GoWhaleTours » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:06 am

LSD Jellyfish wrote:
miguelnuva wrote:So they decide to keep connected Godzilla to Leviathan even though they have a Titan named Leviathan? Might as well have linked Kong to Behemoth.

Except, and weirdly enough, we got a monster explicitly named Behemoth.

That’s what he was saying...
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Postby Can of Conspiracy » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:28 am

Been listening to the audiobook this week, it's really neat, actually.

Mark's introduction with the wolf pack has this really cool moment where he almost gets too close to comfort with the Alpha, and this seems to foreshadow/mirror his interaction with post-nuke Godzilla on the submarine's deck.

Ghidorah apparently requires a massive dose of radiation in order to regenerate his head, which he obtains from Rodan's volcano - this wasn't clear for me from the movie alone, but it cast the post-credit scene and the question of the body parts staying dead into a whole new light.

All the expended stuff about the Titans is really interesting. The Skull Island outpost is - obviously - number 33 and during the undesignated Titan's (Kraken) awakening there's namedrops to both Lagos Island and someone called Devlin.

There seem to be a couple more F-words than I remember, too. Does the movie has the part where Mark talks about the first time they tested the ORCA prototype on a pack of whales? Is it mentioned/shown in Aftershock by any chance?
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