PBells wrote:MotivatedStone wrote:How did this thread become the best thing ever to happen to Linker?
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I watched twice, good movie minus Miller Bobbie Brown syndrome wasting precious kaiju time.
Gojira is bad ass in this, Kong is literally an 80 foot version of 80s Bruce willis and mecha isn't horribly done.
The King of kings is proven in the movie and the fight leaves ZERO question as to who wins and I loved it.
This movie is easily the best of the bunch and while it lags it really really shines it some moments and is worth a watch.
Long live the king.
PainDog wrote:Between Kong and Godzilla only one needed to be resurrected with a giant defibrillator
SpeakEasy wrote:PainDog wrote:Between Kong and Godzilla only one needed to be resurrected with a giant defibrillator
This movie essentially setup the movie we never knew we always wanted, Godzilla and King Kong as a buddy cop duo keeping the other titans in line.
PainDog wrote:The other day I mentioned to my boss that I found Godzilla to be interesting philosophical study with implications relevant to the corporate world.
It's hard to really understand Godzilla's goals and motivations other than his apparent desire to destroy things...it can be interpreted that he only wants to destroy entities he perceives as threats but that isnt exactly the case since he often continues destroying things even after the threat has been eliminated like at the end of Godzilla 2000.
Why is Godzilla protecting us? she says while Godzilla resumes destroying Tokyo
What is clear is Godzilla is extremely efficient and gives no fucks.
He always approaches situations linearly and takes the shortest distance between two points.
Like in this latest movie. Godzilla - who was not at all being brainwashed - decided he wanted to fuck up Kong. It didn't matter that there were human warships between him and Kong they were just irrelevant obstacles in his way and in typical Godzilla fashion destroyed without hesitation.
The shortest path to Kong was through the fleet and he took it with total disregard to the destruction he was causing.
You contrast this with Kong's motivations, which throughout his cinematic history have always implied passionate emotions of love (or lust at least) for young women, a longing for family, and in any case a very real desire to protect the people he actually cares about.
Often enough the people he cares about - almost exclusively female - are just trying to use him for their own benefit...like in this latest movie when they manipulate him in order to find the fuel for Mechagodzilla.
Which approach is better? I cant really say. I will say though that it might be worth considering how often Kong (even son of Kong ) ends up dead or imprisoned. Even at the end of this latest movie Godzilla is free and Kong is in a giant prison.Spoiler: