Godzilla vs. Kong was an absolute hit. The movie saw our two favorite titans – Godzilla and Kong – fighting and claiming who’s the strongest. But the movie saw an unexpected turn when the real villain, was Apex, that was tuning MechaGodzilla with Ghidorah’s DNA and consciousness. In the climax, we see Godzilla and Kong teaming up against MechaGodzilla, and saving the world for good.
Godzilla vs. Kong has been well received by both fans and critics. The film is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 75% rating among critics. The film brought in nearly $50 million in the U.S. over its opening weekend, bringing its total gross to $285 million. Godzilla vs. Kong is the fourth film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse. Previous films include Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). An animated series titled Skull Island set in the same universe will debut on Netflix in the near future.
But now we find ourselves laughing hysterically at the Honest Trailer for Godzilla vs. Kong. The trailer kicks off with the narrator saying, “The following trailer is Rated-S for Spoilers”. The trailer funnily tells that the movie diverts people’s minds from the coronavirus to Godzilla and Kong fighting. The trailer concludes with a throwback to the Godzilla Honest Trailer, in which Epic Voice Guy calls for a Godzilla vs. Kong vs. Pacific Rim crossover film. With the inclusion of Mechagodzilla in Godzilla vs. Kong, Epic Voice guy claims that he “spoke this movie into existence.” We warn you, you will rewatch the trailer at least 5 times! Check out the full trailer below:
Godzilla vs. Kong has performed surprisingly well considering the pandemic. The MonsterVerse’s biggest installment yet arrived last week both on HBO Max and in theaters, and it’s so far proving to be a success. The titular characters are in interesting spots. Godzilla is in a rage. Kong is brought back to facilitate the trip to Hollow Earth. In addition to seeing proof of his past family, Kong discovers an ax that proves to be his main weapon in the final fight against Godzilla.
The synopsis of the movie reads,
“Legends collide in Godzilla vs. Kong as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans — instigated by unseen forces — is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.”
Kong and Godzilla are not the only ones from Hollow Earth. Godzilla vs. Kong’s writer Max Borenstein recently spoke to Collider about several aspects of the new MonsterVerse movie. This included discussing the size of Hollow Earth and if it secretly was the home to other Titans. Borenstein was specifically asked if other monsters were asleep in the location, and he said, “Oh, I would venture to say there must be, right? It’s a big hollow world.” This opens a lot of possibilities for new Titans, and to discover a whole new world.
The trailer takes an exciting take on Kong’s ax as well. The ancient home, Hollow Earth, is where Kong found the ax that he used to fight Godzilla. It was the home to a powerful energy source Apex used to power Mechagodzilla. When kong first re-entered the Hollow Earth, he encountered out Titans too. namely – Nazouki and Warbat. But the movie had no time to dwell into their origins. Hence, it is fairly believable that there will be other Titans as well. This surely leads up to an exciting sequel, or a spin-off, solely focusing on the development of the Hollow Earth. The ax certainly gave Kong a new edge in the fight against Godzilla, and watching him wield it against Gojira brought an extra level of excitement.
Screenwriter Borenstein gave an in-depth explanation for where the ax came from in a new interview with Collider. When asked if he, along with co-screenwriter Eric Pearson, came up with the backstory for the ax, Borenstein first said, “Implied, but not specifically.” He then elaborated, explaining it stemmed from the ancient race Kong emerged from. He said, “Like to me, Godzilla’s scales have this kind of conductive radioactive quality, and the primate Kongs were at a kind of evolved civilization of sorts, as primates might, and [used] simple tools, and had used the spine of a Godzilla creature to create it. Presumably, there are more like it, but it feels like the iconic scepter of a king. That’s what so fun about it.”
Directed by Adam Wingard and written by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein, Godzilla vs. Kong stars Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, and Brian Tyree Henry. The film is now playing in theaters and on HBO Max.