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The colossal cinematic history of King Kong

The colossal cinematic history of King Kong

“Why, the whole world will pay to see this!”After tearing his way onto the screen in 1933, King Kong has become a cinematic staple, and a pop culture icon.With a rich history spanning over 90 years, the terrifying gorilla has been both hero and villain, and has thrilled fans over the world with his epic adventures.So, with the release of ‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’ on the horizon, now is as good a time as any to look back at the history of the great ape! Source link

A Godzilla Movie That’s Actually Terrifying

A Godzilla Movie That’s Actually Terrifying

Godzilla Minus One is a rare beast: a viscerally arresting monster flick with legitimate emotional stakes. Toho Studios February 6, 2024, 3:11 PM ET Next month, Hollywood’s latest Godzilla movie will hit theaters. Titled Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, it will join Warner Bros.’ “MonsterVerse,” a glitzy American spin on a formula that Toho Pictures began in 1954 with the original Godzilla. The film features a fearsome monster doing battle with King Kong and other beasts, while an all-star cast looks on in horror. But although Hollywood’s approach to translating the monster has relied on pure silly spectacle—understandable for a series about a nuclear lizard beast smashing cities—Japan has, of late, found new and original angles on its kaiju hero. The newest, Godzilla Minus One, was good enough to draw a surprising amount of attention in the U.S., a signal that domestic audiences are open to high-concept spins on familiar characters. Made to celebrate the franchise’s 70th anniversary, Godzilla Minus One is the creation of the Japanese auteur Takashi Yamazaki, a visual-effects innovator with …