The upcoming Godzilla versus Kong is the highly anticipated culmination of Legendary’s MonsterVerse franchise, which began with in 2014 Godzilla. Adam Wingard, who will take the helm GvK, recently spoke to Collider about the previous film in the series, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and how Godzilla versus Kong will avoid a major problem the audience had with King of the monsters.
“One of the reasons why [the studio] I think a sequel to King of Monsters is because I’m so different from [King of the Monsters director] Michael Dougherty as a director, I mean he’s definitely more leaning towards the kind of horror, and his approach to Godzilla is really scary in many ways, and I think they knew the next movie had to be after that regardless how it should be received, and I think I was ultimately chosen because my attitude would always be very sonically, very funny and colorful and all those things. “
While Godzilla: King of the Monsters Audiences complained about some epic battle scenes between Godzilla and King Ghidorah, and complained that large chunks of the battles were difficult to see because the scenes took place at night and excessive use of CGI particle effects messed up everything on screen.
In contrast, the fight scenes are off Godzilla versus Kong those that appeared in the trailer are much clearer and take place in daylight, and even the fight that takes place at night is brightly lit as the giant monkey and giant lizard fight amid neon-colored skyscrapers. According to Adam Wingard, he had already designed the action scenes to look like the trailer, which also affected some of the audience’s complaints King of the monsters.
“There wasn’t a major correction of what the movie was about or how we had to approach certain action scenes or anything, because luckily we were already doing our own thing and it just kind of matched what felt like if socialmediagossips had wished for something anyway, you know, I mean, obviously I am aware of how … you know, some of the things where, you know, socialmediagossips felt like [King of the Monsters] was too dark in places, or there were too many particle effects and such. “
It seems so GvK offers better lit battle scenes than Kong the monsterwith fewer particle effects. Another major complaint that it hopes will be addressed is the tendency of the films in the MonsterVerse to often distance themselves from epic battle scenes between monsters in order to instead show the reactions of human characters to the brawl. With Godzilla and King Kong showing it on screen, the last thing we want to see is the camera abruptly cut off in the middle of the scene to reveal a random human scientist gasping in horror at the sight of the carnage. Instead just show us the full carnage, man.
Directed by Adam Wingard and written by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein, Godzilla versus Kong Stars like Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Henry. The movie will hit theaters on March 31st and on HBO Max. That news was posted on Collider.
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