Presented by James M. Tate / 4/08/2017 / No comments / action , adventure , creature , godzilla , king kong , monster , sixties
TOHO FILMS KONG ONE OF TWO: KING KONG VS GODZILLA
|Especially unique is the artwork at the bottomYEAR: 1962|
Kong's brought to Tokyo, and, possibly depending on which version, a group of American newscasters provide universal exposition for The English audience...
With the exception of an extremely quick shot of Godzilla screeching through a broken iceberg, he doesn't have much time on his own: it's all about the face-off/smackdown between monstrosities, or in this case, the anticipation of what the title gives away: KING KONG VS GODZILLA.
|If only English Speaking Blu Rays looked this great|
Their first battle is about as exciting as a slumber party pillow fight, and yet the beasts are always a hoot to watch. Meanwhile, the only suspense occurs when it seems Kong has walked out on the fight only to, soon enough, return in a nostalgically violent glory, taking apart a cable car, roaming the city and finding another dream-girl. Old habits die hard; as do cinematic formulas. But it's kind of a shame, with two of the coolest monsters ever created and who both, to this day, have their own reboot franchises, the story gets muddied by too much exposition about what's gonna happen and why, which seem more of a jigsaw patchwork than a fun and pulpy tale... But stay tuned, there's always Toho's second of two Kong adventure, coming up next...