Bringing cinema’s greatest questions to the round table in a winner-takes-all battle.
This Week’s Battle: Who is the better monster, Godzilla or King Kong?
Both of these monsters have become icons. Each has multiple films under their belts as well as remakes. And of course, both of them are recognizable household names. But now it’s time to bring it to the Andy vs. Brian arena. The question that’s been asked for decades! Which of these two beasts is the better all-around monster?
King Kong is the better monster hands down. Godzilla is a giant reptile. He just looks like a mutated deformed dinosaur. And do I really need to remind you what happens when a dinosaur confronts King Kong? Even when they double-team him AND he is busy trying to keep a pretty lady safe, he comes out victorious Primates will always beat reptiles. That’s just science.
King Kong is a legitimate monster, no one will argue that. But if you want to take the scientific path, then let’s try to remember that while Godzilla shares many similarities with dinosaurs, he also has a few attributes that make him a bit more …monstrous. He’s bigger, he’s badder, and what’s that? He breathes fire? He breathes fire.
Ok sure, I may have forgotten about the fire. But it’s not all about causing destruction. Primates are much smarter than lizards. King Kong makes a deep and personal connection with Ann. They connect in a way that only mammals can. and Dr. Seussian constructed sentences aside, In the end, King Kong is also a hero. Not just a mindless beast that happens to be a metaphor for nuclear war. Those airplanes should be ashamed of themselves.
You know what’s really terrifying, more so than a giant ape that loves a woman? - Hearing Godzilla’s roar as he decimates a city center and bullets ricochet off his crocodile-esque dorsal plates.
I do love Godzilla’s roar… But I shall leave you with this. Do you know what “Gojira” means? It’s a mixture of the japanese words for gorilla (gorira) and whale (kujira). Yeah, that’s right. “Gorilla”. I think I’ve proven my point. (In case you missed it, I’m trying to say Gorillas rock.)
Godzilla breathes fire.
What do you guys think. Godzilla or King Kong?