With “Godzilla 2: King Of The Monsters”, the biggest monster fight to date awaits us in theaters. Size is the right keyword, because this time the giant lizard dwarfs everything else.
On May 30, 2019, the earth will shake, because in “Godzilla 2: King Of The Monsters” the giant lizard and the titans King Ghidorah, Rodan and Mothra stamped on the big screen. Already in “Godzilla,” the first monster show in Warner’s new MonsterVerse, the monster that has become an integral part of Japanese pop culture was a blast. In recently released work by artist Noger Chen, well-known among Godzilla fans, he juxtaposes the dimensions of previous live-action lizards from 1954 to 2019. The King of the Monsters once again sets new standards in Michael Dougherty’s “Godzilla 2”.
In his first appearance in 1954, Godzilla, who at the time was still represented by a person in disguise, was only 50 meters long. This is in part due to the fact that many practical effects were still in the works at the time. Unlike today, CGI was not used to represent the extent of the destruction. Rather, entire cities and landscapes were built in miniature size, which could then be transformed into pulp by costumed actors. Starting in 1984, the lizard experienced accelerated growth before it returned to earth in Roland Emmerich’s “Godzilla” from 1998.
In this Godzilla movie, which was produced outside of Japan for the first time, the lizard’s design deviates a lot from the classic version, causing little excitement among fans. As you can see from the picture, this is nothing compared to the new 2014 edition. At the beginning of Warner’s MonsterVerse, the titan from Gareth Edwards’ “Godzilla” surpasses everything that has come before with a proud 108 meters. The Japanese studio Tōhō, the birthplace of the famous Kaijūs (Japanese name for monsters) was better and brought with “Shin Godzilla” an even larger version of the lizard with more than 118 meters on the screen.
“Godzilla 2” outshines everything else
Those in charge of Warner couldn’t let that get on them. After all, the Titan has to do with King Ghidora, Mothra and Rodan with three opponents who want to contest their supremacy. So it’s not surprising that the giant lizard was allowed to eat a lot of fruit gnomes for Michael Dougherty’s “King Of The Monsters” and then go into battle with almost 120 meters as the largest live-action Godzilla to date. date. Given the threat from the rest of the monsters, every inch should be useful.
If these dimensions seem too crazy, you should not watch the animated movie “Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters” (also by Tōhō), because there the monster is 300 meters at eye level from the Eiffel Tower.
“Godzilla 2: King Of The Monsters” will hit the German screens from May 30, 2019.
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