Godzilla 2: King of The Monsters Discussion
Posted Mar-17-2017 8:18 PM
So I've been looking back at all of the news gathered over the past months about the sequel to G14 and am starting to become quite intrigued. Granted I was always interested, being a big Godzilla fan but I'm starting to realize how good this movie could be. This whole thing is basically an overview of what we've learned so far, with speculation thrown in.
So far the cast consists of Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga. Kyle Chandler is the father of Millie Brown's character and plays the role of a "rugged Zoologist". This is really interesting as his character is said to be the main character, so maybe he's a Bryan Cranston kind of character (But you know... he actually lives). Vera Farmiga is the mother of Brown's character and is Kyle's character's ex-wife. Her role is that of a Paleontologist, yet again a very interesting role. Both of their roles involve the study of animals, both living and dead. So maybe they're able to predict the monsters patterns or how they will be awakened (Yet again Bryan Cranston like character). The movie is supposedly from this families point of view, so Kyle Chandler has to be involved with discovering the monsters in some way. Maybe he's involved with Monarch? As for Brown's character we don't know much, and I personally don't think she's going to do much. Yet again it's stated that Chandler is most likely going to be the movies lead.
The monster roster this time around is Godzilla (obviously), Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah. I have a lot I would like to discuss about all of these characters. First let us start with Godzilla.
I don't think his character will change that much from the first movie, although I am interested in a couple of things. First off will his design change at all? As we all know Godzilla has changed from movie to movie, so will the same happen to this one? I personally don't believe so, as they want to keep continuity for the main stream audience. However I do think they will do some minor changes to things like his face, scutes, etc. I'm not opposed to a new Godzilla design, however I find it unlikely to happen. Another thing I'm interested in is will they introduce any new powers. I'm wondering if they'll show off his Nuclear Pulse or something, possibly in the final fight? Something I'm very interested in is his Atomic Ray this time, in the last movie it was shown to be cool looking and was decently powerful. However something I find interesting is that in the prequel comic, Godzilla Awakening, his atomic breath is more powerful....WAY more powerful. It literally annihilates a Muto creature in ONE hit. I'm hoping they'll make it more destructive like this in King of The Monsters.
Now lets move on to Mothra, her character has so much to be asked. Where is she at as of now? Does she have the Shobijin? What does she look like? What abilities will she have? Will she be in larva form and will there be multiple Mothras? All of these I hope will be answered in due time, because as of right now we know nothing about her. For her powers I think they'll keep the dust but won't have the beam from her antenna. Instead they'll probably have things along the lines of the stingers she had in GMK. I think she'll probably look something along the likes of GMK as well, but more realistic.
Next up is Rodan, who has the same kind of thing. Where is he at right now? How will he be awakened? What will he look like? What kind of abilities will he have? Yet again all of these will hopefully be answered in due time. For his design I wonder if it'll be more along the lines of the showa films, as the end credit scene for Skull Island seems to hint towards that. I also wonder if he'll just have his super sonic speed and beak as weapons, or if they'll give him more. I personally believe that he'll fight like a bird of prey, like an Eagle. I don't think they'll bring back his Heat Ray as their trying to stay realistic.
Finally lets look at Ghidorah, first off may I say that I'm very excited to see him again. As for Ghidorah many questions can yet again be asked. What does he look like? What powers will have? Will he come from space or no? Will he be the villain? All of these questions I hope will be answered soon. I personally believe that he'll have a look similar to the GMK Ghidorah, but Legendaried.
As some people have said, in the end credit scene for Kong it seems that he has whiskers like classic Chinese Dragons. I think that would be an awesome idea for him, maybe even have it to where he's the reason the Chinese Dragon myths spawned. The end credit scene also shows us that, as usual, he's bigger than Godzilla and has wings. As for powers, the end credit scene shows us he's shooting what appears to be his Gravity Beams. This doesn't surprise me as it's one of his main features, but I wonder what else will he have? Will it just be the Gravity Beams or can he do some kind of shock-wave move or something. Only time will tell, as for his origin we don't know much, but yet again the end credit scene shows us something interesting.
(See the Kong End Credit Scene Explained article for the Godzilla vs Ghidorah cave painting. For some reason it wouldn't let me paste the image here)
So is this an ancient battle that once took place or is this a prophecy. Both are amazing story ideas and great lead ups for the movie. I personally believe that will have him come from space, maybe in a meteorite or something. I have thought that maybe he arrived millions of years ago in a meteorite, fought Godzilla (as shown in the cave painting) but for some reason left or went into hiding. But yet again this could be a prophecy, showing us a titanic battle about to unfold (and one I cannot wait to see!!!) Finally I do believe he will be a villain, the same way he always is (except for GMK). They'll probably have it to where Mothra, Godzilla, and Rodan team up against him, same as Ghidorah The Three Headed Monster.
As for story this is all just pure speculation and ideas. Maybe the movie could open millions of years ago, with Ghidorah arriving to Earth. Then the titanic battle between him and Godzilla happens, just like in the cave painting. They do something that causes a huge explosion or the earth to crack and both vanish or retreat. As for Mothra and Rodan, maybe Mothra is found on a remote Island with people worshiping her. When Mothra feels the presence of Ghidorah she goes out to restore balance, just like Godzilla. For Rodan he could be sleeping in a Volcano and is awakened by scientific experiments, or he could even be awakened how he was in Ghidorah The Three Headed Monster or his own movie Rodan. I could imagine the final battle being in Tokyo, with Mothra and Rodan fighting Ghidorah. They're doing their best but the three headed dragon is able to overpower them. Suddenly when all seems to be lost Ghidorah is hit by an atomic blast... Godzilla has arrived. Then all three monsters gang up on Ghidorah in the battle of a century. What do you think?
I honestly cannot wait for this movie, It really sucks we have to wait until Spring 2019, but that doesn't deter me. I'm more hyped for this than Godzilla vs Kong. So what do you guys think? Leave your ideas down below, how do you think the story will go and how will the humans be involved?
Posted Mar-17-2017 10:33 PM
I hope (and in part feel) you're wrong about Brown's character. Right now she's the biggest name in the cast list thanks solely to Stranger Things and, arguably, an actress that can carry a movie on her own better than most.
I see her career being comparable to Chloe Grace Moretz in that she'll be a young face that takes on and carries more mature, action/sci-fi/fantasy roles.
Posted Mar-18-2017 4:37 AM
As for how King Ghidorah is gonna be treated, what's interesting is that Mike Dougherty or one of the producers for Godzilla: King of the Monsters re-Tweeted a post by NASA about some kind of crystalline formation that's commonly found in space.
Posted Mar-18-2017 8:16 AM
I suppose that's true, I loved her on Stranger Things. I just don't know how she's going to carry the plot, unless she's psychic like how she is with Eleven.
Most likely, I don't see why else he would of posted that. So that's a good sign, as it means that Ghidorah's origin will somehow involve space.
Posted Mar-18-2017 3:04 PM
I don't think being psychic, which has been an overstated theory for Millie's character (based on nothing but her role in Stranger Things), isn't necessary for making her central to the story.
There have been plenty of child characters that carried stories without the need of being some fancy "biologist" or "zoologist". In fact, some of the better scripts revolve around everyday people simply engaged in extraordinary situations. I would hope this would be the route they go with her--And her parents are merely well-rounded, exposition vessels to make sense of her character's journey in the story. That would be my hope anyway.
Posted Mar-18-2017 7:47 PM
I don't know that I have the confidence in Millie Bobby Brown to be a main centerpoint and carry the film. Her only notable work is Stranger Things, and I think there's a different dynamic to playing a part in an episode based show with multiple characters where she isn't always expected to be the focal piece as opposed to roughly 2 hours of following her. This is also assuming the script is good. Is she an actor that can make bad lines work and just make you like the character because of subtle nuance things? To Stranger Things credit it's a well written clever show so it's easy to like a lot of the child characters because while being good to ok actors they get good material. I don't look at Aaron Taylor Johnson for instance and think just bad actor, but he didn't really get anything to work with in G14, and the people in Kong didn't get much better, though for the most part I would say there were improvements.
I'm not worried about the monsters because they've been done pretty well so far, and they have great set ups to work with those characters, but the human characters I have my doubts about. Especially since the family aspect fell hard on its face in 2014.
Posted Mar-18-2017 8:34 PM
I would agree her material largely depends on the script--But I do think she has the talent to carry a film on her own, based on both Stranger Things and other smaller projects I've seen her in.
However, in order for her to take a central role the script needs to be fairly strong. So far the Monsterverse's biggest issues reside in an iron clad screenplay. I hope Dougherty is able to fix this problem and if he does I'm confident Brown could be a powerhouse. If he doesn't... well... Then I guess we continue the trend of a cinematic Monsterverse that's entertaining, but largely uneven.
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