Monsterverse: What should change/ could be better?5,481 Views33 RepliesAdd A Reply
I’m not too big a fan of how fast things are moving in the Monsterverse. I thought Gareth’s Godzilla film was a great start to an expansive kaijuverse that couldve been for all audiences. Watching King of the Monsters really formed my dislike for the pacing of the universe and how its being treated. Allow me to explain.
I feel the 2014 movie shrouded to much mystery on our favorite monster. We know literally nothing about him except the fact that he’s old and he’s durable. We never had a prequel movie that explained more about him in a time where Kaiju were the dominant species. A movie where we can watch Godzilla in his prime. It allows audience members, Godzilla fans and non, to grow an attachment to the main star of the universe. It would also allow us to see how special the relationship between Mothra and Godzilla truly is. The only thing King of the Monsters showed about Mothra is that she’s beautiful. It could've also been set during the same time Ghidorah touched down on Earth. Showing us his true potential on his first appearance. It would've made his presence in King of the Monsters much more terrifying. I wasn't a fan of how Ghidorah was treated. He became a one-n-done villain with the *potential* to return. Its unfortunate. A prequel would've been the perfect bridge between Godzilla 2014 and Godzilla 2019.
Kong got his prequel film and it was awesome. We learned Kong was still growing and was still young. We saw everything he had to offer. His intelligence, his resourcefulness in the heat of battle, and his heart for humans. Thats what an origin film is supposed to do and Kong did it right.
I feel King of the Monsters shouldve been a Destroy All Monsters movie, with Ghidorah at the center of the mayhem and released later in the universe. This could’ve been the Infinity War of the Monsterverse. A big spectacle with engaging enough characters to properly push things along and a runtime to accommodate the chaos.
Ghidorah should be the biggest bad in the universe. He’s doesnt belong here. His presence spells doom for all living creatures. His lack of mercy shows how cruel he can be and his power has unlimited potential.
Thats what I got for now. In all seriousness, I would love to hear what you guys would fix or change. Lets debate and talk!
I think it would've been more interesting had Dance's character and the entire eco-terrorist organization been removed from the film completely. Emma's a high level Monarch scientist. She has the credentials to do anything and go anywhere she wants. What was stopping her from claiming she had "work" to do at Antartica and sneaking the Orca there to wake up King Ghidorah. It would've made her a more cunning character to walk into Antartica with the Orca, smile and nod at people she works with while pretending she has to get to work on something and secretly sneaking around them to bust King Ghidorah out...
But again--For the sake of build up, King Ghidorah should've been saved for last anyway, so perhaps she busts out Rodan instead or something. Like I said, this movie needed a heavy rewrite, and going along with their current structure still doesn't work.
G. H. (Gman) "I think it would've been more interesting had Dance's character and the entire eco-terrorist organization been removed from the film completely. Emma's a high level Monarch scientist. She has the credentials to do anything and go anywhere she wants. What was stopping her from claiming she had "work" to do at Antartica and sneaking the Orca there to wake up King Ghidorah. It would've made her a more cunning character to walk into Antartica with the Orca, smile and nod at people she works with while pretending she has to get to work on something and secretly sneaking around them to bust King Ghidorah out..."
I'm mostly settled on what I want to do with my version, but I could definitely see that working.
A true fan can acknowledge the bad while still appreciating and cherishing the good.
Someone on Facebook mentioned this idea and I thought this would've been a good, simple way to go. Do away with the large cast and hone in on the conflict between two men and their ideologies. It would've benefited from diving deeper into their characters instead of sharing time with confused archetypes and needless characters gawking out windows. Here's his idea:
"For just the movie itself [King of the Monsters] I would have done away with the Russell family and make it about the conflict between Serizawa and Jonah. Give them a history together. Maybe Jonah used to be in charge of the armed forces division attached to MONARCH but after seeing how MONARCH leaders like Serizawa priorities titans lives over the men lost in the line of duty he got disenfranchised with the whole thing and is working to undermine MONARCH.
Basically instead of introducing new characters, make it about the characters already introduced in the previous movie."