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The MonsterVerse wasted it's most promising human character, but they can still fix this certain character.

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sonictiger

MemberGiganMay-03-2021 2:16 PM

I've stuck out my defense for Millie Bobby Brown's character in the MonsterVerse.  But I do agree that Madison Russell was completely and utterly wasted in Godzilla Vs. Kong.  What's maddening about this is that she had seemingly been set up to play a larger part in GVK following the events of Godzilla: King of The Monsters.  Yet instead the character was forced into a poorly written secondary arc that added nothing and featured two equally terrible comedic relief characters.  So, let's dive into how she was wasted and how the character can still be fixed in a potential Godzilla 3.

Here we go....

Part 1 - King of The Monsters

Anyways, the first thing to consider is that WB and Legendary pushed Madison to the frontline of the marketing pre-release making her look like the main character when in truth Mark Russell (Kyle Chandler) was the main protagonist while Maddie was just a secondary main character.  But, she ended up being the hero of the movie when she managed to use the ORCA to lure in Ghidorah to Boston where Godzilla was also heading to.  It stopped the Titans from destroying Earth as they all converged to Boston eventually.  I honestly think it's funny how people say Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) was the hero just for sacrificing herself.  No.  Just no.  Madison saved the day by luring the bad guy in, and that's that.  It was clear they were setting her up for a bigger role in GVK.  But as we know, that's not how it went...

Part 2 - Godzilla Vs. Kong

Sigh....this is my favorite MonsterVerse movie, but boy does it have problems.  GVK's biggest weakness is once again the human characters like it's predecessors (minus Kong: Skull Island).  But the Team Godzilla storyline added so little to the movie.  Madison's entire character was undermined by this terrible subplot.  There's no solo coming-of-age hero story.  It's just a predictable mystery arc.  It ignored the bigger role that had been set up for Madison, instead making her a side character once again.  It was one of the most frustrating aspects of the movie, and even with Millie Bobby Brown's solid acting it does not work.  It just doesn't.

Part 3 - Godzilla 3 can fix Madison

Even with the inexplicable wasting of Madison in GVK, the character can still get the solo arc that she rightfully deserved in Godzilla 3.  I think that Godzilla 3 should firmly place her as the main human character this time around.  I feel like there has been 3 sides to the human spectrum of the MonsterVerse.  The first is the people who know nothing about the conflict, which is what Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor Johnson) sort of represented.  And then there's the people who think the Titans are dangerous, like Mark Russell.  Madison, in some ways represents the embodiment of humans that believe the Titans are creatures of good will.  We've seen the first two sides be the main focus of the conflicts of the first two movies (Godzilla 2014 and KOTM).  Godzilla 3 should have Madison Russell as it's main human character for that reason.  Also, she's one of the more engaging human characters of the MonsterVerse.  I just think that this particular character deserves much more than what's been given.  And if Godzilla 3 can correct the mistakes made by it's predecessors, it'll be all the more better for the MonsterVerse's Godzilla solo series.

So seriously, do Millie Bobby Brown's character justice this time around.

 

 

Please share your thoughts in the comments (if you have any that is).  Otherwise, that's all for now.

“Calling yourself a hero make you a self-mythologizing narcissistic autocrat!”
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sonictiger

MemberGiganMay-03-2021 2:17 PM

*pant, pant*

This was a long time coming....but I finally did it.

“Calling yourself a hero make you a self-mythologizing narcissistic autocrat!”

KaijuFan_6754

MemberBaragonMay-03-2021 2:33 PM

This isn't really about Millie Bobby Brown, but I feel like Godzilla VS. Kong didn't show enough Godzilla. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed every scene Godzilla appeared in, but I feel like they could have at least shown more of Godzilla's side of the story. Same with the Warbats and Skullcrawlers. I would kill to see them more often on screen. But again, these are just my thoughts. Still a good movie though!

"I have already won"

sonictiger

MemberGiganMay-03-2021 2:35 PM

Yes, I do agree with that statement.  Godzilla was also pretty darn wasted.

“Calling yourself a hero make you a self-mythologizing narcissistic autocrat!”

KaijuFan_6754

MemberBaragonMay-03-2021 2:40 PM

Same with Ren Serizawa. At least for me.

"I have already won"

sonictiger

MemberGiganMay-03-2021 2:55 PM

Yeah, I agree with that

“Calling yourself a hero make you a self-mythologizing narcissistic autocrat!”

Kattozilla

MemberAnguirusMay-03-2021 3:48 PM

haha funny robot guy go zap zap

i've officially left. thanks for the memories!

KaijuFan_6754

MemberBaragonMay-03-2021 3:54 PM

Ok.....

"I have already won"

sonictiger

MemberGiganMay-03-2021 4:01 PM

I guess we aren't staying on topic?

Ok then...

“Calling yourself a hero make you a self-mythologizing narcissistic autocrat!”

Kattozilla

MemberAnguirusMay-03-2021 4:10 PM

ya'll mentioned Ren and when he is mentioned 'zap zap' happens.

ok so yeah

Um...i'm not good with noticing how good or bad character writing is, so, you guys can talk about that

i've officially left. thanks for the memories!

sonictiger

MemberGiganMay-03-2021 4:12 PM

I'm just waiting for Xenotaris and Gman to say something...

“Calling yourself a hero make you a self-mythologizing narcissistic autocrat!”

KaijuFan_6754

MemberBaragonMay-03-2021 4:43 PM

I have to admit, Ren had a pretty shocking death.

"I have already won"

Kattozilla

MemberAnguirusMay-03-2021 5:28 PM

z  a   p z  a   p

anyways yeah, somethin about character development..im not good with that kinda stuff

i've officially left. thanks for the memories!

KaijuFan_6754

MemberBaragonMay-03-2021 5:30 PM

Yeah, me neither. I'm not good at it, but I understand it pretty ok.

"I have already won"

Im Durp

MemberBaragonMay-03-2021 11:51 PM

Tbh when I think wasted characters Millie Bobby Brown's character doesnt come up. Of course for me the top 2 are Bryan Cranston and John Goodman's characters. These are both promising characters that really started the plots of their movies just to get killed off in them pretty early on.

 

Millie Bobby Brown is just a character I dont care about. A failure to launch mostly due to the marquee value the actress had attached to her name when she was cast. A character that doesn't need to exist but continuously shows up seemingly to honor a contract.

 

So I dont want to see her again if they do another mosterverse movie if a character gets 2 chances in the series and both times she's basically pointless outside 1-2 things I think it would be better just to move on to a better character than keep trying with this broken one.

KaijuFan_6754

MemberBaragonMay-04-2021 7:42 AM

Yeah, I thought John Goodman would make it to the end of the film.

"I have already won"

sonictiger

MemberGiganMay-04-2021 8:04 AM

KaijuFan_6754, Me too.  I was surprised when he was killed.

Im Durp, the thing is they made her character an engaging one.  I also think that WB and Legendary have been setting up a more independent arc for Madison come Godzilla 3.  And I think the contract was for at least 4 movies, but most likely G3 will be Millie's last MonsterVerse effort as she may be joining a different universe soon *cough* Marvel *cough*.

Which is one reason they need to make Madison good in Godzilla 3, as she's reportedly circling around an MCU role. 

“Calling yourself a hero make you a self-mythologizing narcissistic autocrat!”

sonictiger

MemberGiganMay-04-2021 8:05 AM

Which means her time in the MonsterVerse could be almost done....

“Calling yourself a hero make you a self-mythologizing narcissistic autocrat!”

KaijuFan_6754

MemberBaragonMay-04-2021 8:10 AM

Yes, I do agree on Madison needing a more prominent role in the next film. As I mentioned, GvK was more of a Kong movie then Godzilla.

"I have already won"

sonictiger

MemberGiganMay-04-2021 8:18 AM

Yeah, and again G3 could be Millie's last MonsterVerse film...

“Calling yourself a hero make you a self-mythologizing narcissistic autocrat!”

KaijuFan_6754

MemberBaragonMay-04-2021 8:23 AM

Unless she wants to be in future movies after G3, but who knows.

"I have already won"

sonictiger

MemberGiganMay-04-2021 8:26 AM

She has been in talks with Disney involving the MCU and Warner Bros involving the DCEU, as she hinted in an interview....

“Calling yourself a hero make you a self-mythologizing narcissistic autocrat!”

KaijuFan_6754

MemberBaragonMay-04-2021 8:37 AM

If that's the case, Legendary and Warner Bros. better start working on a new cast then.

"I have already won"

sonictiger

MemberGiganMay-04-2021 8:39 AM

Post-G3, that is.

“Calling yourself a hero make you a self-mythologizing narcissistic autocrat!”
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