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I don’t understand the hate for the way the Hollow Earth was portrayed in GVK.

I don’t understand the hate for the way the Hollow Earth was portrayed in GVK.

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BaragonMember331 XPOct-10-2022 6:42 PMTeam Godzilla

I thought Wingard did a great job at making the Hollow Earth a literal world within our world rather than keeping it a series of interconnected tunnels. It opens the door for some amazing worldbuilding and exploration in future movies. I just find the idea of a primordial world with prehistoric creatures hidden beneath our feet to be fascinating, hence the reason I fell in love with King Kong.

I know some fans have complained about Wingard retconning the nature of the Hollow Earth, but I don’t see it as a retcon. In KOTM, we learn that the Hollow Earth is a series of interconnected tunnels beneath the Earth’s crust. Just because it's different than what was previously set up to be doesn't mean there were any contradictions. Monarch could have been unaware of the real Hollow Earth during KOTM and assumed it was just a series of interconnected tunnels underground.

And for anybody wondering what the Hollow Earth’s light source is, there’s a paragraph on page 82 of the GVK artbook that says this…

“Because gravity goes haywire inside [the] Hollow Earth’s inverted shell, one of the only navigational constants is the pulsating storm overhead that provides the realm’s only source of light. This pseudo-sun shines on misted rainforests and pinnacles of blackened granite, as the landscape cuticles upward in every direction. Sulfur volcanoes in Indonesia helped inspire the look of the lightning-lashed central storm. ‘They give off this strange, ebbing purple glow, and we looked to that as a light source,’ says Hammock.”

I’ve also seen questions regarding the presence of radiation in the Hollow Earth. My take on the matter is that there are some sections of the Hollow Earth that are more radioactive than others, Godzilla’s temple from KOTM being one of them.

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36 Responses to I don’t understand the hate for the way the Hollow Earth was portrayed in GVK.


BaragonMember319 XPOct-15-2022 8:46 AMTeam Ghidorah


That wasnt my point, and the attempt at anything is what puts it above GvK. Because imo gvk tries absoluteky nothing, hence Why i dont like it



BaragonMember319 XPOct-15-2022 8:47 AMTeam Ghidorah


I dont think its the worst thing. Plus for the JP franchise it definitely wraps the themes up in a nice little bow



GiganMember2131 XPOct-15-2022 3:19 PMTeam Godzilla

Subject change alert!

I just hope that Millie Bobby Brown actually said no to GVK 2 and it wasn't just because of her schedule involving the Russo Bros new film, The Electric State.  Because Wingard and the writing team clearly didn't care about Madison.

With Hollow Earth, that was botched far less than Madison in my opinion.

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BaragonMember319 XPOct-15-2022 8:16 PMTeam Ghidorah


Some of the same writers who worked on GvK also worked on kotm



GiganMember2131 XPOct-15-2022 9:28 PMTeam Godzilla



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Mothra LarvaeMember11 XPOct-19-2022 12:17 AM

Although the movie doesn't take itself too seriously, which is generally excellent, its tone doesn't mesh with the other movies. However, similar to GvK, the concept of a hollow earth was essentially to obtain energy. Please visit cookie clicker if you need something to relieve stress.

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