Friday, May 23, 2014

KING KONG VS GODZILLA (1963)


Well, for those joining in, I've been on a mission to watch all the old Godzilla movies.  I've always been a Godzilla fan but I missed out on a lot of his movies.  This one I thought was very good and very funny.  It wasn't trying to be funny, but wait until you see Japan's version of King Kong.  Seriously I could make a better rubber suit than that blindfolded and half drunk.

Seriously, look at that picture.  Anyway, I also found I
liked the supporting cast in this one a little better than the first two movies (Godzilla and Godzilla Raids Again).  You kind of actually care what happens to them. The story goes that a new miracle fruit has been discovered on an island, that has almost narcotic like properties.  So a pharmaceutical in Japan decides to go send a expedition to get it.  But the natives don't want to give it up because it helps control the monster that they call King Kong, who they think is a god.  Meanwhile, a nuclear submarine has an accidental collision with an iceberg that releases the reptilian bad ass, Godzilla.

So if you go by the title of the movie, you know that these two great monsters of all time are going to have it out.  And believe me that is the best part of a Godzilla movie, is when the monsters go all WWE on each other.  The fight scenes were very well done and entertaining.  Most of the entertainment, however, comes from the cheesy special effects and how ridiculous Kong looks.  But you still feel it, when Godzilla starts beating Kong with his tail and frying his ass with his breath!

So get out some popcorn,  don't take it too seriously, and be prepared to have a good time. That's why we watch movies in the first place is it not?