Godzilla Vs. King Kong: All’s Well That Ends Well? Really?

Godzilla Vs. King Kong: All’s Well That Ends Well? Really?


For those who have not seen Godzilla Vs. King Kong yet, I advise you to click the “X” on the upper right hand corner of your browser. For the rest of you, I will not bother doing a forensic deep-dive into the “meaning” of the monster vs. the world humans have made (and screwed up) genre, nor the moral lessons and warnings we may take away from such films. Other than there is an element of escalation in these films that does tend to mirror the diabolical ascendency of mankind…to wit, the more knowledge we amass, the more susceptible to engineering the machines of our own destruction we become. As we have gone from the longbow to the hydrogen bomb, so in the monster world have we gone from displaying a giant gorilla circus attraction to creating Mechagodzilla, the ultimate monster who inevitably turns on all mankind. I think Blue Oyster Cult summed it up best in their song “Godzilla”:

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