Godzilla vs. Kong is the upcoming fourth movie in the *checks notes* “Legendary MonsterVerse.” They include a Godzilla movie, a King Kong movie, and another Godzilla movie, one of which I have not seen (the second Godzilla one). Here’s the trailer.
I mean that was about what I expected. CGI monster fighting extravaganza. Is Godzilla the bad guy now? OOOoooOOOoo mysterious. There’s a child monster-whisperer. I’d say this has a chance to be in the top 4, maybe even 3, of this movie universe. I’m all in.
No seriously. I enjoy mindless action as much, if not more, than the next guy. I’ve got my HBO Max subscription all fired up. But this movie does raise an interesting point that has never been brought up before: Where is the creativity in Hollywood? Prequels, sequels, remakes, universes (MCU doesn’t count, that’s great). We need more originality.
Like Black Dog. Obviously you know all about Black Dog, but for the uninformed, a quick synopsis. Once upon a time a truck driver (Patrick Swayze) has a “Black Dog” hallucination (he hallucinates a black dog on the road) due to exhaustion. He gets into an accident that kills someone and goes to prison for manslaughter. Upon release he is offered a driving job by his new boss. He denies initially since he can’t drive anymore, because of the whole prison thing. But once he finds out his home is going to be foreclosed upon, he signs right up. He ends up hauling weapons for the bad guy (Meat Loaf), and I won’t spoil it for you. But it has this semi-truck chase scene.
Classic filmmaking. Unique story. One for the ages. They don’t make them like they used to. Or wait, do they? I forgot what point I was trying to make here. But yeah, movies!!!