This month’s great debate is a monstrous battle.
Two classic movie monsters, squaring off to see who is the last one standing. King Kong vs Godzilla. The two most legendary oversized creatures of the silver screen duke it out for your votes.
Who will reign supreme??
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First Appearance: 1933
Number of Movies: 8
King Kong, Son of Kong, Konga, King Kong vs. Godzilla, King Kong Escapes, King Kong (’76 Remake), King Kong Lives, King Kong (’05 Remake)
Why Kong? Perhaps the most famous example of early stop motion animation ever, King Kong (33) is one of the great American classics. It’s become completely iconic. The gigantic gorilla battling biplanes atop the Empire State Building is one of the most famous movie scenes of all time. But we all know it wasn’t the planes which killed him. It was beauty that killed the beast. Although he didn’t spawn the franchise that Godzilla did, his first film remains a legend, and each generation, some filmmaker brings the story to the screen again in their own way.
Plus! He IS the winner of the only head to head matchup. King Kong vs Godzilla ends with Kong emerging from the ocean… and Godzilla nowhere to be seen!
First Appearance: 1954
Number of Movies: 29
Godzilla, Godzilla Raids Again, King Kong vs. Godzilla, Mothra vs. Godzilla, Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, Invasion of Astro-Monster, Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster, Son of Godzilla, Destroy All Monsters, All Monsters Attack, Godzilla vs. Hedorah, Godzilla vs. Gigan, Godzilla vs. Megalon, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, Terror of Mechagodzilla, The Return of Godzilla, Godzilla vs. Biollante, Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, Godzilla 2000: Millennium, Godzilla vs. Megaguirus, Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S., Godzilla: Final Wars and Godzilla (1998, American)
Why Godzilla? Since his inaugural appearance in “Gojira” in 1954, Godzilla has spawned one of the most legendary movie franchises of them all. Over the course of nearly 30 films, Godzilla has done battle with everything under the sun… and come out triumphant. He has been both a menace and a saviour to Japan in film, and his legend lives to this day. Legendary Pictures is prepping a new Godzilla movie for 2014, directed by Gareth Edwards.
There you have it folks! Who do you think should reign supreme? Who should we crown the King of the monsters? Godzilla, or Kong? YOU decide!