A Medievalist’s Guide to Decoding the Creatures in Godzilla: King of the Monsters

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The recent release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters and the introduction of a whole new “monsterverse” has got this medievalist thinking a lot about the creatures that are coming to define our time, and their origins both as kaiju monsters developed in the 1950s and ‘60s by Japan’s Toho Studio and their far older…

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The Wild World Set Up By King of the Monsters’ Ending Is the Stuff of Michael Dougherty’s Dreams

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters is very often a bonkers movie, in ways that are both good and not-so-good. I mean, it is about giant monsters smashing each other’s faces in, so that’s to be expected—but the intriguing status quo it leaves in the wake of that mad carnage has some great potential. It’s also something its…

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King of the Monsters’ Director on Why Godzilla’s Cinematic Universe Was Way Ahead of Its Time

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“I truly believe if you add Godzilla to any movie, it becomes a better movie,” director Michael Dougherty said during a Q&A this spring at Toho Studios. “Think about it. Take any movie in the world and 20 minutes in, Godzilla shows up. I guarantee you it’s more entertaining.”

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The Cool Kaiju Easter Egg Godzilla: King of the Monsters Just Flies Right Past

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters does a lot of things—the vast majority of them delectably silly—in order to rapidly veer its dumb-as-rocks human heroes from Monster Fight A to Monster Fight B. But at one point, the movie was barreling along so fast, it dropped a very sneaky, very cool throwback I was almost unsure had…

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Why Godzilla Means the World to King Of Monsters Director Michael Dougherty

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At this point, you’d think Michael Dougherty would be jaded. He’s just directed the latest Godzilla movie, King of the Monsters. But there he was last month in Toho Studios, and like the rest of the assembled press, in awe of the original 1954 storyboards laid out of the table. He pulled out his phone and snapped some…

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Godzilla vs. Kong’s Writer Explains How Big G Isn’t Going to Just Walk Away With This Thing

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Godzilla is about to take on an entire army of otherworldly creatures in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. After that, fighting a big ape who spends most of his time battling snakes in the jungle (or on Broadway) seems like a cakewalk, right? But, according to Godzilla vs. Kong’s co-writer, who also directed and co-wrote

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters Is Big, Dumb, and Beautiful

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The very first thing Godzilla: King of the Monsters presents to you is the blaring skree-onk of Godzilla’s iconic caterwauling cry. It sets the tone immediately: This is not going to go how 2014's Godzilla reboot went. It’s also perhaps not going to go the way you might have expected it to.

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A Trip to Godzilla’s Home, Toho, Made Us Want to Stomp Through Its Amazing Sets

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Last month in Tokyo, Toho Studios opened its doors to the assembled press, providing a rare look at Godzilla props of yore. We got an up close and personal look at some of the coolest kaiju around—and the cities they’ve destroyed over the years—and we’ve got the pictures to prove it!

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