Just goes to show they focused too much on things the fans didn’t want and not enough on what the fans wanted to see. Great fight scenes with too little focus on the humans cost the studio dearly. Not too mention some of the unwise decisions on the human interactions hurt as well. Godzilla vs Kong delayed by eight months following King of the Monsters flop:– https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/godzilla-vs-kong-delay-release-date-delay-king-of-monsters-millie-bobby-brown-a9218201.html. Adding some other links below. There are numerous YouTube videos on the delay
This is the second time its release date has been changed: the film was originally scheduled to hit cinemas in summer 2020, before being bumped up to March. That has now been scrapped in favour of the new release date of 20 November 2020.
It is the fourth film in the Godzilla and King Kong crossover franchise, following 2014’s Godzilla, 2017’s Kong: Skull Island and this year’s King of the Monsters.
In his review for The Independent, critic Geoffrey Macnab described the film as “dismaying” and full of “cartoonish, one-dimensional performances”.
Screenrant Why Godzilla vs. Kong Was Delayed: https://screenrant.com/godzilla-kong-movie-delayed-reason-why/
It was reported this week that Warner Bros. has decided to delay Godzilla vs. Kong’s release date by eight months, which moves the film back to November 20, 2020. As fans waited for a Godzilla vs. Kong trailer, there was a growing concern that a delay could be in the cards. There’s been talk of a delay since early June, following the poor performance of the last MonsterVerse movie at the box office. At $385.9 million, Godzilla King of the Monsters made considerably less than both Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island, despite being on a slightly larger budget. While not necessarily a box office bomb, King of the Monsters failed to meet the studio’s expectations.
The future of the MonsterVerse could depend on Godzilla vs. Kong. This is its biggest movie by far, and its failure could doom the franchise. Though production wrapped up in April, the studio could benefit from an extended period of post-production to weed out any potential problems and fine-tune the project. If the MonsterVerse is to have any life beyond 2020, Godzilla vs. Kong needs to be a hit.
The good news for Warner Bros. and Legendary is that Godzilla vs. Kong now owns a solid release date on the calendar. As of now, the only blockbuster competition will be Marvel’s Eternals (Nov. 6) and WB’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3 (Nov. 13), which could also move. As long as the studios don’t spend a fortune reshaping Godzilla vs. Kong and deliver a more crowd-pleasing product than the last effort (which holds a 41% on Rotten Tomatoes), then it could be in decent shape.
You can’t take diehard fans for granted without paying the price. I am not a diehard fan, but I agree with those who had issues with the last Godzilla movie.
What is Kaiju?
As part of my on-again, off-again Godzilla/Kaiju series – https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/kaiju/, see also Trivia Question: Kaiju
I wasn’t aware of the term “kaiju” for a long time. For a simple explanation that is open to some debate among kaiju fans, we can go with Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiju.
Kaiju is a Japanese word meaning “strange creature”. In English, it has come to mean “monster” or “giant monster”, referring to creatures of a large size seen in movies from Asia. Many kaiju movies are made in Japan. It is a type of tokusatsu entertainment. … The most well-known kaiju is Godzilla.
In some cases, I see it translated as “strange beast” and in other places as “monster.” Some purists would argue it only applies to Japanese movies of a certain genre; I tend to take the broader view that it includes a lot of other beasts/animals/monsters, like King Kong and other giant beasts. Had I titled this blog post “Godzilla,” then thrown in kaiju, some would have gotten the reference.
Other uses of Tag: Kaiju