There are a lot of debates in the world of film fandom, but one of the most iconic is the battle between King Kong and Godzilla. Both are giant monsters with a huge fan following, so it’s no surprise that people are still arguing about who would win in a fight between the two. In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at the evidence and make a case for who we think would come out on top.
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a 2019 American monster film directed and co-written by Michael Dougherty. The film stars Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Zhang Ziyi. The film is a sequel to Godzilla (2014) and Kong: Skull Island (2017), and is the 35th film in the Godzilla franchise, the third film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse, and the third Godzilla film to be completely produced by a Hollywood studio.
The film follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Who won the original King Kong vs. Godzilla in 200 words
The original King Kong vs. Godzilla was released in Japan in 1962. The movie was a joint production between Toho Studios and Rankin/Bass Productions, an American company. The film was a box office success, grossing over $2 million in the United States and over $5 million worldwide.
The plot of the movie revolved around a giant ape, named King Kong, who was brought to Japan from Skull Island by an American promoter. The ape escapes and eventually runs into Godzilla, who had recently been awakened from his sleep by a nuclear bomb test. The two monsters then battle it out, with Kong eventually emerging victorious.
Kong: Skull Island
The OG King Kong vs. Godzilla was a close fought battle, with both sides taking heavy damage. In the end, King Kong emerged victorious, though it is unclear if this was due to Godzilla being weakened from their previous battle or Kong simply being the better fighter. Regardless, it was a close battle and a great showcase of both monsters’ power.
The original King Kong vs. Godzilla was a Japanese kaiju film released in 1962. The film was a huge success in Japan, and was the first film in the Toho franchise to feature both Godzilla and King Kong. The film was directed by Ishirō Honda, and starred Akira Takarada, Momoko Kōchi, and Tadao Takashima. The film was released in the United States in 1963, and was a critical and commercial success. The film was followed by a sequel, King Kong vs. Godzilla: The Return of Kong, in 1964.
King Kong (1933)
The original King Kong vs. Godzilla was released in Japan in 1962, and in the United States in 1963. The film was a box office success, and was the first time that the two iconic monsters had been pitted against each other on the big screen. The film was directed by Ishirō Honda, and featured special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya.
The plot of the film saw Godzilla being awoken from his sleep by an earthquake, and then making his way to Japan. King Kong, meanwhile, is brought to Japan by a pharmaceutical company, who hope to use the giant ape to boost their sales. When the two monsters finally meet, they engage in a spectacular battle that destroys much of Tokyo. In the end, Godzilla is victorious, and King Kong is returned to his home on Skull Island.
Godzilla vs. King Kong (196264)
The original King Kong vs. Godzilla was released in 1962 and was a critical and box office success. The film was directed by Ishiro Honda and starred Toho regulars Akira Takarada, Momoko Kōchi, and Tadao Takashima. The film featured Kong being brought to Japan by an American promoter and going on a rampage, while Godzilla is also on a rampage due to being disturbed by a nuclear bomb test. The two monsters eventually meet and fight, with Kong emerging victorious. The film was followed by a sequel, King Kong Escapes, in 1967.
Godzilla was a 1998 American monster film directed and co-written by Roland Emmerich. The film is a reimagining of Toho’s Godzilla franchise and is the 23rd film in the franchise and the first Godzilla film to be produced by a Hollywood studio. The film stars Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Kevin Dunn, Arabella Field, Michael Lerner, and Harry Shearer.
The film opens in 1999, with the discovery of a giant egg in the depths of the Pacific Ocean by a team of scientists from the fictional company, Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Phantom Inc. in the Japanese version). They successfully hatch the egg and raise the creature, which they name “Godzilla” after the monster from Japanese folklore.
Ten years later, in 2009, Godzilla is now a fully grown adult and has been living in the same containment facility for the past decade. However, the facility’s staff begins to notice that Godzilla is becoming restless and agitated. One night, Godzilla breaks out of the facility and goes on a rampage through the streets of New York City. The military is called in to try to stop Godzilla, but their efforts prove to be futile.
Eventually, Godzilla makes his way to Madison Square Garden, where he faces off against King Kong, who has also been brought to New York. After a fierce battle, Godzilla emerges victorious, and Kong is taken away by the military. Godzilla then returns to the ocean, leaving New York City behind.