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The new 'Godzilla vs Kong' trailer is out: Here’s what Japanese fans think of it

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By Dale Roll, SoraNews24

Monster movie fans are probably chomping at the bit right now because the trailer for the newest Legendary’s MonsterVerse film is out, and it promises to be an epic watch.

The trailer for "Godzilla vs. Kong" is a lengthy and informative two minutes and 24 seconds long, filled with explosions, tense one-liners, and insane battles between Godzilla and Kong, including one on top of what looks like a naval aircraft carrier in the middle of the ocean. Whereas in previous films, it was Godzilla who came to save the day against other monsters, it seems like this time Kong is the one destined to preserve humanity, while experts try to ferret out what happened to Godzilla and why he seems to have gone berserk.

The film stars Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown and Rebecca Hall, as well as popular Japanese actor Shun Oguri (who makes an extremely brief appearance in the trailer), and although the story seems like it takes a backseat to the special effects (as it often does in kaiju movies), the fierce battle between the monsters is sure to be highly entertaining based on the sneak peeks presented in this trailer, and there also appear to be some stunning visuals included as well.

English-language responses to the trailer were overall positive, with many making jokes about the line in the film where someone says, “Godzilla is hurting people and we don’t know why!”. People seem to be excited to watch the two giant monsters duke it out, in spite of the lackluster ratings of the previous MonsterVerse movies:

“If this comes out while we are in lockdown and the cinemas are closed…….”

“This little moment of my life is called happiness”

“Critics : ‘this movie sucks because there is no real plotline’ Me : big monster.”

“OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!! I’M SO EXCITED!!”

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But what do Japanese fans think? Since Godzilla was created in Japan, the franchise’s original fans can be critical of Hollywood’s interpretation of the monster, like when they thought the Godzilla that appeared in the 2014 "Godzilla," was too fat. But even so, Japanese fans were equally excited about "Godzilla vs. Kong’s" trailer, and netizens were, as always, quick to point out what might indicate new developments in the MonsterVerse:

“Is that a Super X behind Kong in the scene where he’s looking at his hand?”

“Kong vs. Godzilla, King of the Monsters…could this be the film where Kong grows into King Kong?”

“Is this raging Godzilla maybe Mechagodzilla?”

“Woooaaaahhh I can’t wait to see it!”

“Did I see Rodan?!”

“This is the best trailer ever! I’m so happy to be alive!”

“Isn’t Godzilla a little small? Or maybe the aircraft carrier is just really big?”

“Aaaah! I wanna see it!”

“I hope Godzilla wins”

“King Kong vs. Godzilla vs. Shun Oguri…I’m super excited”

“I have to see the Hollywood Godzilla in the theater! Burn coronavirus to death before Kong comes!”

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So as it turns out, kaiju fans around the world seem to be universally excited to see the new Monsterverse film, so hopefully it lives up to expectations! The film is expected to be released in theaters everywhere in the world and on the streaming service HBO MAX in the U.S. on March 26, but With COVID-19 still a threat worldwide, it might be a stretch to say theaters will be safe for everyone by then. Let’s all cross our fingers and hope they will be, because this is one that would be great to see in IMAX.

Source: Twitter/@eigahiho via Kinisoku, YouTube/Warner Bros. Pictures

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Godzilla has been shrinking while Kingkong has been growing !

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Cool stuff huh! :)

I have a good feeling about this one.

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Why is it set in HK ?

4 ( +5 / -1 )

I don't get it. Anyone? ; ^ 0

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Why did they use a rehash Limp Bizkit copy band for the soundtrack?

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Let me make a prediction for you:

King Kong will beat Godzilla!

Whenever they take a famous character from Japan and go against a famous Western character the end result is Japan losing. They will bend space and time if necessary so Kong wins!

The same way they think Superman would beat Goku powered up. They actually believe that.

Dont expect a fair fight!

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

Love a good monster mash up. The more mindless, the better.

Did Godzilla beat Kong back in the 60s?

5 ( +5 / -0 )

I watched the 60s flick at cinema when I was a teenager...Awesome!

I gives me the kicks to get curious about Japan...

These kind of 60s, 70s monster, Yakuza and Pinky Violence movies brought me into Japan.

I will also definitiv look the new version.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Why is it set in HK ?

Yes that also disturbs me

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'One will fall'...it sort of giving away the outcome..When Kong found out it was MechaG he was battling, in comes the real G n together they team up to defeat the MechG created by evil human thus, one will fall- MechaG. It just a theory.

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@Monty

Why is it set in HK ?

This is a Chinese movie produced by Wanda. This is the reason why the previous movie was Chinese cast heavy, and I am sure this one will also be Chinese cast heavy as well.

I am also sure the PLA Navy will bring in big guns to save humanity from Kaijus after the US navy is destroyed by the Kaijus.

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Why is it set in HK ?

...

Why did they use a rehash Limp Bizkit copy band for the soundtrack?

...

Let me make a prediction for you:

King Kong will beat Godzilla! 

Whenever they take a famous character from Japan and go against a famous Western character the end result is Japan losing. They will bend space and time if necessary so Kong wins! 

The same way they think Superman would beat Goku powered up. They actually believe that. 

Dont expect a fair fight!

...

”Why is it set in HK ?”

Yes that also disturbs me

...

This is a Chinese movie produced by Wanda. This is the reason why the previous movie was Chinese cast heavy, and I am sure this one will also be Chinese cast heavy as well.

I am also sure the PLA Navy will bring in big guns to save humanity from Kaijus after the US navy is destroyed by the Kaijus.

How about just enjoying the movie? ;)

5 ( +5 / -0 )

So, is this like USA vs JAPAN now?

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

This thing better be dubbed.

Fact: Kung-fu flicks and Godzilla movies that aren't dubbed are not legitimate.

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So, is this like USA vs JAPAN now?

Not at all. The story holds true to its roots. The only difference is, the US gives both characters living breathing realism instead of watching a guy in a rubber suit which is nostalgic, but seeing Godzilla in a more realistic viewpoint makes and changes the entire experience of it all.

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The story holds true to its roots. The only difference is, the US gives both characters living breathing realism instead of watching a guy in a rubber suit which is nostalgic, but seeing Godzilla in a more realistic viewpoint makes and changes the entire experience of it all.

The original Godzilla was a metaphor for the perils of the atomic age, but that was watered down for the US version and included extra scenes of Westerners to make it more accessible for audiences abroad.

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Whenever they take a famous character from Japan and go against a famous Western character the end result is Japan losing. 

It‘a to preserve historical accuracy.

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Excited by these cinema 'blockbusters' so wanted to do some 'homework" on this genre. Tried sitting through "Shin-Gojia" but, ... it was too much like watching C@Vd19 updates: *"too many meetings of panels discussing incoming information to provide viewpoints to the committees debating the correct steps to organize a drill that will evaluate the effectiveness of formulating a study of data to be presented to the governing body in a simulation by 'supa-komputa". *In the meantime, the problem continues to run rampant.

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Is there going to be two different endings like the old version had?

Hope so!

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Bad Asses Rule!!!

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I hope Godzilla wins. Its an English movie so its all geared toward King Kong. I liked Godzilla movies since I was about 7 years old. Godzilla is looking to small in the movie. I hope Japan makes one where Godzilla kills Kong.

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