Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (2024)

Tools    





Couldn't find a thread for the latest American Godzilla movie... this one seem pretty epic, just like you'd expect!

Opens March 29th.




Looks good.



What does the "x" in the title mean?

vs.? censored? "crosses"? unknown integer (as in algebra)? parted from (as in "ex")? a single kiss? "times" (as in multiplication)? unknown factor? "together with"? one third alcohol (wherein "xxx" = alcohol)? inappropriate for people under age 18? half a set of human chromosomes? location of buried treasure? in error? accomplished (as in "crossed" or "checked" off the list)? "by" (as in measurements: 8" x 11")? "sign here"? ten (Roman numeral)? death of (as in an x over each eye)? bizarre woke newspeak (like in "Latinx" or "Womxn")?



What does the "x" in the title mean?

vs.? censored? "crosses"? unknown integer (as in algebra)? parted from (as in "ex")? a single kiss? "times" (as in multiplication)? unknown factor? "together with"? one third alcohol (wherein "xxx" = alcohol)? inappropriate for people under age 18? half a set of human chromosomes? location of buried treasure? in error? accomplished (as in "crossed" or "checked" off the list)? "by" (as in measurements: 8" x 11")? "sign here"? ten (Roman numeral)? death of (as in an x over each eye)? bizarre woke newspeak (like in "Latinx" or "Womxn")?
"The “x” confirms what the synopsis has already hinted at, which is that the sequel won’t be a rematch. An “x” between two names signifies a collaboration, meaning that the new movie is pairing them together instead putting them in conflict with each other."

https://screenrant.com/godzilla-x-ko...tle-explained/



So basically this is a buddy movie. Got it.



"The “x” confirms what the synopsis has already hinted at, which is that the sequel won’t be a rematch. An “x” between two names signifies a collaboration, meaning that the new movie is pairing them together instead putting them in conflict with each other."

https://screenrant.com/godzilla-x-ko...tle-explained/
So it's the "together with" definition.
Strange that "x" can represent together, while the phonetic "ex" means apart.



Raven73's Avatar
Boldly going.
I'm not interested in seeing this movie at all. I thought Godzilla vs. Kong was bad, with the only good thing going for it being the battle in the sea. By the trailer, The New Empire looks CGI-heavy, cartoonish and outlandish. This franchise belongs in the same category as Jurassic World and Transformers: fluff that's fun for kids, and that's about it.
__________________
Boldly going.



Well, it's really ironic - since this movie is being heavily hyped for being in IMAX - that it actually won't be playing on most IMAX screens (at least in my area) because all of the local IMAX theaters will still be showing Dune 2.

I guess that just goes to show that even WB didn't expect the Dune sequel to do so well - now a WB title is keeping another WB title off of IMAX theaters.



They're not just smashing famous monuments


Some movie stars don’t lose their luster. A 90-year-old ape and a 69-year-old reptile are taking over domestic charts this weekend, as Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment‘s “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” scored $37 million from 3,861 venues across opening day and preview screenings. It’s an impressive debut that puts the monster-mash well ahead of the pace that was projected earlier this week, which had pegged an opening just north of $50 million.

“The New Empire” cost a substantial sum of $135 million to produce, but it’s getting off on the right, gigantic foot. Reviews have been mediocre — a notch down from the fairly positively received “Godzilla vs. Kong” in 2021 and way below the euphoric praise that the Japanese production “Godzilla Minus One” earned just three months ago. Nonetheless, audiences aren’t being swayed. The kaiju team-up seems to be playing well to crowds, after earning an “A-” grade from research firm Cinema Score.

Adam Wingard returns to direct “The New Empire” after helming “Godzilla vs. Kong,” with returning cast members including Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry and Kaylee Hottle alongside franchise newcomers Dan Stevens and Fala Chen. These puny human scientists and fanatics are hopping around the globe as the two eponymous monsters hop out of the Hollow Earth and form a reluctant partnership to take on some equally gigantic, humanity-threatening foes.



Went to see it. It was meh. The last two Legendary Godzillas were better.

The New Empire looks CGI-heavy, cartoonish and outlandish.
I wish it was more cartoonish and outlandish. And of course it's CG-heavy, it's a kaiju movie. CG is the main thing these movies have over the laughable monster suits of yesteryear.

__________________
Movie Reviews | Anime Reviews
Top 100 Action Movie Countdown (2015): List | Thread
"Well, at least your intentions behind the UTTERLY DEVASTATING FAULTS IN YOUR LOGIC are good." - Captain Steel





This new Kong vs. Godzilla movie has more CGI than non-CGI in almost every frame and it looks like a total monstrosity (no pun intended).

I'd take the dudes-in-costumes goodness of the yesterday any day!




I'd take the dudes-in-costumes goodness of the yesterday any day!
You can watch the old movies any day of the week. Nobody's forcing you to watch any remakes, reboots, or sequels that obviously are never going to live up to the expectations that you bring to, well, everything.



You can watch the old movies any day of the week. Nobody's forcing you to watch any remakes, reboots, or sequels that obviously are never going to live up to the expectations that you bring to, well, everything.
I believe you may be directing this at a caricature of a pretentious cinema enthusiast, rather than me as an individual. It’s understandable, given that we don’t know each other personally. However, you could at least try and do some research before asserting something as far out as the alleged fact that remakes, reboots, or sequels will never meet my expectations. It's symptomatic you bundled these three categories together, too.

I enjoy responding to your troll-y/provocative posts, though, so all's good.



However, you could at least try and do some research.
This isn't a college class or a doctoral dissertation, so you should not expect people to conduct research.

I watch 100% of all movies that get a wide release, that's all the "research" one could possibly need to speak knowledgeably about the current state of cinema.





This new Kong vs. Godzilla movie has more CGI than non-CGI in almost every frame and it looks like a total monstrosity (no pun intended).

I'd take the dudes-in-costumes goodness of the yesterday any day!
After seeing it, I think we just need a new "monster". Godzilla and all those big Japanese reptiles are used up.

Personally, I'd opt for a big slug that drowns its victims in slime. The only people it catches are the ones with canes, crutches or walkers. Then, the Air Force shows up with cargo planes full of salt and saves the city.



This isn't a college class or a doctoral dissertation, so you should not expect people to conduct research.
That's semantics and beside the point. But it's interesting to see that when given an actual set of arguments, you feel pressed against the wall and start cherry-picking insignificant details in my reply.

I watch 100% of all movies that get a wide release, that's all the "research" one could possibly need to speak knowledgeably about the current state of cinema.
I'd be very careful making such daring statements. I don't think there ever was anybody who could have claimed that they watch 100% of all of the movies that get a wide release. There are too many of them. Yes, even wide-release ones. Unless, of course, you have your own very narrow definition of what a wide release is. That being said, the research I mentioned was looking up my film ratings and opinions.



After seeing it, I think we just need a new "monster". Godzilla and all those big Japanese reptiles are used up.
Shin Godzilla was great. I still haven't seen Godzilla Minus One but it's said to be at least fine, too. This film has the American Godzilla, the one that gets his ass beaten in mere 10 seconds in Final Wars. A different monster, the Americanized version.