Last night, there were reports that Godzilla: King Of The Monsters was getting test screened. This morning, the reactions to the test screening came in and were mixed. The concensus thus far that there are a lot more monster action scenes than Godzilla (2014) making the movie "EPIC." The only thing that were mixed were the characters themselves ranging from suffering the same problems that the first movie had (being too boring) to being great. It isn't all that unusual for there to be test screenings. They are there to get reactions from an audience to find out what needs to be improved before the window for any edits or reshoots closes. That is how I understood it anyway. With Godzilla: King Of The Monsters still being one year away there is a lot of time for them to reshoot scenes that need improving or perhaps areas where the acting is weaker than other scenes. Seeing as this is a movie that has FOUR monsters cramped into one movie it is going to be hard to concentrate on the story because at this point people really go see Godzilla to watch him destroy cities and fight other monsters and unless you have at least ONE character that people can care about that can carry through the whole movie the story is just going to fall apart all together. I would like to see it all balance out when the movie is released because if it can be as good as Kong: Skull Island as one of the viewers of the test screening says it is, then I am all for it.
The next thing that I want to talk about is the leaked design of one of the monsters and Godzilla's arch nemesis, King Ghidorah. Again, I am taking anything with leaks and rumors with a grain of salt. The image came from a YouTube video of a team working on a figure of Pennywise the clown from IT. In the background of the video, a computer monitor can be briefly seen with what looks like a wyvern like dragon that is eerily similar looking to King Ghidorah. The video has been taken down by the poster and they are saying that it's for a defunct movie project they were working on from ten years ago called, Lucifer, and the dragon that was seen was the dragon from that failed movie. Here is the problem though. The dragon from the clip of the Lucifer movie that was shown has five heads and looks very different from what is shown in the image that is leaked. In my opinion, I do think it is a concept piece for King Ghidorah, but it is not yet complete. I think whatever we get in the end is not going to look anything like in the image, but something similar. If it is a design then I would be okay with it because it is not your traditional wyvern looking dragon that you see from The Hobbit or Game Of Thrones. The only thing I do not like about the design are the deer legs and hooves(?). They just don't make sense for a creature that flies. When you look at birds or bats you see talons or claws, but you don't see that in the picture. Like I said, it may not have been complete yet or it may not be anything at all. I'm going to take it with a grain of salt until there is confirmation.
Last, but not least, the plot for Godzilla: Decisive Battle: Mobile Breeder City (aka Godzilla: Planet Of The Monsters Part 2) has been revealed on the movie's website. Even though it was in Japanese, details of the story have been translated. The details starts off summarizing everything from part 1, but I will point out where part 2 begins. The story goes as followed:
At the dawn of the 21st century the world and humankind were ravaged by daikaiju, and later decimated by a new monster that destroyed both monster and man - Godzilla. After being forced off planet Earth by Godzilla, human passengers boarded and fled within the 'Oratio' and 'Aratrum', while still leaving behind many lives of mankind on Earth with Godzilla.
After 22 years since mankind's defeat, attempts of trying to find a new home ultimately fails, forcing mankind to return back to Earth. Upon their arrival after light-speed travel, they quickly discover a massive time distortion during their travel, and that 20,000 years have passed.
On Earth, the protagonist Haruo Sakaki (as well as survivors of the two landing battalions decimated by Servum) are attacked by Godzilla. However, Godzilla is defeated in a desperate battle through the successful execution of the "Godzilla Tactics" which was planned for 20 years between Haruo, the Exif, and the Bilusaludo.
But the small victory is short-lived, as the true Godzilla (Godzilla Earth) appears from deep underground. Haruo and the survivors are then scattered, with many being killed by the destructive power of the super gigantic, seemingly immortal, 300 meter tall, 100,000 ton figure that Godzilla has evolved into in 20,000 years.
This is where Part 2 begins --> But ultimately Haruo Sakaki is rescued by Miana, a native girl who belongs to the "Futua" tribe, the descendants of mankind that were left behind on Earth during the initial evacuation. ---Haruo tells the Futua tribe that their God has been destroyed by Godzilla, and he is now leaving offspring, challenging everything, and swallowing all away through his fire.
Meanwhile, Galu Gu, the leader of the Bilusaludo forces, realizes that the arrowheads of the Futua are made of "nanometal", the same material that was used to build Mechagodzilla, a super weapon that failed to curb Godzilla's rampage and that was presumed destroyed in a battle at the foot of Mt. Fuji in the 21st Century (Which is now called "Former Mount Fuji").
What are your thoughts? Are you excited for Godzilla: King Of The Monsters? Do you think the leaked photo is King Ghidorah? What are your thoughts on the story details for Godzilla: Planet Of The Monsters Part 2? Make sure to leave a comment below and share this with all of your friends who love everything Godzilla related. Make sure to bookmark my page to keep yourself up to date for more Godzilla and other kaiju related news, discussions, and reviews.