*UPDATE: Due to receiving a copyright notice from Warner Bros. on Twitter I was forced to delete the original screenshots of the footage.
Over the past couple of weeks, I made posts about Godzilla vs Kong not having a large presence at CCXP 2019. In fact, I predicted that there wouldn't be any teaser and no poster and that the panel would only mention the movie's delay. Well, I can't say that I was right because I sure as heck wasn't and I'm happy that we got something. The panel began with a montage of all of the movies that Warner Bros. released this year and will be releasing next year. Among that montage was a two second clip of Godzilla vs Kong and it spread like wild fire. Any videos made on YouTube showing or even mentioning the clip were immediately flagged by Warner Bros. for copyright since this was suppose to be exclusive to the attendees at CCXP 2019. However, It sparked the biggest and mind numbing debate in Godzilla history, Godzilla and Kong on an aircraft carrier.
To start explaining this debate, we have to look at the clip itself. The footage starts with Kong turning his whole body around and roaring and then ends with Kong swinging a punch at Godzilla, which looks to be taking place on top of an aircraft carrier. The second image that you see with both Godzilla and Kong sparked an unnecessary debate over how the aircraft carrier can support both of their weight* (See update notice at the top of the page). However, if you have been keeping up with all of the news and rumors for the past few months the answer can be found if you do just enough digging.
On September 28th, Twitter user, The_LordOfSalem, posted a supposed description of the trailer he saw at the Russian Cinema Expo that took place a couple of weeks prior. In one part of his description, he mentions Kong rising from a half-flooded aircraft carrier and then a fight between Godzilla and Kong taking place. Reading that and looking at the two second clip that was shown, I believe that it this description has a higher chance of being real. While yes, the aircraft carrier can't support both of them, the ship is already falling apart in the first place. What may end up happening is that Godzilla and Kong both end up falling in the water after this huge action sequence. Which means this debate of arguing logic is idiotic and pointless.
I have even seen people use a scene from Godzilla (2014) showing Godzilla being escorted by the navy and airforce as a reference to show Godzilla being too large to fit on an aircraft carrier when in actuality it shows the inaccuracy of Godzilla's true size in the movie. The aircraft carrier you see in the picture above is apparently the USS Saratoga (CVN-88). Yes, I know that there is no such thing as CVN-88 as the latest model of the USS Saratoga was CV-60, which was decommissioned on August 20, 1994. For now, just go with it. According to the information on wikizilla, it states that the USS Saratoga (CVN-88) measures 1,092 feet in length and weighs 97,000 tons. Godzilla in the 2014 movie measures 108 meters/354 feet tall and weighs 90,000 tons. If the information is true, then by that logic this shows that Godzilla should have been much smaller than the aircraft carrier in the movie. However, nobody seemed to complain about the inaccurate size back then.
The fact that I have to use logic to argue why Godzilla and Kong are fighting on an aircraft carrier hurts my head. It's a monster movie. We should be excited that we got to see something for Godzilla vs Kong at CCXP instead of arguing over something nonsensical as to how an aircraft carrier could sustain both Godzilla's and Kong's weight at the same time. If we are going to argue over ridiculousness, then why not bring up how corny and cartoony most of the Showa era movies were. In King Kong vs Godzilla, the JSDF used balloons to carry Kong to Godzilla's location. In Godzilla vs The Smog Monster, Godzilla used his radioactive breath to fly in the air. How about in Godzilla X Megaguirus Godzilla jumps in the air and does a body slam onto Megaguirus. Where was the outrage towards those moments? If we really want to argue logic, then every monster we have seen on screen should have been dead within the first few minutes of the movie from collapsing under their own weight.
I think all of us, including myself, are getting too heated up over one clip. We need to reserve our judgement on the movie until we have seen an actual trailer or actual footage from the movie. There is a lot more going on that we don't see and it actually makes it all the more exciting to find out in the coming months. Please, don't let this ruin yours and everybody else's excitement. We are eleven months away from the movie's release and there is no need to get upset over something this trivial.
What are your thought's on the debate? Is Godzilla's and Kong's size and weight difference worth arguing over or do you think logic shouldn't be applied at this point? Leave a comment on your thoughts of the debate down in the comments section. Make sure to follow me on my Facebook, Twitter, and Minds pages to stay up to date for more news, reviews, and discussions.