#181: King of Monster Movies, Pt. 2 - Godzilla: King of the Monsters
The new GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS looks and acts a lot more like one of the other recent entries in Warner Bros’ “Monsterverse” than it does the classic creature features inspired by the original GODZILLA, but it also consciously echoes Ishiro Honda’s 1954 film in some key ways. After airing our grievances with the frustratingly incoherent KING OF THE MONSTERS, we dig into what links this newest film to its very different predecessor, from its city-flattening monster effects to its shaky attempts to inject human drama amid the kaiju destruction. Plus, Your Next Picture Show, where we share recent filmgoing experiences in hopes of putting something new on your cinematic radar.
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Your Next Picture Show:
• Scott: Kirill Serebrennikov’s LETO
• Tasha: Olivia Wilde’s BOOKSMART
• Keith: William Gibson’s ALIEN III (an Audible Original Drama)
Outro music: The Flaming Lips, “Godzilla Flick”
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