The recently released trailer for Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire stirred controversy among fans due to a scene portraying the iconic kaiju sprinting through a crystal-studded cavern. Some fans felt that the quick movements compromised the sense of immense scale and weight typically associated with Godzilla and King Kong, while others found the animation to make the apex predators appear comical.
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Critics of the scene argued that it clashed with the classic representations of Godzilla in Japanese live-action films. These fans pointed to previous films where Godzilla exhibited unconventional movements, such as executing tail-slides and flying backwards using its atomic breath.
“Nobody told these people about the time #Godzilla used his Atomic Breath to fly, but yeah sure running that looks totally goofy” #GodzillaxKongTheNewEmpire https://t.co/SmW8fJTnt7 pic.twitter.com/LS1lK4QFSe
Despite the backlash, the director Adam Wingard revealed that the upcoming movie will delve into the titans’ history and their mysterious subterranean world. He hinted at the introduction of a “develish Kong-type character” as the primary antagonist in the sequel.
Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire aims to explore the depths of its monstrous characters when it debuts on April 12 next year. For more monstrous content, check out our article on how to watch every Godzilla movie in order or take a look at the iconic giga-lizard’s aesthetic evolution through the years. (Article by Anthony, covering science and video gaming news for IGN).