King Kong vs. Godzilla

A giant gorilla is summoned so it can defeat an old dinosaur that has been threatening Japan's security.
So Bad It's Good
Creature Feature
United States
Japan
1962
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Translated
Character Focus: 
Giant Film
Animal Film
Animals: 
Dinosaur
Gorilla
Imaginary
Octopus
Catastrophes: 
Apocalypse
Biohazard
Collapse
Crash
Earthquake
Explosion
Fire
Flood
Volcano
Fluids: 
Water
Giant: 
Kaiju
Behemoth
Infected: 
Irradiated
4
A film about who's got the biggest...
8
3.04
5.04
4
1
4
1
Pace
Dialogue
Effects
Japan meets America as Godzilla makes a new enemy; the legendary King Kong summoned by some aboriginal tribe. The concept is adorable and so is the innocent execution. While the dialogue and performances are limited, and despite a weak demeanor in regards to both franchises, the film is packed with action and fun but semi-convincing over-the-top effects. It is merely a cheap combined remake.
The leads have light comedic performances to offer. The whole idea is hilarious and never takes itself seriously. The two worlds merge as best they can, as if the two creatures existed in the same world and could actually meet. We are asked to accept a few exaggerations in the script because we want that battle to happen, no matter how ridiculous it looks.
There is an obvious contrast between the individual techniques used to create the visuals. Most look bad, lack ambiance, credibility and feature struggling photography. This is due to the film never shying away from exaggerated stunts and explosions simply because it can’t afford looking remotely real. Don’t blink or you might miss the obligatory romantic subplot!
Alternate Titles: 
Godzilla 4
Kingu Kongu tai Gojira
King Kong Versus Godzilla
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