GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Director Says Sequel is "ALIENS to Gareth's ALIEN"
While I enjoyed director Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla reboot, I’m so much more excited about director Michael Dougherty’s sequel Godzilla: King of the Monsters. While Edwards treated his film more like Jaws, Dougherty is taking things to a much more epic level and we are going to see Godzilla face off with the likes of King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan.
When comparing the sequel to the Edwards reboot, Dougherty explains that his film is more like James Cameron’s Aliens than Ridley Scott’s Alien. He told CB:
"I hesitate to say it, but I would call it the 'Aliens' to Gareth's 'Alien.' So, it's a bit more of an ensemble thing, whereas the first movie was really more about Ford Body's character kind of weaving his way through that adventure and Monarch kind of was the backdrop for that. Here, Monarch was the focus.”
That seems like a fair comparison that I think fans will appreciate. While both Alien and Aliens are films that the fans love, they are very different takes on the franchise, story, and tone. Godzilla: King of the Monsters seems like a much bigger film with a grander scale and I’m loving what I’ve seen so far!
Here’s the synopsis:
In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters hits theaters on May 31st. What do you think about Dougherty’s comparison?