Monster March Raids Again! – Movie Marathon – 2021
The first time Undy a Hundy was host to “Monster March” the only justification I could come up with was alliteration. With the upcoming release of Godzilla vs. Kong, there was no way I could pass up another creature feature marathon. Below is a compilation of all the reviews featured in “Monster March Raids Again” and a link to purchase each movie on Amazon.
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King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) — King Kong vs. Godzilla marks the first instance that each of these legendary monsters appears both in color and in a widescreen format… [read more]
Kong: Skull Island (2017) — …wastes no time in showcasing the quirky cast we’ll be adventuring with, and it’s at its best while building this human foundation… [read more]
Godzilla 2000 (1999) — Though widely credited with revitalizing a dying franchise, Godzilla 2000… makes obvious attempts to emulate… [read more]
Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) — Just as Scrapper is essentially a “Jaeger mini”, Uprising is basically “Rim lite”. Not exactly off-brand, but… [read more]
Pacific Rim (2013) — …an easy sell for those who have foot-tall Godzilla figures staring down on them from their computer desks. [read more]
Gamera: Super Monster (1980) — Kindred to All Monsters Attack (the least-loved of the Godzilla franchise), stock footage accounts for a full third of its run-time… [read more]
Them! (1954) — …glimpses of future sci-fi classics in the aesthetics. The first thirty minutes of the film are a fine bit of suspense… [read more]
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002) — Strong character motivations, a straightforward narrative, clean FX, and tight editing make this a standout Millennium title… [read more]
King Kong (1933) — King Kong is not only an important landmark in cinema history but an entertaining slice of action cinema even today. Cooper and Rose pack sequences with… [read more]
Invasion of the Astro-Monster (1965) — …almost a solid ‘60s sci-fi flick but a bit shallow even as B-cinema. Almost a compelling Earth/alien roman… [read more]
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) — …what compelled Steven Spielberg to take the stronger of Michael Crichton’s memorable dinosaur novels and alter all but the… [read more]
Son of Kong (1933) — While it can be forgiven for striking a more comedic tone, it also dials down the action considerably. Its finale is the match of… [read more]
Godzilla (1998) — The big guy himself is this version’s greatest letdown. Gone is the angry god, the destroyer of worlds… [read more]
Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) — …sends the big guy off with a resounding, quirky bang. It’s a far cry from fine art, but damn if it isn’t entertaining! [read more]
Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) — This mash-up pays off its premise on multiple fronts but tests your ability to ignore logical loopholes, physics fails, and a bonkers backstory… [read more]
A special thanks you anyone who shared, liked, or retweeted posts about this marathon. My love for you is a large as Godzilla, and as fuzzy as Kong!