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‘Godzilla and Kong: The New Empire’: in the monstrous multiverse

Adam Wingard appeared in that low-budget collective horror film project titled ‘V/H/S’ and now he rubs shoulders with filmmakers who shoot films worth more than 200 million euros. After inaugurating the new franchise of the two gigantic creatures with ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’, Wingard signs a second installment that completes at the same time the so-called ‘MonsterVerse’ – by categories that do not remain – started with ‘Godzilla’ in 2014 and continued with ‘Kong: Skull Island’ in 2017. The hybridization of the ape King Kong arising from the fears of the American Great Depression of the 1930s with the ‘kaiju’ Godzilla appearing as a metaphor for atomic terror in Japan may have its interest, but sometimes the sum of two powerful entities does not give good results.

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