When Godzilla vs. Kong roars onto HBO Max and storms into U.S. theaters on March 31, it will mark the first full-fledged crossover in the seven-year cycle of shared-universe monster movies from Legendary Pictures. The current MonsterVerse is young, but for its giant denizens, it’s merely the latest chapter in the history of two long-running, closely intertwined film franchises. Both Godzilla and Kong lay claim to the title of “king,” which puts them immediately at odds, and it wouldn’t be a fight unless you had spectators choosing sides, rooting for one of them to come out on top.

Let’s not forget, however, that they share some DNA, having both shaken loose from the same family tree in the jungles of The Lost World. Kong was born first, in 1933. He was 21 and old enough to buy alcohol by the time his kaiju cousin arrived in 1954. You can tell Godzilla looked up to him (and down to other beasts 20,000 fathoms below). All you have to do is go back and watch the original King Kong and Godzilla movies back-to-back.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit Animation

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, go behind the sciences of Marvel’s Ant-Man, specifically the little insect buddies who help him pull of his heroics. Plus, a video essay explores how Who Framed Roger Rabbit changed Hollywood animation, and find out how The Lost World: Jurassic Park compares to Michael Crichton‘s book that inspired it. Read More »

Jurassic Park High Heels Edition

Before Jurassic World even hit theaters, it was already getting spoofed online with a completely wacky edit of the trailer, complete with velociraptors riding motorcycles alongside Chris Pratt (don’t forget you can bid to win that motorcycle starting July 23rd).

And now that the sequel has been unleashed, it’s time for the entire preceding Jurassic Park trilogy to get a flashy makeover to be more in tune with Jurassic World. More specifically, everyone will now be wearing high heels. And I do mean everyone.

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The Lost World Honest Trailer

Everyone is anticipating the release of Jurassic World this week, and we’re hoping to at least be entertained. There’s no chance the movie will be as good as Jurassic Park, but hopefully it’s not terrible. If the buzz from the world premiere wasn’t enough of an impression of the sequel, we’ve got reviews from our own Peter Sciretta and Germain Lussier to offer insight into the quality of the movie, so check those out.

But in the meantime, let’s take another look into the past at one of the less than satisfying sequels. Earlier this week we highlighted Everything Wrong with The Lost World: Jurassic Park, but now we have the Honest Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s misfire. Check out The Lost World trailer after the jump! Read More »

Everything Wrong with The Lost World

This week brings the third attempt at a sequel to the modern classic that is Jurassic Park. If the buzz from the world premiere is any indicator, this might finally be a worthy sequel to Steven Spielberg‘s original dinosaur adventure. But that doesn’t make the disappointing sequels in between any better.

There was no way that any sequel could live up to the magic of Jurassic Park, but Spielberg tried with The Lost World: Jurassic Park. They upped the dinosaur action, introduced another tyrannosaurs rex, more velociraptors, but decided to throw any semblance of a decent script out the window. But that’s just the tip of what’s wrong with The Lost World, and the folks at Cinema Sins have taken 16 minutes to point out everything wrong with the obligatory sequel.

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