THE COLOUR OF MONSTROSITY IN GODZILLA 2014 AND GODZILLA VS KONG
This essay explores the role of colour in two MonsterVerse Godzilla films, Godzilla 2014 and Godzilla Vs Kong (2021).
From the essay:
"Where Godzilla 2014 shows us a grounded, sober story of an everyman caught up in the catastrophic re-emergence of a long-secluded mythic titan, Godzilla Vs Kong focuses on a high-octane showdown between Godzilla and Kong which propels the audience from Skull Island, to an ancient civilization inside the Hollow Earth, and, ultimately, to a Hong Kong showdown with Mechagodzilla, a giant telepathically-controlled robot. Where Godzilla 2014 embraces the aesthetics and tone of the 1954 original, Godzilla Vs Kong looks back fondly on the more kinetic, anything-goes approach of the less aesthetically sophisticated sequels; where Godzilla 2014 needs you to know that it went to film school, Godzilla Vs Kong needs you to know that it likes to party."