Watch this disturbing Godzilla film after The New Empire

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Godzilla and Kong: The New Empire is the new film in the MonsterVerso. Anyone who wants to see more films with the Japanese monster has an ideal option to watch on streaming. An especially disturbing film. Let’s meet Shin Godzilla.

The New Empire continues the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong with an all-new cinematic adventure, pitting the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden in our world, challenging their very existence – and ours.

The epic new film will delve deeper into the stories of these titans, their origins and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while revealing the mythical battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and unite them with humanity forever, says the synopsis.

Adam Wingard, director of Godzilla vs Kong, returns to direct the sequel, which will also feature actors Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry and Kaylee Hottle. Dan Stevens, Fala Chen and Rachel House are among the newcomers in the cast.

Godzilla and Kong: The New Empire was written by Terry Rossio, Jeremy Slater and Simon Barrett, with Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Eric McLeod, Brian Rogers, Thomas Tull and John Jashni serving as producers.

Released in 2021, Godzilla vs Kong became one of the biggest post-pandemic films, having grossed US$470 million worldwide. Godzilla and Kong: The New Empire is the fifth film in Legendary and Warner Bros.’ monster franchise.

Keep reading to learn more about Shin Godzilla.

Shin Godzilla

Meet the disturbing Shin Godzilla

Unlike the original Godzilla and Minus One, which function as a metaphor for the nuclear explosions in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, combined with the trauma regarding the war crimes committed against the two cities, Shin Godzilla is based on the tragedy of Fukushima and the Earthquake from Tohoku.

This is the first film of the Reiwa era (current era on Japan’s official calendar), of which Minus One is also part.

In a contemporary setting, the film begins with the awakening of Godzilla deep off the coast of Japan. He heads towards land, causing devastation in his path, while the Japanese authorities seek some way to stop him, contemplating extermination, capture , or astonishment.

In this way, the narrative alternates between the monster itself, and those involved with the Japanese government, as they look for solutions.

As it progresses, the kaiju slowly evolves, adapting to the conditions around it, including human interference. In this way, the level of catastrophe increases exponentially.

With a budget of US$10 million, the film naturally does not have special effects as elaborate as its recent American counterparts, such as Godzilla vs Kong, but this should not put the viewer off. In fact, the creature we see here has a truly disturbing look, in all its forms.

Hideaki Anno, creator of the Evangelion anime, and Shinji Higuchi, who also worked on the famous anime. In fact, fans of the anime will recognize that the atmosphere and tone of the film are similar to those of the iconic series.

This feeling is amplified by the work of composer Shirō Sagisu, responsible for Shin Godzilla’s remarkable score.

All of this contributes to the discomfort, the terror, that this version of the kaiju effectively makes us feel.

The film grossed $78 million worldwide on a budget of $10 million, becoming the highest-grossing Japanese live-action film of 2016 and the highest-grossing Japanese-produced Godzilla film in the franchise. It received 11 Japan Academy Award nominations and won seven, including Film of the Year and Director of the Year.

Godzilla and Kong: The New Empire is now showing in theaters. Shin Godzilla is now on Prime Video and HBO Max.

The article is in Portuguese

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