He bows to everyone: 3 Movie Monsters that could defeat Kong.

There has always been something about a rivalry that seems to capture people’s imagination. We can see this everywhere we look, sports, politics, game consoles, for most things we enjoy there often seems to be an equal but opposite counterpart and we cannot help but want to see them fight it out.

There is nowhere that this idea is more prevalent than on the big screen where the idea of epic crossover fights has been an ever-constant gimmick film makers can rely upon to get an audience excited for the big showdown. Batman V Superman, Freddy Vs Jason, Alien Vs Predator or the unforgettable Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf (It’s real I swear) have all graced our screens to varying degrees of success but each announcement has always been met with the same initial anticipation.

And this month we will see the showdown that in sheer scale alone is the biggest rivalry in cinema history we will see GODZILLA VS KONG.

Godzilla vs Kong King Kong

Technically this will be the second time we see these two monster colossi duke it out on screen, 1962 saw the two square off in King Kong vs. Godzilla but thanks to modern special effects many will see this as the first time we will see these giants go head to head in all their glory and with another factor that audiences were deprived of in the original encounter, a winner.

While the originals climactic battle at Mount Fuji saw an inconclusive ending with an implied stalemate (although only Kong surfaces from the final fight) the new incarnations tagline ‘ONE WILL FALL’ seems to promise a definite winner.

Director Adam Wingard went on to cement this idea when he spoke to Entertainment Weekly on the subject.
“I do want there to be a winner. The original film was very fun, but you feel a little let down that the movie doesn’t take a definitive stance. People are still debating now who won in that original movie, you know. So, I do want people to walk away from this film feeling like, Okay, there is a winner.”

And for me this can mean only one thing, Godzilla is about to take his official place as King of the Monsters. Ok I admit it, I am fully and unashamedly biased, having been a fan of Godzilla for as long as I can remember I can’t see him losing and will probably need a solid month to recover if he does.

While thinking about all the advantages ‘The God of Destruction’ has over ‘The Eighth Wonder of the World’ I started to think of others that could potentially come out on top and have decided to pick my Top 3 Movie Monsters that could kick Kong’s ass.

1. Destoroyah

Destroyah Godzilla vs Kong

Let’s start with one of Gozilla’s fiercest but potentially less well-known foes. First appearing in 1995’s very appropriately titled Godzilla VS Destoroyah and made an unforgettable impact when he did by killing Godzilla…at least one of them.
Initially born from a colony of crustaceans mutated by the oxygen bomb used to defeat the original Godzilla in 1954, Destoroyah would evolve into a near 200 ft tall monster equipped razor sharp jaws and claws, gigantic wings for flight, a deadly laser beam from its horn and last but not least a huge crab claw on the end of its tail.
Although eventually defeated with the combined efforts of Godzilla and the Japanese Army, Destoroyah does not go down without an epic fight taking half of Tokyo and Godzilla Jr. with him.
A gigantic, terrifying kaiju famed for its unrelenting, vicious attacks (and let’s not forget the giant crab claw tail) would have no problem taking down Kong.

2. Clover

Clover Cloverfield Godzilla vs Kong

Arguably America’s most famous monster behind Kong, Clover was first introduced to the world in Matt Reeve’s widely praised, but motion sickness inducing, 2008 movie Cloverfield.

A huge and terrifying monster that lays waste to Manhattan on a scale never touched by Kong and proving to have a frightening resistance to man made weapons that would leave a giant monkey no more than a pile of dust and burnt hair.
Clover stands a gigantic 250 feet and would tower over Kong, add this to its thick heat resistant skin, ability to move on land and water and the army of vicious dog sized parasites living on it’s skin and we’re talking more than Skull Island’s favourite son can handle.
And here’s the real kicker, the towering monster that we see in 2008 is (in your best Moira Rose voice) is just a Bébé. When you consider the significant advantage an infant Clover has, this one is a no brainer.

3. Predator

Predator Godzilla vs Kong

So far, we’ve seen some colossal monsters with a significant size and strength advantage over The King but this one is definitely brains over brawn.

First appearing in the 1987 cult classic of the same name, that had Arnie smearing cold mud on himself, Predator made a massive impression on audiences. Although subsequent instalments failed to impress the alien hunter has been an enduring sci-fi villain ever since.
Although having a significant disadvantage when it comes to size, the 7ft alien would be dwarfed by Kong, the ultimate big game hunter would have many tactical and technological advantages to take the big guy down. It’s superhuman agility and reflexes combined with a litany of weapons including a shoulder cannon, the harpoon like spear gun along with heat vision and cloaking abilities would be a challenge unlike any Kong has faced before.
Although Predator has lost on a few occasions it is almost always due to being outsmarted rather than outmatched, frankly something the giant ape would not be able to do. The Predator is a species of single minded and determined hunters who stop and nothing to get their prey, I’m not saying it would be easy but, in the end, Predator will need to find a big ass mantlepiece to mount Kong’s skull on.

With all that being said I do love Kong he’s an enduring figure in cinematic history and it’s exciting to see him back on the big screen mixing it up with the best the monsterverse has to offer.
All I’m saying is he should be careful who he picks a fight with.

But what do you think, is my Godzilla bias out of control? Am I selling Kong short? Let us know in the comments below or on our social media, we’d love to hear your thoughts.

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