After many delays, Godzilla vs. Kong is finally happening. It has been a long wait, but fans of the Monsterverse are about to get the clash we’ve been waiting for since 1962’s original King Kong vs. Godzilla. Of course, we’ve seen many variations of the VS type of film, such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In most cases, the two opposing forces are going to fight a uniting villain. So, in many cases, the actual fight is a showdown with no definite winner. There are exceptions, but it is the common trope you can expect. Luckily, in an interview with IndieWire, director Adam Wingard confirmed that there will be an actual victor. So, Edward and I are marking our case for who we believe to be victorious. In my case, I think the winner here is going to be Toho’s resident lizard, Godzilla.
Why do I think the nuclear-powered giant is going to win? Ignoring my bias here, I think Godzilla has proven his fighting capabilities against various monsters throughout the franchise. He took down two MUTOs in the 2014 film before killing a literal alien Ghidora in the sequel. We’ve also seen Godzilla take quite a few punches, so an overgrown gorilla is not going to be that different from what he took on before. His atomic breath is also an effective way to take down any enemy that tries to get in to close. Plus, he is an incredible swimmer that can easily drag the giant ape into his territory to take him down without an issue.
He does have a weakness. In comparison to Kong, Godzilla is quite a bit slower and less agile. So, there is a good chance the monkey will get some good punches in throwing him off balance. It’s going to be the true test of his abilities, as he needs to keep his environment in mind. His tiny T-Rex arms aren’t going to help him if the monkey starts swinging a subway car like nunchucks. Still, he has experience fighting enemies that can fly, so I bet Kong jumping around isn’t as daunting a task as it could be otherwise.
No matter who wins, we are going to have a blast watching it. Though, I do not doubt in my mind that Godzilla’s got this fight. Edward can make an argument he wants to, we all know that the true king of Monsters will keep that title for as long as he roams the Earth. He is just getting ready, and his spine is already glowing up. Even if Kong got a little bigger since Kong: Skull Island, he has no chance. He probably has gotten lazy during his time there while Godzilla was out there keeping nature in check. We can answer the debate with a simple question. What is a king to a God?