King Kong is returning to our screens this week, in Jordan
Vogt-Roberts’s reboot Kong: Skull Island. In doing so, the original movie
monster is actually following in the rather large footsteps of his
contemporaries, as the monster movie has seen something of a rebirth over the
Last year’s Japanese Godzilla reboot was the second in only two
years, the first of which was Gareth Edwards’s city-stomping American version,
a movie that laid the groundwork for an upcoming King Kong vs Godzilla crossover in
Whether Skull Island will stand the test of time remains to be seen, but in preparation for some more monkey madness, it's worth revisiting some of this century’s monster genre classics.
But which otherworldly beasts or tower-climbing titans can
claim dominance in this millennial battle of the creature features? CGI has come a long
way since Godzilla first wreaked havoc in the 1950s, but a truly memorable monster flick is about more than just chaos and destruction.
It needs to have a heart, something that can be ripped out and smeared all over the Tokyo skyline.
Liam is a writer and cranberry juice drinker from Lincolnshire. When he's not wearing his eyes away in front of a computer, he plays the melodica for a semi wrestling-themed folk-punk band called School Trips.