Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters was the King of the Box Office last weekend, raking in close to $50M. It was propelled by truly epic kaiju battles that were pure eye candy. But the director’s first attempt at making a Godzilla movie was… less epic, to say the least!
More spoof than homage, the filmmaker shared Attack of the Monsters! with his Twitter followers explaining:
“[This is] a very early attempt at making a Godzilla film while at NYU, circa 1994″.
Give Attack of the Monsters! a spin embedded at the top of the article. If you’ve yet to see Godzilla: King of the Monsters, check out the synopsis and trailer below.
Members of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species thought to be mere myths-rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Dougherty, who co-wrote the Godzilla: King of the Monsters with Zach Shields, stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, and Zhang Ziyi.
This film has been rated PG-13 for sequences of monster action violence and destruction, and for some language.
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