King Kong vs. Godzilla
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This preposterous battle between the huge ape King Kong and the fire-breathing dinosaur Gojira marked the beginning of Toho Studios aiming their monster films at children rather than general audiences. Director Ishiro Honda stages the battle scenes atop Mt. Fuji for laughs, as the two lovable beasts play ball with a large boulder and generally behave like professional wrestlers horsing around for the camera. Persistent rumors claim that there exist two different endings to this film, with Godzilla winning in the Japanese version and Kong prevailing in the American print. These rumors are… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The one mild surprise of this cheap reprise of earlier Hollywood and Japanese horror films is the ineptitude of its fakery."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Men in monster suits rule, it appears."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"The directing is slack anytime that anything is happening that doesn't involve mass destruction"
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Amusing giant monster nonsense."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"One of the lesser entries in the series."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"and the loser is: anyone who watches the fight"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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