Godzilla: King of the Monsters is recreated with dogs and cats in an adorably hilarious new video. He’s been thrilling moviegoers since 1954, and this summer Godzilla is back for a whole new epic thrill ride from Legendary and Warner Bros. And this time he’ll be joined by a whole crew of classic kaiju straight out of Godzilla lore.
The last time Godzilla rampaged across American movie screens was in 2014’s Godzilla, and though the film did well at the box office, the movie actually held back on the Godzilla action rather than deliver a full-on havoc wreaking monster movie experience (a drawback in many people's eyes). As the trailers have made clear, Godzilla: King of the Monsters shows no such restraint. In addition to Godzilla, fans also get to see updated CGI versions of Mothra, King Ghidorah, Rodan and many others as Earth finds itself beset by a plague of monsters. Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Sally Hawkins and Charles Dance head up the movie's human cast.
As excitement builds for Godzilla's return to movie screens, the website JOE gives us their own take on King of the Monsters and its epic kaiju mayhem. In a hilarious video clip called Pugzilla: King of the Dogsters, the roles of Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah are taken by creatures who are much less menacing but much more adorable. See the clip below:
In addition to being incredibly cute, the clip is also a nice parody of the King of the Monsters trailers, which have emphasized the movie's bigness with epic visuals and stirring music. Pugzilla even recreates the trailers' already iconic shot of Godzilla breathing a huge column of blue fire into the sky, a move that seems to intimidate Pugzilla's enemies Catdorah and Dogra. As the clip proves once again, it's hard to go wrong when you put dogs and cats in costumes (even if the dogs and cats in question don't seem all that thrilled to be participating in these human shenanigans).
Of course, the real Godzilla: King of the Monsters figures to be much less adorable than Pugzilla: King of the Dogsters when it hits movie screens later this summer. But will the film's monster mayhem be thrilling enough to draw big summer movie audiences? In 2014, Godzilla did well with $200 million at the domestic box office, and 2016's MonsterVerse follow up Kong: Skull Island also performed well with $168 million. Early reactions to King of the Monsters have been positive, so perhaps Legendary will have a big hit on their hands. Of course, it's always possible that audiences will just not be in the mood for what looks to be essentially a giant disaster movie starring Godzilla and friends. Only time will tell.
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) release date: May 31, 2019
- Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) release date: Mar 13, 2020