Terminator vs Rocky? What’s next for the versus movie?

Terminator vs Rocky? What’s next for the versus movie?

The Guardian

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The monstrous success of monster smackdown Godzilla vs Kong may bring back a subgenre of movies that pit one famous character against another

Like you, I was convinced that the versus movie genre died five years ago. What began as a silly, self-aware method of getting bums on seats had hardened into the unforgivable grimdark pomposity of Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Any rational human being would see a film like BvS as a larky bit of inconsequential fun. And yet there it was; three hours of ponderous emo claptrap where the cinematic equivalent of two toys knocking together was treated like nothing less than an actual biblical text. Why bother making another versus movie after the agony of Marthagate?

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