To truly get excited about a movie, you must know what to call it. Imagine having a friend for several years and not knowing his or her name. What kind of relationship could that possibly lead to?
And since I consider giant monster movies my friends, I am much happier when I know what to call them. Today, thanks to a casual mention in an otherwise boring press release from Legendary, we’ve learned what to call Godzilla 2. From now on, it will be known as Godzilla: King of Monsters. Because that’s what he is. Especially in a movie where he’s slinging fists with Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah (none of whom have fists, I don’t think).
But that’s not all! The press release also tells us a new name for the Pacific Rim sequel. What was once known as Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, will now be called Pacific Rim: Uprising. I feel that’s a big step down, but only because I like my giant monster movies to sound like prog metal albums rather than Christian rock records.
In any case, we won’t be seeing either of these movies for a while, but it is very nice to know what to call them while we wait.