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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Godzilla vs. The Smaug Monster(The Hobbit 2)

After what seems like an eternity of waiting and a few disappointing rumors, it looks like fans will finally get to see the official Godzilla 2014 trailer. It's been confirmed that the new trailer will be attached to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, opening worldwide on Friday Dec 13. It seems Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have chosen to reveal the world's most famous atomic fire-breathing, monster with a movie about another famous fire breathing reptile. This makes good sense. The Hobbit 2 is expected to be a huge success, much bigger than the first Hobbit movie and the main reason is that we finally get to see the monster, the gold hording Smaug. Also, Tolkien's antagonist dragon's name just happens to bear a striking resemblance to one of Godzilla's most famous adversaries. People going into theaters wanting to see Smaug up close and personal will definitely be interested in getting a peek at the updated King of the Monsters.
Smaug decal on the side of an Air New Zealand airplane

It stands to reason when audiences see these two great behemoths on the screen in the same sitting, that all kinds of comparisons will be drawn and there will be a plethora of fan interpretations coming out on DeviantArt, and you'll be sure that yours truly will bring them all to you.

But who would win in a fight between Godzilla and Smaug? Well I think it all depends on size. Legendary Pictures' Godzilla is estimated to be 120-150 meters(394-492 ft.) tall. And may very well be the biggest movie monster of all time. But how big is Smaug? Well, DEMOSTHENES over at The One attempted to answer that very question in an in-depth analysis based on size comparisons between Smaug and Bilbo from the Hobbit trailer. This guy really did his homework  He estimated Smaug is over 60 meters(197ft.) long from nose to tail, with a wingspan of between 75-100 meters(246-328ft.). That's a big dragon.

Smaug's advantages are his ability to fly, breathe fire, and his intelligence, he can speak and is quite arrogant. However all these things combined wouldn't do much against Godzilla's raw power. The king of the monsters would be much more massive and I'm sorry, but regular dragon fire would be no match against Godzilla's atomic breath, a super-charged radioactive plasma beam. Not to mention Godzilla's virtual invulnerability. Godzilla would win hands down, but I'd pay to see that fight. I'd like to hear Smaug's clever quips before and during the fight.

However, if this Smaug went up against the old Showa era Godzilla(50 meters/164 ft.) or the newer Millennium Godzilla(55 meters/180 ft.), it might be a whole different story. What do you think? Leave your comments below or in the the forum and stay tuned for the new trailer when it comes out next week.

1 comment:

  1. Smaug vs. Showa Godzilla would be fun but still a mismatch. In the Showa era, Godzilla had roughly human intelligence and was still quite a bit bigger. His standing height comes close to Smaug's entire length, nose to tail, and his build is much more massive. He also still has that nuclear heat ray and the ability to shrug off heavy artillery like it was water balloons.

    Probably the best match would be Godzilla vs. the US version of 'Zilla. That monster is the same height as classic Godzilla but has a much slimmer build, has no nuclear fire, and was vulnerable to large conventional weapons. I doubt that Bard the Bowman could have brought Zilla down, but I think Smaug would stand a fighting chance.


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