With the latest Godzilla movie to be released in May 2014 and the disappearance of the Loch Ness Monster, dubbed Nessie, this year is quickly seized by the renowned monsters which could compete for the hottest topic of 2014. The famous monster comes back this year with a movie, a book and a comic book to flatter the radioactive character and allow fans to immerse in the world of the most imposing animal, while another marine creature has reportedly disappeared. Irrespective of Godzilla’s comeback or Nessie’s disappearance, 2014 is the year of fearful creatures and their stories.
The radioactive monster has had plenty of movies over the time, but this year Legendary Pictures, Toho Co., Ltd., Insight Editions and Warner Bros. have joined forced and created “The Art of Destruction,” which portrays “a one-of-a-kind natural anomaly which had simply been dormant for centuries prior to humanity’s discovery of atomic emergy.” At the other extreme lies the disappearance of Nessie, which has been noticed by Gary Campbell, the Scotsman in charge with keeping a record of the creature’s sightings. Therefore, 2014’s hottest topic is all about legendary monsters: Godzilla vs. Nessie.
“The Art of Destruction”
The 2014 reboot of the world-famous monster which terrorized the island of Manhattan receives a complimentary book named “Godzilla: Awakening” which will be released nine days before the movie hits the theaters and a comic book to help fans detach from the idea that the animal is the result of a mutation.
The official description of the book puts the atomic age at the centre of the story and Nature’s evolution as an unforced part of how Godzilla came into being, all depicted with the help of the movie’s primary screenwriter, Max Borenstein. While the book offers a peep into the making of the movie, the latter “threatens” to become a blockbuster at least thanks to its cast, if not because of the angle. One of the actors, Bryan Cranston, best known for his role as Walter White in “Breaking Bad” admitted that he always “loved the absolute destructive nature of this beast.”
Although Godzilla’s presence throughout the movie is reportedly scarce, the tension can only rise while waiting for the monster to appear.
Loch Ness Monster Missing
The reason why Nessie is competing with Godzilla for the hottest topic in 2014 is because Campbell has noticed that this is the first time in about 90 years when the marine monster has not been spotted. He defined the creature’s disappearance as “upsetting,” but believes that technology could have scared Nessie.
“Pretty much everyone now carries a camera with them in their smart phone,” Campbell said. “This allows them to snap what they’re seeing and means that we don’t just have to rely on eyewitness evidence.”
As a result of Nessie’s disappearance, Bookmaker William Hill has offered a generous reward to anyone who can find a proof of the animal’s existence. The lucky winner could take home £2,000, but the chances to catch Nessie on camera are slim: 250-1.
Whether Nessie is found or not or fans’ interest in Godzilla is resuscitated, the enthusiasm with regard to monsters has grown exponentially this year, which means that one of the legendary creatures could become the hottest topic of 2014.
By Gabriela Motroc