I love how mean this is. Men are squashed, impaled, and ripped apart with ease, and their heroic sacrifices ultimately mean nothing. Godzilla showed us how insignificant we really are in the face of godlike monsters, in Kong we never even stood a chance.
Carpenter’s ultimate genre mashup. He always loved pitting small groups of people against the otherworldly, vaguely or outright supernatural entities that aren’t fully understood. That cosmic vibe is still here, only instead of horror it’s an absurd martial arts fantasy slash comedy with plenty of monsters, synths, and a hilarious Kurt Russell performance. Absolute classic.