‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Star Julian Dennison Describes CGI’s First ‘Lego Monsters’
Julian Dennison in his young career already starred in some mega franchises like “Deadpool 2”, “The Christmas Chronicles: Part 2” and now “Godzilla vs. Kong”, but he still hasn’t quite got used to it. surreal experience of acting in something so heavy with CGI.
“It was acting for nothing, having to act absolutely like a brick wall,” teen star Dennison told TheWrap. “I was up and I was like, what am I doing with my life? I’m talking to a tennis ball. It turned out to be really great, the CGI is amazing.
Dennison congratulated Weta Digital, the visual effects team for “Godzilla vs. Kong”, which shares Dennison’s hometown of Wellington, New Zealand. But he admitted that at first Godzilla, Kong, and the other monsters he had to escape didn’t always look as impressive as they did on screen now.
“I remember showing us some really raw CGI photos on set, and it was basically giant Lego monsters chasing us,” he joked.
Although “Godzilla vs. Kong” is the latest in a long Monsterverse franchise to ultimately pit Godzilla and King Kong in an epic battle, Julian Dennison, who took a break from Taika Waititi’s “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”, is a newcomer to movies.
In it, he plays a nerdy friend of Millie Bobby Brown’s character as the two teenagers on a trip across the country to find a podcaster and conspiracy theorist investigating the dark APEX industries. And he, along with Bobby Brown and Brian Tyree Henry, end up spending a lot of time searching for secret underground labs and crushing winged demons.
But Dennison and Brown’s playful jokes greatly lighten the mood of the film between the epic kaiju battles. He says before joining he was to have a chemistry reunion with Brown, whom he called “super down to earth and amazing.” And without spoiling the moment, Dennison is the one to name another classic movie monster who finally makes an appearance in this movie.
The film has already had a monster overseas opening, grossing $ 123.1 million worldwide ahead of its opening domestically and on HBO Max last Wednesday. But Dennison says the real joy of watching “Godzilla vs. Kong” would be in a theater where it’s safe to do so, and he hopes people get a chance to experience it the way director Adam Wingard intended.
“If you can safely return to a movie theater wherever you are, watch it on the big screen. It’s such a sick movie and you’ll want to watch it on the big screen, ”Dennison said. “I think people will be ready to do it if they can safely return to the movies. I miss going to the movies. I miss eating popcorn, drinking soda, and watching movies with strangers. So if you can, for sure, you’ll want to leave the cinema with bleeding ears.