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    Ten Lovable Movie Monsters



    Whenever we hear the word monster, we immediately visualize gigantic hideous creatures which terrorize the human population. However, movies have presented us monsters that are quite appealing, that despite their violent nature, evil works or hair-tingling looks they can charm the audience.  Well, here are ten lovely movie monsters which have truly captured the hearts of audiences around the world. 

    1. King Kong. Who doesn’t know this gorilla-like monster whose love for a beautiful human caused his own “downfall”? In the movies, King Kong is taken from the fictional Skull Island by an American film crew and transported to New York City to be exhibited as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” But Kong is just too strong that he comes loose and rampage the entire city. He climbs the Empire State Building and dares to protect Ann Darrow, the actress originally offered to him as a sacrifice back in the Skull Island. In the end, Kong is shot and killed by aircraft. As the character Carl Denham puts it, “It was beauty killed the beast.”


    The King Kong character was created by U.S. filmmaker Merian C. Cooper. The first King Kong movie was released in 1933 with sequels in the same year (The Son of Kong), 1962 (King Kong vs. Godzilla), and 1967 (King Kong Escapes). It was remade on 1976 with a sequel on 1986 (King Kong Lives). It was again produced in 2005 which become an instant box office success and gathered numerous awards. 

    2. Godzilla. Another monster equal in monstrosity to King Kong (though more hard-hearted) is Godzilla. This Japanese movie monster first appeared in 1954. Accordingly, Godzilla is a cross between a gorilla and a whale, as manifested in his over-the-top size, strength and power. He is a pre-historic creature who first appeared and attacked Japan during the Atomic Age. Nuclear detonations have mutated the creature, thereby increasing his size and powers.


    Godzilla has starred in at least 28 films. He is a huge popular icon that he appeared in various video games, comic books, and television series.

    3.  Mogwai (Gremlin). Mogwai are very lovely and adorable creatures. According to the 1984 film Gremlins and its 1990 sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch, a mogwai is a rare creature that is furry, pack-minded, very curious, alert and energetic. Yet, keeping a mogwai requires strict rules. Number 1 – “Don’t get him wet” because it produces more mogwai asexually (through buds on its back) when it touches water. Number 2 – “Keep him away from bright lights, especially sunlight” for it may hurt and kill it. And Number 3, the most important rule – “Don’t ever feed him after midnight” because if he eats food after that time, he will undergo metamorphosis and become a ferocious monster called gremlin. Unlike the mogwai, a gremlin is evil, vicious, and loves to scare and hurt people. Oh, such a big transformation!
     
    In the 1984 novel Gremlins by George Gipe, it was said that a mogwai is created as a gentle being from an alien world and its change into a gremlin is only a side-effect.



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