Adam Wingard brought together the two giants of cinema in “Godzilla Vs. Kong,” which uses monsters as a metaphor for humanity’s fallibility. You’ll notice that the producer’s first blockbuster is a significant difference in genre and scale from his previous films. Wingard was previously an up-and-coming filmmaker in the indie space, while “great sci-fi theatrical films” like “Alien” and “Star Wars” are why he got his start on filmmaking. But it wasn’t until 1989 that “Honey I Shrunk The Kids” inspired Wingard enough to know he just had to make movies.
in a conversation with RogertEbert.comWingard described how he tried to get into “experimental films and horror films” because they seemed “attainable” to him, giving him space to learn how to make bigger films. The director had ideas for blockbuster sci-fi action movies since high school, but life got in the way. Wingard detailed that he didn’t want to “hope” on making big-budget sci-fi movies because it didn’t seem possible to him for a long time.
In the late ’80s, when you watched by Joe Johnston “Honey I Shrunk The Kids” is a fun family movie sequels and spin-offs) about a scientist’s invention of the shrinking machine that went horribly wrong, Wingard realized at that moment that he wanted to be a filmmaker.