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One year from today, Godzilla: King of the Monsters hits theaters!!!

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21 hours ago, Larz said:

Ok I officially relinquish my godzilla superfan throne to you ūüėāūüź≤ūüź≤

 

King Kong vs godzilla started my obsession. I know that movie by heart. It's a key memory from my childhood. 

After that I got into the classics like destroy all monsters, Mothra vs godzilla, mecha godzilla 

The 80s and 90s stuff was cool, but it's the retro stuff from the 60s and 70s that I really love 

What did you think about final wars? 

I appreciated the attempt to give fans what they want and all the usual godzilla plots I give it 4 out of 5 G cells 

Oh yeah, I can get a wee bit excited, can't I? :P

 

Yeah, I have to admit that the classics hold a special place in my heart, too. I remember visiting with my grandparents and flipping through the tv late one night, and finding Godzilla vs the Sea Monster on. I was so stoked because I had never seen that one before.

I thought that Final Wars was certainly entertaining to watch, especially that burly dude with the mustache (can't remember his name) and the part where Godzilla "fought" the 1998 American version which they renamed "Zilla". Hilarious! Wasn't my favorite movie though, and I wasn't keen on the direction they took with the human soldiers, but it was great to see a lot of the classic monsters brought back for one more fling. The new Gigan was totally bad ass looking!

Have you seen the latest Toho one yet, Godzilla: Resurgence?

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1 hour ago, Spoot-Face said:

Oh yeah, I can get a wee bit excited, can't I? :P

 

Yeah, I have to admit that the classics hold a special place in my heart, too. I remember visiting with my grandparents and flipping through the tv late one night, and finding Godzilla vs the Sea Monster on. I was so stoked because I had never seen that one before.

I thought that Final Wars was certainly entertaining to watch, especially that burly dude with the mustache (can't remember his name) and the part where Godzilla "fought" the 1998 American version which they renamed "Zilla". Hilarious! Wasn't my favorite movie though, and I wasn't keen on the direction they took with the human soldiers, but it was great to see a lot of the classic monsters brought back for one more fling. The new Gigan was totally bad ass looking!

Have you seen the latest Toho one yet, Godzilla: Resurgence?

No, I was actually going through the lineup on Netflix last night trying to find one to watch. 

I will check that out! 

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15 minutes ago, Larz said:

HOLY ******* sh*t 

that was amazing 

We didn't even hear King Ghidora's roar. I'm sure they're saving that ;)

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4 hours ago, Jet_Engine1 said:

Please dont be a preachy environmentalist screed...Please dont be a preachy environmentalist screed....Please dont be a preachy  environmentalist screed...LOL 

"humanity sucks and deserves to be wiped out" is one of the oldest Sci fi themes 

Who cares what the people say anyway. 

It's like picking apart the coed in a bikini walking towards the scary noise lol

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2 hours ago, Larz said:

"humanity sucks and deserves to be wiped out" is one of the oldest Sci fi themes 

Who cares what the people say anyway. 

It's like picking apart the coed in a bikini walking towards the scary noise lol

I can deal with that, its when it becomes sanctimonious and preachy that it  stops being fun.

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9 minutes ago, Jet_Engine1 said:

I can deal with that, its when it becomes sanctimonious and preachy that it  stops being fun.

Wait, are you telling me that you didn't like The Day After Tomorrow?

:P

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On 7/20/2018 at 3:59 PM, Spoot-Face said:

 

Have you seen the latest Toho one yet, Godzilla: Resurgence?

Just finished it. Very cool ideas on the evolution ability. 

Not your usual godzilla movie at all. 

Wild final scene, wonder if they will follow up on it

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5 minutes ago, Larz said:

Godzilla is a metaphor for thermo nuclear devastation 

If environmental preaching isn't your thing, skip godzilla movies 

Bingo.

Although a little bit different, I really like theme in Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack which acts like a direct sequel to the very first Godzilla where he comes back to life, possessed by all the souls of the people killed by Japan in WWII. Very cool.

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4 minutes ago, Spoot-Face said:

Bingo.

Although a little bit different, I really like theme in Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack which acts like a direct sequel to the very first Godzilla where he comes back to life, possessed by all the souls of the people killed by Japan in WWII. Very cool.

In shin godzilla they even show a pic of the Hiroshima aftermath, as they are discussing nuking gojira 

Oh and WOW 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Larz said:

Just finished it. Very cool ideas on the evolution ability. 

Not your usual godzilla movie at all. 

Wild final scene, wonder if they will follow up on it

Oh, yeah, it's definitely more unique than any other Godzilla film, and that final shot gave me legit chills. Seriously, google some high res images of the tail. That sh*t gets under my skin.

Unfortunately, I've heard that they've decided not to pursue a sequel to it. Instead, when Godzilla's rights revert back to Toho in 2020, they want to follow the connected universe style of the MCU (which also sounds pretty awesome).

Perhaps it's for the best, though, because if they continued on down that role, it really wouldn't have been a Godzilla movie anymore. Still, woulda been interesting to see where it went.

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Just now, Spoot-Face said:

Oh, yeah, it's definitely more unique than any other Godzilla film, and that final shot gave me legit chills. Seriously, google some high res images of the tail. That sh*t gets under my skin.

Unfortunately, I've heard that they've decided not to pursue a sequel to it. Instead, when Godzilla's rights revert back to Toho in 2020, they want to follow the connected universe style of the MCU (which also sounds pretty awesome).

Perhaps it's for the best, though, because if they continued on down that role, it really wouldn't have been a Godzilla movie anymore. Still, woulda been interesting to see where it went.

10,000 little godzillas is terrifying, but yes not a godzilla movie anymore 

It's that Brad Pitt zombie movie ūüėā

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Just now, Larz said:

In shin godzilla they even show a pic of the Hiroshima aftermath, as they are discussing nuking gojira 

Oh and WOW 

 

 

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Yep. And, as I said earlier in the thread, also had almost a political thriller feel to it. Probably had the most interesting human narrative of any Godzilla movie, imo.

 

And HER, God, YES. No words...

No words...

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13 hours ago, Larz said:

Godzilla is a metaphor for thermo nuclear devastation 

If environmental preaching isn't your thing, skip godzilla movies 

Yes. Godzilla is a METAPHOR  for nuclear weapons. Please, refresh my memory about that  conversation in the original movie where we are scolded and preached to about it. 

 

The old movies and tye directors let the metaphors speak for themselves. Do you trust  modern Hollywood to do the same? LOL. Just want to see an epic 'Zilla movie, not be scolded and lectured by Vera Farmiga or Tywin Lannister. 

 

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4 hours ago, Jet_Engine1 said:

Godzuki?

Godzuki's a boss. Never has much of an impact on defeating the enemies, but he always gives it everything his heart can muster, that you simply can't not love him. The Rontez Miles of the Godzilla world.

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18 minutes ago, Jet_Engine1 said:

My kids love that guy. His take on Duel of the Fates is badass.

I've only ever watch him do Godzilla, Jurassic Park, and BOC's Don't Fear the Reaper in the style of Ghost.

He's pretty damn good.

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It's official, confirmed by director Michael Dougherty himself at the Warner Brothers Hall H panel during San Diego Comic-Con - there will be more than the four announced Monsters (Rodan, Mothra, King Ghidorah and Godzilla) in Godzilla: King of the Monsters! Of course this has been rumored for months already, it was nice to receive some confirmation of the fact. What other Monsters Dougherty meant, he never clarified and it's unlikely they will be any other Toho-licensed Monsters, but probably some new Monsterverse creations like the MUTOs from the first Godzilla movie.

Although the additional Monster identities remain a mystery and are unlikely to be other Toho Monsters, it hasn't stopped fans from speculating on which Toho Monsters might have been secretly licensed and used for the upcoming film. The most frequently named seem to be Anguirus, Gigan and Baragon.

Despite being highly unlikely, the most probable Monster of those three to be included would be Anguirus, given the relatively easy way to explain his existence and the established alliance between Anguirus and Godzilla which formed over the years. But that's mere speculation at this point.



 

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21 hours ago, Larz said:

Despite being highly unlikely, the most probable Monster of thoseÔĽŅ three to be included would be¬†Anguirus, given the relatively easy way to explain his existence and the established alliance between¬†Anguirus¬†and¬†Godzilla¬†which formed over the years. But that's mere speculation at this point.

I... would... LOVE THAT!!

 

Probably not, though.

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Just now, Larz said:

Probably mutos? Maybe a few muto eggs survived? 

That seems to be the most likely, imo. Would be easy, too, because they've already created them. Can't imagine they'd spend much time on storming up something entirely new and original, what with all the attention going towards the big 3.

 

Or, and I'm just spitballing here, there will be a scene of them searching for Kong (he won't appear of course) but perhaps they'll encounter other monsters on Skull Island.

Them saying that there will be "others" obviously makes us excited and think that there's gonna more monsters joining the fighting, but it might be something as innocuous as a post-credits scene, or maybe just a minor appearance. I remember hearing about the 2014 movie that there would be "multiple" monsters besides Godzilla, which made me think there were gonna be 2 distinct new monsters. It wasn't. Just different sexes of the same thing.

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On 7/23/2018 at 10:41 AM, Jet_Engine1 said:

The old movies and tye directors let the metaphors speak for themselves.

This isn't true. Klaatu isn't metaphorical at all. Even the original Godzilla has multiple, literal points where they discuss the dangers of humanity and nuclear weapons.

Robert Heinlein and Asimov didn't beat around the bush at all either. Science fiction is a genre that is expressly in-your-face political by its very nature. It has always been that way going back to the magaziness of the 1940s and 50s; of which some are way, way more preachy than anything in existence today.

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2 hours ago, RutgersJetFan said:

This isn't true. Klaatu isn't metaphorical at all. Even the original Godzilla has multiple, literal points where they discuss the dangers of humanity and nuclear weapons.

Robert Heinlein and Asimov didn't beat around the bush at all either. Science fiction is a genre that is expressly in-your-face political by its very nature. It has always been that way going back to the magaziness of the 1940s and 50s; of which some are way, way more preachy than anything in existence today.

Klaatu? Klaatu Barada Nikto? Love that guy! We go way back...
 
And dont get me started on Heinlein. Heinleinism is my personal philosophy....lol
 

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