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2013-01-10 07:47:59 AM  
Not from that write-up, it didn't.
 
2013-01-10 08:53:12 AM  
I'm really hoping for a Godzooky cameo.
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2013-01-10 09:22:23 AM  
FTA - there will be two more monsters besides Godzilla himself

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I hope one of them is Gamera, the Giant Ninja Turtle
 
2013-01-10 09:49:16 AM  
No, it will.
 
2013-01-10 09:52:20 AM  

Pud: FTA - there will be two more monsters besides Godzilla himself

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I hope one of them is Gamera, the Giant Ninja Turtle


Nah, it has to be King Caesar. Seriously, though, if they are going to have two creatures from the preexisting films, they will probably take two of the most popular and easily recognizable ones, Mothra, Ghidorah, Gigan, or Kiryu.
 
2013-01-10 10:01:39 AM  
Why, because it will have more than one monster? And perhaps the monsters fighting each other?

Throw in a battle royale with Transformers and GI Joe guys and the entire cast of the Expendables, all fighting for survival during a zombie outbreak, and it will probably pull in a billion at the box office.

But it will still suck.
 
2013-01-10 10:03:15 AM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Pud: FTA - there will be two more monsters besides Godzilla himself

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I hope one of them is Gamera, the Giant Ninja Turtle

Nah, it has to be King Caesar. Seriously, though, if they are going to have two creatures from the preexisting films, they will probably take two of the most popular and easily recognizable ones, Mothra, Ghidorah, Gigan, or Kiryu.


Or Rodan, can't forget him.
 
2013-01-10 10:10:14 AM  
Exactly! The Pacific Rim trailers looks awesome! Oh.. you didn't mean that one?
 
2013-01-10 10:13:08 AM  
Why remake it? They reached perfection with the Matthew Broderick version.
 
2013-01-10 10:14:29 AM  

Solon Isonomia: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Pud: FTA - there will be two more monsters besides Godzilla himself

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I hope one of them is Gamera, the Giant Ninja Turtle

Nah, it has to be King Caesar. Seriously, though, if they are going to have two creatures from the preexisting films, they will probably take two of the most popular and easily recognizable ones, Mothra, Ghidorah, Gigan, or Kiryu.

Or Rodan, can't forget him.


Rodan doesn't really have much going for him. Big flying bird. They made him a bit jazzier in the godawful Final Wars, but he's not really on the same level as Godzilla.
 
2013-01-10 10:17:32 AM  

Solon Isonomia: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Pud: FTA - there will be two more monsters besides Godzilla himself

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I hope one of them is Gamera, the Giant Ninja Turtle

Nah, it has to be King Caesar. Seriously, though, if they are going to have two creatures from the preexisting films, they will probably take two of the most popular and easily recognizable ones, Mothra, Ghidorah, Gigan, or Kiryu.

Or Rodan, can't forget him.


Working title: Knights of Rodan.

// thankyou, thankyou, I'll be here all week
 
2013-01-10 10:20:21 AM  
A bunch of CG of crap getting destroyed???

GEE, it sounds so fresh and original! It's not like we haven't seen 45211256465 movies like THAT in the past few years!!!
 
2013-01-10 10:24:14 AM  
Speaking of Godzilla properties that don't stuck: Godzilla the Half Century War by James Stokoe. It's a five issue miniseries currently on the forth issue. Well worth looking into for fans of kaiju or gratuitous destruction of property. Each issue is set in a different decade of the late 20th century. My favorite is the second, which takes place in Vietnam during the war.

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2013-01-10 10:39:55 AM  
Unless it's a movie about Re-Boot the show, anything that's a reboot sucks.
 
2013-01-10 10:46:05 AM  

PonceAlyosha: Speaking of Godzilla properties that don't stuck: Godzilla the Half Century War by James Stokoe. It's a five issue miniseries currently on the forth issue. Well worth looking into for fans of kaiju or gratuitous destruction of property. Each issue is set in a different decade of the late 20th century. My favorite is the second, which takes place in Vietnam during the war.

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Thank you! I will definitely check those out.

From briefly perusing reviews, it appears that the series casts Godzilla as a metaphor for war, similar to the original treatment of Godzilla as a metaphor for the vast and mysterious threat of nuclear power. Interesting.

Now I'm imagining a Ron Perlman voiceover: "Godzilla... Godzilla never changes."
 
2013-01-10 10:49:04 AM  
I'll just leave this here.....Link
 
2013-01-10 10:53:10 AM  

doglover: Unless it's a movie about Re-Boot the show, anything that's a reboot sucks.


How about a reboot sequel? I liked The Dark Knight pretty well, and I feel like many others did too.

X-Men: First Class was better than X3, but that's not saying much.

I haven't seen the original Inglorious Bastards, but I daresay I'd like Tarantino's better.

The Wizard of Oz is, by all accounts, a classic.

Lens flare aside, I liked the new Star Trek, and the more TNG/TOS I watch, the more it makes sense.

Even Cameron's reboot of "The Smurfs" wasn't awful; just not a lot of substantive plot.
 
2013-01-10 11:02:33 AM  
As long as they leave in the kung-fu monster fighting scenes
 
2013-01-10 11:20:10 AM  
I theenk I need a beeeger box
 
2013-01-10 11:28:19 AM  

Parthenogenetic: Now I'm imagining a Ron Perlman voiceover: "Godzilla... Godzilla never changes."


That exact line happens this issue.
 
2013-01-10 11:43:23 AM  
They're making the same mistake all of the other films make. "Lead human character."

They don't put monsters in people movies. Why put people in monster movies? Does anyone see these for the 'lead human character'? NO, we want to watch cities crushed under the feet of a ridiculous, but cool abomination of scale and substandard special effect. We want to watch destruction, mayhem, and spectacle. Lead character romance--there are plenty of movies that deliver on that, this is not why we tune into kaiju.
 
2013-01-10 12:09:06 PM  
My giant, radioactive, firey lizard lips are sealed!
 
2013-01-10 12:16:06 PM  
I am not a man of discriminating tastes. Sounds fun.
 
2013-01-10 12:19:33 PM  
My favorite Godzilla monsters (Besides Godzilla himself):

-King Gidorah
-Destoroyah
-Mecha Godzilla
-Gigan
-Mecha King Gidorah and Monster X

I actually never liked that much Rodan, Anguirius or Mothra... They are cool, but those on the list are the best, in my opinion.

Also, I haven't seen it yet, but I liked the design of the Cosmic/Space Godzilla...
 
2013-01-10 12:44:27 PM  

Sybarite: I'm really hoping for a Godzooky cameo.


Sadly he passed away
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2013-01-10 12:47:20 PM  
When I was a kid, we had Godzilla vs. Megalon on VHS for some reason. I watched it all the time, and it utterly confused me at that age when I didn't really understand Japanese films and dubbed over translations and 50s weirdness. I just liked the giant lizard suit fighting the giant robot.

Still watch he MST3K version from time to time. I love Godzilla as an icon and the camp of the old movies, but can't say I'd be too interested in an edgy modern Godzilla like 2000 tried to be. Cloverfield reminded me a little of that, and while it had its moments it was hardly charming like Godzilla is.

Pacific Rim could be neat though, if only for eye candy.
 
2013-01-10 12:50:27 PM  
Correction: Godzilla vs. Megalon was 1973. And the giant robot was "Jet Jaguar", not Megalon according to Wiki. Clearly I never grasped the intricacies of the plot.
 
2013-01-10 12:55:17 PM  
As silly as most of the Godzilla films ended up being, the original (not the Americanized version), was actually a pretty solid film.
 
2013-01-10 12:58:35 PM  

Sybarite: I'm really hoping for a Godzooky cameo.


Up from the depths
Thirty stories high
Breathing fire
His head in the sky
Godzilla!
Godzilla!
Godzilla!

And Godzookie....
 
2013-01-10 01:09:23 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Pud: FTA - there will be two more monsters besides Godzilla himself

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I hope one of them is Gamera, the Giant Ninja Turtle

Nah, it has to be King Caesar. Seriously, though, if they are going to have two creatures from the preexisting films, they will probably take two of the most popular and easily recognizable ones, Mothra, Ghidorah, Gigan, or Kiryu.


IIRC, When Toho sold the rights to Godzilla, it specifically said that Motha and Ghiroah were off limits, but all else is allowed.

And Gamera is a different film company, they'd need separate rights (bout wouldn't that be sweet to see them face off)
 
2013-01-10 01:10:18 PM  

WippitGuud:
IIRC, When Toho sold the rights to Godzilla, it specifically said that Motha and Ghiroah Ghidorah were off limits, but all else is allowed.


FTFM
 
2013-01-10 01:41:54 PM  

Electromax: When I was a kid, we had Godzilla vs. Megalon on VHS for some reason. I watched it all the time, and it utterly confused me at that age when I didn't really understand Japanese films and dubbed over translations and 50s weirdness. I just liked the giant lizard suit fighting the giant robot.

Still watch he MST3K version from time to time. I love Godzilla as an icon and the camp of the old movies, but can't say I'd be too interested in an edgy modern Godzilla like 2000 tried to be. Cloverfield reminded me a little of that, and while it had its moments it was hardly charming like Godzilla is.

Pacific Rim could be neat though, if only for eye candy.


You probably had MEGALON because it had fallen into the public domain and was incredibly easy to find.

However, MEGALON is also considered by many to be among the worst of the Godzilla films. The best of them have a good science-fiction story to them, with great visuals and music, and were never played for camp. Yes, you have to allow that these are guys in suits, but each suit actor took their role very seriously and tried giving their monster different characters. The best are definitely worth checking out if you have any interest in older sic-fi/action films.
 
2013-01-10 01:49:52 PM  

doczoidberg: A bunch of CG of crap getting destroyed???

GEE, it sounds so fresh and original! It's not like we haven't seen 45211256465 movies like THAT in the past few years!!!


You'd prefer the rubber suits?
 
2013-01-10 01:52:34 PM  

Solon Isonomia: Or Rodan, can't forget him.


Really? I don't see it.

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What is he going to do? What's his deadly power?
 
2013-01-10 02:01:14 PM  
As long as the remake of Godzilla isn't that he was some oversized gecko and I may watch it. That Americanized remake was the dumbest monster movie I've seen, ever.

/it wasn't Godzilla no matter what they called it
 
2013-01-10 02:01:15 PM  
No Mothra?  Damn, what about the Shobijin?  Perhaps they could just show up and speak for Mothra or something?

Please?

Pretty please?

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2013-01-10 02:08:22 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: doczoidberg: A bunch of CG of crap getting destroyed???

GEE, it sounds so fresh and original! It's not like we haven't seen 45211256465 movies like THAT in the past few years!!!

You'd prefer the rubber suits?



Yes, I would. It would be one hell of a bold artistic decision.

I also like wearing rubber suits in real life...for other reasons....
 
2013-01-10 02:11:47 PM  

Bendal: As long as the remake of Godzilla isn't that he was some oversized gecko and I may watch it. That Americanized remake was the dumbest monster movie I've seen, ever.

/it wasn't Godzilla no matter what they called it


Americanzillia was horrible but lead to Godzilla 2000, which is in my top 5 Godzilla movies. Especially where he crushes the American version of himself. The humans wistfully staring at Godzilla as he tramples Tokyo.
 
2013-01-10 02:21:14 PM  

doczoidberg: Some 'Splainin' To Do: doczoidberg: A bunch of CG of crap getting destroyed???

GEE, it sounds so fresh and original! It's not like we haven't seen 45211256465 movies like THAT in the past few years!!!

You'd prefer the rubber suits?


Yes, I would. It would be one hell of a bold artistic decision.

I also like wearing rubber suits in real life...for other reasons....


Not that there's anything wrong with that.

You know... if you could figure out how to do the suits without it being cheesy (otherwise, I'll just watch the old shows), I'd be with you on this one.
 
2013-01-10 02:24:56 PM  

floor: Solon Isonomia: Or Rodan, can't forget him.

Really? I don't see it.

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What is he going to do? What's his deadly power?


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2013-01-10 02:34:06 PM  

Lodger: The best are definitely worth checking out if you have any interest in older sic-fi/action films.


Yeah, camp probably wasn't a good word. Maybe the originals' earnestness compared to the Broderick one, which seemed primarily to be cool and sell toys. The originals play the suits and the smashing of towns with a straight face, whereas the new one played upon the American average public perception of Godzilla as a pop culture symbol. Or something.

In addition to Megalon I've seen the original Godzilla, Gamera, Mothra vs Godzill, Mechagodzilla and Frankenstein Conquers the World, which is a sort of Godzilla-esque movie but also extremely bad. I have Ghidorah but haven't gotten around to watching yet. What are the other highlights?
 
2013-01-10 02:42:58 PM  

Electromax: What are the other highlights?


See the Criterion version of the original Godzilla if you can. The American release had most of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki references removed. It is a much better film.
 
2013-01-10 02:43:19 PM  

floor: Bendal: As long as the remake of Godzilla isn't that he was some oversized gecko and I may watch it. That Americanized remake was the dumbest monster movie I've seen, ever.

/it wasn't Godzilla no matter what they called it

Americanzillia was horrible but lead to Godzilla 2000, which is in my top 5 Godzilla movies. Especially where he crushes the American version of himself. The humans wistfully staring at Godzilla as he tramples Tokyo.


Amerizillia was great. Even if it wasn't very Godzilla ish.
 
2013-01-10 03:07:08 PM  

Electromax: Lodger: The best are definitely worth checking out if you have any interest in older sic-fi/action films.

Yeah, camp probably wasn't a good word. Maybe the originals' earnestness compared to the Broderick one, which seemed primarily to be cool and sell toys. The originals play the suits and the smashing of towns with a straight face, whereas the new one played upon the American average public perception of Godzilla as a pop culture symbol. Or something.

In addition to Megalon I've seen the original Godzilla, Gamera, Mothra vs Godzill, Mechagodzilla and Frankenstein Conquers the World, which is a sort of Godzilla-esque movie but also extremely bad. I have Ghidorah but haven't gotten around to watching yet. What are the other highlights?


I liked Gigan quite a bit; for a kid-oriented adventure, I do remember a rather excessive amount of blood when Gigan tummy blade split open Godzilla. Also, just for the sheer weirdness, Godzilla versus Hedorah (the Smog Monster), Godzilla versus Ebirah (a big lobster), and Godzilla versus Biollante (a big rose) were all pretty fun.
 
2013-01-10 03:14:41 PM  
maybe he gets the chance to kick King Kong's ass again.
 
2013-01-10 03:21:57 PM  

Bendal: As long as the remake of Godzilla isn't that he was some oversized gecko and I may watch it. That Americanized remake was the dumbest monster movie I've seen, ever.

/it wasn't Godzilla no matter what they called it


What if, instead of calling it "Godzilla", they had made essentially the same movie, with essentially the same monster, just tweaking it so that there aren't any visual or other reminders of Gojira. Maybe they call it "Trexodon" or something.

Would you like the film then?

It's my contention that most Godzilla fans (of which I am one) don't like the 1998 version because they grew up on the rubber suit version, and the 1998 version changed the look too much.

Personally, I think it's a better film than all but a handful of the Japanese made films, but the original is obviously superior to it.

Objectively, on it's own merits, it's actually a fairly decent monster movie.
 
2013-01-10 03:27:49 PM  
Emmerich's Godzilla was no where as good as the cheesy Godzillias of the past but it was a fun movie. The scenes with the blond chick were painful as hell but broderick and dunn were pretty good and Jean Reno did his best with what he had.
 
2013-01-10 04:06:41 PM  
If those two monsters are Titanosaurus

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and Gorosaurus

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then I will squee in glee.

/Who was it that allowed the Earth monsters to defeat King Ghidorah in "Destroy All Monsters!"? Gorosaurus, that's who. Fear the kangaroo kick of doom!
 
2013-01-10 04:39:11 PM  
Any film with Mechagodzilla is worth watching. There are 4 of these, and two of them are from separate franchise reboots. This franchise has been rebooted many times.
 
2013-01-10 06:51:14 PM  

dittybopper: Bendal: As long as the remake of Godzilla isn't that he was some oversized gecko and I may watch it. That Americanized remake was the dumbest monster movie I've seen, ever.

/it wasn't Godzilla no matter what they called it

What if, instead of calling it "Godzilla", they had made essentially the same movie, with essentially the same monster, just tweaking it so that there aren't any visual or other reminders of Gojira. Maybe they call it "Trexodon" or something.

Would you like the film then?

It's my contention that most Godzilla fans (of which I am one) don't like the 1998 version because they grew up on the rubber suit version, and the 1998 version changed the look too much.

Personally, I think it's a better film than all but a handful of the Japanese made films, but the original is obviously superior to it.

Objectively, on it's own merits, it's actually a fairly decent monster movie.


No, a different name would not have altered the fact that the film has numerous, intrinsic problems which are completely independent from a comparison with GODZILLA. However, I'm sure if I were to mention any of them even in that light, I'd either be called a film snob, or that I just don't know how to enjoy a dumb popcorn flick (I don't happen to like 'Independence Day' either).

A list of Godzilla films:

FIRST SERIES
Godzilla (Godzilla, King of the Monsters) [1954] *****
Godzilla Raids Again [1955] ***
King Kong vs. Godzilla [1962] ****
Mothra vs. Godzilla [1964] *****
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster [1964] ***
Invasion of Astro-Monster (Godzilla vs. Monster Zero) [1965] *****
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster) [1966] **
Son of Godzilla [1967] ***
Destroy All Monsters [1968] ****
All Monsters Attack (Godzilla's Revenge) [1969] *
Godzilla vs. Hedorah (Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster) [1971] ***
Godzilla vs. Gigan [1972] **
Godzilla vs. Megalon [1973] *
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla [1974] ***
Terror of Mechagodzilla [1975] ***

SECOND SERIES
(These ignore all the previous sequels, and say that Godzilla only appeared in the first film)
The Return of Godzilla (Godzilla 1985) [1984] ***
Godzilla vs. Biollante [1989] ****
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah [1991] ***
Godzilla vs. Mothra (Godzilla & Mothra: The Battle for Earth) [1992] ****
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2 [1993] ***
Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla [1994] **
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah [1995] ****

THIRD SERIES
(Similar to second, but each of these films is independent, and storylines don't continue from film to film)
Godzilla 2000: Millennium (Godzilla 2000) [1999] ***
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus [2000] **
Godzilla, Mothra & King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack [2001] ***
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla [2002] **
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. [2003] ***
Godzilla: Final Wars [2004] bomb

There are many other Japanese sci-fi films (giant monster or no giant monster) that are fun if you get into this type of style.
 
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