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(NPR)   Why Godzilla is still king lizard of the monster movie world   (npr.org) divider line 31
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2014-05-02 07:45:40 PM  
Reason #37:

www.epiclol.com
 
2014-05-02 07:48:07 PM  
Eh, I'm more of a Gamera guy myself.
 
2014-05-02 08:41:36 PM  
www.tokyoweekender.com

HI GUIZE! DOES THIS BRIDGE MAKE MY ASS LOOK FAT?
 
2014-05-02 09:04:30 PM  

fusillade762: Eh, I'm more of a Gamera guy myself.


I'm still a Godzilla man at heart, but I've come to appreciate Rodan a lot.
 
2014-05-02 09:33:05 PM  
Original Godzilla is best Godzilla

/also a Rodan fan
//but he one that scared the crap out of me as a kid was H-Man
///don't ask me why
 
2014-05-02 10:29:59 PM  
i124.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-02 11:32:52 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-02 11:44:23 PM  
Because movies are money making enterprise and modern studios are reluctant to take risks?
 
2014-05-02 11:47:36 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-02 11:50:57 PM  
Godzilla has the distinction of being a cool monster even though there have never been any good Godzilla movies.
 
2014-05-02 11:51:30 PM  

cretinbob: [i124.photobucket.com image 300x225]


I'm so stealing that!
 
2014-05-02 11:56:04 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-03 12:02:13 AM  

narkor:


I've always loved that picture.
 
2014-05-03 12:26:07 AM  
98% of movies are remakes of some sort. we have lost any sort of creativity if we ever had any.
 
2014-05-03 12:33:26 AM  
With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
He pulls the spitting high tension wires down

Helpless people on a subway train
Scream bug-eyed as he looks in on them
He picks up a bus and he throws it back down
As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town

Oh no, they say he's got to go go go Godzilla
Oh no, there goes Tokyo go go Godzilla

History shows again and again
How nature points up the folly of men
 
2014-05-03 01:06:58 AM  

some_beer_drinker: 98% of movies are remakes of some sort. we have lost any sort of creativity if we ever had any.


I disagree. Creativity is driven by what could have been, lust, delusions of grandeur,  paranoia, wishful thinking,  greed, or  how you see the world and having two atomic bombs dropped on you because of your ridiculous arrogance.

That's why we have Barefoot Gen and Graves of the Fireflies.
 
2014-05-03 01:25:52 AM  

Strongbeerrules: some_beer_drinker: 98% of movies are remakes of some sort. we have lost any sort of creativity if we ever had any.

I disagree. Creativity is driven by what could have been, lust, delusions of grandeur,  paranoia, wishful thinking,  greed, or  how you see the world and having two atomic bombs dropped on you because of your ridiculous arrogance.

That's why we have Barefoot Gen and Graves of the Fireflies.


Both excellent movies, btw.
 
2014-05-03 01:27:58 AM  

grimlock1972: With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
He pulls the spitting high tension wires down

Helpless people on a subway train
Scream bug-eyed as he looks in on them
He picks up a bus and he throws it back down
As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town

Oh no, they say he's got to go go go Godzilla
Oh no, there goes Tokyo go go Godzilla

History shows again and again
How nature points up the folly of men


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T65rW_SIzg0
 
2014-05-03 01:31:15 AM  

some_beer_drinker: 98% of movies are remakes of some sort. we have lost any sort of creativity if we ever had any.


They've been remaking movies as long as there have been movies.
 
2014-05-03 02:05:47 AM  
Up from the depths... 30 stories high... Breathing Fire... His head in the sky...
Godzilla!!! x 3

and Godzookie...
 
2014-05-03 02:36:26 AM  
img.fark.netimg.fark.net
 
2014-05-03 02:37:46 AM  
don't know why that went twice...

oh well.
 
2014-05-03 05:43:15 AM  
Should a baby be smoking?  ^
 
2014-05-03 06:54:17 AM  
Who amongst us has not as a child set up his green army men and then stomped the shiat out of them howling like Godzilla.
 
2014-05-03 09:37:17 AM  
If you are used to the Raymond Burr version,  Gojiratakes some getting used to - it drags a bit at the start, but it gives you perspective on happens later on. Plus there are TONS of references to the Nuclear testing, etc, that got censored out of the American version.   One scene that is almost a throw away, demonstrates the autor's point perfectly - a group of people riding a streetcar is discussing the possibility of having to go to the shelters - again....
 
2014-05-03 10:07:04 AM  

cretinbob: some_beer_drinker: 98% of movies are remakes of some sort. we have lost any sort of creativity if we ever had any.

They've been remaking movies as long as there have been movies.


This. It's no use trying anymore.
 
2014-05-03 10:24:06 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Original Godzilla is best Godzilla

/also a Rodan fan
//but he one that scared the crap out of me as a kid was H-Man
///don't ask me why


It's been a long time since I've seen the original but I tend to agree with you, it's the best of the Godzilla lot. My personal favorite monster flick, though, is the 1933 King Kong. Several of my friends were surprised that I thought it's a far better movie than Peter Jackson's version. But then, they're huge Peter Jackson and/or LOTR fans, so he can do no wrong in their eyes.

But I am much more interested in seeing this Godzilla than I was for the 98 version, and that one didn't look bad in the previews.
 
2014-05-03 11:13:48 AM  

Your_Huckleberry: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Original Godzilla is best Godzilla

/also a Rodan fan
//but he one that scared the crap out of me as a kid was H-Man
///don't ask me why

It's been a long time since I've seen the original but I tend to agree with you, it's the best of the Godzilla lot. My personal favorite monster flick, though, is the 1933 King Kong. Several of my friends were surprised that I thought it's a far better movie than Peter Jackson's version. But then, they're huge Peter Jackson and/or LOTR fans, so he can do no wrong in their eyes.

But I am much more interested in seeing this Godzilla than I was for the 98 version, and that one didn't look bad in the previews.


What isn't better than Peter Jacksons version?  That thing was pure garbage.
 
2014-05-03 03:36:38 PM  

Ghastly: Who amongst us has not as a child set up his green army men and then stomped the shiat out of them howling like Godzilla.


I never did?  I wasn't ever really an army man person, or a monster movie kid though. Legos and animated cartoons.

I also never froze/melted/cut/etc. my toys, if I wanted to be destructive I'd just go play with fire and burn something that wasn't mine.
 
2014-05-04 03:57:01 AM  

Ghastly: Who amongst us has not as a child set up his green army men and then stomped the shiat out of them howling like Godzilla.


kreeeeeeeee-ONK!
 
2014-05-04 07:58:35 AM  

Your_Huckleberry: It's been a long time since I've seen the original but I tend to agree with you, it's the best of the Godzilla lot. My personal favorite monster flick, though, is the 1933 King Kong. Several of my friends were surprised that I thought it's a far better movie than Peter Jackson's version. But then, they're huge Peter Jackson and/or LOTR fans, so he can do no wrong in their eyes.


I quite like the Jackson version, but the original is better. Jackson can't resist making stories that are longer than they should be. In the case of an epic with multiple plotlines going on like Lord of the Rings, longer is better. But his King Kong isn't far off double the length of the original. And to misquote Einstein, a movie should be as short as it can be, and no shorter.
 
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