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(Deadline)   Godzilla is a monster hit at the box office, bringing in $92 million and securing its place at the top, knocking Neighbors to the #2 spot, and Jon Hamm's Million Dollar Arm debuts at #4 while The Amazing Spider-Man 2 tumbles to #3   ( deadline.com) divider line
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2014-05-18 11:44:29 AM  
Save your money on Godzilla, it's this Year's Battleship, IMO.
 
2014-05-18 12:34:12 PM  
I give the Godzilla scenes 5 stars.  The human scenes (which are 70% of the movie) 2 stars.

They waste the talent of both Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe and focus instead on stone-face boy and the Other Olsen Girl.

WHAR GODZILLA?  WHAR?
 
2014-05-18 12:46:50 PM  
I thought this was a fantastic Godzilla movie. I think it takes the right tone by not going overboard with the scenes of destruction until the final act, and even then it's pretty restrained, going with a "less is more" kind of attitude. I especially loved the role Godzilla played in the movie, which was more than just a stupid rampaging lizard.

I also didn't hate any of the human characters. (Unlike the 1998 version in which I wanted them all to die.) Now, to be fair, they mostly served the plot and could have had more depth. Pacific Rim did manage to have more compelling characters amid the monsters, so it is possible to have depth in this kind of movie. But it's a minor flaw, and the fact that they don't get in the way of enjoying the movie is good enough for me.

I do plan to see it again. I just cant decide if I should see it in 3D Imax or not.
 
2014-05-18 01:15:51 PM  

StrikitRich: Save your money on Godzilla, it's this Year's Battleship, IMO.


but battleship was farking great
 
2014-05-18 01:18:18 PM  

Ned Stark: StrikitRich: Save your money on Godzilla, it's this Year's Battleship, IMO.

but battleship was farking great


Yep. Did he mean that as an insult?
 
2014-05-18 01:19:40 PM  
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2014-05-18 01:22:52 PM  
Godzilla was great
Haters gonna hate
 
2014-05-18 01:28:13 PM  
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2014-05-18 01:31:57 PM  
Godzilla 2014 can be broken up into thirds. the first third and last third are farking amazing, the middle third is pretty meh. All in all, it actually felt like a Godzilla movie too which is what really mattered to me the most.
 
2014-05-18 01:32:20 PM  

soporific: I thought this was a fantastic Godzilla movie. I think it takes the right tone by not going overboard with the scenes of destruction until the final act, and even then it's pretty restrained, going with a "less is more" kind of attitude. I especially loved the role Godzilla played in the movie, which was more than just a stupid rampaging lizard.

I also didn't hate any of the human characters. (Unlike the 1998 version in which I wanted them all to die.) Now, to be fair, they mostly served the plot and could have had more depth. Pacific Rim did manage to have more compelling characters amid the monsters, so it is possible to have depth in this kind of movie. But it's a minor flaw, and the fact that they don't get in the way of enjoying the movie is good enough for me.

I do plan to see it again. I just cant decide if I should see it in 3D Imax or not.


I think the IMAX was well worth the extra cost. Saw it yesterday, and the whole family loved it.
 
2014-05-18 01:32:46 PM  
It was great. During one scene, everyone  in the theater went 'hell yeah!'
 
2014-05-18 01:34:13 PM  
Not enough Japanese people
 
2014-05-18 01:37:03 PM  
Godzilla was OK. Too much time spent on our Eagle Scout hero.

Million Dollar Arm is formulaic, but a decent sit. It'll make you laugh, it'll make you cry, etc etc.
 
2014-05-18 01:38:16 PM  
Coming from the guy who did 'Monsters', I think we got out money's worth.  I was really happy that they folded in the traditional Godzilla history and cultural purposes / tropes  of the original as well.

The slow burn was great too.  In many ways this film was an homage to Jaws in how it treated Godzilla.

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2014-05-18 01:40:36 PM  
soporific:

I do plan to see it again. I just cant decide if I should see it in 3D Imax or not.

I saw it in IMAX 3D and it was farking amazing. I thought it was completely worth it. I hate 3D with a passion and I think after this movie I've softened up a bit and don't hate it as much. The 3D isn't gimmicky but very supportive and gives an excellent depth to the visuals. I can't believe I'm actually recommending someone to watch a movie in 3D. I was initially hoping to catch an IMAX only showing but couldn't find any.

As for the movie right now I'd give it a 7/10. Action and story was great but the human characters like the kickass guy could've been much better. Watanabe was also wasted. Cranston was definitely the best of the bunch. Wished his role was beefier.
 
2014-05-18 01:52:13 PM  
$92 million? Not bad for a supporting character in his own movie.

Think of how much he might have earned as the headliner!
 
2014-05-18 01:55:25 PM  
Obligatory.
 
2014-05-18 01:56:07 PM  
Godzilla was god farking awful. Just awful. Like 1998 Godzilla with Ferris Bueller was more watchable. At least that movie had a Godzilla monster in it. You get a grand total of like 10 minutes of Godzilla screen time. And don't give me that crap that the director was building tension before the big reveal, like Jaws. Jaws was a work of art, this was a pile of shiat. We came to a Godzilla movie to see Godzilla duke it out with another giant monster. The first time the monsters both get to the same island, the only footage we see of them duking it out was in the background on the goddamn tv a kid was watching. WTF? Thats the main thing I want to see, not worried about whether soldier boy Ford's feelings were hurt. Or its in the background over a characters shoulder out of focus. We came to see a Godzilla movie, you know what that's supposed to be. And in the final 20 minutes when they finally do fight it was over way way too fast. How the fark did this pile of shiat cost $160 million?

And the plot. King Kong vs Godzilla had a more coherent plot. That one where the Japanese trade Godzilla and Rodan to aliens for the cure for all diseases so he can fight King Ghidora on Planet X had a more coherent plot. Good lord was their plot holes galore. Lpng, boring, tedious, and a waste of your best acting talent. Bryan Cranston is done after 20 minutes then is completely forgotten. Walter White WTF?

Toho needs to ban America from ever releasing another Godzilla movie ever again. Stop letting us gaijin ruin Godzilla.
 
2014-05-18 01:58:25 PM  
Obligatory, Take 2

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2014-05-18 01:59:51 PM  

Shelbyville: Godzilla was god farking awful. Just awful. Like 1998 Godzilla with Ferris Bueller was more watchable. At least that movie had a Godzilla monster in it. You get a grand total of like 10 minutes of Godzilla screen time. And don't give me that crap that the director was building tension before the big reveal, like Jaws. Jaws was a work of art, this was a pile of shiat. We came to a Godzilla movie to see Godzilla duke it out with another giant monster. The first time the monsters both get to the same island, the only footage we see of them duking it out was in the background on the goddamn tv a kid was watching. WTF? Thats the main thing I want to see, not worried about whether soldier boy Ford's feelings were hurt. Or its in the background over a characters shoulder out of focus. We came to see a Godzilla movie, you know what that's supposed to be. And in the final 20 minutes when they finally do fight it was over way way too fast. How the fark did this pile of shiat cost $160 million?

And the plot. King Kong vs Godzilla had a more coherent plot. That one where the Japanese trade Godzilla and Rodan to aliens for the cure for all diseases so he can fight King Ghidora on Planet X had a more coherent plot. Good lord was their plot holes galore. Lpng, boring, tedious, and a waste of your best acting talent. Bryan Cranston is done after 20 minutes then is completely forgotten. Walter White WTF?

Toho needs to ban America from ever releasing another Godzilla movie ever again. Stop letting us gaijin ruin Godzilla.



OMG, you must be sooooo darn cool for absolutely hating something everyone loves!
 
2014-05-18 02:00:28 PM  
First half of "Godzilla": zzzzzzz
Second half of "Godzilla" "KICK HIS ASS! GEAUX GODZILLA!"
I think most of the theater woke up once Godzilla finally appeared on screen and started kicking ass.
Despite the boring first half, this one was FAR superior to the '98 one.
 
2014-05-18 02:04:12 PM  

Shelbyville: Godzilla was god farking awful. Just awful. Like 1998 Godzilla with Ferris Bueller was more watchable. At least that movie had a Godzilla monster in it. You get a grand total of like 10 minutes of Godzilla screen time. And don't give me that crap that the director was building tension before the big reveal, like Jaws. Jaws was a work of art, this was a pile of shiat. We came to a Godzilla movie to see Godzilla duke it out with another giant monster. The first time the monsters both get to the same island, the only footage we see of them duking it out was in the background on the goddamn tv a kid was watching. WTF? Thats the main thing I want to see, not worried about whether soldier boy Ford's feelings were hurt. Or its in the background over a characters shoulder out of focus. We came to see a Godzilla movie, you know what that's supposed to be. And in the final 20 minutes when they finally do fight it was over way way too fast. How the fark did this pile of shiat cost $160 million?

And the plot. King Kong vs Godzilla had a more coherent plot. That one where the Japanese trade Godzilla and Rodan to aliens for the cure for all diseases so he can fight King Ghidora on Planet X had a more coherent plot. Good lord was their plot holes galore. Lpng, boring, tedious, and a waste of your best acting talent. Bryan Cranston is done after 20 minutes then is completely forgotten. Walter White WTF?

Toho needs to ban America from ever releasing another Godzilla movie ever again. Stop letting us gaijin ruin Godzilla.


www.dravenstales.ch
 
2014-05-18 02:07:51 PM  
I liked this Godzilla flick, but I liked Pacific Rim more in every category I can think of to compare between them.
 
2014-05-18 02:13:37 PM  

DrFuko: Shelbyville: Godzilla was god farking awful. Just awful. Like 1998 Godzilla with Ferris Bueller was more watchable. At least that movie had a Godzilla monster in it. You get a grand total of like 10 minutes of Godzilla screen time. And don't give me that crap that the director was building tension before the big reveal, like Jaws. Jaws was a work of art, this was a pile of shiat. We came to a Godzilla movie to see Godzilla duke it out with another giant monster. The first time the monsters both get to the same island, the only footage we see of them duking it out was in the background on the goddamn tv a kid was watching. WTF? Thats the main thing I want to see, not worried about whether soldier boy Ford's feelings were hurt. Or its in the background over a characters shoulder out of focus. We came to see a Godzilla movie, you know what that's supposed to be. And in the final 20 minutes when they finally do fight it was over way way too fast. How the fark did this pile of shiat cost $160 million?

And the plot. King Kong vs Godzilla had a more coherent plot. That one where the Japanese trade Godzilla and Rodan to aliens for the cure for all diseases so he can fight King Ghidora on Planet X had a more coherent plot. Good lord was their plot holes galore. Lpng, boring, tedious, and a waste of your best acting talent. Bryan Cranston is done after 20 minutes then is completely forgotten. Walter White WTF?

Toho needs to ban America from ever releasing another Godzilla movie ever again. Stop letting us gaijin ruin Godzilla.


OMG, you must be sooooo darn cool for absolutely hating something everyone loves!


So I guess people aren't allowed to not like things anymore without being a troll?

The movie was a pile of shiat. Boring as hell and Godzilla is hardly in it.

Reminded me of Ang Lee's Hulk movie where you get 2 minutes of Hulk at the end of the movie and two hours of boring nonsense.
 
2014-05-18 02:14:19 PM  

BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: Godzilla was OK. Too much time spent on our Eagle Scout hero.

Million Dollar Arm is formulaic, but a decent sit. It'll make you laugh, it'll make you cry, etc etc.


You'll kiss 10 bucks goodbye?
 
2014-05-18 02:14:25 PM  
There were a few things I disliked about the movie, but it was a good movie, and more importantly, it was a Godzilla movie. The prior American attempt was not a Godzilla movie; it was a monster movie that was called Godzilla.

Could there have been more scenes of the monsters actually fighting without being cut away? Of course. The argument could be made that it made the final battle more climactic, but... I just wanted to see more monsters duking it out.
 
2014-05-18 02:15:02 PM  

StrikitRich: Save your money on Godzilla, it's this Year's Battleship, IMO.


Going see it this week, don't give a damn what people say
 
2014-05-18 02:16:27 PM  
Saw it. Loved it. Next question.
 
2014-05-18 02:19:59 PM  

JonBuck: Saw it. Loved it. Next question.


If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?
 
2014-05-18 02:23:29 PM  
1 guy on the internet didn't like it. I wonder if I should base my entertainment for the evening based on his opinion.

/Long Live The King.
 
2014-05-18 02:26:51 PM  

Shelbyville: So I guess people aren't allowed to not like things anymore without being a troll?

The movie was a pile of shiat. Boring as hell and Godzilla is hardly in it.


My husband has been a *huge* fan of the Godzilla franchise since he saw it broadcast on TV back in the sixties.  (Yes, we are that old.)  He convinced me that we had to go see the new movie this weekend, and I didn't argue.  I love action movies, and the last "romance" movie I've seen in a theater was "The Princess Bride" back in the year it came out.  So don't think that I'm into chick flicks or that crap.

So we went.  And as we walked out of the theater, through the parking lot, all he said to me was, "I'm sorry.  I'm soooo sorry."  Honestly, the highlight of the whole thing was the moment I turned to him and said, "Hey, look, it's Kick-Ass!"
 
2014-05-18 02:30:03 PM  

lousyskater: Godzilla 2014 can be broken up into thirds. the first third and last third are farking amazing, the middle third is pretty meh. All in all, it actually felt like a Godzilla movie too which is what really mattered to me the most.


I would say this is my assessment as well.

Spoilers!!!!

The first third was great, and everything building up to the MUTOs escaping was good. Then Bryan Cranston dies and everything gets boring and lengthy. Then Godzilla shows up in San Francisco to take on the MUTOs and it picks up a little (while still teasing everyone without showing anything) then the final battle, which I found a little too quiet for a monster movie, but still pretty good. That scene when Godzilla slowly amps up his radioactive breath gave me chills. Holy shiat that was awesome! But then when it's not really effective immediately after he uses it, I was disappointed. Until he cracked open the MUTOs mouth and vomited his radioactive death down his throat. Bad ass. I ended up disappointed by the film because of the two monster fights they cut away from that we could have seen, but overall, I thought it was good. Just lackluster according to my expectations. I'd see it again. I'm actually considering going back today now that I know what to expect.
 
2014-05-18 02:39:35 PM  
soporific:

I do plan to see it again. I just cant decide if I should see it in 3D Imax or not.


You are going to see the same movie in the theater again? Why would you waste money like that? Is your memory so bad that the entire movie was wiped immediately upon exiting the theater?

I could understand going to see a really amazing movie more than once...but Godzilla?
 
2014-05-18 02:42:33 PM  
Course I'm betting this coming weekend X-Men Days of Future Past is going to retcon Godzilla's weekend box office.
 
2014-05-18 02:43:21 PM  

Doktor_Zhivago: Not enough Japanese people


I bet they didn't even mention the Fukushima incident .
 
2014-05-18 02:45:26 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: lousyskater: Godzilla 2014 can be broken up into thirds. the first third and last third are farking amazing, the middle third is pretty meh. All in all, it actually felt like a Godzilla movie too which is what really mattered to me the most.

I would say this is my assessment as well.

Spoilers!!!!

The first third was great, and everything building up to the MUTOs escaping was good. Then Bryan Cranston dies and everything gets boring and lengthy. Then Godzilla shows up in San Francisco to take on the MUTOs and it picks up a little (while still teasing everyone without showing anything) then the final battle, which I found a little too quiet for a monster movie, but still pretty good. That scene when Godzilla slowly amps up his radioactive breath gave me chills. Holy shiat that was awesome! But then when it's not really effective immediately after he uses it, I was disappointed. Until he cracked open the MUTOs mouth and vomited his radioactive death down his throat. Bad ass. I ended up disappointed by the film because of the two monster fights they cut away from that we could have seen, but overall, I thought it was good. Just lackluster according to my expectations. I'd see it again. I'm actually considering going back today now that I know what to expect.


If you pay attention to the TV Tropes site, then Godzilla was changing his tactics. He went the brute force route against mama MUTO, and when that didn't work, opted for a surprise sneak attack finisher.

One of the things I liked about the movie was that they really emphasized the whole idea of "It's HIS world; we just live in it."
 
2014-05-18 02:45:42 PM  

AdrienVeidt: I liked this Godzilla flick, but I liked Pacific Rim more in every category I can think of to compare between them.


There have been a lot of comments like this on FARK.  I consider this 'faint praise'.   PR was kinda neat.   Once.

The best quote on Godzilla movies I've been repeating since 1998.  "They don't put monsters in people movies--why do they put people in monster movies?"    Seems to still apply here, which is disappointing.
 
2014-05-18 02:47:26 PM  

TheGrayCat: I give the Godzilla scenes 5 stars.  The human scenes (which are 70% of the movie) 2 stars.

They waste the talent of both Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe and focus instead on stone-face boy and the Other Olsen Girl.

WHAR GODZILLA?  WHAR?


It's not the actors fault. It's that military characters these days tend to be boring as fark. Ultra bland generic good-guys who can only utter generic good-guy military things.
 
2014-05-18 02:47:53 PM  
As a lifelong Godzilla fan, this movie was almost perfect. While I would have liked to have seen more of Godzilla fighting the M.U.T.O.s, what we DID see was the best fighting in the history of the franchise.

This was easily my 2nd favorite Godzilla movie OF ALL TIME, next to the original 1954 Gojira. ^_^
 
2014-05-18 02:53:37 PM  

BafflerMeal: Coming from the guy who did 'Monsters', I think we got out money's worth.  I was really happy that they folded in the traditional Godzilla history and cultural purposes / tropes  of the original as well.

The slow burn was great too.  In many ways this film was an homage to Jaws in how it treated Godzilla.


This!!!!!
You couldn't make Jaws now because the ADD addled audiences couldn't handle it.
"Not enough shark. Too much human interaction. Can't believe it wasn't rated R."

Now watch that when Transformers comes out there will be "To much action, not enough character development."

Nerds will find a way to dislike everything.
 
2014-05-18 02:53:46 PM  
The thing that annoyed me about Godzilla is not that it focused on human characters, but that it focused on the least interesting human character in the movie.  If Bryan Cranston or Ken Watanabe showed up more and soldier boy showed up less, than the lack of Godzilla would have been okay.  Instead we get a cardboard cutout character played by a wooden actor.

A giant, pre-historic monster just woke up a few hundred feet away from you.  Maybe you should act more shocked about it than someone who was just ganked in DotA 2.
 
2014-05-18 02:57:58 PM  
I'm seeing Godzilla for a second time in IMAX 3D today, and bringing friends. It's worth it.
 
2014-05-18 02:58:33 PM  
Skipped Godzilla this weekend to see Tom Hardy in "Locke". Really good movie though the reason he just abandon his job on a very big day for his company ie sad. Hardy proves in this movie that he could carry any film because he is the only actor shown in the film. My only gripe is one part of the story is left unresolved though that may have been the point.
 
2014-05-18 03:09:34 PM  

Clutch2013: ThatBillmanGuy: lousyskater: Godzilla 2014 can be broken up into thirds. the first third and last third are farking amazing, the middle third is pretty meh. All in all, it actually felt like a Godzilla movie too which is what really mattered to me the most.

I would say this is my assessment as well.

Spoilers!!!!

The first third was great, and everything building up to the MUTOs escaping was good. Then Bryan Cranston dies and everything gets boring and lengthy. Then Godzilla shows up in San Francisco to take on the MUTOs and it picks up a little (while still teasing everyone without showing anything) then the final battle, which I found a little too quiet for a monster movie, but still pretty good. That scene when Godzilla slowly amps up his radioactive breath gave me chills. Holy shiat that was awesome! But then when it's not really effective immediately after he uses it, I was disappointed. Until he cracked open the MUTOs mouth and vomited his radioactive death down his throat. Bad ass. I ended up disappointed by the film because of the two monster fights they cut away from that we could have seen, but overall, I thought it was good. Just lackluster according to my expectations. I'd see it again. I'm actually considering going back today now that I know what to expect.

If you pay attention to the TV Tropes site, then Godzilla was changing his tactics. He went the brute force route against mama MUTO, and when that didn't work, opted for a surprise sneak attack finisher.

One of the things I liked about the movie was that they really emphasized the whole idea of "It's HIS world; we just live in it."


Yeah, this is another reason why I want to see it again now that I know what to expect.
 
2014-05-18 03:13:41 PM  

Zombie DJ: BafflerMeal: Coming from the guy who did 'Monsters', I think we got out money's worth.  I was really happy that they folded in the traditional Godzilla history and cultural purposes / tropes  of the original as well.

The slow burn was great too.  In many ways this film was an homage to Jaws in how it treated Godzilla.

This!!!!!
You couldn't make Jaws now because the ADD addled audiences couldn't handle it.
"Not enough shark. Too much human interaction. Can't believe it wasn't rated R."

Now watch that when Transformers comes out there will be "To much action, not enough character development."

Nerds will find a way to dislike everything.


My problem with True Nerds is that they'll tout something as being "done right"...and then you look at it and whatever it is, it's arguably worse than the thing they're lambasting.

Like Pacific Rim.  "It's got robots fighting monsters, and you can SEE what's going on!"  Yeah, and with all that in mind, you can see that the movie is essentially Rock Em Sock Em Robots.  Or maybe Mortal Kombat 3, what with how occasionally, one of them gets picked up and flung into the next level of the arena.
 
2014-05-18 03:17:28 PM  

Ned Stark: StrikitRich: Save your money on Godzilla, it's this Year's Battleship, IMO.

but battleship was farking great


No, it wasn't.
 
2014-05-18 03:28:29 PM  
The halo jump sequence is spectacular. Other than that it was a very pretty but bipolar film.

Also watched the new spidey but not in IMAX, I liked it a lot. Other than being too long (which I liked but I get how non spidey fans don't want that) I think a lot of knocks it got were unfounded.

This has like a 55 on rt. The original second one has a goddamn 92. Yeah, that's retarded.


/loved electro's music throughout the movie
 
2014-05-18 03:31:08 PM  

texdent: JonBuck: Saw it. Loved it. Next question.

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?


Unless someone can provide a reasonable mechanism for how it would NOT make a sound, we should assume it does. To think otherwise is needlessly complicating things.
 
2014-05-18 03:35:25 PM  

texdent: If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?


If no one is around, how do you know it fell?

Anyway, Godzilla sequel in the works so better get used to it.
 
2014-05-18 03:38:19 PM  
Pacific Rim was shiat. If you liked that more than this Godzilla you smoke crack out of a dead hooker's ass.

WITH that said, less of Wooden Kick-Ass boy, more Watanabe and Cranston and the movie would have be world's better. Or more of Cranston dragging Kick-Ass up and down the screen with Watanabe's character orchestrating it all from the safety of a ship.

SPOILERS AHEAD!!

I REALLY thought (and maybe wanted) Godzilla (and then the MUTOs) to be Moby Dick to Cranston's Capt. Ahab. It would have been an obvious trope but it would have marginalized Kick-Ass boy and that would have made the movie better.

Still a solid B+ of a movie.
 
2014-05-18 03:39:28 PM  

lemurs: texdent: If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?

If no one is around, how do you know it fell?

Anyway, Godzilla sequel in the works so better get used to it.


With it doing well, hopefully that means that the next one will bring other Toho monsters into play, which could be a ton of fun.
 
2014-05-18 03:42:11 PM  

Shelbyville: Godzilla was god farking awful. Just awful. Like 1998 Godzilla with Ferris Bueller was more watchable. At least that movie had a Godzilla monster in it. You get a grand total of like 10 minutes of Godzilla screen time. And don't give me that crap that the director was building tension before the big reveal, like Jaws. Jaws was a work of art, this was a pile of shiat. We came to a Godzilla movie to see Godzilla duke it out with another giant monster. The first time the monsters both get to the same island, the only footage we see of them duking it out was in the background on the goddamn tv a kid was watching. WTF? Thats the main thing I want to see, not worried about whether soldier boy Ford's feelings were hurt. Or its in the background over a characters shoulder out of focus. We came to see a Godzilla movie, you know what that's supposed to be. And in the final 20 minutes when they finally do fight it was over way way too fast. How the fark did this pile of shiat cost $160 million?

And the plot. King Kong vs Godzilla had a more coherent plot. That one where the Japanese trade Godzilla and Rodan to aliens for the cure for all diseases so he can fight King Ghidora on Planet X had a more coherent plot. Good lord was their plot holes galore. Lpng, boring, tedious, and a waste of your best acting talent. Bryan Cranston is done after 20 minutes then is completely forgotten. Walter White WTF?

Toho needs to ban America from ever releasing another Godzilla movie ever again. Stop letting us gaijin ruin Godzilla.


www.kindofcreepy.com
 
2014-05-18 03:42:37 PM  
I'm planning to take a half-day from work tomorrow to hit the gym and then go see it (or vice versa, depending on showtimes and all that). Timing didn't shake out this weekend.

/Last movie I saw in the theater was Burn After Reading
//Don't make a point of going to the movies that often, but I'll make an exception for the G-man.
 
2014-05-18 03:43:46 PM  
I liked Pacific Rim a lot better than this.  Cranston is goo, and the movie seems good while he's in it,  but he is in it for what seems only five minutes, and then the guy playing his son is incredibly wooden and un-inteersting. Moreover, 8 out of 10 things he does (and he's doing them only because the plot is bent into a pretzel to put him in that situation) thru the film are FAILURES.

All the authority figures in this movie act particularly stupidly, even for a monster movie where that's kind of a trope.  Among the things that bothered me:  "we know all three of these things feed off of radiation and can detect warheads and reactors....they even ate a Russian Submarine. Let's follow this one at arm's length, with a  U.S. Aircraft carrier". Powered by... anybody? Anyone?

The boss battles were IMO too obscured by dust or darkness or storms. Much of the TOHO G's best battle scenes took place in well-lit daylight, and I wanted that here.
 
2014-05-18 03:44:11 PM  
Godzilla was so full of plot holes, Godzilla himself should have fallen through them.
 
2014-05-18 03:49:22 PM  

Mad_Radhu: texdent: JonBuck: Saw it. Loved it. Next question.

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?

Unless someone can provide a reasonable mechanism for how it would NOT make a sound, we should assume it does. To think otherwise is needlessly complicating things.


But does a sound exist without a listener?  It's nothing but vibrations of the air until someone is there to interpret it as sound.
 
2014-05-18 03:51:13 PM  

Any Pie Left: I liked Pacific Rim a lot better than this.  Cranston is goo, and the movie seems good while he's in it,  but he is in it for what seems only five minutes, and then the guy playing his son is incredibly wooden and un-inteersting. Moreover, 8 out of 10 things he does (and he's doing them only because the plot is bent into a pretzel to put him in that situation) thru the film are FAILURES.

All the authority figures in this movie act particularly stupidly, even for a monster movie where that's kind of a trope.  Among the things that bothered me:  "we know all three of these things feed off of radiation and can detect warheads and reactors....they even ate a Russian Submarine. Let's follow this one at arm's length, with a  U.S. Aircraft carrier". Powered by... anybody? Anyone?

The boss battles were IMO too obscured by dust or darkness or storms. Much of the TOHO G's best battle scenes took place in well-lit daylight, and I wanted that here.


The Mutos actively seek out sources of radiation. Godzilla actively seek out the Mutos.

If you are going to be that guy at at least be accurate.
 
2014-05-18 03:56:46 PM  
I'd tell people to stop looking for reasons to be pissed off but what would be the point?  Selective nerd outrage is the worst kind of nerdrage.
 
2014-05-18 04:02:19 PM  

Flappyhead: I'd tell people to stop looking for reasons to be pissed off but what would be the point?  Selective nerd outrage is the worst kind of nerdrage.


There're other kinds of nerdrage?
 
2014-05-18 04:04:02 PM  

boogerwolf: Pacific Rim was shiat. If you liked that more than this Godzilla you smoke crack out of a dead hooker's ass.

WITH that said, less of Wooden Kick-Ass boy, more Watanabe and Cranston and the movie would have be world's better. Or more of Cranston dragging Kick-Ass up and down the screen with Watanabe's character orchestrating it all from the safety of a ship.

SPOILERS AHEAD!!

I REALLY thought (and maybe wanted) Godzilla (and then the MUTOs) to be Moby Dick to Cranston's Capt. Ahab. It would have been an obvious trope but it would have marginalized Kick-Ass boy and that would have made the movie better.

Still a solid B+ of a movie.


Pacific Rim was good, had it moments with the battles against those monsters
 
2014-05-18 04:04:16 PM  
The levels of nerdrage in this thread are all the reassurance I need to know that this'll be a great movie.

Thanks, nerds.
 
2014-05-18 04:05:32 PM  
Fretardo Rivera: the Mutos actively seek out sources of radiation. Godzilla actively seek out the Mutos.

If you are going to be  that guyat at least be accurate.



If you want me to be THAT GUY... then  why doesn't Big G stick around to EAT the dead mutos? Isn't that what an "alpha predator" does? EAT his prey? No, instead he hits the beach and swims off. maybe MUTOS have too much gluten?

I don't recall any Godzilla movie that really shows him feeding.... do you?
 
2014-05-18 04:10:12 PM  
I was pretty damn disappointed with a lot of it, but I also really, really loved a lot of things about. So much they got wrong, so much they got right.
 
2014-05-18 04:11:18 PM  

DeltaPunch: Flappyhead: I'd tell people to stop looking for reasons to be pissed off but what would be the point?  Selective nerd outrage is the worst kind of nerdrage.

There're other kinds of nerdrage?


IMO yes.  This is the one that bugs me the most though because they'll whine and complain about certain shiat in one movie but completely let it go in another because reasons.
 
2014-05-18 04:13:01 PM  

Any Pie Left: Fretardo Rivera: the Mutos actively seek out sources of radiation. Godzilla actively seek out the Mutos.

If you are going to be  that guyat at least be accurate.


If you want me to be THAT GUY... then  why doesn't Big G stick around to EAT the dead mutos? Isn't that what an "alpha predator" does? EAT his prey? No, instead he hits the beach and swims off. maybe MUTOS have too much gluten?

I don't recall any Godzilla movie that really shows him feeding.... do you?


Why does he even have to eat them? The whole movie, it's hammered home that whenever one of these things gets too big of a head, it's Godzilla's job to step up and say, "NOPE", and damn the collateral damage.

Again, it's HIS world; we just get to live in it.
 
2014-05-18 04:22:19 PM  
"Why does he even have to eat them? The whole movie, it's hammered home that whenever one of these things gets too big of a head, it's Godzilla's job to step up and say, "NOPE", and damn the collateral damage.

Again, it's HIS world; we just get to live in it. "



Because... he will die without eating food or consuming radiation?
 
2014-05-18 04:24:27 PM  

Flappyhead: DeltaPunch: Flappyhead: I'd tell people to stop looking for reasons to be pissed off but what would be the point?  Selective nerd outrage is the worst kind of nerdrage.

There're other kinds of nerdrage?

IMO yes.  This is the one that bugs me the most though because they'll whine and complain about certain shiat in one movie but completely let it go in another because reasons.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-18 04:28:21 PM  

Any Pie Left: "Why does he even have to eat them? The whole movie, it's hammered home that whenever one of these things gets too big of a head, it's Godzilla's job to step up and say, "NOPE", and damn the collateral damage.

Again, it's HIS world; we just get to live in it. "


Because... he will die without eating food or consuming radiation?


And he's survived for an untold number of years without having MUTOs to feed on.

I wonder what that could imply...
 
2014-05-18 04:34:39 PM  

Naritai: Mad_Radhu: texdent: JonBuck: Saw it. Loved it. Next question.

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?

Unless someone can provide a reasonable mechanism for how it would NOT make a sound, we should assume it does. To think otherwise is needlessly complicating things.

But does a sound exist without a listener?  It's nothing but vibrations of the air until someone is there to interpret it as sound.


Vibrations are vibrations, no matter if someone is there to make it sound. That's why philosophical wankery is pretty useless compared to basic science. If you have a liquid or gas medium, and a big heavy object falls, it's gonna make vibrations that would be interpreted as sound. If you want to argue otherwise, the onus is on you to prove that a sound is not made in the absence of a listener.

It's like that whole bullshiat about if people see colors the same, which is pretty stupid considering that color can be ties to specific wavelength of light. Not to mention we have farking Pantone color swatches that pretty much are designed to help people agree on colors.
 
2014-05-18 04:36:22 PM  

DrFuko: Shelbyville: Godzilla was god farking awful. Just awful. Like 1998 Godzilla with Ferris Bueller was more watchable. At least that movie had a Godzilla monster in it. You get a grand total of like 10 minutes of Godzilla screen time. And don't give me that crap that the director was building tension before the big reveal, like Jaws. Jaws was a work of art, this was a pile of shiat. We came to a Godzilla movie to see Godzilla duke it out with another giant monster. The first time the monsters both get to the same island, the only footage we see of them duking it out was in the background on the goddamn tv a kid was watching. WTF? Thats the main thing I want to see, not worried about whether soldier boy Ford's feelings were hurt. Or its in the background over a characters shoulder out of focus. We came to see a Godzilla movie, you know what that's supposed to be. And in the final 20 minutes when they finally do fight it was over way way too fast. How the fark did this pile of shiat cost $160 million?

And the plot. King Kong vs Godzilla had a more coherent plot. That one where the Japanese trade Godzilla and Rodan to aliens for the cure for all diseases so he can fight King Ghidora on Planet X had a more coherent plot. Good lord was their plot holes galore. Lpng, boring, tedious, and a waste of your best acting talent. Bryan Cranston is done after 20 minutes then is completely forgotten. Walter White WTF?

Toho needs to ban America from ever releasing another Godzilla movie ever again. Stop letting us gaijin ruin Godzilla.


OMG, you must be sooooo darn cool for absolutely hating something everyone loves!


Don't presume to speak for me fuko.
 
2014-05-18 04:38:21 PM  

texdent: Course I'm betting this coming weekend X-Men Days of Future Past is going to retcon Godzilla's weekend box office.


Pretty much "this".

My roommate and I were going to see Godzilla in the theater yesterday but he was too busy doing other things and I'm not that interested in it.

X-Men DoFP?  Yes please.  I'll see it opening weekend unless something crazy happens.
 
2014-05-18 04:39:01 PM  

AdrienVeidt: I liked this Godzilla flick, but I liked Pacific Rim more in every category I can think of to compare between them.


what about "Which had the better Godzilla?"
 
2014-05-18 04:41:04 PM  
This was a classic Godzilla movie. I grew up watching them on Philly's Channel 17 "Creature Feature" Saturday afternoons and I'm sure to me then the effects were just as titanic as today's effects were -- they honored the spirit of the older movies but de-cheesed them, and, for me, that was all I really wanted from this movie.

So, I liked it, warts and all. Obviously the weak point was Lt. Stockcharacter, but I suspect any chance of getting characterization out of him was given a double beat-down by his lack of talent (his scenes with Cranston in Japan were particularly glaring) AND the actual U.S. Navy script approval that came with being able to use the toys - this character had to be heroic, period.

It's a shame that Cranston or Watanabe couldn't have been our audience analogue.
 
2014-05-18 04:44:16 PM  

lousyskater: Godzilla 2014 can be broken up into thirds. the first third and last third are farking amazing, the middle third is pretty meh. All in all, it actually felt like a Godzilla movie too which is what really mattered to me the most.


A movie with three acts?!?
 
2014-05-18 04:47:26 PM  

TheGrayCat: I give the Godzilla scenes 5 stars.  The human scenes (which are 70% of the movie) 2 stars.

They waste the talent of both Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe and focus instead on stone-face boy and the Other Olsen Girl.

WHAR GODZILLA?  WHAR?


Not to mention all the people in the film manage to do is get in the farking way.
 
2014-05-18 04:51:45 PM  
Godzilla was really great and really terrible at the same time.

Bus driver on the Golden Gate Bridge - accurate representation of SF driving
 
2014-05-18 04:53:10 PM  
Saw it yesterday, liked it. HALO jump sequence was cool. The real mark out moment for me was when Godzilla defeated the one MUTO by breathing his atomic breath into its mouth and then ripping its head off.
 
2014-05-18 04:53:32 PM  
Mr. Coffee Nerves:

So, I liked it, warts and all. Obviously the weak point was Lt. Stockcharacter, but I suspect any chance of getting characterization out of him was given a double beat-down by his lack of talent (his scenes with Cranston in Japan were particularly glaring) AND the actual U.S. Navy script approval that came with being able to use the toys - this character had to be heroic, period.

I think you nailed it right there, especially given that in the end the US military was useless against Godzilla and the MUTOs.
 
2014-05-18 04:55:52 PM  

lousyskater: Godzilla 2014 can be broken up into thirds. the first third and last third are farking amazing, the middle third is pretty meh. All in all, it actually felt like a Godzilla movie too which is what really mattered to me the most.


You should ask for a refund of your film school tuition.
 
KIA
2014-05-18 04:58:28 PM  
It has no legs.  X-Men will destroy it like a toy city next weekend.
 
2014-05-18 05:06:09 PM  

Shelbyville: DrFuko: Shelbyville: Godzilla was god farking awful. Just awful. Like 1998 Godzilla with Ferris Bueller was more watchable. At least that movie had a Godzilla monster in it. You get a grand total of like 10 minutes of Godzilla screen time. And don't give me that crap that the director was building tension before the big reveal, like Jaws. Jaws was a work of art, this was a pile of shiat. We came to a Godzilla movie to see Godzilla duke it out with another giant monster. The first time the monsters both get to the same island, the only footage we see of them duking it out was in the background on the goddamn tv a kid was watching. WTF? Thats the main thing I want to see, not worried about whether soldier boy Ford's feelings were hurt. Or its in the background over a characters shoulder out of focus. We came to see a Godzilla movie, you know what that's supposed to be. And in the final 20 minutes when they finally do fight it was over way way too fast. How the fark did this pile of shiat cost $160 million?

And the plot. King Kong vs Godzilla had a more coherent plot. That one where the Japanese trade Godzilla and Rodan to aliens for the cure for all diseases so he can fight King Ghidora on Planet X had a more coherent plot. Good lord was their plot holes galore. Lpng, boring, tedious, and a waste of your best acting talent. Bryan Cranston is done after 20 minutes then is completely forgotten. Walter White WTF?

Toho needs to ban America from ever releasing another Godzilla movie ever again. Stop letting us gaijin ruin Godzilla.


OMG, you must be sooooo darn cool for absolutely hating something everyone loves!

So I guess people aren't allowed to not like things anymore without being a troll?

The movie was a pile of shiat. Boring as hell and Godzilla is hardly in it.

Reminded me of Ang Lee's Hulk movie where you get 2 minutes of Hulk at the end of the movie and two hours of boring nonsense.


It's amazing how old that shiat is getting and people are still doing it.
 
2014-05-18 05:07:44 PM  
Who was supposed to be starring in this movie? The kid? This movie was worse than Battleship.
 
2014-05-18 05:08:18 PM  
I had the same problem with this Godzilla movie as I had with Pacific Rim. I just couldn't give a flying fark about any of the characters. All of them could have died, and I really wouldn't care.

The big problem with this Godzilla movie is the fact that it's a goddamn monster movie, and no monsters show up until the 2nd half of the farking movie. WTF?? And even when the monsters did finally show up, I just really didn't care about the story. I loved Taylor-Johnson in kick-ass, but in this movie he was the most boring, wooden character I've ever seen. And Cranston was a totally useless character. Total waste of a great actor.
 
2014-05-18 05:10:27 PM  

fisker: Who was supposed to be starring in this movie? The kid? This movie was worse than Battleship.


Methinks you never seen the movie, just here to carp
 
2014-05-18 05:12:21 PM  

BeerBear: fisker: Who was supposed to be starring in this movie? The kid? This movie was worse than Battleship.

Methinks you never seen the movie, just here to carp


Just here to what?
 
2014-05-18 05:17:21 PM  

fisker: BeerBear: fisker: Who was supposed to be starring in this movie? The kid? This movie was worse than Battleship.

Methinks you never seen the movie, just here to carp

Just here to what?


You heard him .
 
2014-05-18 05:18:23 PM  
I thought the low point was the "mom" MUTO rubbing her egg sac with a nuke.  Wasnt sure if that was "intentional" as in she was trying to feed them or just crappy animation.

Some mild spoilers as if anyone will care:


The humans were awful in this film. I cannot imagine there is a more bland acting and bland looking human that whatever meatpile they had as the "lead". We had what, 3 kids in danger in the film none of whom you had a shot to care one tiny lick about.
They spent a lot of time evac-ing his kid from SF and in the end it didn't matter because if he'd stayed with mom it would changed zippo in the film.
No one can explain why the nuke was on a train as opposed to the helicopter which they wound up using so that didn't matter.
They burn a lot of screen time arguing about nuking the 3 monsters....and then they do do that so all that arguing....didn't matter.
Cranston and Meat Pile spend a lot of time getting those disks to prove something and then, it doesn't matter.

....and beat goes on. Nothing really mattered in the film. Godzilla was gonna smite the critters, we did nothing to help him and he won.
 
2014-05-18 05:24:30 PM  

TheGrayCat: I give the Godzilla scenes 5 stars.  The human scenes (which are 70% of the movie) 2 stars.

They waste the talent of both Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe and focus instead on stone-face boy and the Other Olsen Girl.


You pretty much nailed by opinion. The amount of Godzilla time wouldn't bother me, except if you're going to focus on human characters don't pick the one that is so goddamn bland. Cranston could have been interesting, but he's barely in it.
 
2014-05-18 05:24:50 PM  
For me it was the best Godzilla film since the original.

Most importantly - they got Godzilla himself right. Even managed to make his radioactive fire beam look cool. I grew up on Saturday afternoon airings of Toho flicks so I wasn't sure how that would translate - wound up awesome.

They did the right thing in having him be the hero.

I didn't mind soldier boy as much as most I just think the tease was stretched out a bit too much. That said Edwards had the right idea in doing it Jaws style and as this is only his second flick I'm sure his pacing will improve with time.

Honestly I grinned ear to ear like a kid when the monster battle started, they hit that out of the park.
 
2014-05-18 05:25:55 PM  

Uncle Pooky: AdrienVeidt: I liked this Godzilla flick, but I liked Pacific Rim more in every category I can think of to compare between them.

what about "Which had the better Godzilla?"


Pacific Rim.

But seriously, I turned to Mrs. RyansPrivates after the Godzilla credits rolled and asked here what she thought.  She said "it was pretty good I guess, better than the other one," Not exactly high praise.  She hasn't seen Pacific Rim, but I think it was better in just about every way as well.  One of the big things that bothered me was

HERE THERE BE SPOILERS

the death of Cranston a la Samuel L. Jackson in Deep Blue Sea not even halfway through the movie.  I was looking forward to Cranstons acting and there wasn't enough of it.
 
2014-05-18 05:26:52 PM  

AdrienVeidt: I liked this Godzilla flick, but I liked Pacific Rim more in every category I can think of to compare between them.


My feelings as well. I want my giant monster/robot movies to have a lot of giant monster/robot fighting. Pacific Rim delivered a good amount of it; Godzilla, not so much.
 
2014-05-18 05:30:07 PM  
I just got back from seeing Godzilla.
I liked it, I thought Cranston was very good. I just wish they had cast Aaron Paul as the son ;)
At least with the emp stuff and the radiation based metabolism we had monsters that could give the US military a challenge.
The last Godzilla movie I watched had the tag line "size matters" and really helped prove that.
 
2014-05-18 05:39:59 PM  

RottenEggs: fisker: BeerBear: fisker: Who was supposed to be starring in this movie? The kid? This movie was worse than Battleship.

Methinks you never seen the movie, just here to carp

Just here to what?

You heard him .


Well, shiat. I stand corrected.

I guess it is inevitable for every website that has open forums to be infected with idiots who believe that calling people trolls is a winning argument when they realize someone doesn't agree with them.
 
2014-05-18 05:49:55 PM  

fisker: RottenEggs: fisker: BeerBear: fisker: Who was supposed to be starring in this movie? The kid? This movie was worse than Battleship.

Methinks you never seen the movie, just here to carp

Just here to what?

You heard him .

Well, shiat. I stand corrected.

I guess it is inevitable for every website that has open forums to be infected with idiots who believe that calling people trolls is a winning argument when they realize someone doesn't agree with them.


Battleship was bad but Godzilla was worst?  I don't think so
 
2014-05-18 05:53:16 PM  

BeerBear: fisker: RottenEggs: fisker: BeerBear: fisker: Who was supposed to be starring in this movie? The kid? This movie was worse than Battleship.

Methinks you never seen the movie, just here to carp

Just here to what?

You heard him .

Well, shiat. I stand corrected.

I guess it is inevitable for every website that has open forums to be infected with idiots who believe that calling people trolls is a winning argument when they realize someone doesn't agree with them.

Battleship was bad but Godzilla was worst?  I don't think so


Fine. See how that works?
 
2014-05-18 05:53:19 PM  

lemurs: texdent: If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?

If no one is around, how do you know it fell?

Anyway, Godzilla sequel in the works so better get used to it.


i1182.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-18 05:54:43 PM  

CodeMonkey4Life: At least with the emp stuff and the radiation based metabolism we had monsters that could give the US military a challenge.


Isn't a lot of military hardware EMP-harded, though? A lot of the dual role fighter jets are expected to drop tactical nukes if things go really sideways, so they'd be kind of useless if their systems were disrupted by EMPs. Granted a high altitude nuke is going to have WAY more of an EMP effect than a small tactical nuke, but the smaller nuke is still going to have some effect just outside the blast radius. Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought there was some expectation of having to fight in an environment where nukes were going off nearby in the design of military gear.
 
2014-05-18 05:57:55 PM  

BafflerMeal: Coming from the guy who did 'Monsters', I think we got out money's worth.  I was really happy that they folded in the traditional Godzilla history and cultural purposes / tropes  of the original as well.

The slow burn was great too.  In many ways this film was an homage to Jaws in how it treated Godzilla.

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You could really tell the similarities between films with the train sequence, reminded me of the jungle sequence in Monsters.
 
2014-05-18 06:10:30 PM  
I liked the slow build. Sue me. Quicksilver did do something...at the end. He was just there as a guy connecting the plot.
Sad Cranston got only 30 minutes of screentime.
 
2014-05-18 06:14:34 PM  

Mad_Radhu: CodeMonkey4Life: At least with the emp stuff and the radiation based metabolism we had monsters that could give the US military a challenge.

Isn't a lot of military hardware EMP-harded, though? A lot of the dual role fighter jets are expected to drop tactical nukes if things go really sideways, so they'd be kind of useless if their systems were disrupted by EMPs. Granted a high altitude nuke is going to have WAY more of an EMP effect than a small tactical nuke, but the smaller nuke is still going to have some effect just outside the blast radius. Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought there was some expectation of having to fight in an environment where nukes were going off nearby in the design of military gear.


sure it wasn't realistic but at least in the context of the movie it acted as an equalizer.
which is all I ask from a fantasy movie, some excuse to give the big lizard a chance.
 
2014-05-18 06:16:20 PM  
2014 Godzilla was good. So was Battleship. 1998 Godzilla was awful. That's all there is to it.
 
2014-05-18 06:17:40 PM  

KIA: It has no legs.  X-Men will destroy it like a toy city next weekend.


Surrreeeee....
 
2014-05-18 06:21:04 PM  
Battleship was good? You guys do know the plot is around a chicken burrito right?
 
2014-05-18 06:28:25 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Isn't a lot of military hardware EMP-harded, though?


It is
 
2014-05-18 06:33:16 PM  

eddievercetti: I liked the slow build. Sue me. Quicksilver did do something...at the end. He was just there as a guy connecting the plot.
Sad Cranston got only 30 minutes of screentime.


Gotta admit, I did NOT expect them to give him the Psycho treatment. :-(
 
2014-05-18 06:49:33 PM  

eddievercetti: Battleship was good? You guys do know the plot is around a chicken burrito right?


Mmmmm Brooklyn decker chicken burrito
 
2014-05-18 06:50:28 PM  

eddievercetti: Battleship was good? You guys do know the plot is around a chicken burrito right?




All I wanted to see is Battleships blowing things up, and someone say "you sank my battleship!" Everythhing else is gravy. I dont know why people think its bad, given the lowball requirements of summer flicks nowadays.

That's pretty much what I've learned to expect from internet dweller about Summer Films. No matter how bad they are, as long as they fill one wish, its an awesome movie.

Tansformers: I just want to see giant robots fight.
Man of Steel: I just want to see Superman punch things loudly.
 
2014-05-18 07:01:14 PM  

Shelbyville: Toho needs to ban America from ever releasing another Godzilla movie ever again. Stop letting us gaijin ruin Godzilla.


Toho loved it. Your argument is invalid.
 
2014-05-18 07:13:41 PM  

soporific: Shelbyville: Toho needs to ban America from ever releasing another Godzilla movie ever again. Stop letting us gaijin ruin Godzilla.

Toho loved it. Your argument is invalid.


Be nice to the Japanophile.
 
2014-05-18 07:15:47 PM  

stoli n coke: soporific: Shelbyville: Toho needs to ban America from ever releasing another Godzilla movie ever again. Stop letting us gaijin ruin Godzilla.

Toho loved it. Your argument is invalid.

Be nice to the Japanophile.


It just emboldens them and causes them to reach higher levels of weeaboodom.
 
2014-05-18 07:30:13 PM  
Okay, if you're biatching about the characters in this movie, then kindly give me a list of all the interesting, memorable human characters from previous G movies.
 
2014-05-18 07:35:32 PM  

Old enough to know better: Okay, if you're biatching about the characters in this movie, then kindly give me a list of all the interesting, memorable human characters from previous G movies.


There was the super psychic dude with ninja monster controlling powers in Final Wars.  That guy was pretty awesome.
 
2014-05-18 07:37:00 PM  

Old enough to know better: Okay, if you're biatching about the characters in this movie, then kindly give me a list of all the interesting, memorable human characters from previous G movies.


Because that is totally my job.
 
2014-05-18 07:39:55 PM  
When did Fark get swallowed up by 14 year old boys?

This is heartbreaking.
 
2014-05-18 07:45:19 PM  

fisker: When did Fark get swallowed up by 14 year old boys?

This is heartbreaking.


I like to think it's more like Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons.
 
2014-05-18 07:47:21 PM  

fisker: When did Fark get swallowed up by 14 year old boys?

This is heartbreaking.


I wish they turned 15 and learned how to properly threadshiat
 
2014-05-18 07:48:44 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Naritai: Mad_Radhu: texdent: JonBuck: Saw it. Loved it. Next question.

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?

Unless someone can provide a reasonable mechanism for how it would NOT make a sound, we should assume it does. To think otherwise is needlessly complicating things.

But does a sound exist without a listener?  It's nothing but vibrations of the air until someone is there to interpret it as sound.

Vibrations are vibrations, no matter if someone is there to make it sound. That's why philosophical wankery is pretty useless compared to basic science. If you have a liquid or gas medium, and a big heavy object falls, it's gonna make vibrations that would be interpreted as sound. If you want to argue otherwise, the onus is on you to prove that a sound is not made in the absence of a listener.

It's like that whole bullshiat about if people see colors the same, which is pretty stupid considering that color can be ties to specific wavelength of light. Not to mention we have farking Pantone color swatches that pretty much are designed to help people agree on colors.


You must be a blast at parties.
 
2014-05-18 07:57:25 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Naritai: Mad_Radhu: texdent: JonBuck: Saw it. Loved it. Next question.

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?

Unless someone can provide a reasonable mechanism for how it would NOT make a sound, we should assume it does. To think otherwise is needlessly complicating things.

But does a sound exist without a listener?  It's nothing but vibrations of the air until someone is there to interpret it as sound.

Vibrations are vibrations, no matter if someone is there to make it sound. That's why philosophical wankery is pretty useless compared to basic science. If you have a liquid or gas medium, and a big heavy object falls, it's gonna make vibrations that would be interpreted as sound. If you want to argue otherwise, the onus is on you to prove that a sound is not made in the absence of a listener.

It's like that whole bullshiat about if people see colors the same, which is pretty stupid considering that color can be ties to specific wavelength of light. Not to mention we have farking Pantone color swatches that pretty much are designed to help people agree on colors.


Two things.

First, sound can refer to the sound waves that are formed from vibrations or it can refer to the perception of those vibrations.  There is no one to perceive the sound, so the sound occurs under the first definition but not the second.  It's not a cut and dried "yes, stupid" like you paint it as.

Second, for your "science rox, philosophy sux!!1!" argument, the trees aren't the point of the farking question.  The question is a stand-in for a much more meaningful, interesting question.  That question is, "if something happens and no one knows about it or is affected by it, is it meaningful that it happened?"  For a good demonstration of this point, read this blog post.
 
2014-05-18 07:59:19 PM  

inclemency: Mad_Radhu: Naritai: Mad_Radhu: texdent: JonBuck: Saw it. Loved it. Next question.

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?

Unless someone can provide a reasonable mechanism for how it would NOT make a sound, we should assume it does. To think otherwise is needlessly complicating things.

But does a sound exist without a listener?  It's nothing but vibrations of the air until someone is there to interpret it as sound.

Vibrations are vibrations, no matter if someone is there to make it sound. That's why philosophical wankery is pretty useless compared to basic science. If you have a liquid or gas medium, and a big heavy object falls, it's gonna make vibrations that would be interpreted as sound. If you want to argue otherwise, the onus is on you to prove that a sound is not made in the absence of a listener.

It's like that whole bullshiat about if people see colors the same, which is pretty stupid considering that color can be ties to specific wavelength of light. Not to mention we have farking Pantone color swatches that pretty much are designed to help people agree on colors.

You must be a blast at parties.


inclemency: Mad_Radhu: Naritai: Mad_Radhu: texdent: JonBuck: Saw it. Loved it. Next question.

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?

Unless someone can provide a reasonable mechanism for how it would NOT make a sound, we should assume it does. To think otherwise is needlessly complicating things.

But does a sound exist without a listener?  It's nothing but vibrations of the air until someone is there to interpret it as sound.

Vibrations are vibrations, no matter if someone is there to make it sound. That's why philosophical wankery is pretty useless compared to basic science. If you have a liquid or gas medium, and a big heavy object falls, it's gonna make vibrations that would be interpreted as sound. If you want to argue otherwise, the onus is on you to prove that a sound is not made in the absence of a listener.

It's like that whole bullshiat about if people see colors the same, which is pretty stupid considering that color can be ties to specific wavelength of light. Not to mention we have farking Pantone color swatches that pretty much are designed to help people agree on colors.

You must be a blast at parties.


You would show this movie at a party? Do you realize how stupid you would look if you did that? Do you realize how stupid you would look if you started talking to a girl about this retarded movie? THINK ABOUT IT.

farking idiots all over this website, it's getting really bad here.
 
2014-05-18 08:05:17 PM  

fisker: inclemency: Mad_Radhu: Naritai: Mad_Radhu: texdent: JonBuck: Saw it. Loved it. Next question.

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?

Unless someone can provide a reasonable mechanism for how it would NOT make a sound, we should assume it does. To think otherwise is needlessly complicating things.

But does a sound exist without a listener?  It's nothing but vibrations of the air until someone is there to interpret it as sound.

Vibrations are vibrations, no matter if someone is there to make it sound. That's why philosophical wankery is pretty useless compared to basic science. If you have a liquid or gas medium, and a big heavy object falls, it's gonna make vibrations that would be interpreted as sound. If you want to argue otherwise, the onus is on you to prove that a sound is not made in the absence of a listener.

It's like that whole bullshiat about if people see colors the same, which is pretty stupid considering that color can be ties to specific wavelength of light. Not to mention we have farking Pantone color swatches that pretty much are designed to help people agree on colors.

You must be a blast at parties.

inclemency: Mad_Radhu: Naritai: Mad_Radhu: texdent: JonBuck: Saw it. Loved it. Next question.

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?

Unless someone can provide a reasonable mechanism for how it would NOT make a sound, we should assume it does. To think otherwise is needlessly complicating things.

But does a sound exist without a listener?  It's nothing but vibrations of the air until someone is there to interpret it as sound.

Vibrations are vibrations, no matter if someone is there to make it sound. That's why philosophical wankery is pretty useless compared to basic science. If you have a liquid or gas medium, and a big heavy object falls, it's gonna make vibrations that would be interpreted as sound. If you want to argue otherwise, the onus is on you to prove that a sound is not made in the absence of a listener.

It's like that whole bullshiat about if people see colors the same, which is pretty stupid considering that color can be ties to specific wavelength of light. Not to mention we have farking Pantone color swatches that pretty much are designed to help people agree on colors.

You must be a blast at parties.

You would show this movie at a party? Do you realize how stupid you would look if you did that? Do you realize how stupid you would look if you started talking to a girl about this retarded movie? THINK ABOUT IT.

farking idiots all over this website, it's getting really bad here.


Getaloadofthisguycam.jpeg
 
2014-05-18 08:08:38 PM  
Some people are just dumb assholes that want to hate what others do.  If you saw the commercials for Pacific Rim, paid money to see it, and didn't like what you got then you're dumbest asshole in the universe because I can't think of any other movie that delivered exactly what it promised.  And if you didn't want to see what it promised then del Toro still thanks you for the money you threw away on something you didn't want.  Morans.
 
2014-05-18 08:09:07 PM  
Well DUH, Subby! it just came out!

Let's wait till next week and see how well it holds up.
 
2014-05-18 08:12:28 PM  

texdent: JonBuck: Saw it. Loved it. Next question.

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?


Yes
 
2014-05-18 08:14:04 PM  

fisker: Do you realize how stupid you would look if you started talking to a girl about this retarded movie? THINK ABOUT IT.


I have thought about it, and for me, bringing up this movie is a pretty good test of whether said girl is worth talking to.

/the wife loved it
 
2014-05-18 08:29:04 PM  
Meh. Saw it yesterday. Absolutely loved it. This is the perfect movie to pass along the Godzilla-love to the next generation.
 
2014-05-18 08:58:45 PM  

llortcM_yllort: First, sound can refer to the sound waves that are formed from vibrations or it can refer to the perception of those vibrations.  There is no one to perceive the sound, so the sound occurs under the first definition but not the second.  It's not a cut and dried "yes, stupid" like you paint it as.


If you use the second definition, it becomes a tautology. If nothing is there to perceive a sound, then nothing will perceive a sound. Is isn't ASKING anything.

Second, for your "science rox, philosophy sux!!1!" argument, the trees aren't the point of the farking question.  The question is a stand-in for a much more meaningful, interesting question.  That question is, "if something happens and no one knows about it or is affected by it, is it meaningful that it happened?"  For a good demonstration of this point, read this blog post.

Again, that's philosophy asking a question that is not really all that challenging. For example, there are very likely beings who lived and died without our knowledge on the other side of our galaxy millions of years ago. From an objective point of view, the lives of those beings had just as much meaning as ours, but from our subjective view they don't because we know know they existed. There just isn't really anything to debate, because the subjective view is obviously wrong because there are no privileged reference points in the universe.

And as for the blog post, it really lost me as to what point the author was trying to make because it was so poorly written. It seemed like the author was trying to craft some sort of straw man argument, but kind of lost steam towards the end where it just kind of fell apart. But somewhere along the way we are lead to believe at men with mustaches are probably potential rapists.
 
2014-05-18 09:05:12 PM  

Mad_Radhu: If you use the second definition, it becomes a tautology. If nothing is there to perceive a sound, then nothing will perceive a sound. Is isn't ASKING anything.


What I meant to say was "If a tree falls in the forest, and there is nothing there to perceive a sound, will anything perceive a sound?" Which is basically a tautology, because it reduces down to "if there anything there to perceive a sound will a sound be perceived?" if you use the second definition of sound.
 
2014-05-18 09:58:02 PM  

fisker: inclemency: Mad_Radhu: Naritai: Mad_Radhu: texdent: JonBuck: Saw it. Loved it. Next question.

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?

Unless someone can provide a reasonable mechanism for how it would NOT make a sound, we should assume it does. To think otherwise is needlessly complicating things.

But does a sound exist without a listener?  It's nothing but vibrations of the air until someone is there to interpret it as sound.

Vibrations are vibrations, no matter if someone is there to make it sound. That's why philosophical wankery is pretty useless compared to basic science. If you have a liquid or gas medium, and a big heavy object falls, it's gonna make vibrations that would be interpreted as sound. If you want to argue otherwise, the onus is on you to prove that a sound is not made in the absence of a listener.

It's like that whole bullshiat about if people see colors the same, which is pretty stupid considering that color can be ties to specific wavelength of light. Not to mention we have farking Pantone color swatches that pretty much are designed to help people agree on colors.

You must be a blast at parties.

inclemency: Mad_Radhu: Naritai: Mad_Radhu: texdent: JonBuck: Saw it. Loved it. Next question.

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?

Unless someone can provide a reasonable mechanism for how it would NOT make a sound, we should assume it does. To think otherwise is needlessly complicating things.

But does a sound exist without a listener?  It's nothing but vibrations of the air until someone is there to interpret it as sound.

Vibrations are vibrations, no matter if someone is there to make it sound. That's why philosophical wankery is pretty useless compared to basic science. If you have a liquid or gas medium, and a big heavy object falls, it's gonna make vibrations that would be interpreted as sound. If you want to argue otherwise, the onus is on you to prove that a sound is not made in the absence of a listener.

It's like that whole bullshiat about if people see colors the same, which is pretty stupid considering that color can be ties to specific wavelength of light. Not to mention we have farking Pantone color swatches that pretty much are designed to help people agree on colors.

You must be a blast at parties.

You would show this movie at a party? Do you realize how stupid you would look if you did that? Do you realize how stupid you would look if you started talking to a girl about this retarded movie? THINK ABOUT IT.

farking idiots all over this website, it's getting really bad here.


Wtf?
 
2014-05-18 10:03:00 PM  
 
2014-05-18 10:13:17 PM  

hammer85: Old enough to know better: Okay, if you're biatching about the characters in this movie, then kindly give me a list of all the interesting, memorable human characters from previous G movies.

There was the super psychic dude with ninja monster controlling powers in Final Wars.  That guy was pretty awesome.


Same movie, different character:The badass, katana-wielding Captain Gordon.  I pretty much cheered every time that dude was on-screen.
 
2014-05-18 10:20:06 PM  

fisker: inclemency: Wtf?


Meth is a hell of a drug eh? :-)
 
2014-05-19 12:25:43 AM  
Geeks are annoying.
 
2014-05-19 02:57:07 AM  

eddievercetti: Battleship was good? You guys do know the plot is around a chicken burrito right?


I like the way they gave roles to actual disabled veterans...and Brooklyn Decker. Special effects were good, and the movie was just good, dumb fun. Nothing wrong with that in the world.
 
2014-05-19 04:42:33 AM  

Naritai: But does a sound exist without a listener?  It's nothing but vibrations of the air until someone is there to interpret it as sound.


How would you create a forest without a listener - even if you dumped a million tonnes of arsenic on a forest, or something like that, it seems unlikely you could kill everything.
 
2014-05-19 04:59:56 AM  

Old enough to know better: Okay, if you're biatching about the characters in this movie, then kindly give me a list of all the interesting, memorable human characters from previous G movies.


Rex Dart....Eskimo Spy!!
 
2014-05-19 05:09:14 AM  

eddievercetti: Sad Cranston got only 30 minutes of screentime.


:-(

Well, I'll still see it because I dig Godzilla. Cranston needs a big vehicle all his own now. Another bad guy role would be great. Wish I could get to NYC to see All the Way.
 
2014-05-19 09:45:28 AM  

eddievercetti: Battleship was good? You guys do know the plot is around a chicken burrito right?


And that's what made it epic.

Battleship was stupid fun. If you went in expecting a serious flick, you were doing it wrong. If you went in expecting it to be bad, but looking forward to it, then you enjoyed it, like I did.

At this point, the only thing it's missing is a Rifftrax.

I'm planning on seeing Godzilla and Xmen as a double feature this weekend. Should be interesting.
 
2014-05-19 09:54:49 AM  
i.imgur.com
all i got
 
2014-05-19 10:51:32 AM  

devilEther: [i.imgur.com image 500x210]
all i got


well its great. i was cracking up with ninas gif and then yours to finish. to funny
 
2014-05-19 11:05:30 AM  
Godzilla was awful. No story at all, just 123 minutes of monsters walking/swimming/flying towards each other. The only thing the people in the movie manage to do is set off a nuke which has no effect on the story at all, just like the people in the movie.

/They made some convincing looking cgi clouds though.
//Zero story.
///3 slashies for the 1998 version which had a better story.
 
2014-05-19 11:07:15 AM  

BafflerMeal: Coming from the guy who did 'Monsters', I think we got out money's worth.  I was really happy that they folded in the traditional Godzilla history and cultural purposes / tropes  of the original as well.

The slow burn was great too.  In many ways this film was an homage to Jaws in how it treated Godzilla.

[unspeakablegibberer.files.wordpress.com image 396x297]


God damn did Monsters suck.
 
2014-05-19 11:24:04 AM  
Godzilla King of Monster?  more like Godzilla King of Murderers.  the MUTOs were just trying to raise a family.  papa muto crossed an ocean and king cockblocker Godzilla just to be with his true love who was unfairly imprisoned in a mountain as a child which i might add.  and after finally reuniting their children get incinerated in a giant ball of fire.  the mutos were the true heroes.
 
2014-05-19 12:28:57 PM  

DeusFlac: Godzilla King of Monster?  more like Godzilla King of Murderers.  the MUTOs were just trying to raise a family.  papa muto crossed an ocean and king cockblocker Godzilla just to be with his true love who was unfairly imprisoned in a mountain as a child which i might add.  and after finally reuniting their children get incinerated in a giant ball of fire.  the mutos were the true heroes.


Dude! Spoilers!
 
2014-05-19 12:38:58 PM  

DeusFlac: Godzilla King of Monster?  more like Godzilla King of Murderers.  the MUTOs were just trying to raise a family.  papa muto crossed an ocean and king cockblocker Godzilla just to be with his true love who was unfairly imprisoned in a mountain as a child which i might add.  and after finally reuniting their children get incinerated in a giant ball of fire.  the mutos were the true heroes.


They couldn't even get revenge on the baby killer, he was so lifeless and wooden by the time mommy realized he was a living creature it was too late for justice.

// liked the movie but thought the family reunion subplot was cliched and uninteresting.
 
2014-05-19 12:39:23 PM  

DeusFlac: Godzilla King of Monster?  more like Godzilla King of Murderers.  the MUTOs were just trying to raise a family.  papa muto crossed an ocean and king cockblocker Godzilla just to be with his true love who was unfairly imprisoned in a mountain as a child which i might add.  and after finally reuniting their children get incinerated in a giant ball of fire.  the mutos were the true heroes.


i1182.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-19 02:46:18 PM  

CodeMonkey4Life: papa muto crossed an ocean and king cockblocker Godzilla just to be with his true love


MUTO, MUTO, candle light
Doin' the town and doin' it right in the evenin'
It's pretty pleasin'
 
2014-05-19 04:50:21 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: This was a classic Godzilla movie. I grew up watching them on Philly's Channel 17 "Creature Feature" Saturday afternoons and I'm sure to me then the effects were just as titanic as today's effects were -- they honored the spirit of the older movies but de-cheesed them, and, for me, that was all I really wanted from this movie.

So, I liked it, warts and all. Obviously the weak point was Lt. Stockcharacter, but I suspect any chance of getting characterization out of him was given a double beat-down by his lack of talent (his scenes with Cranston in Japan were particularly glaring) AND the actual U.S. Navy script approval that came with being able to use the toys - this character had to be heroic, period.

It's a shame that Cranston or Watanabe couldn't have been our audience analogue.


Taylor-Johnson can act. He was excellent in the British Indie film Nowhere Man (about a teenaged John Lennon), did a nice job as Vronsky in the most recent Anna Karenina, and was a lot of fun to watch as Kick Ass. Usually I chalk up bad performances from normally solid actors to a disconnect with the director, i.e. Emma Thompson and Jeremy Irons in Beautiful Creatures. Gawd, they were awful in that, and they are 2 of my favorite actors.
 
2014-05-20 12:26:44 AM  

Soulcatcher: Mr. Coffee Nerves: This was a classic Godzilla movie. I grew up watching them on Philly's Channel 17 "Creature Feature" Saturday afternoons and I'm sure to me then the effects were just as titanic as today's effects were -- they honored the spirit of the older movies but de-cheesed them, and, for me, that was all I really wanted from this movie.

So, I liked it, warts and all. Obviously the weak point was Lt. Stockcharacter, but I suspect any chance of getting characterization out of him was given a double beat-down by his lack of talent (his scenes with Cranston in Japan were particularly glaring) AND the actual U.S. Navy script approval that came with being able to use the toys - this character had to be heroic, period.

It's a shame that Cranston or Watanabe couldn't have been our audience analogue.

Taylor-Johnson can act. He was excellent in the British Indie film Nowhere Man (about a teenaged John Lennon), did a nice job as Vronsky in the most recent Anna Karenina, and was a lot of fun to watch as Kick Ass. Usually I chalk up bad performances from normally solid actors to a disconnect with the director, i.e. Emma Thompson and Jeremy Irons in Beautiful Creatures. Gawd, they were awful in that, and they are 2 of my favorite actors.


I just assumed he was acting a role where he lost his mom at a young age, and it seems his dad checked out on him pretty rapidly too. I also figgered you tend to get pretty frosty dudes to be EOD. You don't really want screamers and nervous types fiddling with explosives.

My bigger issue was with the wife being a dumbass. He didn't make it to you in time, go to the farking shelter with your kid. Just in case dad died on the way your, kid still has a parent.
 
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