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Old 05-16-2014, 11:49 AM
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Old 05-16-2014, 12:45 PM
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Gona watch it today

Im of the opinion that Godzilla is a walking fusion reactor, thats why he can move being that size, shoot lasers from his mouth, dig holes when it needs to and does not starve being of that monumental constitution.


Im also sure that he would wreck all the jaegers at the same time
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:17 PM
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I will see it and compare it with the original Godzilla movie from the 50s. Both the original and Ray Bradbury edition...
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:31 PM
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Look, if it doesn't have Matthew Broderick trying to convince a 20-story-lizard to squat over a pregnancy test, I'm just not interested.
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:37 PM
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Look, if it doesn't have Matthew Broderick trying to convince a 20-story-lizard to squat over a pregnancy test, I'm just not interested.
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:14 PM
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You said this was French Roast!!
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:53 PM
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Going to see it Sunday on the RPX. Should be fun.
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Old 05-17-2014, 12:05 AM
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Not gonna lie. I cried.

Godzilla is just an adorable death machine. All hail the King of the Monsters!
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Old 05-17-2014, 12:27 AM
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How did I miss a pony infestation?

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Old 05-17-2014, 01:00 AM
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How big is Mothra's role? I saw him in one of the trailers, I think.
Nada. There was an early trailer that showed a giant milipede looking thing (that wasn't a mothra larva) but it doesn't appear in the film. It looks like the giant millipede was either unused concept art or morphed into one of the two enemy monsters of the film, MUTOs, which are sexually dimorphic insectoid giants, the female of which is like a giant spider while the male resembles more of a bat, and which were the natural prey of Goji's species millennia ago.
The filmmakers only got the license to use Godzilla, not any of the other toho monsters. Shame, I would've loved to see Jet Jaguar played by the man the role was made for, Jack Nicholson.

I may see it tomorrow with my buddy. I'm an unabashed godzilla fanboy.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:04 AM
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How did I miss a pony infestation?

My one and only contribution to the madness:

And here I thought you were one of the cool ones.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:49 AM
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:08 PM
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:35 PM
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Damn right. You listen to my man The Pink Hat; he'll set y'all straight.
Do you even know what is under his shroud of darkness?

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Saw this today. It was awesome.
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Old 05-17-2014, 04:00 PM
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Just saw it. Short version: liked most of it, some minor annoyances that are no deal breaker to me, one huge annoyance that'll probably kill it for many, many people. If you haven't seen Godzilla yet, don't worry - you barely do when watching the movie either. If you thought Spikey Waves was the best part about Emmerich's version and that actually having your title character on screen is overrated this is the movie for you. All in all i say inform yourself before seeing it. (You should always read spoilers anyway.)
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Look, i totally get it, one wants to tease and build up to the big guy. That's fine. But at some point you gotta show off the monster in a meaningfull way. A sexy, spikey back and one roar is not what i pay for in a Godzilla movie. I generally like the portrayal of the Kaiju in this movie (especially how the Starshi Troopers Bug-Cloverfield hybrids at first don't seem all that evil, just animals cought up in human affairs) but Godzilla doesn't get enough. But that's not even the problem - it's that not only the MUTOs get a SHIT TON of screen time but every time (until the very end of the movie) some action is about to happen, the movie just cuts away and shows us the aftermath. That worked exactly once, several decades ago and only because no one knew that a single Borg Cube was going to rip 40 Starfleet ships a new one. We kinda do know what a Kaiju does to a city. We are not impressed. Especially not when you show us the first few seconds of a fight and then cut away. That is not clever. That is dumb. If you need to tease the monsters, fine, but don't COCKTEASE them. At some point, every time the film did that the entire theater sighed or stared cursing. I have no idea why they did that in this way (i presume the somewhat plain design of the MUTOs was easier to render than the very impressive looking Godzilla) but it was definitely worse than not showing anything at all.

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Old 05-17-2014, 04:46 PM
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I honestly thought filmmakers would have learned from the hidious mistakes in transformers, with Shia LaBeouf taking up screen time away from OPTIMUS FUCKING PRIME.

But apparently they didn't learn, the same with the king kong remake. We want to see the big monster or token characters, we don't give a flying fuck about human storyline as a main focus of the movie, we come for a fun romp.

Its like going to a fairground and wanting to ride something, but standing in line for an hour with screaming kins in front and fat stinking unwashed people behind. By the time you get on the ride, your soul is already crushed to powder to get any enjoyment from it.

Sometimes, I think these kind of movies should have stayed in the era they came from, because at least then, they could become forever memorable.
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Old 05-17-2014, 05:09 PM
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I've made the experience that fat people, natural power-sweater, generally look after their smell a lot more than thin people and, as a consequence, stink less. Presumably they have discovered the magical secret of showering every day except only when one starts to stink.
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Old 05-17-2014, 05:16 PM
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I was disappointed that the dad died. That seemed like a huge waste. Honestly might have been a better film with a father/son combo than the constant flipping back and forth between the soldier and his family.

I would have liked to have seen more random acts of heroism. A lot of people died in the movie, but there was no sense that they were trying to survive. They'd get swept up in some big wave or get stepped on or fall a couple hundred feet. Felt like a competition for the Darwin Awards rather than people facing adversity and making the most of it.

I thought the military, at least in Hawaii, were a damn menace. They kept firing weapons at monsters that didn't give two shits about them. All they managed to do was add more projectiles and explosions in areas that were still teaming with people. There was absolutely no warning at all in Hawaii and the military just made things worse and worse.

Later on, I guess they fixed this? The Admiral alluded to people sacrificing themselves to lure Mrs. Muto around. I guess this could be a viable tactic if they created evac corridors in cities and towns? If you can't get everyone out of a general area, clear a path and try to force the monster down it?

But then the bridge happened. That was just awful. Not only did they obstruct half of the escape route to allow worthless tanks through, the navy ended up doing more damage than Godzilla did lol

Btw, is it normal for navy people to wear camo? I thought khakis were standard issue aboard navy ships? Did the film makers seriously dress navy characters up to look army?

I thought Godzilla and the Mutos had enough screen-time. Over-exposure especially earlier on in the film would have made the final bout less meaningful. There's only so much mileage you can get out of a monster in any given film before it becomes repetitive. How many minutes of Mr. Muto clawing at Godzilla's face can people really stand to enjoy watching? It was annoying to see them constantly flipping to a news broadcasts with brief clips of action, but ultimately I think it was for the greater good.

Mrs. Muto was the only monster in the film to actually try to kill people. Every other time in the film, humans were just in the way of the monsters. A mild nuisance that would either be ignored or swatted at half-heartedly. Clearly she hated humans with a rage for what one of them did to her nest. If she hadn't been put down, she probably would have made it her mission in life to kill as many people as she possibly could.

I thought it was funny that Godzilla actually dove to avoid a carrier. Guess there are some things even he would prefer not to bump into. Of course, why the hell were the navy ships less than a few hundred ft. away from him? More examples of the military being stupid.

I think the EMP ability was to down-play the militaries ability to participate in the action. This was either to save money on depicting the military trying to fight them or to spare the military the embarrassment of trying to fight them lol

Another thing, and this is of films in general, is that I don't like seeing F-22s being used in battles they have no business being. The Air Force has plenty of generation 4 fighters still in service. If there's some big monster or a bunch of robots or whatever wrecking American cities, spare the tax payers the expense and use the much cheaper and proven bombers and fighters from a decade or so ago.

The cheering at the end of the film, it might not have been bad? If Godzilla had been ko'd for a couple of days at least, word might of gotten around about what happened. And if you were living in San Fransico, you might have been more worried about Mrs. Muto who blazed a trail of destruction through the American Southwest than the monster that made a brief stop in Hawaii that otherwise did nothing but fight the monster that had probably taken many more lives and made much more of a media spectacle.

A few cheers from a stadium full of battered refugees makes sense from that perspective.
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Old 05-17-2014, 05:25 PM
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I've made the experience that fat people, natural power-sweater, generally look after their smell a lot more than thin people and, as a consequence, stink less. Presumably they have discovered the magical secret of showering every day except only when one starts to stink.
Ah true, well we shall here in forth refer to them as stinking teenagers just coming into B.O, or chain smoking grandmas
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:24 PM
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After carefull evaluation i deem the 98 Godzilla the better overall movie and the better monster movie (let's be fair here - 98 has a lot of goofy stuff, but 14 has more stupid and lacks in monster screentime), with the new one the better Godzilla-Franchise- and Disaster movie.
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Old 05-17-2014, 08:21 PM
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Just got back from seeing it, I loved it aside from two issues that would've made it great.


Bryan Cranston should have been the main character, not whoever his son was. Or at least he shouldn't have died, or at least not until later into the movie.

For a movie called "Godzilla," it wasn't really about him. It was about the MUTOs, with Godzilla coming off almost like a guest star.

Now for what I liked:
I loved Godzilla being portrayed as a hero. I know he is a good guy in most of the Japanese movies, but I never would've thought an American remake would do that. It would just be too easy to make him just a giant monster like the trailers implied. Not that it wouldn't have been a good movie that way, it would have been about Godzilla at least. Also "King of the Monsters, Savior of Our City" .

The explanation of how Godzilla, the MUTOs, and presumably every other monster they can't legally discuss existed and can survive despite being massive was actually pretty cool.

The MUTOs themselves were really cool, especially how they weren't portrayed as 'evil,' just animals who were scared and confused in a world they couldn't live in. I actually felt sad when the female's eggs were destroyed and it started "crying" for lack of a better word.

The entire audience at the theater burst into applause when Godzilla killed the female MUTO, and again when he woke up and left the city, hailed as a hero.

One thing I was sure was going to happen, but sadly didn't: I thought Godzilla would eat the nuke, using its power to do his breath attack. Instead they went the The Dark Knight Rises route of having blow up far away and not worry about the radiation.

I hope the movie does well enough that they'll be able to get rights for other monsters in the inevitable sequel. I'd love to see Mothra.

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Old 05-17-2014, 09:15 PM
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Just finished it.

I'll echo the other concerns here

Too much human focus, the dad dying early on felt pointless, and we didn't see enough of Godzilla really

I did like that the Muto weren't portrayed as super evil, the part where the male presented the female with the nuke was actually very sweet imo.



All in all "Good" movie, not great. But it WAS a decent first attempt. I want to see more if they listen to the reviews from this one and fix the problems.

Humanity should be the secondary story, not the primary. The Monsters should be in the forefront of things.
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Old 05-17-2014, 09:23 PM
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Humans need to be at the forefront or the monsters become too human.
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