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Godzilla 2014 Pre-release Discussion
#1
AMy most dreaded film of 2014. I have no faith in Edwards, or three of the four writers on this thing (Darabont could bring the goods).

I was excited for a minute by wrong info on IMDB (Giachiono ISNT doing the score).
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#2
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Originally Posted by MrBananaGrabber View Post

I was excited for a minute by wrong info on IMDB (Giachiono ISNT doing the score).

Really? Damn.

This has to be better than the '98 version, right?

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#3
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My most dreaded film of 2014. I have no faith in Edwards,

I thought Monsters was well received? (I haven't seen it)

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#4

 I did once see the last half hour of Monsters

The ending where the two leads realize they're in love after watching two monsters mate, made me roll my eyes.

Although Edwards has said he is a fan. That is already an improvement over the makers of the 98 Godzilla who bad mouthed all Godzilla flicks but the firs one.

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#5

Monsters was decent, but nothing mind blowing.  Edwards is barely above a journeyman and certainly will have little power over such a gargantuan studio tentpole...this could go either way.

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#6
AIsn't that why the studio hired him in the first place?
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#7
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Isn't that why the studio hired him in the first place?

Yep.  He made a decent movie about giant stomping monsters and he isn't A-list so he's cheap.  Don't need a slide rule to figure that one out.

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#8
AI could have sworn I read him saying that he doesn't necessarily 'like' monster movies, it (Monsters) was just a story he wanted to tell.
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#9
AI wouldn't be surprised if he said that. I found Monsters vacuous and thoroughly unlikeable.

If Edwards isn't calling the shots on this one, I wonder who is, one of the producers?
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#10

Yeah, after finally watching Monsters I'm a little concerned about this one because I love kaiju movies.  It can't be as bad as America's last try, can it?

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#11
I can't imagine a worse Godzilla movie than GINO 98.

I have hope.
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#12

Godzilla '98 starts off so promisingly.  They really do a nice job ramping up to that first rampage.  And then it just totally falls apart.  Thing is, I grabbed the DVD for five bucks because I'll still pop it in and watch the FX scenes.  Kind of like a do with a lot of the Japanese Godzilla films.  So maybe it hit closer to the mark than we want to admit.

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#13
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 I did once see the last half hour of Monsters

The ending where the two leads realize they're in love after watching two monsters mate, made me roll my eyes.

Although Edwards has said he is a fan. That is already an improvement over the makers of the 98 Godzilla who bad mouthed all Godzilla flicks but the firs one.

I really question whether being a Fan makes one a good choice to make a movie. Nicholas Meyer had no knowledge of Star Trek and didn't bother to learn anything about it, but directed two of the best TOS films.

On the other side you have Lucas and Spielberg, who wanted to make a modern Action Serial like the one's from the 30's. Except when they screened a few of those serial they realized they all sucked! So they took what they liked and created their own thing. That thing: Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Toho's problem is they always revert to "film by Committee" with Godzilla. So we need to have a tough Female to appeal to females, a Nerd to appeal to Nerds, sometimes they even insist on a Goddamn kid!

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#14
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I really question whether being a Fan makes one a good choice to make a movie. Nicholas Meyer had no knowledge of Star Trek and didn't bother to learn anything about it, but directed two of the best TOS films.

But Meyer was a solid storyteller...he understood the characters and the universe from an outside, unbiased perspective and paid them respect.  He treated it like Shakespeare...and he knew a little about Trek, he'd seem some episodes beforehand, he just wasn't a dedicated fan.

Abrams just seems to want to make shit look cool for a global audience...it's a totally different way of approaching the material.

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#15

Abrams still made a solid Star Trek film better than it deserved to be.

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#16

Better than it deserved to be?

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#17

The adventures of young Kirk and Spock. Did that sound like a good idea to anybody before the film was released?

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#18

All we really need is a coherent plot and likable characters and it'll automatically be better than most giant monster flicks.  As long as they don't give it a Kenny...  A little Gamera '95 is all we need.

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I can't imagine a worse Godzilla movie than GINO 98. I have hope.

Godzilla's Revenge.

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#19
AGodzilla's Revenge is infinitely better.
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#20

It gave us Gabera and talking Minya.  All GINO inflicted on us was Jean Reno doing an Elvis impersonation and a bad parrody of Siskel and Ebert.

What I'm trying to say is that Minya is awful.

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#21
AMy son used to love All Monsters Attack. Even I have an affection for it. Might be a latch-key thing.
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#22

Nope, Revenge is still better than Godzilla 98, and Monsters.

It's worth watching the Japanese version, as All Monsters Attack is one of those unintentional documentaries that captures a time in ways I don't think the filmmakers intended. I mean,  That kid lived in an industrial hellscape.

Gabara is a nifty monster design too.

I guess it could be worse, Bay could be directing a script by the three horsemen.

Or Manoj.

Or Len Wisemann.

Or Brett Ratner

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#23
AAkira Kurosawa always wanted to make a godzilla film but the executives at toho always feared it would cost to much
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#24

And who says it's just Hollywood who's clueless. Dumb Toho execs.

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#25

I would rather watch a double feature of Godzilla's Revenge and Godzilla vs Megalon then Godzilla 98.

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#26
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Gabara is a nifty monster design too.

I don't understand this sequence of words.

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#27

I'm rooting for this to kick ass. Legendary hiring Edwards is a ballsy choice, and they're being very smart by giving him enough time to prepare himself for it. This probably has a budget ten thousand times bigger than what Monsters had.

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#28
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This probably has a budget ten thousand times bigger than what Monsters had.

That's what I'm hoping, that Monsters had a low enough budget that he just used the monsters as a backdrop to tell a dopey love story.  It struck me that Godzilla 98 essentially did the same thing and made me worried about this one...

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#29

The...Answer, I want to hear is...Does Godzilla have his...Atomic Fire, or will the director say (as Emmeryuck did) that real life creatures do not breathe fire?  I am...Unimpressed with the actors, except for one...Kick-Ass Actor!  I hope we get to see...Godzilla soon!

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#30
Duke, the cast is pretty damn good for what is likely to be a Summer smash'em up. At least IMHO

Do we know if there are other Monsters in this? My dream Godzilla movie doesn't have any others
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#31

I paid to see Godzilla 98 in the cinema. This movie better be good because Godzilla fucking owes me.

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#32
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I would rather watch a double feature of Godzilla's Revenge and Godzilla vs Megalon then Godzilla 98.

I know it's not art, but I'll have words with anyone who disses Godzilla vs. Megalon.

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#33
ALove Machine, Aaron Taylor Johnson is the...only actor I like in this film. I hope Godzilla...Eats the others for a light snack. Godzilla could even use Frank Darabont as a...Toothpick. Also I...Want Godzilla as the...Collateral Damaging...Hero he...Should be. Bring on a...University of...Incorporated...Monsters. Gigan, the Big G's buddy...Jet Jaguar, etc.
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#34
ADuke fleed I love those godzilla characters adding mothra and king ghidorah.It would be good if they did that but on the other hand i don't see hollywood giving those monster character a chance but they won't.
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#35

Dilla7, It is sad to see you are likely...Correct.

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