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Godzilla and other, less important Kaiju

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    Now let's be clear Yaya didn't say shit. There was no information officer

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    are you a cop if you are you have to tell me

    (It was a scheduling issue but she was a huge part of the movie, everything that Rebecca Hall did she was supposed to do)

  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    Trajan45 wrote: »
    The director mentioned that the after credits scene was mostly integrated into the movie itself. I can't think of what that might be, maybe over time some hints will come out.
    There was another after credits scene featuring Zhang Ziyi's characters and their daughters preparing to perform a ceremony in front of Mothra's egg. Michael Dougherty shared storyboards for this scene. It was originally a contender for the after credits scene of KotM, and I assume was considered again for GvK after Zhang Ziyi was unable to perform her originally-intended role.

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    Hexmage-PA wrote: »
    Trajan45 wrote: »
    The director mentioned that the after credits scene was mostly integrated into the movie itself. I can't think of what that might be, maybe over time some hints will come out.
    There was another after credits scene featuring Zhang Ziyi's characters and their daughters preparing to perform a ceremony in front of Mothra's egg. Michael Dougherty shared storyboards for this scene. It was originally a contender for the after credits scene of KotM, and I assume was considered again for GvK after Zhang Ziyi was unable to perform her originally-intended role.

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    I'm no doctor, but you should get that cough looked at.

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  • vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    Two episodes into Godzilla: Singular Point, the title character hasn't shown up yet, and it still rocks so far.

    It seems to be very much a first (non-secret) contact kind of thing. And yeah, the human characters are actually really good.

    Reserving full judgement though until we see the actual gigantic Kaiju in action though.

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    Two episodes into Godzilla: Singular Point, the title character hasn't shown up yet, and it still rocks so far.

    It seems to be very much a first (non-secret) contact kind of thing. And yeah, the human characters are actually really good.

    Reserving full judgement though until we see the actual gigantic Kaiju in action though.

    Godzilla's barely even in the opening sequence for the show:

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  • Trajan45Trajan45 Registered User regular
    Hexmage-PA wrote: »
    Trajan45 wrote: »
    The director mentioned that the after credits scene was mostly integrated into the movie itself. I can't think of what that might be, maybe over time some hints will come out.
    There was another after credits scene featuring Zhang Ziyi's characters and their daughters preparing to perform a ceremony in front of Mothra's egg. Michael Dougherty shared storyboards for this scene. It was originally a contender for the after credits scene of KotM, and I assume was considered again for GvK after Zhang Ziyi was unable to perform her originally-intended role.
    Wait, did both Twins have Twin daughters? So there are 6 people now?

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent The World on This SideRegistered User regular
    Hexmage-PA wrote: »
    Two episodes into Godzilla: Singular Point, the title character hasn't shown up yet, and it still rocks so far.

    It seems to be very much a first (non-secret) contact kind of thing. And yeah, the human characters are actually really good.

    Reserving full judgement though until we see the actual gigantic Kaiju in action though.

    Godzilla's barely even in the opening sequence for the show:


    The girl who I'm assuming is a kaiju enthusiast looks really cool.

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  • Trajan45Trajan45 Registered User regular
    Is Godzilla SP one episode per week? Even though it's on Netflix? I see online 3 episodes listed but some places mention 13.

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  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    anime that netflix gets right to are out week to week in japan or all at once when its done everywhere else

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    Netflix jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaail!

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited April 13
    Legendary's CEO is talking MonsterVerse sequels.
    Legendary Entertainment's recent offering Godzilla Vs Kong has become the biggest box-office success since last year, beating out films like Tenet and Wonder Woman 1984 to take the crown at a time when the theater industry is plagued with uncertainty. The success of GvK has also reignited hope for the "MonsterVerse" cinematic universe that Legendary had been developing.

    In a recent interview with Deadline, Josh Grode, CEO of Legendary Entertainment confirmed that "we have a number of ideas for more movies [in the MonsterVerse]," while also affirming that Godzilla vs. Kong was greenlit based on audience expectations.

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited April 13


    I appreciate that they're continuing the recent tradition of Japanese Godzilla media straying from the status quo. They'd already started that back in the films of the early 00's by making (almost) all of them take place in different continuities, but only GMK was really that different in approach. Shin Godzilla, the Netflix trilogy, and now Godzilla Singular Point are all pretty different takes on the franchise, particularly as this one is focusing on bringing back monsters that never got that much love (even Gabara!) and making many of them smaller so that it's easier for the human characters and their Jet Jaguar mech to interact with them. Plus there's the mysterious element of this red mist that has something to do with the monsters.
    The second episode also reveals that these monsters are strange creatures indeed. The Rodans resemble the real world quetzalcoatlus in design and size, but are revealed to have DNA unlike any other life forms, lack digestive systems, emit radio waves, and mysteriously burn alive from their own body heat after a certain amount of time outside the water.

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    Apparently the entire MonsterVerse made the top 5 most streamed movies last week, with Godzilla vs Kong even beating out Jesus.

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Realtor Santa ClaritaRegistered User regular
    Can't help but notice The Mummy isn't on there.

    The one with Tom Cruise, that is.

  • turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    Vaguely bummed Mel Gibsons antisemitic shit is still getting that much play

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    turtleant wrote: »
    Vaguely bummed Mel Gibsons antisemitic shit is still getting that much play

    I guess people want to feel bad for Easter

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  • Trajan45Trajan45 Registered User regular
    edited April 14
    Hexmage-PA wrote: »
    Apparently the entire MonsterVerse made the top 5 most streamed movies last week, with Godzilla vs Kong even beating out Jesus.

    It's interesting that what most folks think is the best movie, Kong Skull Island is last (edit: of the monsterverse). And with Godzilla 2014 coming in 3rd, might show that the style of that movie has staying power.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
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    Godzilla seems popular these days.

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited April 15
    Watching this breakdown of the development of King Kong vs Godzilla. I had known the movie was foundational in how the Godzilla franchise developed past its first two entries, but I didn't know the full extent (also surprised to learn that Kong's face looking nothing like the original's was a demand put forward by the then rights holders of King Kong).



    The original director for Godzilla, Ishiro Honda, was quoted as saying this in regards to Godzilla in King Kong vs Godzilla:

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I've gotten a few episodes into Pacific Rim: The Black and it's been pretty enjoyable so far. Heavier/darker than I expected.

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited April 15
    Surprising Godzilla Singular Point news about Godzilla himself:
    For reasons so far unknown, both the Rodans and Godzilla in this series have initial forms that don't look like they're traditional appearances and second forms that do more closely resemble the classic designs. In Godzilla's case, for whatever reason, they've decided his initial form should incorporate aspects of Titanosaurus into a version called Godzilla Aquatilis.
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    An effective Godzilla/Titanosaurus fusion is not something I expected from this show, but neat.

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    It's still a while until the official Godzilla vs Kong artbook is released, but there's already a number of concept art images being released, as well as interviews.

    Interesting to note that the designer of
    MechaGodzilla
    in this movie also designed the version featured in Ready Player One. He also reveals that it has buzz saws on its fingers.

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    Also, we now have concept art for the unfilmed scene that was to feature Mothra and Zhang Ziyi's characters:
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    Also, here's the Japanese trailer for Godzilla vs Kong featuring the Japanese release's exclusive theme "Into the Deep":

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited April 22
    Just learned about and immediately ordered this off of eBay:

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    The book is a compilation of concept art that artist Shinji Nishikawa worked on for several of Toho's films, including mostly Godzilla films from Godzilla vs. Biollante to Godzilla: Final Wars, along with notes from Nishikawa for many of the concept art pieces.

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    I am very excited for it to arrive. I just hope it's in good condition for the price tag.

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited April 23
    AMA with Adam Wingsforthetable
    https://www.reddit.com/r/GODZILLA/comments/mw71gb/im_adam_wingard_director_of_godzilla_vs_kong_ama/
    Godzilla def won. He killed Kong. Kong was revived. I consider the Mecha battle was outside of that. As they say: Godzilla won the fight, Kong won the movie.

    AW: The big reference that I haven't seen anyone pick up on is when Kong folds up and kills Nozuki (aka warbat) that was inspired by the holo deck murder scene in JASON X when Jason picks up the camper in their sleeping bag and smashes them around.

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    Bloods End wrote: »
    AMA with Adam Wingsforthetable
    https://www.reddit.com/r/GODZILLA/comments/mw71gb/im_adam_wingard_director_of_godzilla_vs_kong_ama/
    Godzilla def won. He killed Kong. Kong was revived. I consider the Mecha battle was outside of that. As they say: Godzilla won the fight, Kong won the movie.

    AW: The big reference that I haven't seen anyone pick up on is when Kong folds up and kills Nozuki (aka warbat) that was inspired by the holo deck murder scene in JASON X when Jason picks up the camper in their sleeping bag and smashes them around.

    This is the best

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent The World on This SideRegistered User regular
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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    Bloods End wrote: »
    AMA with Adam Wingsforthetable
    https://www.reddit.com/r/GODZILLA/comments/mw71gb/im_adam_wingard_director_of_godzilla_vs_kong_ama/
    Godzilla def won. He killed Kong. Kong was revived. I consider the Mecha battle was outside of that. As they say: Godzilla won the fight, Kong won the movie.

    AW: The big reference that I haven't seen anyone pick up on is when Kong folds up and kills Nozuki (aka warbat) that was inspired by the holo deck murder scene in JASON X when Jason picks up the camper in their sleeping bag and smashes them around.

    Interesting to see the novelization's author made up a lot of details that I had previously assumed were always planned...

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Hexmage-PA wrote: »
    Bloods End wrote: »
    AMA with Adam Wingsforthetable
    https://www.reddit.com/r/GODZILLA/comments/mw71gb/im_adam_wingard_director_of_godzilla_vs_kong_ama/
    Godzilla def won. He killed Kong. Kong was revived. I consider the Mecha battle was outside of that. As they say: Godzilla won the fight, Kong won the movie.

    AW: The big reference that I haven't seen anyone pick up on is when Kong folds up and kills Nozuki (aka warbat) that was inspired by the holo deck murder scene in JASON X when Jason picks up the camper in their sleeping bag and smashes them around.

    Interesting to see the novelization's author made up a lot of details that I had previously assumed were always planned...

    Gotta fill pages somehow.

  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited April 23
    Hexmage-PA wrote: »
    Bloods End wrote: »
    AMA with Adam Wingsforthetable
    https://www.reddit.com/r/GODZILLA/comments/mw71gb/im_adam_wingard_director_of_godzilla_vs_kong_ama/
    Godzilla def won. He killed Kong. Kong was revived. I consider the Mecha battle was outside of that. As they say: Godzilla won the fight, Kong won the movie.

    AW: The big reference that I haven't seen anyone pick up on is when Kong folds up and kills Nozuki (aka warbat) that was inspired by the holo deck murder scene in JASON X when Jason picks up the camper in their sleeping bag and smashes them around.

    Interesting to see the novelization's author made up a lot of details that I had previously assumed were always planned...

    Gotta fill pages somehow.

    Oh, I liked the added details in the novelization a lot and thought they were very interesting. It's just that now I'm wondering how much of that detail can be considered complementary canon to the movie, if any.

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    Listening to the kotm soundtrack
    Bear McCreary is the hardest working man in soundtracks today.
    He doesn't have to go as hard as he does but godzilla bless him for doing it

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited April 24
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Listening to the kotm soundtrack
    Bear McCreary is the hardest working man in soundtracks today.
    He doesn't have to go as hard as he does but godzilla bless him for doing it

    Yeah, his work on KotM fucking ruled. GvK's soundtrack unfortunately can't hold a candle to it, but that's to be expected given that KotM probably has the best OST in the entire Godzilla franchise..

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent The World on This SideRegistered User regular
    I hope it was just a scheduling conflict, I can't imagine any other logical reason for not begging to have the man who composed this come back.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    edited April 24
    I have two beefs with McCreary's soundtrack.

    Firstly, it's too good. That's not a joke, it stick out like sore thumb in the mediocrity that is KotM and I wish it could have been in a better movie.

    Secondly, while I love his rendition of Blue Oyster Cult's Godzilla, the lyrics don't fit with the two hours of movie the viewer just watched.

    Other than that, A+ good job, give this man more work.

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  • Hexmage-PAHexmage-PA Registered User regular
    edited April 24
    So I'm betting that people who liked Godzilla vs Kong because it minimized the screentime of the human characters are going to hate the new Godzilla anime, which so far is 90% people (the protagonists, newscasters, scientists, and even Twitter commenters) wondering where the fuck thousands of (quetzalcoatlus-sized) Rodans came from and how their biology works. Also one of the protagonists spends a lot of time trying to figure out a hash function.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    I think there's plenty of room in Godzilla fiction for human characters, if they're written well. I'd say there NEED to be humans for the scale of the monsters to feel appropriately huge. Hell, Shin Godzilla is mostly about people, and it rules

    I liked Cranston, I liked Watanabe, I was interested in Charles Dance's whole agenda and the broader idea of the kind of black market or underworld that would arise to revolve around monster-related issues, I just don't think they were well integrated with the story of the movies they were in

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Hexmage-PA wrote: »
    So I'm betting that people who liked Godzilla vs Kong because it minimized the screentime of the human characters are going to hate the new Godzilla anime, which so far is 90% people (the protagonists, newscasters, scientists, and even Twitter commenters) wondering where the fuck thousands of (quetzalcoatlus-sized) Rodans came from and how their biology works.

    Not necessarily? Shin Godzilla is my favorite Godzilla movie and it focuses a LOT on puny humans

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent The World on This SideRegistered User regular
    The trick is to make them interesting, important to the plot, and above all, well-written.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Yeah, humans aren't bad when they interesting to watch. It's when they're boring that you get peoplewaiting impatiently for the next monster scene.

    I love Godzilla: Final Wars and that movie has a TON of non-kaiju stuff in it, but it's all zany kung-fu mutants and alien invasion stuff, so I enjoy the shit out of it.

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