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AICN (yeah, i didn't know they were still open, either) says Legendary Pictures is planning on another try at american Godzilla flick in 2012. you can check that link, but like half of it is about a shirt that somehow breathes fire? anyway...i still haven't caught Cloverfield, but i dig fun monster flicks and haven't seen shit since The Host, plus, you know, it's been long enough for most of the wounds of the last time they tried this to heal, so...uh, hype?

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Is Japan gonna make it? I'd say let Japan take back its baby, but I dunno.... Godzilla has always been my favorite giant monster. It's probably about time to try and bring him back. Godzilla :2000 is on PSN for free right now for folks interested.

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Is Japan gonna make it? I'd say let Japan take back its baby, but I dunno.... Godzilla has always been my favorite giant monster. It's probably about time to try and bring him back. Godzilla :2000 is on PSN for free right now for folks interested.

 

No, absolutely fucking no, Japan is still making Godzilla movies and they're still using miniatures and rubber suits. I'm all for conventional effects but it's time to let this trend go Japan. Die-hard Godzilla fans all complained about Godzilla '99 and with good reason, except they all complained about the stuff that worked like the monster. Maybe go with a more classic design, but for the love of Christ give it a budget and no more rubbersuit.

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No, absolutely fucking no, Japan is still making Godzilla movies and they're still using miniatures and rubber suits. I'm all for conventional effects but it's time to let this trend go Japan. Die-hard Godzilla fans all complained about Godzilla '99 and with good reason, except they all complained about the stuff that worked like the monster. Maybe go with a more classic design, but for the love of Christ give it a budget and no more rubbersuit.

 

Spot on. Personally, I thought that Dino-iguana Godzilla was the only cool thing about the '99 movie, not that I would want that design repeated.

 

Give it a budget, don't spend too much time on love interests and forced drama, make Godzilla look awesome, wreck some shit, throw in a fight and I'll probably leave happy.

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Some of the chief mistakes I often hear about in the American Godzilla was that the monster was dodging missiles and didn't have a fireball and seemed too small etc, because they were going for more realism.

 

I agree with that. Godzilla is a mythical destroyer and depowering him and making him slinky and speedy instead of monstrous and monolithic is losing the psychology of what makes him awe-inspiring and therefore awesome.

 

But here's a seldom asked question: What, if anything, worked in the American Godzilla?

 

I have to say I enjoyed seeing him fight submarines.

I enjoyed him interacting with the NY landmarks. (wonder how much chance of that there is since terrorism changed NYC into Holy Ground.)

Him having a more mobile tail as a visual worked for me.

 

What about you guys?

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I never meant that Godzilla should go back to rubber suiting. Fuck all that silliness. But I do think it would be proper for it to take place in Japan where he belongs. And if he does end up battling the military and not another monster, let him fight the military instead of running into shit. But, yeah, I basically agree with all points said.

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Couple of leaked images.

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Good thing it's wrapped shooting. After Pacific Rim we probably wouldn't be seeing any of this. Looking really cool so far.

 

Also apparently there will be at least one Kaiju that Godzilla fights.

 

It was essentially a trailer establishing the tense mood and epic disaster movie scale of the project. We see lots of shots of the U.S. military in action, Olsen and Cranston looking panicked and running around, and then finally a scorpion-like kaiju attack on an airport.

And then BOOM. Godzilla's foot stomps into frame. The monster was obscured in the footage we saw, but there were gradually more reveals along the way.

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King Kong/Godzilla (again) film incoming?

 

EXCLUSIVE: In a movie move that portends a clash of giant monsters, Legendary Pictures’ Thomas Tull is moving his untitled Skull Island King Kong film to Warner Bros. This is being done to unite the property with Legendary’s other giant franchise, Godzilla. In what would be a pretty epic pairing, the Godzilla sequel that is in the works will be followed by a movie that pits the giant ape versus the giant fire breathing reptile. I’m told this is happening very quickly with moves going all the way to Japan, where Godzilla rights holder Toho is based. Legendary, which moved from Warner Bros to Universal, had developed the Skull Island film at the latter studio. It is unclear at the moment what Universal’s position will be, but I heard the studio move is being done because it is just easier to have all the pieces under one roof, something that Marvel Studios has done with superheroes like The Hulk. King Kong is in the public domain, while Legendary got the Godzilla rights from Toho.
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