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Adam Schulman
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Posted: 21 July 2018 at 2:19pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I'm...reserving judgement. I do look forward to the Godzilla/King Ghidorah fight. And I'm sure Mothra will look like the goddess that she is.

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Posted: 21 July 2018 at 2:56pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Not one thing to make me want to see it.

Sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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Posted: 21 July 2018 at 3:55pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Most likely true, JB. Then again, you could say that about most Godzilla films. 
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Posted: 21 July 2018 at 4:19pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Goodzilla films, for me, have a kind of goofy charm. Don't see that here.
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Posted: 21 July 2018 at 5:34pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

There is no doubt in my mind I will be seeing this.
My son is already talking about it.
Please, let's keep the human scenes to a respectable percent of the movie...but they probably won't.
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Considering the crap I grew up watching and loving, these films have an extraordinarily low bar to clear with me. I'll happily take the opportunity to bask in the reflected light of Ghidorah on the big screen. 

I'd like a minimum of human time, too, but one must admit it's a conceit of the genre. If there's going to be a pointless human A-plot, I think it should take a cue from GODZILLA: FINAL WARS and make the main characters ninjas instead of scientists. 
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Posted: 21 July 2018 at 10:53pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Ehhh...

Really odd use of "Claire de Lune" for a daikaiju film trailer...



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Considering the crap I grew up watching and loving, these films have an extraordinarily low bar to clear with me. I'll happily take the opportunity to bask in the reflected light of Ghidorah on the big screen.

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This is why Hollywood wins. "Why should we be faithful to the look or feel of the characters? The fans will come anyway."

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Godzilla as an environmental disaster movie? No thanks.

And do these monsters only show up now at night in the middle of a monsoon? Spring for some daytime shots, people. 
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Godzilla as an environmental disaster movie? No thanks.

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They did it already anyway
in Godzilla vs the smog monster
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Posted: 22 July 2018 at 2:26pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Godzilla films, for me, have a kind of goofy charm. Don't see that here.

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It's the goofy films that I don't like, which is most of them (a few sequences aside, like when Ghidorah is destroying things by himself in GHIDORAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER, before the big silly fight with the other kaiju). The only ones I like all the way through are the ones that did "serious" and did it well, which aren't that many. 

A good case could be made that GOJIRA (1954) should've had no sequels, but it did far too well for that to ever be a possibility.
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Posted: 22 July 2018 at 2:27pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

If there's going to be a pointless human A-plot, I think it should take a cue from GODZILLA: FINAL WARS and make the main characters ninjas instead of scientists. 

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God no. The ninjas were even more boring than the usual scientists. FINAL WARS was unwatchable. 
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Posted: 22 July 2018 at 2:55pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

By the way, KING KONG APPEARS IN EDO (1938).

What-what-whaaaat???

(Most pre-war Japanese films were destroyed, and this was allegedly one of them!)

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Posted: 22 July 2018 at 3:00pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

I have a 9 yr old son that is absolutely
looking forward to this. I'm mildly
interested, he was bouncing off the walls
after watching this.
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Posted: 22 July 2018 at 10:36pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

I thought the trailer looked very intriguing, but having been somewhat disappointed by both Legendary's last GODZILLA and KONG films, I will keep my expectations in check. I've been told Legendary has put great effort into addressing some of the major criticisms the previous film received and I hope that's the case.
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Just Googled this KING KONG APPEARS IN EDO (1938)

Footage is fake. Clips taken from "Yeti: Giant of the 21st Century.
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Over all I'm looking forward to it. looks like there are 2 Rodan in the trailer too. I can guess what happens if I recall the original Rodan correctly....looks like they may literally do the same plot there.

I too hope they make the monsters the main characters of the story, but alas, i doubt that will happen.

I think the Mothra and Ghidorah silhouettes looked fantastic. 

Isn't it pronounced Ghe-DOR-ah and not gi-der-a? I heard a female commentator say gi-der-a and i was like...thats wrong.


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Yeah, it's Ghe-DOR-ah.
But I will admit to speaking it as GEE-drah since chilhood.
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GEE-drah does ring a bell. I wonder if one of the early movies had it named thus?
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Posted: 24 July 2018 at 5:33pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Hey...what-a-ya-know, he was called Ghidrah in the early english versions.


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Just Googled this KING KONG APPEARS IN EDO (1938)

Footage is fake. Clips taken from "Yeti: Giant of the 21st Century.

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Yes, the footage is from another movie. The mystery is whether EDO was real.

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King Ghidorah’s name is a play on the Japanese transcription of the word “hydra”, HI-DO-RA (hee-doe-rah), becoming GI-DO-RA (ghi-doe-rah). So I can understand why some of the English translations go with Ghi-drah. 
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