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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 14 August 2020 at 9:08pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Update: I still haven't seen Shin Godzilla, and I like it that way.

I am kind of not looking forward to Godzilla vs. King Kong, because I fear its going to be a load of bs where they end up teaming up, or they're going to come up with stupid, convoluted way for Kong to win. He didn't win the first time *, so why should he win the second, when Godzilla is now more powerful, and Kong is just....bigger than he was before?

* If you think about it, the ending has to have it wrong: Once they end up in the water, its more like Godzilla let Kong live than Kong won. 


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About the end of the original Godzilla vs King Kong....apes can't swim! 
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That's why I said the ending is really that Godzilla let Kong live. He probably just decided Kong wasn't worth killing...or at least continuing to fight with...and just swam off. 

The fight is a draw, NOT a Kong win.
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Recently purchased the updated version of the book THE LOST FILMS (The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies) by John LeMay. Covering the actual lost films of Japanese giant monster cinema, as well as the multitude of proposed movie concepts that never made it beyond the planning stage (or were completely revamped into the actual films we're familiar with).

There is a chapter covering a proposed continuation of the KING KONG VERSUS GODZILLA film, with Kong becoming the surrogate father to the infant survivor of a plane crash in Africa, and following it to Japan after the baby is rescued. In the meantime, Godzilla's "dead" body is recovered from the sea and put on display as an amusement park attraction. Kong comes ashore, and the authorities decide to revive Godzilla via electricity to counter him. Much proposed mayhem ensues, and both end up falling into Mt. Aso in Kyushu, the same volcano in the climatic scene for RODAN (1956).

There are also short chapters covering the lost films of KING KONG MADE IN JAPAN (1933) and KING KONG APPEARS IN EDO (1938), but the synopsis of these movies indicates the former as a silent comedy short that played with the Japanese release of the 1933 KING KONG (featuring a man in an ape suit pretending to be Kong), and man-sized ape causing problems in feudal Japan in the latter... So, pretty much "King Kong" in name only.


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Whenever I see new Godzilla news, I have to check that I didnít miss a Bill Mimbu post. 

People ziplining into the lifesize Godzilla at the Awaji Island theme park attraction: https://youtu.be/ZFURV9okZao
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That's epic!
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A little voice in my head says "yeah, that's a great idea, going into Godzilla.." Of course, there's a bigger voice that says "oh my god it's a lifesize Godzilla!!!"
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Very cool! 

The Shin Godzilla isn't one of my favorite of the Godzilla designs but it's certainly one of the most creepy. 
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People ziplining into the lifesize Godzilla at the Awaji Island theme park attraction: https://youtu.be/ZFURV9okZao

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Robert, I've been aware of this attraction being built, but not had much interest in the privilege of zipping down Shin's throat for a fee (not my favorite Godzilla design as well, despite liking the movie).

Had our November 2020 Japan Tour not been cancelled because of the pandemic, I planned to skip the excursion to the Awaji Island theme park anyway, in favor of visiting the Kyoto Railway Museum.

However, the addition of a Godzilla Museum has changed my mind about not visiting it in the future:

Sora News Link


From the actual Nijigen No Mori website, showing pics of the early preview of the Museum last August, as well as the special merchandise and curry menu:

Nijigen no Mori Link


Photos of the attraction under construction:

Kobe Journal Link


And the opening day coverage:

Kyodo News Link


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However, the addition of a Godzilla Museum has changed my mind about not visiting it in the future:

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It's not clear to me from the write-up. Do you know if those dioramas are done full scale to the Godzilla costumes and sets?
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Robert, it is not mentioned in the articles I've found online, but just by eyeballing that Shin Godzilla diorama, and comparing it to a still from the movie...



I'd guess that Shin statue is at a smaller scale to the Tokyo Station miniature.

Looking at the Godzilla and Kiryu (Mecha-Godzilla 3) suits on display from the TOKYO SOS movie, I'd say the miniature buildings were a little closer to scale, in comparison to this behind-the-scenes still from the preceding movie, GODZILLA X MECHAGODIZLLA:



But, not by much.

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