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How do you look at Godzilla?

Postby gatorzilla » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:58 pm

How do a lot of you fans look at Godzilla?
Do you look at him as a major cultural icon like Batman, Superman, Transformers etc
Or do you look at him as just another monster?

i look at him as a major cultural icon
I mean do other people really remember any other movie monsters?
Godzilla is a lot more than just some monster
like Batman is more than just some superhero
and Transformers are more than just some robots

i look at Godzilla movies as more than just monster on the loose movies like Cloverfield and such
dont get me wrong i love giant monster movies to death but i think Godzilla is way more than just that

what do you guys think?
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Re: How do you look at Godzilla?

Postby Showa Gyaos » Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:11 pm

Of course he's more than a monster on the loose. He has personality, and represents the ills of nuclear weaponry.
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Re: How do you look at Godzilla?

Postby JAGzilla » Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:16 pm

He is absolutely an icon; that's not even an opinion, it's a fact. He started the Japanese daikaiju genre, after all. Without him, none of the others would even exist. And he's been in 28 movies so far, more than most of the other monsters combined. And as you said, he has widespread recognition. Pretty much everybody has heard of him, even if most people probably don't know many specific details about him. But if you say 'Godzilla', people have at least a general idea what you're talking about. 'Gamera' or 'Ultraman' or whoever else... probably not so much.

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Re: How do you look at Godzilla?

Postby GodzillaDude » Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:17 pm

A major pop culture icon. He has been for a very along time now. Def not your average monster.
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Re: How do you look at Godzilla?

Postby gatorzilla » Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:29 pm

I started thinking about this because earlier i was at a graduation party and a little kid was playing with his Godzilla (BC Godzilla '68) toy and he knew who Godzilla was even though he was under 5. He was Avengers shoes and got excited at my friends Transformers towel and I started thinking that even though some may not think so I believe Godzilla is up there with other icons like those i just mentioned. It was fun talking to him about Godzilla. It makes me wish Toho was more flexible and that more Godzilla merchandise could be done here in America. Obviously the BC toys sell really well

How many other giant monster toys would kids play with outside Godzilla? Jurassic Park and Transformers and then anything out of Marvel and DC probably. Godzilla is just as big an icon as those and kids today still love the toys
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Re: How do you look at Godzilla?

Postby EikoHarvey » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:23 pm

gatorzilla wrote:I started thinking about this because earlier i was at a graduation party and a little kid was playing with his Godzilla (BC Godzilla '68) toy and he knew who Godzilla was even though he was under 5. He was Avengers shoes and got excited at my friends Transformers towel and I started thinking that even though some may not think so I believe Godzilla is up there with other icons like those i just mentioned. It was fun talking to him about Godzilla. It makes me wish Toho was more flexible and that more Godzilla merchandise could be done here in America. Obviously the BC toys sell really well

How many other giant monster toys would kids play with outside Godzilla? Jurassic Park and Transformers and then anything out of Marvel and DC probably. Godzilla is just as big an icon as those and kids today still love the toys

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Re: How do you look at Godzilla?

Postby antovald20 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:34 pm

JAGzilla wrote:He is absolutely an icon; that's not even an opinion, it's a fact. He started the Japanese daikaiju genre, after all. Without him, none of the others would even exist. And he's been in 28 movies so far, more than most of the other monsters combined. And as you said, he has widespread recognition. Pretty much everybody has heard of him, even if most people probably don't know many specific details about him. But if you say 'Godzilla', people have at least a general idea what you're talking about. 'Gamera' or 'Ultraman' or whoever else... probably not so much.

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Re: How do you look at Godzilla?

Postby XxComablack1937xX » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:57 pm

While most if not all my friends don't see him as i do, I see as a metaphor for a future nuclear war...

Godzilla may not be like Transformer's, Pirates, Avatar but Godzilla has been mostly a Japan a product an hasn't has his proper introduction to the U.S. ...yet.

Godzilla 98 showed major potential in being huge, an Godzilla: The Series was insanely popular with all the kid's.. an i remember the T-Shirts an toys kids wore... Shame it was tainted by a crappy film.

Godzilla is a worldwide icon yes, but i believe if LPG turns out to be a tremendous hit it will take Godzilla to all new levels of popularity nobody could possibly have imaged.

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Re: How do you look at Godzilla?

Postby edgaguirus » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:06 pm

gatorzilla wrote:How do a lot of you fans look at Godzilla?
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With our eyes.

Seriously, Godzilla is an icon known throughout the world. Godzilla has appeared in parodies, cartoons, and been joked about by people like Conan. Godzilla is one of Japan's best known exports.
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Re: How do you look at Godzilla?

Postby Julia Bristow » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:35 am

I look at Godzilla as a internationally known pop culture icon. He is a metaphor for neclear war, he's been, a childfriendly superhero, a badass anti hero and a force of nature. He's not as popular as say Star Wars but with the LPG film I feel that it has some potential to make Godzilla more popular than he was before
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Re: How do you look at Godzilla?

Postby Giga Kaiju » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:27 pm

As an Icon, a Force of Nature, a Way of Mother Nature of telling we need to change and stop with wars,etc.
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Re: How do you look at Godzilla?

Postby Gojira-Fan » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:47 pm

He's a major cultural icon, no doubt about it. Most people know what Godzilla is.

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Re: How do you look at Godzilla?

Postby Mincecraft » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:09 pm

Gawdziller wrote:I look at him through a television set. Sometimes a theater screen if I'm lucky.


LOL.

But seriously, he has his name on one of those Hollywood Stars on that Walk of Fame or something. That alone makes him a major icon. Even Zilla proves that.

...Ya, I said that.

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Re: How do you look at Godzilla?

Postby Tohosaurus » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:28 pm

Mincecraft wrote:LOL.

But seriously, he has his name on one of those Hollywood Stars on that Walk of Fame or something. That alone makes him a major icon. Even Zilla proves that.

...Ya, I said that.

Exactly. Godzilla is inarguably an icon and a character all his own and is one of the most recognized names in all of monsterdom.
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Re: How do you look at Godzilla?

Postby Destoroyah of Worlds » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:00 pm

A pop culture icon.

And he's not just a monster, he's an actual character like Peter Jackson's King Kong.

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Re: How do you look at Godzilla?

Postby terrypierson » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:07 pm

Both. I see him as an iconic monster, in the pantheon of monsterdom with the likes of Frankenstein, Dracula, and Kong.


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