Favorite Kaiju Entrances

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Favorite Kaiju Entrances

Postby JAGzilla » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:09 am

So we all know that when kaiju make an entrance in their movies, they often do it in dramatic, memorable ways. Rising majestically out of the ocean, clawing their way out of icebergs, hatching explosively out of giant eggs, and so forth. These make for a lot of very cool, very famous scenes. What are your favorites?

For my part, I think I have to give the top spot to Godzilla's famous entrance in Mothra vs Godzilla. "I'm trying to get a picture, but the land keeps moving!" The ground begins to rise up and down...and then his tail explodes out of the sand and that awesome theme song starts up. The crowd panics, Godzilla stands up and shakes himself off, then roars at them... just such a great, classic scene. One of my oldest and favorite kaiju memories is seeing it for the first time on a rented Blockbuster VHS back in '97 or so, when I was first getting into the franchise. Being a kid I mostly ignored the rest of the movie and didn't remember much, but that scene very clearly stuck with me. Cool stuff.

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Re: Favorite Kaiju Entrances

Postby Tohosaurus » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:30 am

Godzilla's entrances to Tokyo in Godzilla. The music and tone really gives me a sense of dread and fear of this mysterious giant creature coming on land.

Godzilla's entrance in Mothra vs Godzilla. It's unique among entrances for Godzilla and at least somewhat unexpected the first time you watch it.

Godzilla's entrance in Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla in Tokyo. Another unique and partially unexpected entrance.

Godzilla's entrance in Godzilla vs Biollante. A real feeling of "The King is back!"

Godzilla's entrance in G2K. A little more mysterious than most of his entrances.

Might come back and think about non-Godzilla entrances, but that's a start.
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Re: Favorite Kaiju Entrances

Postby Godz » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:32 am

The Hong Kong rampage in Godzilla vs Destoroyah

The "Godzilla vs Godzilla" staredown in Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla

King Ghidorah's birth in "Ghidrah" is pretty awesome
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Re: Favorite Kaiju Entrances

Postby Mincecraft » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:09 am

Godzilla coming out of the bay in GMK.

Epic.

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Re: Favorite Kaiju Entrances

Postby Gojira1963 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:25 am

Mincecraft wrote:Godzilla coming out of the bay in GMK.

Epic.


Agreed!

I also love the scene in Godzilla vs Destroyah attacking Hong Kong. Some of the best images of Godzilla rampaging a city. I like it because you know it's not a model.

I do like seeing Godzilla is Godzilla 2000 with him silhouetted against a red sky.
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Re: Favorite Kaiju Entrances

Postby Julia Bristow » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:39 am

Godzilla showing up near the neclear power plants in Return of Godzilla
Godzilla's escape from Mt. Mihara in Godzilla vs Biollante
Rodan's birth in Rodan
Godzilla's entrance in Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla '74
Godzilla popping up from the dirt in Mothra vs Godzilla
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Re: Favorite Kaiju Entrances

Postby Giga Kaiju » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:27 pm

Godzilla in the original.
Biollante Final form rising from the ground before facing Godzilla.
Godzilla getting out from the Volcano in BIOLLANTE/GvsM:BFTE.
Godzilla rising from the ground.
MechaGodzilla Showa revealing his true self.
Godzilla entrance in TOG.
Baragon appearing in GMK.
Godzilla showing himself after a huge wave in GMK.
Godzilla face to face with a cop in G1985.
Godzilla Entrance in G2K.
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Re: Favorite Kaiju Entrances

Postby JAGzilla » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:55 pm

Another double entrance I've always liked is when Godzilla and Rodan are pulled from their respective hiding places by the Xillien saucers in Invasion of the Astro Monster. It's very unconventional, very different, seeing them forced to appear, rather than showing up of their own accord like they normally would. It's also a somewhat 'scary' scene, from an in-universe perspective, because it shows off the godlike power of Xillien technology. All of humanity's weapons and devices are useless against these monsters, unable to do more than annoy them, and here these aliens just come down from the sky and carry them away like toys, no effort at all. It really does a great job of setting the Xilliens up as intimidating villains, and their eventual defeat is more satisfying because of it.

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Re: Favorite Kaiju Entrances

Postby Dr. Nishiyama » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:32 pm

Godzilla's big reveal in Return of Godzilla
Rodan hatching from an egg in Rodan
Godzilla emerging from a building in G vs MG
Godzilla's big reveal in Terror of MG
Godzilla smashing his way thru the mountainside in G vs The Sea Monster
Ghidorah's awesome birth in GT3HM
Gigan forming from an exploding diamond from G vs Gigan
Mothra's 1st appearance in Tokyo SOS
Mechagodzilla's fiery reveal in G vs MG
Godzilla's 1st appearance in Mothra VS Godzilla
Godzilla rising out of the water near the beach in SOG
Kumonga rising out of the ground in SOG
Baby Godzilla hatching in GvsMG2
Mechagodzilla's reveal in TOMG
Odako's entrance at the beginning of WOTG

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Re: Favorite Kaiju Entrances

Postby Gojisan866 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:27 am

-Godzilla's appearance in Terror of Mechagodzilla
-Godzilla bursting out of the ground in Mothra vs. Godzilla
-Godzillasaurus' entrance in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
-Mechagodzilla's reveal in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
-Gigan's resurrection in Godzilla: Final Wars
-Destroyah's final transformation in Godzilla vs. Destroyah
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Re: Favorite Kaiju Entrances

Postby XxComablack1937xX » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:17 am

You know Godzilla's entrances are usually always impressive but i'm going to start with his foes first.

King Ghidorah's first appearance out of the meteor in (Ghidorah the three headed monster)
Mecha-Godzilla's first reveal in the Original (G-vs-MG)
Gigan's reveal in (Godzilla:Final Wars)
Keizer Ghidorah when transforming from Monster X (Godzilla: Final Wars)
Biollante's Final Form rising from the ground in (Godzilla vs Biollante)
The Sea Monster's (Forgot its name) with it's weird music an giant claw rising from the sea (Godzilla vs the sea monster)
Rodan awakening from hibernation in (Ghidorah the three headed monster)
Destroyah's final transformation in (Godzilla vs Destroyah)
Godzilla rising from the volcano in (Godzilla vs Biollante)
Godzilla's first appearance in (Terror of Mecha-Godzilla)
Godzilla rising from the ground in (Godzilla vs Mothra)
Godzilla breaking out of the ice berg in (King Kong vs Godzilla)
Godzilla being awakened by lighting an coming out of the cave in (Godzilla vs the sea monster)
Godzilla's first reveal in (The return of Godzilla)
BOTH Godzilla appearances when he rises to destroy the air-force an the military base in (The return of the Godzilla) This was just an intense film to me
Godzilla's first reveal behind the mountain top in the Original (1954 Godzilla)


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