"Interesting" Assumptions You've Heard From Non-Fans

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Re: "Interesting" Assumptions You've Heard From Non-Fans

Postby Vatarian » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:26 pm

Living Corpse wrote:
SoggyNoodles2016 wrote:Redlettermedia's Comic con video has Mike ask if King of The Monsters is a sequel to Godzilla 2014.
Apparently, he was confused because of all the canons but still a pretty weird question


I several people I know asked if King of the Monsters is an American film while watching the trailer. All of them have seen G2014 and KSI.

I'm so confused by their confusion.


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Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:35 pm

Vatarian wrote:
*leans in close*

The average person has ceased to see cinema as a form of storytelling and communication of ideas, and has come to parse movies, especially monster movies, as substance-less spectacle. The average viewer does not digest or analyze what they’re viewing.

Heyyyyy this is Toho Kingdom , not Nat Geo Wild. :P


JAGzilla wrote:I'd like to flip this issue around and point out that these people seem to be aware that Godzilla even has non-American movies and multiple continuities, and assume that it's possible for Japan to produce a movie that looks as good as G:KOTM. I'd look at those as good points.

Definitely. It's G Fans - general audience, so win win.
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Re: "Interesting" Assumptions You've Heard From Non-Fans

Postby Living Corpse » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:39 pm

JAGzilla wrote:I'd like to flip this issue around and point out that these people seem to be aware that Godzilla even has non-American movies and multiple continuities, and assume that it's possible for Japan to produce a movie that looks as good as G:KOTM. I'd look at those as good points.


His design hasn't changed that much from the 2014 film.

Vatarian wrote:
Living Corpse wrote:
SoggyNoodles2016 wrote:Redlettermedia's Comic con video has Mike ask if King of The Monsters is a sequel to Godzilla 2014.
Apparently, he was confused because of all the canons but still a pretty weird question


I several people I know asked if King of the Monsters is an American film while watching the trailer. All of them have seen G2014 and KSI.

I'm so confused by their confusion.


*leans in close*

The average person has ceased to see cinema as a form of storytelling and communication of ideas, and has come to parse movies, especially monster movies, as substance-less spectacle. The average viewer does not digest or analyze what they’re viewing.


It doesn't take "leet" eyes to tell this is a western film. :roll:
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Postby Vatarian » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:44 pm

Living Corpse wrote:
JAGzilla wrote:I'd like to flip this issue around and point out that these people seem to be aware that Godzilla even has non-American movies and multiple continuities, and assume that it's possible for Japan to produce a movie that looks as good as G:KOTM. I'd look at those as good points.


His design hasn't changed that much from the 2014 film.

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Living Corpse wrote:
I several people I know asked if King of the Monsters is an American film while watching the trailer. All of them have seen G2014 and KSI.

I'm so confused by their confusion.


*leans in close*

The average person has ceased to see cinema as a form of storytelling and communication of ideas, and has come to parse movies, especially monster movies, as substance-less spectacle. The average viewer does not digest or analyze what they’re viewing.


It doesn't take "leet" eyes to tell this is a western film. :roll:


People are.... how u say..... stupid.

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Re: "Interesting" Assumptions You've Heard From Non-Fans

Postby JAGzilla » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:14 pm

Alternatively, we could acknowledge the fact that these people have presumably never seen a Japanese Godzilla film (how dare they, I know), and therefore have no reason to know what he looks like in non-Legendary incarnations. Also, come on. Expecting them to have details like that memorized is asking for a lot. Most people don't have our level of religious devotion to sci-fi monsters.

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Re: "Interesting" Assumptions You've Heard From Non-Fans

Postby Godzillian » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:10 am

It's not hard to believe that people can be confused guys. Two American Godzilla films along with Godzilla being a well known Japanese character will leave some people wondering if it's an American film or a sequel to 98
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Postby eabaker » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:26 am

Also, the trailer features multiple recognizable American actors (okay, MBB is English), clearly speaking lines in English.
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Postby MaxRebo320 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:37 am

Well, The Green Slime, Latitude Zero and Virus were all Japanese productions featuring a mostly English-speaking cast... ;)
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Re: "Interesting" Assumptions You've Heard From Non-Fans

Postby edgaguirus » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:38 am

Also, the production company is American. All those pieces put together, you'd think people would get the picture. Most people, though, associate Godzilla more with Japan.
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Postby GojiDude95 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:57 pm

It has "Murica" written all over the trailer.

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Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:01 pm

I heard some guy say that Godzilla breathes fire. WTF can you believe that?!
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Postby HeiseiGodzilla117 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:04 pm

Mr_Goji_and_Watch wrote:I heard some guy say that Godzilla breathes fire. WTF can you believe that?!


Really?! I met someone who didn't even know that he's an allegory for nukyalur energy. skreeonking general audiences.

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Postby Smuggers » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:25 pm

I saw someone who thought he was called "Godzilla". It's Gojira you moron!
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Postby Living Corpse » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:47 am

My niece thought King Kong and Donkey Kong are one and the same. She's 21 and has played the Donkey Kong games, and watched the King Kong films.
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Re: "Interesting" Assumptions You've Heard From Non-Fans

Postby BlacktimusPrime » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:43 pm

Smuggers wrote:I saw someone who thought he was called "Godzilla". It's Gojira you moron!


I see what you did there.
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Re: "Interesting" Assumptions You've Heard From Non-Fans

Postby PitchBlackProgress » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:36 pm

That’s nothing, before I let anyone into my circle, I always ask how many fingers Godzilla has, can you believe none of them ever guess the right answer?! Needless to say I don’t have many pleebs friends.
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