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Re: The best parts of the worst movies

Postby Gojira1963 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:35 am

eabaker wrote:Even the worst of kaiju movies certainly have some moments that shine, right? (Granted, I can't think of one for Final Wars, but maybe somebody else can...)

The first example that leaps to my mind is the dam destruction sequence in Godzlla vs. Megalon. In a movie where the spfx sequences bounce mostly between awkwardly placed stock footage and new footage which cannot hide its low budget and rushed production, Megalon's attack on the dam stands out as one of the more effective bits of monster destruction in its era.


Your examples are the best that come to my mind. Although the fight between Godzilla, Jet Jaguar, Megalon and Gigan is cheesy fun those other scenes are pretty cool.
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Re: The best parts of the worst movies

Postby natevirus » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:28 pm

Cimmerian Dragon wrote:In FW, I really like the kamikaze attack Mothra pulls on Gigan while she's engulfed in flames.

Somehow, made me think of Mothra having a "Phoenix" form or something...she does seem to be reborn through her offspring whenever she dies.
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Re: The best parts of the worst movies

Postby JVM » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:42 pm

Almost all of the initial destruction scenes in GFW were fantastic - better than the actual fights for sure.
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Re: The best parts of the worst movies

Postby edgaguirus » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:02 pm

From ROM2, the underwater battle.
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Re: The best parts of the worst movies

Postby JAGzilla » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:37 pm

Here's another thread that deserves to be resurrected. There are definitely some new movies on a lot of peoples' 'worst' lists, and some old 'worst' movies that received little or no mention so far.

From GINO, the "What did you see, old man?" scene was phenomenal. It's just a damn shame it had to happen in this movie. It'd be a beloved classic moment if it had shown up anywhere else.

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Re: The best parts of the worst movies

Postby VoyagerGoji » Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:09 pm

Godzilla's emergence from Planet of the Monsters. That scene was epic.
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Re: The best parts of the worst movies

Postby eabaker » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:21 am

Rodan's emergence and initial attack in KotM '19 is such a stunning sequence, it's almost hard to believe it's the work of the same production team as the rest of the movie.
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Re: The best parts of the worst movies

Postby HedorahIsBestGirl » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:59 am

eabaker wrote:Rodan's emergence and initial attack in KotM '19 is such a stunning sequence, it's almost hard to believe it's the work of the same production team as the rest of the movie.

By far the best part of the film. I don't even regard KOTM as one of the worst movies, but this scene was a cut above the rest for sure.

A few that come to mind for me:
- Godzilla Raids Again: The scene where Godzilla and Anguirus first appear is one I really liked as a kid and it still stands out to me the most of the whole movie. Our heroes hear the roars and run into the canyon to investigate and BAM, there they are! Two fighting monsters! It's a very different approach than the slow build-up in Gojira and I think it works.
- Godzilla vs. Megalon: Already mentioned in the original post, but the dam scene is excellent. Also, the final fight is pretty excellent, arguably among the best choreographed in the whole series if you're willing to look past its campiness.
- Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (oh yeah, that's right, I'm calling it one of the worst in the series): Mechagodzilla's reveal is skreeonking fantastic. The cinematography and accompanying music is perfect and this remains one of the best scenes of the whole franchise. If only the rest of the film had been half this good, it would actually deserve its reputation as one of the series' greatest...
- Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah: The Godzilla and Shindo scene is epic.
- Godzilla vs. Mothra: The part where Battra bashes Godzilla with a Ferris wheel will forever be among my favorite kaiju battle moments.
- Planet of the Monsters: As mentioned above, Godzilla Earth's reveal makes for an awesome cliffhanger... that was totally wasted by the shitpile of a sequel.
- The Planet Eater: Haruo's suicide by Godzilla made for an unexpectedly somber ending. Along with the aforementioned Godzilla Earth emergence, one of the best parts of this garbage trilogy.
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Re: The best parts of the worst movies

Postby Terasawa » Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:33 am

Godzilla vs. Rodan, Anguirus, and King Caesar at Mt. Fuji is the only part of GFW I unironically enjoy, although I'd like it more if they didn't briefly play soccer.
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Re: The best parts of the worst movies

Postby Gigantis » Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:53 am

VoyagerGoji wrote:Godzilla's emergence from Planet of the Monsters. That scene was epic.


Ditto!

And i will admit, Ghidorah's first arrival in Planet Eater is pretty cool too.
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Re: The best parts of the worst movies

Postby VoyagerGoji » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:52 am

I actually kinda like Godzilla beating the poop out of Gabara.

Tokyo SOS, like it’s predecessor, has really good effects for a Godzilla movie.

GFW’s Godzilla vs Kumonga was a favourite of mine.
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Re: The best parts of the worst movies

Postby Gomi: Ninja Monster » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:07 pm

Gigantis wrote:
VoyagerGoji wrote:Godzilla's emergence from Planet of the Monsters. That scene was epic.


Ditto!

And i will admit, Ghidorah's first arrival in Planet Eater is pretty cool too.
I'll raise you every second of Ghidorah screentime until after he clamps onto Godzilla. The buildup to- and display of- his powers was sweet, especially the beam deflect/ignore, that caught me totally by surprise.

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Re: The best parts of the worst movies

Postby MaxRebo320 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:15 am

Hideyo Amamoto's performance in GMK. Though in my opinion, his true swansong is in episode 57 of Ultraman Cosmos.
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Re: The best parts of the worst movies

Postby Cryptid_Liker » Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:50 pm

Gomi: Ninja Monster wrote:
Gigantis wrote:
VoyagerGoji wrote:Godzilla's emergence from Planet of the Monsters. That scene was epic.


Ditto!

And i will admit, Ghidorah's first arrival in Planet Eater is pretty cool too.

I'll raise you every second of Ghidorah screentime until after he clamps onto Godzilla. The buildup to- and display of- his powers was sweet, especially the beam deflect/ignore, that caught me totally by surprise.

Agreed. I'll put Mothra's appearance in here as well since even though she didn't appear physically, I still think it was a good idea executed as best as they could.

Actually, I don't really consider Planet Eater a bad film so I dunno why I'm even here.
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Re: The best parts of the worst movies

Postby Gomi: Ninja Monster » Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:54 pm

Cryptid_Liker wrote:
Gomi: Ninja Monster wrote:
Gigantis wrote:Ditto!
And i will admit, Ghidorah's first arrival in Planet Eater is pretty cool too.
I'll raise you every second of Ghidorah screentime until after he clamps onto Godzilla. The buildup to- and display of- his powers was sweet, especially the beam deflect/ignore, that caught me totally by surprise.

Agreed. I'll put Mothra's appearance in here as well since even though she didn't appear physically, I still think it was a good idea executed as best as they could.

Actually, I don't really consider Planet Eater a bad film so I dunno why I'm even here.
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Re: The best parts of the worst movies

Postby Anguirus » Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:07 pm

I quite enjoy the fight sequences in Spacegodzilla. Alot, actually. Too bad the film does not live up to its potential.

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Re: The best parts of the worst movies

Postby Jetty_Jags » Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:46 pm

I firmly believe the concept of the alien coup in final wars is kinda brilliant, it’s just a shame the execution leaves a lot to be desired.

On paper Emma could have been one of the best human villains in the series, but again massively disappointing execution.

I actually quite enjoy the first half hour of g98. It seems to be at the very least a faithful imitation of classic sci fi monster movie openings (Id actually go as far to say it understands what they need to accomplish to work). But we all know where this one leads.

Edit: I don’t think I really need to say much about what I enjoy in GvM
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Re: The best parts of the worst movies

Postby VoyagerGoji » Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:14 pm

I like the scene in GRA where Godzilla gets trapped in the iceberg.
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Re: The best parts of the worst movies

Postby DirektorSplennic » Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:19 pm

Not really a fan of Terror of Mechagodzilla, but Godzilla's entrance is one of the best scenes in the entire franchise.
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Re: The best parts of the worst movies

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:15 pm

I think 98 did a much better job of building up to Godzilla's reveal than G14 did.

Besides the Rodan sequence I also actually really like the underwater confrontation early on. It's a fairly neat sequence and has never really been done before in the genre.
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