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Re: The Godzilla Cringe Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:19 pm
by Mr_Goji_and_Watch
Why was Dougherty fascinated with mythological beings from the west in particular?

Re: The Godzilla Cringe Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:47 pm
by Orichalcum
Fish Cakes wrote:Scylla is named after the monster from Homer's Odyssey. Come the skreeonk on, guys.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scylla

I don't think anyone refuted that, did they?

Re: The Godzilla Cringe Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:54 pm
by _JNavs_
Mr_Goji_and_Watch wrote:Why was Dougherty fascinated with mythological beings from the west in particular?

Because.... he was making a westernized film?

Re: The Godzilla Cringe Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:11 pm
by Orichalcum
_JNavs_ wrote:Because.... he was making a westernized film?

Ah, is that why the film sports such a pro-nuke message?

Re: The Godzilla Cringe Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:15 pm
by _JNavs_
Orichalcum wrote:
_JNavs_ wrote:Because.... he was making a westernized film?

Ah, is that why the film's so pro-nuke? I was wondering about that.

Well yes, that's exactly why, they're giving their own perspective of the incident.

Re: The Godzilla Cringe Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:23 pm
by Fish Cakes
Orichalcum wrote:
Fish Cakes wrote:Scylla is named after the monster from Homer's Odyssey. Come the skreeonk on, guys.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scylla

I don't think anyone refuted that, did they?

Misread the sarcasm earlier, was half-asleep. :oops:

It is weird there aren't any Eastern mythological names for "Titans" now that Goji_and_Watch mentions it.

Re: The Godzilla Cringe Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:26 pm
by Orichalcum
What do you mean exactly? Are you asking why there's no Eastern inspired monsters in GKOTM?

Re: The Godzilla Cringe Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:28 pm
by G2000
I mean depending on how you define “Eastern” there’s a number that could qualify
Orochi’s the one that I think would be universally considered as Eastern

Re: The Godzilla Cringe Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:34 pm
by Orichalcum
G2000 wrote:I mean depending on how you define “Eastern” there’s a number that could qualify
Orochi’s the one that I think would be universally considered as Eastern

Yeah that's why I was asking what she meant because Titanus Orochi is in Mt. Fuji.

I wasn't sure if she meant why are there no Eastern Titans or if she was asking if there was an Eastern term for "Titan".

Re: The Godzilla Cringe Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:06 pm
by G2000

Re: The Godzilla Cringe Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:03 pm
by goji89
Oh dear God................. no.

Re: The Godzilla Cringe Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:13 pm
by Fish Cakes
There's an Orochi? Huh, my bad.

Re: The Godzilla Cringe Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:28 pm
by G2000


Actually I guess it has, huh

Fish Cakes wrote:There's an Orochi? Huh, my bad.


Yeah, but it's one of the ones that doesn't actually show up in the film other than a name

Re: The Godzilla Cringe Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:31 am
by ManuJM1997
Honestly, I agree that the westernized name for the Kaiju from KOTM feel jarring.

Like, Behemoth has a cool design and stuff, but it has such a generic name that it doesn't stand out. There are at least a million other Behemoths in other franchises and media I like

That's something I've always liked about Godzilla in reference to other giant monster things. The Kaiju have their own proper name that belongs to them, and to them alone.

Shinomura was a cool name, shame it was relegated to a D-list Kaiju that we will never see again

Re: The Godzilla Cringe Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:40 pm
by LSD Jellyfish
ManuJM1997 wrote:Honestly, I agree that the westernized name for the Kaiju from KOTM feel jarring.

Like, Behemoth has a cool design and stuff, but it has such a generic name that it doesn't stand out. There are at least a million other Behemoths in other franchises and media I like

That's something I've always liked about Godzilla in reference to other giant monster things. The Kaiju have their own proper name that belongs to them, and to them alone.

Shinomura was a cool name, shame it was relegated to a D-list Kaiju that we will never see again

SLOTHRA

Re: The Godzilla Cringe Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:43 pm
by Komenja
SLAMMOTH

Re: The Godzilla Cringe Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:46 pm
by LSD Jellyfish
Komenja wrote:SLAMMOTH

Cheesy, but still a better name!

Heck, if you wanted to keep the whole behemoth dynamic:
Elehemoth.

Re: The Godzilla Cringe Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:04 pm
by G2000
Komenja wrote:SLAMMOTH


Hey you watcha gonna do

Re: The Godzilla Cringe Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:28 pm
by Komenja
G2000 wrote:
Komenja wrote:SLAMMOTH


Hey you watcha gonna do

Party monsters in the house lets go
It's your boy Goji a'ight so
Pass that thing and watch me flex
Spines light up, you know what's next

Re: The Godzilla Cringe Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:33 pm
by Orichalcum
That belongs here