Has there ever been a "Trample' scene in the series?

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Has there ever been a "Trample' scene in the series?

Postby Shadd21 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:33 pm

Just wondering, has there ever been a scene like the one below in the Godzilla and Gamera franchises?

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Re: Has there ever been a "Trample' scene in the series?

Postby eabaker » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:37 pm

There's some disagreement among viewers about whether or not Titanosaurus actually steps on the two kids in Terror of Mechagodzilla.
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Re: Has there ever been a "Trample' scene in the series?

Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:46 pm

eabaker wrote:There's some disagreement among viewers about whether or not Titanosaurus actually steps on the two kids in Terror of Mechagodzilla.

I'm on the side that says he doesn't, I doubt Honda would even imply children being killed, and when Godzilla appears Titanosaurus stumbles back a little.
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Re: Has there ever been a "Trample' scene in the series?

Postby eabaker » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:04 pm

MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:
eabaker wrote:There's some disagreement among viewers about whether or not Titanosaurus actually steps on the two kids in Terror of Mechagodzilla.

I'm on the side that says he doesn't, I doubt Honda would even imply children being killed, and when Godzilla appears Titanosaurus stumbles back a little.


I agree that the intent was for Godzilla to show up just in the nick of time. Otherwise, the scene doesn't even really serve a purpose, other than maybe going for some kind of edgelord effect, which would not be very Honda-esque, or very Champion Festival friendly.

I can see, however, where some people find it kind of implausible that Titano's foot came down that far, directly over them, without his finishing the step. Obviously the American distributors thought the kids were crushed, since they felt compelled to trim the end of the shot.
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Re: Has there ever been a "Trample' scene in the series?

Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:11 pm

eabaker wrote:
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eabaker wrote:There's some disagreement among viewers about whether or not Titanosaurus actually steps on the two kids in Terror of Mechagodzilla.

I'm on the side that says he doesn't, I doubt Honda would even imply children being killed, and when Godzilla appears Titanosaurus stumbles back a little.


I agree that the intent was for Godzilla to show up just in the nick of time. Otherwise, the scene doesn't even really serve a purpose, other than maybe going for some kind of edgelord effect, which would not be very Honda-esque, or very Champion Festival friendly.

I can see, however, where some people find it kind of implausible that Titano's foot came down that far, directly over them, without his finishing the step. Obviously the American distributors thought the kids were crushed, since they felt compelled to trim the end of the shot.

Not to mention when Godzilla appears the kids exclaim "Godzilla!", unless I'm only remembering that from the US version.
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Re: Has there ever been a "Trample' scene in the series?

Postby eabaker » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:15 pm

MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:
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MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:I'm on the side that says he doesn't, I doubt Honda would even imply children being killed, and when Godzilla appears Titanosaurus stumbles back a little.


I agree that the intent was for Godzilla to show up just in the nick of time. Otherwise, the scene doesn't even really serve a purpose, other than maybe going for some kind of edgelord effect, which would not be very Honda-esque, or very Champion Festival friendly.

I can see, however, where some people find it kind of implausible that Titano's foot came down that far, directly over them, without his finishing the step. Obviously the American distributors thought the kids were crushed, since they felt compelled to trim the end of the shot.

Not to mention when Godzilla appears the kids exclaim "Godzilla!", unless I'm only remembering that from the US version.


If I'm remembering correctly, the US version has the "Godzilla!" over Godzilla's appearance, but the Japanese cut has it as Titano's foot is still in motion.
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Re: Has there ever been a "Trample' scene in the series?

Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:17 pm

eabaker wrote:
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eabaker wrote:
I agree that the intent was for Godzilla to show up just in the nick of time. Otherwise, the scene doesn't even really serve a purpose, other than maybe going for some kind of edgelord effect, which would not be very Honda-esque, or very Champion Festival friendly.

I can see, however, where some people find it kind of implausible that Titano's foot came down that far, directly over them, without his finishing the step. Obviously the American distributors thought the kids were crushed, since they felt compelled to trim the end of the shot.

Not to mention when Godzilla appears the kids exclaim "Godzilla!", unless I'm only remembering that from the US version.


If I'm remembering correctly, the US version has the "Godzilla!" over Godzilla's appearance, but the Japanese cut has it as Titano's foot is still in motion.

I'm probably gonna rewatch it later, so I can analyze it for the greater good of the fandom :lol: ;)
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Re: Has there ever been a "Trample' scene in the series?

Postby KillCrites » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:36 pm

This isn't Godzilla or Gamera and I'm not 100% positive but I'm pretty sure Guilala steps on some people in The X From Outer Space.
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Postby _JNavs_ » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:38 pm

Zilla did it in 98' although somehow the guy wasn't hurt.
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Re: Has there ever been a "Trample' scene in the series?

Postby JAGzilla » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:02 pm

There are also (IIRC) a few shots in G98 where you actually do see him stepping on people, mostly during the initial New York rampage scene.

Oh, and of course the scene from GMK where he stomps the dumb kids and their house early in the movie.
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Re: Has there ever been a "Trample' scene in the series?

Postby Shadd21 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:20 pm

KillCrites wrote:This isn't Godzilla or Gamera and I'm not 100% positive but I'm pretty sure Guilala steps on some people in The X From Outer Space.
eabaker wrote:There's some disagreement among viewers about whether or not Titanosaurus actually steps on the two kids in Terror of Mechagodzilla.

When do these scenes occur in the films?

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Re: Has there ever been a "Trample' scene in the series?

Postby Kaiju-King42 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:40 pm

Godzilla tramples the hobo in Return of Godzilla.
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Re: Has there ever been a "Trample' scene in the series?

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:58 pm

eabaker wrote:There's some disagreement among viewers about whether or not Titanosaurus actually steps on the two kids in Terror of Mechagodzilla.

I’m ditto on the “no step” side. It’s not shown or really implied, just that Godzilla presumably showed up at the right moment. That was one of the biggest things that befuddled me about TOMG; I heard about that but even as a kid I never had that implication.


Anyways, GMK Goji definitely crushes some people. I think actually it’s explicitly mentioned, IIRC, during the scene where the lead is riding a bike, that “hundreds have been trampled”. It’s not on screen but it’s one of the few times that it is stated explicitly.

Also, do people in tanks count? There’s that scene in the opening of GXMG where someone was in a master tank and gets crushed.

I don’t think the Godzilla series has actually ever shown someone getting crushed or the remains of them, and I think it works better for the series. A lot of the monsters cause wide spread damage to not just the humans but the infrastructure and area around them.
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Shadd21 wrote:
KillCrites wrote:This isn't Godzilla or Gamera and I'm not 100% positive but I'm pretty sure Guilala steps on some people in The X From Outer Space.
eabaker wrote:There's some disagreement among viewers about whether or not Titanosaurus actually steps on the two kids in Terror of Mechagodzilla.

When do these scenes occur in the films?


The one in Terror of Mechagodzilla is somewhere a little after the 1 hour mark, as Mechagodzilla and Titanosaurus are demolishing Tokyo.
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Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:15 pm

Godzilla's foot crashed through an overpass onto some people in GMK no?
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Re: Has there ever been a "Trample' scene in the series?

Postby Maritonic » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:46 am

There is also the scene in Gojira where you see him walking on the street with people stumbling. I don't recall if there is anyone under his foot, but the implication is there.
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Postby Grievous » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:53 am

Kaiju-King42 wrote:Godzilla tramples the hobo in Return of Godzilla.

I could have sworn there was some crowd shots of many, many
people getting "trampled" in (The Return of) Godzilla (1985)...

*Thinks*

I may need to give that film another watch just to be sure.
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Postby Maritonic » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:54 am

There definitely is at least one shot in The Return of Godzilla with that awkward robo-foot trampling people.
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Postby Grievous » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:57 am

Maritonic wrote:There definitely is at least one shot in The Return of Godzilla with that awkward robo-foot trampling people.

Yeah...I think it happens during the excellent nuclear power plant raid scene.

I think...

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Postby Maritonic » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:58 am

Grievous wrote:
Maritonic wrote:There definitely is at least one shot in The Return of Godzilla with that awkward robo-foot trampling people.

Yeah...I think it happens during the excellent nuclear power plant raid scene.

I think...

I'm no expert.


The one I'm referring to is during the Tokyo attack.
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