Kaiju Fan Confessions

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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Dracosaurian » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:45 pm

I personally don't see Godzilla eating another creature demystifying him, but that's just me.

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Postby G2000 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:00 pm

On the one hand having him actually eat opens a whole can of worms about how much nutrition Godzilla needs to survive
On the other hand it could make for some really neat imagery if done right. Personally I enjoy the idea of a Godzilla that can walk the line between godlike regality and animalistic savagery
And like everything else it can be handwaved away
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby _JNavs_ » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:04 pm

G2000 wrote:On the one hand having him actually eat opens a whole can of worms about how much nutrition Godzilla needs to survive
On the other hand it could make for some really neat imagery if done right. Personally I enjoy the idea of a Godzilla that can walk the line between godlike regality and animalistic savagery
And like everything else it can be handwaved away

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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby JAGzilla » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:09 pm

I don't have any interest in turning Godzilla into a carnivore. It would and does work for plenty of other kaiju, just not him. He is this strange, godlike figure that just... exists. Maybe he needs nuclear sustenance, depending on the incarnation, but mostly he is beyond basic biological functions. That, and... I dunno, it'd just seem weird and out of place, now, after all these years.

Although... much as we like to forget it, there was that one incarnation of Godzilla that ate fish... so there is a hated, looked-down-upon precedent for a carnivorous Godzilla...

On a related note, I almost really disliked the ending of KOTM. I thought for a minute that Godzilla was going to eat Ghidorah's last head, and that just wouldn't have sat well with me.

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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:22 pm

JAGzilla wrote:I don't have any interest in turning Godzilla into a carnivore. It would and does work for plenty of other kaiju, just not him. He is this strange, godlike figure that just... exists. Maybe he needs nuclear sustenance, depending on the incarnation, but mostly he is beyond basic biological functions. That, and... I dunno, it'd just seem weird and out of place, now, after all these years.

Yeah you sum up my thoughts rather nicely.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby GuardianGhido » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:42 am

JAGzilla wrote:On a related note, I almost really disliked the ending of KOTM. I thought for a minute that Godzilla was going to eat Ghidorah's last head, and that just wouldn't have sat well with me.

He sort of did though, he charred the last head to little bits and swallowed whatever was left (judging by the gulp sound) to presumably digest him continuously and prevent his regeneration. A cruel and unusual fate that Ghiddy rightfully deserves.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Dracosaurian » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:07 am

G2000 wrote:On the one hand having him actually eat opens a whole can of worms about how much nutrition Godzilla needs to survive
On the other hand it could make for some really neat imagery if done right. Personally I enjoy the idea of a Godzilla that can walk the line between godlike regality and animalistic savagery
And like everything else it can be handwaved away


Agreed. You can still have a "godly" Godzilla who can occasionally go "Hmm. I'm hungry. That whale, squid or lesser monster looks tasty." Plus the MV Godzilla has already been stated to be a predator and iirc, Dougherty stated that he'll eat other monsters.

The way I see it, it just comes down to preference. If you prefer Godzilla feeding on other creatures from time to time that's fine, but if you don't that's also fine.

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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Godzilla165 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:09 am

I honestly wouldn't mind/not care if a film showed a brief scene of Godzilla using those teeth of his to actually feed on something, whether that be a large whale, giant squid, Kaiju fodder etc. It doesn't take away from Godzilla's, "mystic", or unnatural nature to me in any way. If Godzilla ever looked towards a whale as a prey item and pursued it, I would simply state, "huh, Godzilla just ate something", and not give it a second thought. As someone else above stated, having him walk the line of this godlike and unnatural entity, to animalistic and brutal savagery is cool. Even if it's not even for Godzilla to gain any real sustenance, but simply to show dominance by eating a lesser monster, is something I personally wouldn't mind and don't see an issue with.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Ultimategodzilla2054 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:46 pm

I've never seen Godzilla vs Megalon. to this day, it's the only godzilla film I've never been able to watch.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Terasawa » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:57 pm

Ultimategodzilla2054 wrote:I've never seen Godzilla vs Megalon. to this day, it's the only godzilla film I've never been able to watch.


It’s on Comet TV this Sunday at 12 noon ET/PT (11 am CT, 1 pm MT) and you can watch it free online.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:14 pm

Godzilla vs. Megalon is my favorite so bad it's good films. It doesn't overstay it's welcome, or ridicule the viewer. It does have some brief good scenes and concepts, and the ending fight is fun. It's a bad movie, but it's still worth watching.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Terasawa » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:48 pm

It’s a bad movie in how stupid it is but I think it succeeds in its goal of being an inexpensive big screen version of the stereotypical Japanese hero series with Godzilla characters.

Megalon is one of the few pure camp Godzilla movies. You’re supposed to laugh at it; I refuse to believe Nakano’s crew shot the majority of the FX footage with anything but camp in mind. Now, I can understand why some fans probably wouldn’t like that but I think it’s great fun when you accept it for what it is.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby DirektorSplennic » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:14 pm

I want to see a fight between Godzilla (1964), Jirass, and Gomess. I don't care what medium, I just want to see these three go at it and tear each other apart.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Ultimategodzilla2054 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:15 pm

Terasawa wrote:
Ultimategodzilla2054 wrote:I've never seen Godzilla vs Megalon. to this day, it's the only godzilla film I've never been able to watch.


It’s on Comet TV this Sunday at 12 noon ET/PT (11 am CT, 1 pm MT) and you can watch it free online.

I could do that, or I could wait for the the Showa era collection so I can watch all the films in Criterion level quality.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Terasawa » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:32 pm

Comet licenses the Godzilla films from Janus (Criterion's parent company) so the transfer should be the same as the upcoming Blu-ray.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby eabaker » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:55 am

DirektorSplennic wrote:I want to see a fight between Godzilla (1964), Jirass, and Gomess. I don't care what medium, I just want to see these three go at it and tear each other apart.


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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby DirektorSplennic » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:50 am

eabaker wrote:
DirektorSplennic wrote:I want to see a fight between Godzilla (1964), Jirass, and Gomess. I don't care what medium, I just want to see these three go at it and tear each other apart.


A brave confession. I'll try not to judge you.

What's so bad about it? :lol:
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Destoroyah of Worlds » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:43 pm

Ultimategodzilla2054 wrote:I've never seen Godzilla vs Megalon. to this day, it's the only godzilla film I've never been able to watch.

....I need to have you over. We'll watch it back to back with Hedorah. High.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby realinvaderdesign » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:10 am

godzilla's revenge is the only godzilla movie i havent watched, ive had it for while and i am aware of its reputation.

I also havent watched most of the gamera films despite having a complete set, ive seen the first movie, barugon, gyaos, viras, the gamera trilogy and gamera the brave, mostly cause I cant stand the kids in these movies, It could be a good endurance test to watch all the showa gamera movies in one sitting

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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby JAGzilla » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:22 am

realinvaderdesign wrote:godzilla's revenge is the only godzilla movie i havent watched, ive had it for while and i am aware of its reputation.


Ah, but are you aware that it actually has several fans? I'd argue that, while the stock footage is a little excessive, it's actually a very enjoyable and unique entry in the franchise. Give it a shot, you might be glad you did.


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