Kaiju Fan Confessions

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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:49 am

Terasawa wrote:The last couple of times I watched it I thought G2K all but died during the second act. It’s not all that well structured.

What would you call the second act? After Godzilla is blasted back into the ocean, and before Godzilla returns to Tokyo?
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Terasawa » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:49 am

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Terasawa wrote:The last couple of times I watched it I thought G2K all but died during the second act. It’s not all that well structured.

What would you call the second act? After Godzilla is blasted back into the ocean, and before Godzilla returns to Tokyo?


Yep, that chunk of forty minutes or so.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Dracosaurian » Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:29 pm

I'm really enjoying this new wave of Fan Art that's been rolling through the fandom. I've seen a lot of interesting stuff on DA, Tumblr and Twitter.

Especially stuff from the folks who make lore heavy "Monsterverse" styled takes like Transapient with his "Kaiju Revolution" series, Trollmans with his "Folly Of Man" or Dinohunter2 with his "Terra Monstrum" series and etc. It's just nice to see a surge again. :)

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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Cryptid_Liker » Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:22 pm

Dracosaurian wrote:Especially stuff from the folks who make lore heavy "Monsterverse" styled takes like Transapient with his "Kaiju Revolution" series, Trollmans with his "Folly Of Man" or Dinohunter2 with his "Terra Monstrum" series and etc. It's just nice to see a surge again. :)

Yeah. I'm currently planning something like those (hopefully using 3D models because I suck at drawing).

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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Dracosaurian » Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:32 pm

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Dracosaurian wrote:Especially stuff from the folks who make lore heavy "Monsterverse" styled takes like Transapient with his "Kaiju Revolution" series, Trollmans with his "Folly Of Man" or Dinohunter2 with his "Terra Monstrum" series and etc. It's just nice to see a surge again. :)

Yeah. I'm currently planning something like those (hopefully using 3D models because I suck at drawing).


Best of luck to you on your project!

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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby HedorahIsBestGirl » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:52 pm

I haven't watched Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992) in almost a decade because I have very fond childhood memories of it and I don't want it ruined for me the way Space Godzilla was. I got both movies for the same Christmas when I was five or six and they were once favorites of mine. I rewatched the whole Heisei series when I was fourteen and that's when I started to hate Space Godzilla and think Mothra '92 was mediocre. My hatred of SG has only grown with my most recent viewing and I'm afraid my conflicted feelings for Mothra will turn to outright dislike if I try to watch it again. But I've watched every other Godzilla movie (except the TriStar film) at least once in the past two years, so I feel it's about time I give it a try...
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby KingKong2005 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:41 pm

HedorahIsBestGirl wrote:I haven't watched Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992) in almost a decade because I have very fond childhood memories of it and I don't want it ruined for me the way Space Godzilla was. I got both movies for the same Christmas when I was five or six and they were once favorites of mine. I rewatched the whole Heisei series when I was fourteen and that's when I started to hate Space Godzilla and think Mothra '92 was mediocre. My hatred of SG has only grown with my most recent viewing and I'm afraid my conflicted feelings for Mothra will turn to outright dislike if I try to watch it again. But I've watched every other Godzilla movie (except the TriStar film) at least once in the past two years, so I feel it's about time I give it a try...

Please let me know what you think! I gave the whole Heisei series a watch within the past year and I can tell you with confidence that GvM:BfE is one of the best Heisei films imo! Such a great film, both that one and the original Mothra vs Godzilla are awesome! I have a feeling that it will hold up, asides from a few wonky hugging attacks from Godzilla!
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby VoyagerGoji » Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:59 pm

For me, Godzilla vs Mothra is the most 'meh' of the Heisei films.
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Postby UltramanGoji » Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:10 pm

It's the worst for me as it brings utterly nothing significant to the table beyond an interesting dynamic between the lead characters and the mythology of Battra (which isn't explored well enough). It's the third Mothra film to feature the "businessman exploits Mothra" story but it, again, doesn't offer anything new with it and tries to shove in a hamfisted environmental message that just falls flat.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Terasawa » Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:20 pm

Tough crowd. Godzilla vs Mothra is enjoyable enough to kill 103 minutes.

And I truly can't imagine hating any Godzilla movie. To hate takes so much energy and effort and requires really strong feelings. I might dislike KOTM, but I don't feel so much contempt for it that I hate it. The anime films might be boring as sin but that doesn't equal hatred either. There are Godzilla movies I love, that I like, and towards which I feel totally indifferent.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby JAGzilla » Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:11 am

Terasawa wrote:And I truly can't imagine hating any Godzilla movie. To hate takes so much energy and effort and requires really strong feelings. I might dislike KOTM, but I don't feel so much contempt for it that I hate it. The anime films might be boring as sin but that doesn't equal hatred either. There are Godzilla movies I love, that I like, and towards which I feel totally indifferent.


This is basically my stance, too.

I haven't seen GaM:TBfE since about 2010, and I missed the first half then. I guess I was probably pretty indifferent towards it then, but I really want and need to give it another watch sometime soon.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Gomi: Ninja Monster » Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:34 am

I still haven't watched Godzilla and Mothra in its entirety. I caught the last half on TV a good while back and when I went to watch it for real a couple years ago I started at 9:30PM after moving furniture all day, so I fell asleep sometime during or after Godzilla and larval Battra's battle.

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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Living Corpse » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:49 am

You guys aren't missing much. The underwater larval Battra fight is the highlight of the movie (and it is a good fight, nice mix of melee & super powers). With the exception of Mt Fuji's eruption and the ASTOL-MB93 fight, it's all downhill after that. Speaking of ASTOL-MB93, I get they were cut out of Godzilla vs Spacegodzilla for pacing reasons, but could have hooked them up with Ultra-Low Temperature lasers for Godzilla vs Destroyer. Maybe they felt it would have taken away from the Super-X3 by having more super aircraft in the movie but they missed a chance to show how massive it is by flying alongside the smaller maser aircraft.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby UltramanGoji » Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:02 am

Terasawa wrote:And I truly can't imagine hating any Godzilla movie. To hate takes so much energy and effort and requires really strong feelings. I might dislike KOTM, but I don't feel so much contempt for it that I hate it. The anime films might be boring as sin but that doesn't equal hatred either. There are Godzilla movies I love, that I like, and towards which I feel totally indifferent.


Yeah I might be super strong with my descriptions of Godzilla movies I don't like, but at the end of the day a Godzilla movie no matter what is usually twice as enjoyable as any other movie of its type. Even in the most bland live action films I can find something about them to appreciate.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Desghidorah » Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:54 pm

I created a long running bit of kaiju media I'll never post around here much as I know it ain't some people's cup of tea, and I don't like unnecessarily angering people. I have fun with it, so do others, but I don't like risking causing scenes.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Cryptid_Liker » Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:58 pm

Desghidorah wrote:I created a long running bit of kaiju media I'll never post around here much as I know it ain't some people's cup of tea, and I don't like unnecessarily angering people. I have fun with it, so do others, but I don't like risking causing scenes.

Consider me curious.

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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Desghidorah » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:20 pm

Oh and I unironically love Gamera: the Brave as much as I do the Heisei trilogy. To me I honestly feel The Brave nailed it when it came to balancing more mature story telling from the Heisei era with Showa era child appeal with kid characters who weren't at all annoying, a cutesy plot with some teeth, and a nice pair of Gamera designs.



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Desghidorah wrote:I created a long running bit of kaiju media I'll never post around here much as I know it ain't some people's cup of tea, and I don't like unnecessarily angering people. I have fun with it, so do others, but I don't like risking causing scenes.

Consider me curious.


PM'd, unless others demand to see it.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby VoyagerGoji » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:07 pm

Desghidorah wrote:
Cryptid_Liker wrote:
Desghidorah wrote:I created a long running bit of kaiju media I'll never post around here much as I know it ain't some people's cup of tea, and I don't like unnecessarily angering people. I have fun with it, so do others, but I don't like risking causing scenes.

Consider me curious.


PM'd, unless others demand to see it.


Consider me intrigued, too.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby GmkGoji » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:10 pm

Desghidorah wrote:I created a long running bit of kaiju media I'll never post around here much as I know it ain't some people's cup of tea, and I don't like unnecessarily angering people. I have fun with it, so do others, but I don't like risking causing scenes.


Add me to the list of being curious.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby VoyagerGoji » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:18 pm

Curiosity runs through TK like hellfire in the Australian bush.
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