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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Godzilla21 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:00 pm

goji89 wrote:
Kaiju-King42 wrote:
goji89 wrote:
Bigger question:

Who the hell are you talking about? What is a Mark Jackson?


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This genius from Dogora. He stole the spotlight of that movie.


Your right.....he is underrated because I dont know him.

Should point out I never watched Dogora..... :huge:


It's an ok entry into the lore. A little slow but the bridge scene is pretty spectacular. I'd say check it out. But don't go in expecting anything great
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Dr. Professor » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:33 pm

SoggyNoodles2016 wrote:I think the Godzilla fandom has a REALLY bad problem putting anything "serious" or "dark" on a pedestal while vehemently critiquing anything light hearted. This is why for so long, the Heisei series was the cream of the crop while Showa film outside of Honda was luckily to be considered passable.

Added in 1 minute 20 seconds:
Note: the last thing is referring to how Son Of Godzilla was considered bad because baby Godzilla, while Godzilla vs Mothra was genuinely considered great. I am not suggesting that people need to stop appreciating Shin and start loving Godzilla's Revenge.

I second this so hard. The lighthearted, fun stuff is a huge reason why I love kaiju films. While I think a lot of the darker films are genuinely great and I love them, I have a much better time rewatching films like Son of Godzilla and Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (a film y'all have been sleepin on) rather than movies like GMK or Shin Godzilla.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Grievous » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:43 pm

Kaiju-King42 wrote:Confession time:

Akane is probably one of my favorite characters in the series.

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I can see that.

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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby goji89 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:46 pm

Kaiju-King42 wrote:-GASP-

And you call yourself a ReEL FAN???


I'm sorry.... :oops: . I just, its that, um, I am a real fan, you gotta believe me.....please understand Kaiju-King42. Oh God.....Why have I never watched this movie?

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You are of a higher rank than I so guess I gotta follow orders.

Godzilla21 wrote:It's an ok entry into the lore. A little slow but the bridge scene is pretty spectacular. I'd say check it out. But don't go in expecting anything great


Gotcha, just watch the bridge scene then never watch it again.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:47 pm

Tezuka always casted these really good looking models, it's the one thing he consistently got right.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby goji89 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:49 pm

Dr. Professor wrote:
SoggyNoodles2016 wrote:I think the Godzilla fandom has a REALLY bad problem putting anything "serious" or "dark" on a pedestal while vehemently critiquing anything light hearted. This is why for so long, the Heisei series was the cream of the crop while Showa film outside of Honda was luckily to be considered passable.

Added in 1 minute 20 seconds:
Note: the last thing is referring to how Son Of Godzilla was considered bad because baby Godzilla, while Godzilla vs Mothra was genuinely considered great. I am not suggesting that people need to stop appreciating Shin and start loving Godzilla's Revenge.

I second this so hard. The lighthearted, fun stuff is a huge reason why I love kaiju films. While I think a lot of the darker films are genuinely great and I love them, I have a much better time rewatching films like Son of Godzilla and Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (a film y'all have been sleepin on) rather than movies like GMK or Shin Godzilla.


I third this so stiff.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Dr. Professor » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:54 pm

goji89 wrote:
Dr. Professor wrote:
SoggyNoodles2016 wrote:I think the Godzilla fandom has a REALLY bad problem putting anything "serious" or "dark" on a pedestal while vehemently critiquing anything light hearted. This is why for so long, the Heisei series was the cream of the crop while Showa film outside of Honda was luckily to be considered passable.

Added in 1 minute 20 seconds:
Note: the last thing is referring to how Son Of Godzilla was considered bad because baby Godzilla, while Godzilla vs Mothra was genuinely considered great. I am not suggesting that people need to stop appreciating Shin and start loving Godzilla's Revenge.

I second this so hard. The lighthearted, fun stuff is a huge reason why I love kaiju films. While I think a lot of the darker films are genuinely great and I love them, I have a much better time rewatching films like Son of Godzilla and Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (a film y'all have been sleepin on) rather than movies like GMK or Shin Godzilla.


I third this so stiff.

God we are just rock solid, aren't we?
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Terasawa » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:54 pm

Dr. Professor wrote:Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (a film y'all have been sleepin on)


Preach it, brother.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby goji89 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:59 pm

Dr. Professor wrote:
goji89 wrote: I third this so stiff.

God we are just rock solid, aren't we?


We are bulging for lighthearted kaiju movies.

Forget Netflix and chill

It's

Son of Godzilla and chill.

For us G-Fans.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Dr. Professor » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:04 pm

goji89 wrote:
Dr. Professor wrote:
goji89 wrote: I third this so stiff.

God we are just rock solid, aren't we?


We are bulging for lighthearted kaiju movies.

Forget Netflix and chill

It's

Son of Godzilla and chill.

For us G-Fans.

I'm getting a half chub just thinking about it.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby eabaker » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:06 pm

goji89 wrote:
Dr. Professor wrote:
SoggyNoodles2016 wrote:I think the Godzilla fandom has a REALLY bad problem putting anything "serious" or "dark" on a pedestal while vehemently critiquing anything light hearted. This is why for so long, the Heisei series was the cream of the crop while Showa film outside of Honda was luckily to be considered passable.

Added in 1 minute 20 seconds:
Note: the last thing is referring to how Son Of Godzilla was considered bad because baby Godzilla, while Godzilla vs Mothra was genuinely considered great. I am not suggesting that people need to stop appreciating Shin and start loving Godzilla's Revenge.

I second this so hard. The lighthearted, fun stuff is a huge reason why I love kaiju films. While I think a lot of the darker films are genuinely great and I love them, I have a much better time rewatching films like Son of Godzilla and Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (a film y'all have been sleepin on) rather than movies like GMK or Shin Godzilla.


I third this so stiff.


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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Godzilla21 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:10 pm

Grievous wrote:
Kaiju-King42 wrote:Confession time:

Akane is probably one of my favorite characters in the series.

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I can see that.

;)


Hot damn son!
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby goji89 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:10 pm

Dr. Professor wrote:I'm getting a half chub just thinking about it.


I love Minya, I want him to love me
When I feel down, I want him above me
I search myself, I want Minya to find me
I forget myself, I want Minya to remind me
I don't want anybody else
When I think about Minya, I touch myself
Ooh, I don't want anybody else.

......... :huge:
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Grievous » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:17 pm

goji89 wrote:We are bulging for lighthearted kaiju movies.

I can't see anyone making a "lighthearted" kaiju film these days...

Everything is so super serious, like people are afraid to just have
some fun.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby eabaker » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:17 pm

goji89 wrote:
Dr. Professor wrote:I'm getting a half chub just thinking about it.


I love Minya, I want him to love me
When I feel down, I want him above me
I search myself, I want Minya to find me
I forget myself, I want Minya to remind me
I don't want anybody else
When I think about Minya, I touch myself
Ooh, I don't want anybody else.

......... :huge:


Although it would be a bigger modification to the lyrics, you could keep the meter better by replacing "about" with "of."
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby goji89 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:19 pm

eabaker wrote:
goji89 wrote:
Dr. Professor wrote:I'm getting a half chub just thinking about it.


I love Minya, I want him to love me
When I feel down, I want him above me
I search myself, I want Minya to find me
I forget myself, I want Minya to remind me
I don't want anybody else
When I think about Minya, I touch myself
Ooh, I don't want anybody else.

......... :huge:


Although it would be a bigger modification to the lyrics, you could keep the meter better by replacing "about" with "of."


I love Minya, I want him to love me
When I feel down, I want him above me
I search myself, I want Minya to find me
I forget myself, I want Minya to remind me
I don't want anybody else
When I think OF Minya, I touch myself
Ooh, I don't want anybody else.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:08 am

Still hoping for a truly serious realistic emotionally driven kaiju disaster flick. Shin came close but still not quite what I want. Shin was more about the events happening around the characters than the characters themselves. I want something more character driven than that. Cloverfield kinda had the right idea. Something like a cross between Shin Godzilla and Cloverfield maybe. Kinda like what the Random House Godzilla novels were going for. More of an ensemble piece than focusing on just 2 or 3 characters. I'd like to see the points of view of various different people from varied walks of life and how'd they react to such a fantastical situation.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Grievous » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:52 am

Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:Still hoping for a truly serious realistic emotionally driven kaiju disaster flick. Shin came close but still not quite what I want. Shin was more about the events happening around the characters than the characters themselves. I want something more character driven than that. Cloverfield kinda had the right idea. Something like a cross between Shin Godzilla and Cloverfield maybe. Kinda like what the Random House Godzilla novels were going for. More of an ensemble piece than focusing on just 2 or 3 characters. I'd like to see the points of view of various different people from varied walks of life and how'd they react to such a fantastical situation.

So...Independence Day with kaiju instead of aliens?
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Kaiju-King42 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:03 am

I dunno if Independence Day is what he was going for...

2005 War of the Worlds might be a better comparison? In terms of dark, serious, and emotionally driven disaster flick. Though it's certainly not focused on people across the globe.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Grievous » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:14 am

Kaiju-King42 wrote:I dunno if Independence Day is what he was going for...

2005 War of the Worlds might be a better comparison? In terms of dark, serious, and emotionally driven disaster flick. Though it's certainly not focused on people across the globe.

Its funny you mention War of the Worlds...

I've always wanted to see a period piece version of War of the Worlds
where the story plays out like normal for the opening of the invasion
only for the Earth's Kaiju to emerge from hiding and battle against
the Martian War Machines.

So...basically like Superman: War of the Worlds...but with Toho
kaiju in place of Superman.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman:_War_of_the_Worlds

I guess I used Independence Day as my example because it was hugely
popular & memorable. I mean I liked the 2005 War of the Worlds...but
its not like people remember it the same way they remember ID4.
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