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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Smuggers » Wed May 01, 2019 2:53 pm

I know people to say Minilla looks like Barney but in Final Wars he genuinely would not look out of place in a Barney episode. Putting him right next to a couple humans definitely doesn't help.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby eabaker » Wed May 01, 2019 3:03 pm

Smuggers wrote:I know people to say Minilla looks like Barney but in Final Wars he genuinely would not look out of place in a Barney episode. Putting him right next to a couple humans definitely doesn't help.


Agreed.

I honestly think I prefer Little Godzilla over GFW's take on Minira. At least that version was fully committed to its own cutesy aesthetic.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby SoggyNoodles2016 » Wed May 01, 2019 3:16 pm

if I were to rank Baby Godzillas, my list would probably go

Showa Minya
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Ivo-goji » Wed May 01, 2019 3:25 pm

eabaker wrote:Final Wars Minira looks very much like plastic. Showa Minira looked a lot more organic.


I can almost faintly pretend that's sort of true about Showa Minilla's body.

His head however looks more stiff and artificial than the hand puppets from G54.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby HeiseiGodzilla117 » Wed May 01, 2019 5:43 pm

As much as I like Son of Godzilla, I just do not like Minilla/Minya (any version of him). At all. Not even in the "so ugly it's cute" kind of way. There are cute moments in the movie, but he is just so gross to look at. I've preferred the designs of every other version of Godzilla's offspring to him. Even the abomination that is Little Godzilla. I've tried to understand what fans mean when they say they like him the best, but I guess I just don't get it.

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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby A Cybernetic Possum » Thu May 02, 2019 1:03 am

HeiseiGodzilla117 wrote:As much as I like Son of Godzilla, I just do not like Minilla/Minya (any version of him). At all. Not even in the "so ugly it's cute" kind of way. There are cute moments in the movie, but he is just so gross to look at. I've preferred the designs of every other version of Godzilla's offspring to him. Even the abomination that is Little Godzilla. I've tried to understand what fans mean when they say they like him the best, but I guess I just don't get it.


All of this
I think I posted something a couple years ago about Minya looking like a turtle/turd hybrid and I've never really been able to see him any other way
I will say I think he's considerably less offensive in Final Wars, though

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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Thu May 02, 2019 12:36 pm

Minilla is a much more interesting character than Jr in my opinion.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Godzillian » Thu May 02, 2019 12:37 pm

MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:Minilla is a much more interesting character that Jr in my opinion.

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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby SoggyNoodles2016 » Thu May 02, 2019 1:06 pm

MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:Minilla is a much more interesting character than Jr in my opinion.



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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Smuggers » Thu May 02, 2019 1:53 pm

MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:Minilla is a much more interesting character than Jr in my opinion.

But he doesn't even have a character arc!
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Dr. Professor » Thu May 02, 2019 4:45 pm

Baby Godzilla is the only thing I really like about Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla II, but I still greatly prefer Showa Minya. He has a lot more charm and personality, in my opinion.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Monster Zero » Fri May 03, 2019 4:16 pm

I love Godzilla Vs Megalon including the characters. It's such a goofy little movie. Also I've been rereading The Big Book of Japanese Monsters: The Lost Films and after reading the plots of some of those unmade Showa scripts I wish some of them were actually made. I'd really like to see the original Two Godzillas! and its take on Minya. Seemed a lot closer to what we got with Jr in the Heisei series. If you haven't checked this book out it's well worth reading.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby NSZ » Sun May 12, 2019 1:30 pm

I've had this nagging thought for a while that's only been reaffirmed by recent viewings of the series, but of Godzilla's allies, I don't really view Rodan as a friend like Anguirus came to be known as.

For some reason, Rodan just strikes me more as that rival that'll begrudgingly help out when the situation calls for it, but will gladly go back to butting heads when the crisis is over. Kinda like Vegeta from the DB franchise.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby SoggyNoodles2016 » Sun May 12, 2019 2:16 pm

Agree 100%

Rodan is the "full of himself jerk who turns out to have a soft side" of the Showa supporting cast in my mind. He's the Flash Thompson of kaiju.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Kaiju-King42 » Sun May 12, 2019 3:51 pm

So is it more of a confession at this point to say you hate Minya and that Jr is the superior incarnation?

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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Mon May 13, 2019 3:28 am

NSZ wrote:I've had this nagging thought for a while that's only been reaffirmed by recent viewings of the series, but of Godzilla's allies, I don't really view Rodan as a friend like Anguirus came to be known as.

For some reason, Rodan just strikes me more as that rival that'll begrudgingly help out when the situation calls for it, but will gladly go back to butting heads when the crisis is over. Kinda like Vegeta from the DB franchise.

That holds true for a majority of monsters actually. Really the only major allies Godzilla has had are Angurius, Jet Jaguar and King Ceaser.

Anyways, when I was younger:
I remember getting a Baragon Toy before seeing GMK. I thought Baragon was actually a new version of Angurius at the time. To be fair, I was 5 at the time, and Angurius and Baragon both are brown quadrupeds with back fins.

Another big dumb thing was how, based on the back of the box description, I was scared to watch Godzilla vs Megalon (I’m not kidding), because I thought that Megalon was related to the Shokirus and I had been scared by the scene from the 1984 film.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby edgaguirus » Mon May 13, 2019 12:18 pm

I've never seen the MST3K showing of G vs Megalon. I find MST3K funny most of the time, and I'd like to see how the ham it up with Godzilla. I know about their version of the JJ song, but I'd love to hear what they say about G vs Megalon.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Godzillian » Fri May 17, 2019 5:59 am

I actually really like the anime Ghidorah
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Ben Shapiro » Fri May 17, 2019 6:32 am

edgaguirus wrote:I've never seen the MST3K showing of G vs Megalon. I find MST3K funny most of the time, and I'd like to see how the ham it up with Godzilla. I know about their version of the JJ song, but I'd love to hear what they say about G vs Megalon.

Honestly I’ve seen it so many times it’s just not funny anymore, Sea Monster on the other hand still gets a good chuckle from me time to find.

You can find both online if you’re interested.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Sun May 19, 2019 9:01 am

I don't think Mothra vs Godzilla recieves enough praise. Yeah, it did get rereleased several times in Japan (for good reason too), but I feel like it should get the same amount of attention and praise the original Godzilla did.
The original Godzilla is great not because it's the original, but because it's a well done film. So is MvG. It has this beautiful, magical feel to it, that is swallowed by the greed of Kumayama and Torahata - who are probably one of the best pair of villians ever who are memorable with the shortish screentime they got. I could go on and on with the unique scenes this film had.


I also think monsters don't have to look "hip, cool, and badass" to be accepted, but rather they should have an impact on the audience. That's the reason why the Big G, King Kong, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah have stayed revelant for so long.
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