Rhedosaurus wrote: mvp9056 wrote:
Rhedosaurus wrote:How many times must this fail before Universal realizes that nobody wants this Dark Universe anymore?! Only Del Toro could have made this work, but considering how he was chased of Pacific Rim 2 and was turned down for his Creature of the Black Lagoon idea, I don't think he'd want to do it anymore. Just let this die.
Besides, hasn't the Godzillaverse made all this pointless considering how famous Godzilla himself, not to mention many of his buddies and foes, is?
Del Toro isn't the only director capable of making good movies with these characters. And why would Godzilla's franchise prevent these movies from happening? They're two different franchises, two different aesthetics.
And once again they're discontinuing the Dark Universe and just making standalone movies. A lot of weird points you made in this this. I know some of ya'll don't see the point, but if you're arguing that stance atleast come up with reasons that make sense.
Because Godzilla and his friends and foes have overtaken the Universal monsters in fame. And Del Toro is by far the best fit. He grew up with the old Universal monsters more then anybody else, so for all intents and purposes, he is the only one that can make this work.
Um are you talking about the general audience or fans in particular. Because most people have no idea who most Godzilla monsters even are. The Universal monsters are more
famous than the vast majority of Godzilla monsters, as their image and likeness permeates pop culture; can you say the same for Bagan, Biollante, Megaguirus, or Destroyah? I don't think so.
And how can you say other people didn't grow up with the Universal monsters as much as Del Toro? For many filmmakers they were their first introduction to horror, and they've inspired many of the filmmakers we have today. John Carpenter, Joe Dante, Peter Jackson, Stephen Sommers, James Gunn, Mike Dougherty etc. And not just filmmakers, but many artists as well. Del Toro can still make a movie with one of the monsters, since Universal is finally opening up to individual directors' visions. But if he doesn't and he or anyone else wants to continue to complain, then he has no grounds to IMHO. They said they've met with a number of prominent creative directors, and I don't see anything wrong with that.