Monster Discussion #22: Kumonga (Showa)

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Re: Monster Discussion #22: Kumonga (Showa)

Postby Giga Kaiju » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:55 pm

Hehe...

Fair enough. I guess, that's a factor that maybe some people can't stand to watch Son of Godzilla. And if they do, they'll regret it as soon as they see Kumonga.
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Re: Monster Discussion #22: Kumonga (Showa)

Postby Israha » Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:16 pm

For me, Kumonga is one of the greatest Showa kaiju of them all. Being just another overgrown spider, he's not an overly original creation, but damn, he just looks so much realistic and terrifying. And secondly, while he hasn't got any more special powers than being a giant version of his species, he's portrayed as a dangerous foe even for Godzilla himself.

Personally, I think it's Kumonga, who single-handedly makes Son of Godzilla a worth-watching movie, despite it being aimed at very young audience. Those practical effects of him are just astonishing.

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Re: Monster Discussion #22: Kumonga (Showa)

Postby Giga Kaiju » Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:37 pm

Kumonga's prop and way of how it was handled to perform was amazing for its time. Up there with Biollante in the Heisei series.
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Re: Monster Discussion #22: Kumonga (Showa)

Postby Rodan » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:22 pm

They really outdid themselves on the Kumonga prop. It's incredible how well it moves, and it's grotesque enough that it actually triggers my arachnophobia in some scenes. I don't think I could bring myself to touch it in real life.

Yeah, one of the best of the Showa era.

Film-wise, it makes a great villain too. I have a lot of love for Son of Godzilla in general, and the effectiveness of Kumonga is definitely part of it.

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Re: Monster Discussion #22: Kumonga (Showa)

Postby Kaiser » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:00 pm

Kumonga is pretty awesome, Arikawa really outdid himself with Son of Godzilla. If it wasn't for how horrendous the Godzilla suit and Minya look, Son would probably be more widely considered as having some of the best special effects of the Showa era up there with Invasion of Astro-Monster and Mothra vs. Godzilla.

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Re: Monster Discussion #22: Kumonga (Showa)

Postby Giga Kaiju » Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:39 pm

Aside from the awful looking suits of Godzilla and Son, this would not be shunned as the rest of the Showa films. As this one could be regarded as better to some folks.
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Re: Monster Discussion #22: Kumonga (Showa)

Postby Stevo_1985 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:08 pm

Blehhk. I hate spiders. HATE them. Snakes, pffft, dont bother me one bit I catch them in the yard from time to time. Spiders, forget it. Therefore, I hate Kumonga. So in a way, that must be a testament to how well they did with it.
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Re: Monster Discussion #22: Kumonga (Showa)

Postby Giga Kaiju » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:21 pm

Hehe, well, that shows. When it comes to spiders, Kumonga NAILED the role if many members in the thread have said their displeasure towards the oversized arachnid.
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Re: Monster Discussion #22: Kumonga (Showa)

Postby Benn_Sonic_exe » Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:15 am

Haven't actually seen Son of Godzilla yet, but Kumonga looks creepy enough in pictures. I won't be seeing that movie anytime soon. :freak:
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Re: Monster Discussion #22: Kumonga (Showa)

Postby edgaguirus » Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:00 pm

I reccomend you do see it. It's a good one.
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Re: Monster Discussion #22: Kumonga (Showa)

Postby Giga Kaiju » Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:43 pm

Don't miss on watching it, Benn. It is truly a worth-watching movie overall.
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Re: Monster Discussion #22: Kumonga (Showa)

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:53 pm

I like when the Kumonga attacked and poisoned the defenseless Kamacuras in SOG.
Slightly Off Topic buuuuuut It's weird that no Monster Discussion Thread for Kamacuras exists :/
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Re: Monster Discussion #22: Kumonga (Showa)

Postby DinoMaster » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:41 am

While this may be a bit of a necro, I've just recently viewed Son of Godzilla for the first time, and in such seen the true might of Kumonga. And holy hell was I more impressed than I thought I would be going into it. Kumonga is one of the few that I've seen that actually goes after people, and it was a really well done adversary for Godzilla. Definitely one of my new favorite kaiju out there, and a real show stealer.

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Re: Monster Discussion #22: Kumonga (Showa)

Postby Godzillian » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:53 pm

Kumonga did nothing wrong
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Re: Monster Discussion #22: Kumonga (Showa)

Postby edgaguirus » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:39 pm

It seems memorable enough for audiences that it got a role in DAM. And as a part of the end battle, even if it was a limited role.
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Re: Monster Discussion #22: Kumonga (Showa)

Postby Ivo-goji » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:17 am

Kumonga is a little underappreciated among Godzilla kaiju since it debuted in an unpopular Showa film and hasn't had a strong presence in things like the video games or comics. But it's an expertly realized kaiju that works well in it's original appearance and is one of the few older G foes who is legitimately frightening. Kumonga is great in my book.
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Re: Monster Discussion #22: Kumonga (Showa)

Postby LamangoKaijura » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:30 pm

I'm still wondering where the skreeonk the second Kumonga came from in DAM when the first one is clearly burnt to ashes in SoG.
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Re: Monster Discussion #22: Kumonga (Showa)

Postby GalacticPetey » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:29 pm

Same place the second Anguirus and second Baragon came from. A farm where they raise kaiju.
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Re: Monster Discussion #22: Kumonga (Showa)

Postby g2vd » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:40 pm

LamangoKaijura wrote:I'm still wondering where the skreeonk the second Kumonga came from in DAM when the first one is clearly burnt to ashes in SoG.

Same Kumonga.
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Re: Monster Discussion #22: Kumonga (Showa)

Postby Living Corpse » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:06 pm

60's Godzilla's OTHER equal. The first being Rodan.
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