Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby Maritonic » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:27 am

Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:I got out of Shin almost exactly what I hoped and wanted out of it. The only thing I'd like to have seen more of is a stronger focus on civilian casualties.


Agreed, but with a two hour run time as it is, I feel like they did what they could to at least address that civilians were going to be an issue. They did discuss that civilians must never receive fire, etc. The human element made this one of the highest quality films in the franchise, in my opinion.
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:02 am

@the new Shin statue, did that replace the old Heisei statue in Hibya? Cause I got a photo of me putting a cig in the statues mouth and other general shenanigans when I visited there.


Godzillian wrote:At the risk of sounding pretentious, I feel that this is such a Japanese film that it's hard for western fans to understand some of its aspects.

It’s not pretentious at all. Shin is clearly a reaction to the Fukushima disaster+the current Japanese political situation, the latter of with I have a vague understanding of but can’t comprehend fully. I’ve seen it five+times and over time I’ve gotten more out of it and noticed funny little things or motifs absent from the first viewing, that native Japanese speakers and people would notice within the first viewing.

A year and a half later, I can say with confidence, Shin is probably my favorite Godzilla movie, or at least up there in rotation with G54/GVH.
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby Maritonic » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:04 am

It did replace the Heisei statue: that one was moved.
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:07 am

LSD Jellyfish wrote:A year and a half later, I can say with confidence, Shin is probably my favorite Godzilla movie, or at least up there in rotation with G54/GVH.


I think last time I used a preference revealer Shin ended up 3rd on my list I believe. Its definitely top 5 and one of the few I can call a legitimately "good" movie.
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Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:52 am

Wow, I can't believe pretty soon this movie is going to be two years old; it feels like just yesterday we were all hyped and speculating.
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:56 pm

Maritonic wrote:It did replace the Heisei statue: that one was moved.

I touched Heisei (innapropriately mind you)
https://grouchozilla.tumblr.com/post/16 ... 52/blessed

It’s good to know he’s okay.

In the future I shall touch him again.
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby Gawdziller1954 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:41 pm

LSD Jellyfish wrote:
Maritonic wrote:It did replace the Heisei statue: that one was moved.

I touched Heisei (innapropriately mind you)
https://grouchozilla.tumblr.com/post/16 ... 52/blessed

It’s good to know he’s okay.

In the future I shall touch him again.

Off topic, but that Peek picture from the Yee meme brings a tear to my eye
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby Godzilla21 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:17 am

LSD Jellyfish wrote:
Maritonic wrote:It did replace the Heisei statue: that one was moved.

I touched Heisei (innapropriately mind you)
https://grouchozilla.tumblr.com/post/16 ... 52/blessed

It’s good to know he’s okay.

In the future I shall touch him again.


lol nice.
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Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:33 pm

^That was amazing! I'm guessing it's for some casino thing?
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby cloverfan98 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:13 pm

Maritonic wrote:
Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:I got out of Shin almost exactly what I hoped and wanted out of it. The only thing I'd like to have seen more of is a stronger focus on civilian casualties.


Agreed, but with a two hour run time as it is, I feel like they did what they could to at least address that civilians were going to be an issue. They did discuss that civilians must never receive fire, etc. The human element made this one of the highest quality films in the franchise, in my opinion.


I wished we got scenes like in 54 where we SEE people get trampled, burned, and actually killed. Morbid I know but the tone of this movie fits this and we only see a family directly die from Godzilla's rampage. I love the scene where Tokyo is nuked but the city just feels empty to me. I don't feel like anyone dies. I know the Prime Minister's chopper is shot down, but we needed to SEE his reaction. Just my two cents to this.

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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby eabaker » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:31 pm

cloverfan98 wrote:I wished we got scenes like in 54 where we SEE people get trampled, burned, and actually killed. Morbid I know but the tone of this movie fits this and we only see a family directly die from Godzilla's rampage. I love the scene where Tokyo is nuked but the city just feels empty to me. I don't feel like anyone dies. I know the Prime Minister's chopper is shot down, but we needed to SEE his reaction. Just my two cents to this.


Ultimately, Shin is more of an intellectual exercise than an emotion-driven story. That works to its benefit in terms of being able to lay out its themes and concepts clearly, but it does cut down a bit on audience engagement and a sense of stakes.
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Postby tbeasley » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:01 pm

Funny little detail - you can see Queen Alien arms on Godzilla's tail
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby PitchBlackProgress » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:12 am

What exactly does “Humanity must learn to co-exist with Godzilla” mean?

It’s said by Yaguchi at the climax of the film after Shin’s frozen, but how exactly would humanity learn to co-exist with Godzilla, especially if he reanimated?
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby Zarm » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:25 am

I figured it meant 'have to learn to live with him standing here like a terrifying, looming statue memorializing the imminent end of the world (and metaphorically, learn to live with the potential for whatever existential threat he represents in your interpretation of this film).' :)
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby GodzillaBurgh » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:29 am

I wonder if the next movies are gonna be an anthology series, like the Millennium series. Because I would rather have it be like the Heisei VS. series with the connecting storyline.
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby Zarm » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:46 am

GodzillaBurgh wrote:I wonder if the next movies are gonna be an anthology series, like the Millennium series. Because I would rather have it be like the Heisei VS. series with the connecting storyline.


I would find that ideal, as well. I don't see Shin as having the proper potential to become a series (it is best as a one-off, to me)- and I would love to see an ongoing series again.
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby GodzillaBurgh » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:53 am

Good point. Who knows, maybe they might bring Bagan on the big screen finally.
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby PitchBlackProgress » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:10 am

GodzillaBurgh wrote:Good point. Who knows, maybe they might bring Bagan on the big screen finally.

He was already in Final Wars, too bad they deleted his scene :feedthetroll:
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