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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby Jomei » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:28 am

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Jomei wrote:More on my blog (some details, another video, promotional poster with awesome art), but check out this new VR game attraction featuring Shin Godzilla.
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I want it now. That looks skreeonking awesome! Oh do you know what happened to that Universal Studios Japan Shin Godzilla ride? I can't find anything on it.


It was less of a ride than a 4D show (which does mean moving seats, sprays of water, wind, etc.) in their special theaters. They rotate new shows in every year as part of their Cool Japan section. I was lucky enough to attend while it was operating and also saw an Evangelion and an Attack on Titan show.

I have a bunch of coverage of the USJ Godzilla stuff.
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby Anguirus » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:48 pm

Rewatching Shin, this time the dubbed version, man the dubbing is awful.

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Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:33 am

Wow.... it's already been two years since the release of Shin as of today. I still remember the hype and speculation leading up to it. Man those were the days.

11 hours later: No one really? I thought more people would reflect on this mastapiece of an edition to the franchise after a whopping two years :D No? Allllllrighty then.
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby OneMillionTomsBC » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:05 pm

MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:Wow.... it's already been two years since the release of Shin as of today. I still remember the hype and speculation leading up to it. Man those were the days.

11 hours later: No one really? I thought more people would reflect on this mastapiece of an edition to the franchise after a whopping two years :D No? Allllllrighty then.


I still really dig it. Seeing it in theaters was magical. :huge:

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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby kamilleblu » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:18 am

I wonder if Anno and Sagisu had Kaoru Wada's re-recordings of the Godzilla (1954) soundtrack available to them during the production of this movie. If so, it was kind of a missed opportunity. Compare the original recording to the latest one.

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Postby ApexOversteer » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:11 am

Still in my heavy re-watch rotation, only modern (post-Showa) Godzilla film that is...
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Postby PineappleProducer » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:59 pm

Is that supposed to be a figure? Cuz if it is, I want it.
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Postby UltramanGoji » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:26 pm

It’s just a new promo picture.
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby KaijuCanuck » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:15 pm

There’s so much I love about this film, but I think my favourite pet might be actually be near the beginning when the situation starts to become more serious - the way the music (Persecution of the Masses, I think?) moves the tone from one of comedic satire to one of unfolding tragedy is honestly masterful.
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Postby Titanoterror98 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:49 pm

KaijuCanuck wrote:There’s so much I love about this film, but I think my favourite pet might be actually be near the beginning when the situation starts to become more serious - the way the music (Persecution of the Masses, I think?) moves the tone from one of comedic satire to one of unfolding tragedy is honestly masterful.


^This guy right here!
I think that the movie is one of the best takes on Godzilla in a long time, not just because it goes back to the darker, scarier roots of the series, or because of the insanse action scenes--though those were certainly part of it--but because it was the most effective uses of Godzilla as a metaphor for the mistakes of both science and society in a long time.

And I agree with you, KC, the music is one of the best parts; to me, it's got some of the best music from classic Godzilla movie soundtracks and Shiro Sagisu, himself! The original pieces are what really makes the movie for me: Persecution of the Masses sends shivers down my spine and sets the tone for tragedy, Who Will Know is a haunting blend of horror and sorrow, and Under a Burning Sky (which I feel doesn't get enough love) gives off a great "impending doom" feeling.

Plus, this movie won the Japanese Academy Award for Best Picture! How many kaiju movies--no, how many monster movies, of any kind, have gotten that kind of recognition? This movie is just a great example of everything I love about kaiju movies: you can have intellectual discussions on social-political issues AND giant monsters blowing stuff up with lasers.
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Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:37 pm

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"It wouldn't be a true Godzilla film, if you didn't touch upon those things," says Dougherty. "Otherwise you're just making a big dumb giant monster movie. There has to be a sprinkle of it, otherwise you're not being faithful to the original intent of the series. Anyone who thinks otherwise is not a true Godzilla fan."


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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby Gojira18 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:51 pm

So when I first saw Shin Godzilla, I thought it was just ok. But after taking a look at it again and comparing it to the Anime trilogy, MAYBE I didn't give it as much credit as I should have. It's REALLY grown on me.

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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby LegendZilla » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:36 pm

For those of you who saw Omni Viewer’s videos critiquing the film, do you find his issues nitpicks more than anything else?
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:35 am

Titanoterror98 wrote:you can have intellectual discussions on social-political issues AND giant monsters blowing stuff up with lasers.


Still waiting for a big budget Hollywood Godzilla film that takes that route. Unfortunately G14 was not it, despite early promotion leading me to believe it would be. Guess Shin is the closest I'm gonna get for now.
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby KillCrites » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:22 am

LegendZilla wrote:For those of you who saw Omni Viewer’s videos critiquing the film, do you find his issues nitpicks more than anything else?

I can't stand to watch that guy's videos for more than 30 seconds tops lol.
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:24 am

KillCrites wrote:
LegendZilla wrote:For those of you who saw Omni Viewer’s videos critiquing the film, do you find his issues nitpicks more than anything else?

I can't stand to watch that guy's videos for more than 30 seconds tops lol.

It's that damn fedora that gets to me :lol:
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby LegendZilla » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:25 am

KillCrites wrote:
LegendZilla wrote:For those of you who saw Omni Viewer’s videos critiquing the film, do you find his issues nitpicks more than anything else?

I can't stand to watch that guy's videos for more than 30 seconds tops lol.


I boggles me why you won’tbsince He seems like a really smart guy.
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby KillCrites » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:29 am

LegendZilla wrote:
KillCrites wrote:
LegendZilla wrote:For those of you who saw Omni Viewer’s videos critiquing the film, do you find his issues nitpicks more than anything else?

I can't stand to watch that guy's videos for more than 30 seconds tops lol.


I boggles me why you won’tbsince He seems like a really smart guy.

It's mostly his mannerisms I think that get to me. He's just kind of annoying imo.
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Re: Shin Godzilla - The General Discussion Thread

Postby Maritonic » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:37 am

LegendZilla wrote:
KillCrites wrote:
LegendZilla wrote:For those of you who saw Omni Viewer’s videos critiquing the film, do you find his issues nitpicks more than anything else?

I can't stand to watch that guy's videos for more than 30 seconds tops lol.


I boggles me why you won’tbsince He seems like a really smart guy.


So what if he's smart? Hitler was pretty smart but he was clearly a dick.
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