Monster Discussion #55: Burning Godzilla

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Monster Discussion #55: Burning Godzilla

Postby gigan72 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:55 pm

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Feel free to discuss anything you may want to say about Burning Godzilla, who has only appeared in Godzilla vs. Destroyah (1995).
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Re: Monster Discussion #55: Burning Godzilla

Postby GigaBowserG » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:46 pm

Awesome concept, and love the way it looks with smoke filtering from the body. I'm a sucker for stronger monsters, and this fits the bill easily. From the movies, this'll always be the strongest form of Godzilla to me.

I hear people throw the idea around of reviving this concept, but it feels more appropriate to keep it a one-time thing, as interesting as it would be to see future Godzillas with this appearance.
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Re: Monster Discussion #55: Burning Godzilla

Postby Space Hunter M » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:06 pm

I think Destoroyah has a lot of visual flair compared to most of the earlier '90s flicks and Burning Godzilla augments that decently.
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Re: Monster Discussion #55: Burning Godzilla

Postby GalacticPetey » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:21 am

I love this design. It has a such a sense of power and it's visually striking.
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Re: Monster Discussion #55: Burning Godzilla

Postby edgaguirus » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:37 pm

It does make Godzilla look stronger, and more terrifying as well. He glows like some kind of lava deity, spewing his atomic ray in anger over the pain he feels. As a way to end Godzilla, it worked well. It provided a plausible and touching death.
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Re: Monster Discussion #55: Burning Godzilla

Postby szmigiel » Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:11 pm

Burning Godzilla is an interesting design and brought to life well.

Actually a little to well.

When Godzilla appears he looks like he is an agony, his nuclear furnace is going wild and he is in intense overwhelming pain. His body glowing red, steam and smoke pouring out, Godzilla is screaming in torment. And then we have to watch him go through the entire movie like this. He doesn't look powerful, he looks like he is in anguish. It's like a very painful terminal cancer is eating him alive and there is nothing he can do to stop it.

Then on top of this a new monster appears and picks on Junior, like Godzilla doesn't have enough torment already he has to watch is adopted child being killed.

It is actually kind of depressing to watch.

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Re: Monster Discussion #55: Burning Godzilla

Postby Kaiju Bagles » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:24 pm

It bugs me how this suit is officially labelled the MogeGoji suit. I know it was modified from that suit, but it is pretty much a completely different suit. Call it the DesuGoji or BurningGoji!!

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Re: Monster Discussion #55: Burning Godzilla

Postby Giga Kaiju » Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:32 pm

One of the more strikingly appealing and visually captivating of Godzilla's appearances. The fiery-red and orange colors give him a rather unusual yet alluring sight to the eyes whenever he was on screen.

The coolest appearance of the Heisei era by far at that too.
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Re: Monster Discussion #55: Burning Godzilla

Postby LegendZilla » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:06 pm

I thought Living Corpse already set up a thread for this version of the character.
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Re: Monster Discussion #55: Burning Godzilla

Postby Breakdown » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:09 pm

Seems this version is popular even to non-fans, from what I've noticed. Usually when a Godzilla figure is made a Burning Godzilla is almost guaranteed to follow. I can see why it's considered to be so cool, since you're basically taking Godzilla and making him all fiery.
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Postby Ivo-goji » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:56 pm

The most menacing and imposing variant of Godzilla's appearance. It's amazing that they got the smoking, inflamed design to work so convincingly with practical effects.
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Re: Monster Discussion #55: Burning Godzilla

Postby Living Corpse » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:54 pm

GalacticPetey wrote:I love this design. It has a such a sense of power and it's visually striking.


The aura of smoke and constantly glowing helps.

Even Destoroyah's final form has some aura of smoke.

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Re: Monster Discussion #55: Burning Godzilla

Postby BARAGONZILLA » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:03 pm

Isn't that smoke pure carbon dioxide? Cause there are multiple stories about the actor passing out cause he breathed in the fumes.
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Re: Monster Discussion #55: Burning Godzilla

Postby Bigdog » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:17 pm

BARAGONZILLA wrote:Isn't that smoke pure carbon dioxide? Cause there are multiple stories about the actor passing out cause he breathed in the fumes.


Isn't it Carbon monoxide that knocks you out? Never knew that common dioxide could do that.

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Re: Monster Discussion #55: Burning Godzilla

Postby edgaguirus » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:47 pm

Too much CO2 could incapacitate a person. As if the suit actors didn't face enough danger.

To the topic, this version of Godzilla has the second best eyes of the character. Those red eyes give Godzilla a fierce look.
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Re: Monster Discussion #55: Burning Godzilla

Postby Coobzilla03 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:11 pm

As far as I'm concerned, this is and will always be the most powerful Godzilla. Yeah I'm pretty biased.
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Re: Monster Discussion #55: Burning Godzilla

Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:59 pm

This is probably one of the most visually striking monsters in Toho's effects movies. This version of Godzilla is right up there with monsters like Ghidorah, Mechagodzilla, Hedorah, and Biollante. I'm not a big fan of Godzilla VS Destoroyah, but Burning Godzilla was really well done.
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Re: Monster Discussion #55: Burning Godzilla

Postby gzillafan17 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:02 am

To me at least it gives a sense of how powerful this Godzilla truly was. And it comes from my favorite Godzilla movie.
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Re: Monster Discussion #55: Burning Godzilla

Postby Tomzilla » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:25 pm

It's hard to believe how long Burning Godzilla has been known for. We've only seen his breathtaking design once onscreen, which is a good thing. Admittedly, I'm surprised Toho hasn't tried to bring it back, considering the positive feedback it received. Godzilla going into his burning/meltdown state is probably the closest thing we'll ever get to a live-action Super Godzilla. I'm aware we've seen our fair share of supercharged Godzillas over the years, like Final Wars Godzilla, but Burning Godzilla is in a league of his own because of his legendary appearance. One look is all you need to see that this is a Godzilla that has truly become a living nuclear weapon and is virtually unstoppable.

Maybe we'll see Burning Godzilla return someday. If so, I hope they do his return justice, or at least respect the idea itself, because it holds a special place in the series. Personally, I'd prefer if they didn't; they're better off coming up with new ideas, which is ultimately what brought us Burning Godzilla in the first place.
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Re: Monster Discussion #55: Burning Godzilla

Postby edgaguirus » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:07 pm

Burning Godzilla was an excellent version of the character, but using it in a story would require the right storyline. G vs Destroyah had the storyline to make it work. You'd need another narrative that makes this version of Godzilla make sense and uses its powers to full effect.
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