Godzilla King of the Monsters Speculation Thread [NO SPOILERS]

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Re: The Godzilla 2 Speculation Thread [NO SPOILERS]

Postby vibramrunner » Fri May 31, 2019 12:02 pm

I said in my user review that critics who gave JW a pass, but panned KOTM, should be ashamed of themselves. I stand by that.

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Postby Kaiju-King42 » Fri May 31, 2019 12:05 pm

Smuggers wrote:
Floroskull wrote:JW was very soulless and felt more like "remember this!" KOTM felt like they understood the source material and built on it

Well, aside from that bit. You know, the part where it seemed like their understanding of the source material was from a book that they read upside down.


Yeah. Aside from *that* bit. I think everyone pretty much unanimously agrees that scene was a bad call.

But hey, I knew it was coming since last summer. I've had time to come to terms with It.
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Jaws happened


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We're always split down the middle. TK is like a giant buttcrack.


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Postby gottatalktothefake » Fri May 31, 2019 12:18 pm

So far about 80% of r/movies has given KoTM a 7 or above. And these guys usually hate everything that gets a low critic score.
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Postby Kaiju-King42 » Fri May 31, 2019 12:32 pm

gottatalktothefake wrote:So far about 80% of r/movies has given KoTM a 7 or above. And these guys usually hate everything that gets a low critic score.


Huh. No kidding. This IS a surprise.
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Godzilla21 wrote:What is up with the American trope of hide the monster?

Jaws happened


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Ryguy wrote:When the new director is announced, I guarantee this fanbase will be torn through the middle...

We're always split down the middle. TK is like a giant buttcrack.


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Postby GoWhaleTours » Fri May 31, 2019 12:35 pm

Smuggers wrote:
Floroskull wrote:JW was very soulless and felt more like "remember this!" KOTM felt like they understood the source material and built on it

Well, aside from that bit. You know, the part where it seemed like their understanding of the source material was from a book that they read upside down.

What bit?

Spoiler:
oxygen destroyer?
?
anyway, yeah, macaroni.

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Postby gottatalktothefake » Fri May 31, 2019 12:36 pm

Kaiju-King42 wrote:
gottatalktothefake wrote:So far about 80% of r/movies has given KoTM a 7 or above. And these guys usually hate everything that gets a low critic score.


Huh. No kidding. This IS a surprise.

Go check out the Box office thread, people are LOVING this, the 90% RT score is very close to what IRL polls are getting.
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Postby Kaiju-King42 » Fri May 31, 2019 12:37 pm

GoWhaleTours wrote:
Smuggers wrote:
Floroskull wrote:JW was very soulless and felt more like "remember this!" KOTM felt like they understood the source material and built on it

Well, aside from that bit. You know, the part where it seemed like their understanding of the source material was from a book that they read upside down.

What bit?

Spoiler:
oxygen destroyer?
?


Yes. That bit.
Spoiler:
The ODINO. :P
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Godzilla21 wrote:What is up with the American trope of hide the monster?

Jaws happened


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Ryguy wrote:When the new director is announced, I guarantee this fanbase will be torn through the middle...

We're always split down the middle. TK is like a giant buttcrack.


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Postby tyrantgoji » Fri May 31, 2019 12:46 pm

okay, forget about my last post, me and some family members are going to see it the drive in theatre later on tonight!!! so excited!! :huge:

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Postby Huan_of_Valinor » Fri May 31, 2019 12:55 pm

Kaiju-King42 wrote:
GoWhaleTours wrote:
Smuggers wrote:Well, aside from that bit. You know, the part where it seemed like their understanding of the source material was from a book that they read upside down.

What bit?

Spoiler:
oxygen destroyer?
?


Yes. That bit.
Spoiler:
The ODINO. :P


So far that is the only instance where I agree the story really rushed something. *That* really REALLY needed proper setup instead of a ten second explaination lol
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Postby goji89 » Fri May 31, 2019 1:10 pm

Charles Dance has given a brutally honest assessment of his latest film Godzilla: King of the Monsters (in cinemas now) in a hilarious and frank new interview with Guardian.

“I had difficulty staying awake,” the veteran thesp told the broadsheet when asked about his response to seeing the epic blockbuster, before quickly adding: “No, I didn’t say that! I mean, it’s spectacular.”

Added in 3 minutes 18 seconds:
3rd Update, Friday Midday: Warner Bros/Legendary’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters is biting off more than he was expected to chew, headed for a $60M-$65M weekend after a $24M Friday at 4,108 theaters that includes $6.3M in previews.

PostTrak exits last night for Godzilla and friends were fantastic with 4 1/2 stars from general audiences and 5 stars from both parents and kids under 12. General crowds gave the film a 75% definite recommend, parents an 80% and kids 88%. Caucasians were less than 50% of the crowd with very good turnout by Hispanic (24%) and Asian moviegoers (13%). West coast business is bound to be very good. Male heavy as expected at 70%, with leading demos being men over 25 (41%), men under 25 (29%), females over 25 (18%) and females under 25 (12%). Interestingly, females like the movie a little bit more than guys, 87% to 84%.
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Postby gottatalktothefake » Fri May 31, 2019 1:14 pm

goji89 wrote:Charles Dance has given a brutally honest assessment of his latest film Godzilla: King of the Monsters (in cinemas now) in a hilarious and frank new interview with Guardian.

“I had difficulty staying awake,” the veteran thesp told the broadsheet when asked about his response to seeing the epic blockbuster, before quickly adding: “No, I didn’t say that! I mean, it’s spectacular.”

Added in 3 minutes 18 seconds:
3rd Update, Friday Midday: Warner Bros/Legendary’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters is biting off more than he was expected to chew, headed for a $60M-$65M weekend after a $24M Friday at 4,108 theaters that includes $6.3M in previews.

PostTrak exits last night for Godzilla and friends were fantastic with 4 1/2 stars from general audiences and 5 stars from both parents and kids under 12. General crowds gave the film a 75% definite recommend, parents an 80% and kids 88%. Caucasians were less than 50% of the crowd with very good turnout by Hispanic (24%) and Asian moviegoers (13%). West coast business is bound to be very good. Male heavy as expected at 70%, with leading demos being men over 25 (41%), men under 25 (29%), females over 25 (18%) and females under 25 (12%). Interestingly, females like the movie a little bit more than guys, 87% to 84%.

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Postby SG-17 » Fri May 31, 2019 1:23 pm

I did my part in seeing it twice and spreading the good news far and wide.

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Postby Floroskull » Fri May 31, 2019 1:59 pm

Yeah my mom actually really liked surprisingly, she said she was afraid it would be all monster fights. She liked the mom and daughter relationship

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Postby Dv-218 » Fri May 31, 2019 2:10 pm

gottatalktothefake wrote:So far about 80% of r/movies has given KoTM a 7 or above. And these guys usually hate everything that gets a low critic score.


Ok, now this is a Shyamalan level twist lmao. Out of all critic groups I expected the r/ "experts" to bash it the most. Looks like we might have a surprise hit after all lol.

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Postby Smuggers » Fri May 31, 2019 2:47 pm

gottatalktothefake wrote:So far about 80% of r/movies has given KoTM a 7 or above. And these guys usually hate everything that gets a low critic score.

Not to rain on your parade or anything, but the amount of people this constitutes on /r/movies is actually quite small because it only amounts to people who have already seen the movie and cared enough to vote in the poll. It's currently at 860 votes which makes up about 6% of the 14,000 members currently online, 80% of the poll voters equating to 4.9% of people online. If we include the recommendation section of the poll, currently 499 are saying yes (with no caveats) which is 3.5%. If we compare the number of votes to a John Wick - a pretty successful recent release that's had some time to breathe, it comes out at almost 5x the amount of votes so far. Might be a little too soon to call it an anomaly because right now the takeaway from this for me is that only a proportionally small amount of them have seen the movie and that the majority of the votes could have yet to arrive, so it might be a while until we get something more definitive.

It's only Friday, we're still in the early early days of people seeing this movie. I just think that the people acting like the dust has settled one way or the other are jumping the gun a bit.
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Postby Solaris667 » Fri May 31, 2019 3:16 pm

KingKaiju wrote:
Kaiju-King42 wrote:
KingKaiju wrote:
To be fair, they weren't wrong. Most of the reviews I see praise the film, anytime Godzilla and the kaiju were on screen, but beyond that it was very cringey.


Eh, the only thing that was "cringey" to me was the
Spoiler:
Oxygen Destroyer
and some of Whitford's lines. The rest was pretty standard kaiju movie stuff, no worse than Rampage or Jurassic World's plotting and characters. Certainly better than anything Skull Island did.


Saw the movie, loved the kaiju, but the humans needed some work.

So while it wasn't a GREAT film, I think there's a pretty fair degree of "wrongness" in a lot of those reviews.


Exactly, and Rampage and Jurassic World 2 were terrible. Everything involving the kaiju were excellent, beyond that... It just wasn't a very good movie.
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Postby goji89 » Fri May 31, 2019 3:19 pm

Smuggers wrote:
gottatalktothefake wrote:So far about 80% of r/movies has given KoTM a 7 or above. And these guys usually hate everything that gets a low critic score.

Not to rain on your parade or anything, but the amount of people this constitutes on /r/movies is actually quite small because it only amounts to people who have already seen the movie and cared enough to vote in the poll. It's currently at 860 votes which makes up about 6% of the 14,000 members currently online, 80% of the poll voters equating to 4.9% of people online. If we include the recommendation section of the poll, currently 499 are saying yes (with no caveats) which is 3.5%. If we compare the number of votes to a John Wick - a pretty successful recent release that's had some time to breathe, it comes out at almost 5x the amount of votes so far. Might be a little too soon to call it an anomaly because right now the takeaway from this for me is that only a proportionally small amount of them have seen the movie and that the majority of the votes could have yet to arrive, so it might be a while until we get something more definitive.

It's only Friday, we're still in the early early days of people seeing this movie. I just think that the people acting like the dust has settled one way or the other are jumping the gun a bit.


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Postby GodzillavsZilla » Fri May 31, 2019 3:23 pm

Hey all, I know the movie's out now but please put spoilers in the tags or just discuss the movie in the spoiler thread so people who haven't seen it yet don't get spoiled.
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Postby Smuggers » Fri May 31, 2019 3:29 pm

goji89 wrote:Get a job Smuggers.

If it makes you feel any better, I didn't actually work out those percentages myself. ;)
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Postby Living Corpse » Fri May 31, 2019 3:35 pm

GodzillavsZilla wrote:Hey all, I know the movie's out now but please put spoilers in the tags or just discuss the movie in the spoiler thread so people who haven't seen it yet don't get spoiled.


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