Monster Discussion: Skull Crawlers/Ramarak

For the discussion of the Legendary Pictures MonsterVerse. This includes Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island and any upcoming films under the MonsterVerse umbrella.
Forum rules
Please be sure to read the subforum sticky "Regarding: Monsterverse Leaks & Unofficial Photos [Updated 7/13/2018]", linked below. Thank you!

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=26327&p=1472505
User avatar
Omegamorph
Yin-Yang Master
Posts: 234
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:20 am
Contact:

Re: Monster Discussion: Skull Crawlers/Ramarak

Postby Omegamorph » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:37 pm

terribly boring things, literally just generic off-the-go pre-packaged modern top-heavy monster design.

User avatar
Redem
Samurai
Posts: 191
Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:44 pm

Re: Monster Discussion: Skull Crawlers/Ramarak

Postby Redem » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:40 pm

So how bad of a problem are they post-skull island?

User avatar
BlacktimusPrime
Yin-Yang Master
Posts: 279
Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:14 pm

Re: Monster Discussion: Skull Crawlers/Ramarak

Postby BlacktimusPrime » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:21 am

Loved that they were call-backs to the two-legged lizard in the 1933 movie, loved the designs, but... they just didn't do it for me. The big one was cool but was introduced too late into the movie, in my opinion. The Muto's were given time to for the audience to connect to them, this one just shows up at the finale with just one line stating it existed before then.
Coobzilla03 wrote:
goji89 wrote:Godzilla in general sucks. Just awful. I mean a man in a suit knocking down papercraft buildings?

Turn me into a twix and give me a break.

Mutated animals that are huge that fight each other.


Here goji, have a Snickers. You're not you when you're hungry.

User avatar
Kaijunator
Kwaidan
Posts: 6008
Joined: Sun May 18, 2014 5:19 pm
Location: Everywhere doing everything
Contact:

Re: Monster Discussion: Skull Crawlers/Ramarak

Postby Kaijunator » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:50 am

I was surprised
Spoiler:
when Ramarak survived seeing his throat sliced open by the propellor. . I guess they don't need oxygen to breathe.
If you have digital copy codes for movies you want to give away, I'll gladly take them! :)

Dillyziller wrote:Evangelion 4.0: This is (not) a joke

It opens with Shinji, Asuka, and Rei walking along the lifeless, red earth. Suddenly the ground begins to shake.
Godzilla bursts from the ground, killing the 3 pilots. Godzilla will then battle his newest opponent...
parental issues.

TitanoGoji16 wrote:"Do you think C-Rex and FeMUTO could make sweet love down by the fire and give birth to Gabara?"
Best song ever.
YouTube!
Resized Image

vibramrunner
JXSDF Technician
Posts: 812
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:51 am

Re: Monster Discussion: Skull Crawlers/Ramarak

Postby vibramrunner » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:53 am

I really liked them. I thought the CGI for the last battle was wonderful; that's not easy to choreograph a CGI fight in water AND in the daytime.. every movement looked authentic, from the waves moving to the sun reflecting off of their body, it looked awesome.

User avatar
Dracostar44
Yojimbo
Posts: 58
Joined: Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:52 pm

Re: Monster Discussion: Skull Crawlers/Ramarak

Postby Dracostar44 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:43 am

I enjoy skullcrawlers espically Ramarak i loved how he was both intelligent and sadistic
Why be king when you can be God

User avatar
GodzillavsRayquaza
Futurian
Posts: 1588
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:39 pm

Re: Monster Discussion: Skull Crawlers/Ramarak

Postby GodzillavsRayquaza » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:02 pm

I really liked the skullcrawlers and especially Ramarak. They had unique designs, and they felt threatening. I do feel there wasn't enough time with them, but that's more the movie generally feeling a little rushed. Ramarak was awesome, (s)he was a menacing final foe and all around was a great match for Kong. I do feel like Ramarak could have had a few more things to distinguish it from the other Skullcrawlers.
SenseiTeriyakiV wrote:I just write because i go "Wow that would be fucken cool, dinosors punching the poop out of eachother"


King of the Monsters wrote:You guys, this Godzilla was clearly the next GINO from the point its silhouette was revealed on that poster and it wasn't just the Heisei Godzilla. Any true fan would feel the same way.

User avatar
Gothicserpent
Futurian
Posts: 1632
Joined: Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:02 pm

Re: Monster Discussion: Skull Crawlers/Ramarak

Postby Gothicserpent » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:09 pm

I feel like we should ask the director what Ramarak's gender is haha.
"HAY ANGUIRUS"
"WHADDA WANT?"
"SUMPTIN FUNNEH GOIN ON, YOU BETTAH CHECK!"
"OKAY"

GTU wrote:There are so many concept versions of Bagan they could give him his own toyline. That's why I'm banking on a Monsterarts sub-line called SH Baganarts.

User avatar
SenseiTeriyakiV
EDF Soldier
Posts: 3209
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:37 pm
Location: Prancing in a field of goats

Re: Monster Discussion: Skull Crawlers/Ramarak

Postby SenseiTeriyakiV » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:18 pm

Gothicserpent wrote:I feel like we should ask the director what Ramarak's gender is haha.

I think it it was ryguy who came up with a really good answer for that: Seeing as how the skullcrawlers are likely varanids, and varanid males are bigger than females, Ramrak is prolly male.

User avatar
Gojira18
G-Grasper
Posts: 1207
Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:00 pm

Re: Monster Discussion: Skull Crawlers/Ramarak

Postby Gojira18 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:48 pm

Where did the name Ramarak come from?

User avatar
SenseiTeriyakiV
EDF Soldier
Posts: 3209
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:37 pm
Location: Prancing in a field of goats

Re: Monster Discussion: Skull Crawlers/Ramarak

Postby SenseiTeriyakiV » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:12 pm

Gojira18 wrote:Where did the name Ramarak come from?

It was trademarked as ramarak the skull crawlers by legendary for some reason.

User avatar
Lain Of The Wired
Terminated
Terminated
Posts: 11515
Joined: Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:31 pm
Location: the Wired

Re: Monster Discussion: Skull Crawlers/Ramarak

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:16 am

I don't understand why Legendary would copyright the name Ramarak when it's never uttered in the film and there's zero merchandise for the particular Skullcrawler
Image
Never forget tadpole :godzilla:

User avatar
Stefanos of Levanon
Yin-Yang Master
Posts: 278
Joined: Wed May 11, 2016 7:10 am

Re: Monster Discussion: Skull Crawlers/Ramarak

Postby Stefanos of Levanon » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:21 am

Lain Of The Wired wrote:I don't understand why Legendary would copyright the name Ramarak when it's never uttered in the film and there's zero merchandise for the particular Skullcrawler

It's business and makes sense for merchandise and legal reasons.

User avatar
Lain Of The Wired
Terminated
Terminated
Posts: 11515
Joined: Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:31 pm
Location: the Wired

Re: Monster Discussion: Skull Crawlers/Ramarak

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:24 am

There is no Ramarak merchandise, and I wouldn't be surprised if there wasn't any planned
Image
Never forget tadpole :godzilla:

User avatar
Destorogoji
JXSDF Technician
Posts: 896
Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:40 pm
Location: Toluca, Mexico

Re: Monster Discussion: Skull Crawlers/Ramarak

Postby Destorogoji » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:48 am

I'm not a fan of the design, just a personal preference; but I admit it's greatly done and I know why people loved them.
Here's my Instagram, I post photos of my figures, customs and sometimes other stuff:
https://www.instagram.com/buruno.98/

User avatar
Kongamera
Ronin
Posts: 33
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:04 am

Re: Monster Discussion: Skull Crawlers/Ramarak

Postby Kongamera » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:25 am

I wish they had some extra abilities like electricity, like they showed in 2nd trailer but I enjoyed them a lot. I loved their design, its pretty unique.
Ever since 2nd trailer came out, I was surprised to see many comments across internet (which normally has an obsession for originality) finding their design stupid.

User avatar
BlueGojira
Yin-Yang Master
Posts: 362
Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:12 am
Location: M Space Hunter Nebula

Re: Monster Discussion: Skull Crawlers/Ramarak

Postby BlueGojira » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:13 am

I absolutely fell in love with the Skullcrawlers. At first when I saw them from the trailer, I was very skeptical about their design due to them only looking like two legged lizards. However, they (especially Ramarak) are very intelligent. They are also able to kill almost all of their prey, and if it weren't for the humans, Ramarak would have killed Kong in his current position. A minor thing, but I also love how they look like an orca whale with patterns on their face which look like eyes, but their real eyes are in the back. I would love to see them in GvK, even as a cameo.
SoleMan wrote:I feel like with his passing, it finally lays the era of Godzilla to rest. No more are there guys in rubber suits, no more are there fun, silly, kid-friendly Godzillas, no more are the days when you could make out in the back row with your sweetheart and your kid brother could be in the front, eyes glued to the screen. Instead we're left with the gritty, cold world of Hollywood and apocalyptic visions of nightmare creatures.

User avatar
Lain Of The Wired
Terminated
Terminated
Posts: 11515
Joined: Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:31 pm
Location: the Wired

Re: Monster Discussion: Skull Crawlers/Ramarak

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:07 am

I'm assuming Ramarak's going to have a bigger role in the comic
Image
Never forget tadpole :godzilla:

User avatar
Breakdown
Kwaidan
Posts: 5760
Joined: Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:42 pm
Location: The Hollow

Re: Monster Discussion: Skull Crawlers/Ramarak

Postby Breakdown » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:29 pm

I like 'em. Definitely one of the more unique monsters out there, and an update to an existing Kong critter to boot. Their fighting style was interesting too, using their tails to ensnare enemies then "reel" themselves in and bite their enemies. Ramarak was by far the coolest one of them all. I sort of wish he/she had a bit more distinguishing features to tell it apart from the other Skullcrawlers though.
Image
Boo-Hoo, I'm leaking lubricant!

User avatar
Lain Of The Wired
Terminated
Terminated
Posts: 11515
Joined: Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:31 pm
Location: the Wired

Re: Monster Discussion: Skull Crawlers/Ramarak

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:36 pm

I could tell Ramarak apart easy, my problem was how quickly it appears and how quickly it goes. Also wish it was more a threat, no way this thing killed Kong's parents, musta been in its prime then by KSI time, old and worthless :lol:
Image
Never forget tadpole :godzilla:


Return to “MonsterVerse (2014-Current)”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests