CatfaceFourtoes wrote:Wow, this is refreshing, modern film actually helps me in this case. Cloverfield was a gory film that JJ Abrams himself said was his own take on a Godzilla type movie, so it really does not matter what I or anyone else does or does not want to see because the modern American filmmakers at Legendary will probably play it safe and try to follow Cloverfield's example most likely. That film already proves my point about just how dark Godzilla might get.
Legendary Pictures has been handed the opportunity to craft a new franchise with enough building material to create something grand and with a broad appeal. I don't see them stunting that success by refusing a younger audience.
The only thing left is character assassination and childish squabbling over what is and what is not shocking and scary. Frankly, I have better things to do.
It's a shame that you consider a discussion back and forth to be "childish squabbling" instead of an opportunity to learn and gain new insight. Understanding the balance of working both the physicality of effective horror and the psychological aspect and knowing the pros/cons of each is a positive thing.
And if the movie was not marketed toward the kids, then why were actiion figures of it sold on television to kids, just like Aliens Terminator and RoboCop were.
Because toy robots and dinosaurs and aliens are popular for kids. Doesn't mean kids should watch a movie with a dick-shaped rape monster.
Oh, and that little crack about being a badly raised rule breaking kid was cute.
Oh, for skreeonk sakes. *I* nosed around the cab of my Dads tractor trailer looking for issues of Hustler when I was no more than eight years old. Defying authority and parental figures and breaking the rules is a part of growing up, that's all the comment was intended as. It's like you're trying to get offended now.
As for the "dick measuring contest", that hardly seems an appropriate analogy, since I was comparing a hypothetical scene of interaction between the monsters and the human military with Scylla and Charybdis, two Greek monsters that were notably female.
That doesn't have anything to do with anything. "Dick Measuring Contest" refers to how most of the justifications for dark-n-gritty Godzilla films that I've seen from fans have been more akin to a bunch of kids trying to out gross one another and less about finding an appropriate context for the violence that they're pushing for in the film.
As for Biollante, she works alot better as a sequel monster and less of a co-star in a new series. You can see how well this is pulled off in Godzilla vs. Biollante
, which is built around the consequences of Godzilla's attack from the previous film. It works really well and is one of the stronger aspects of that films plot. I'd rather her be used in a similar way then rushed out.