Talkback: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

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Mechabrozilla wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:18 am My biggest dislike regarding Terror has always been how it 'downplays' MG's actual on-screen ferocity. Sure, the Tokyo destruction is glorious but the second MG goes up against Godzilla in 1 vs 1 his barrage does nothing and he gets his head twisted off again.

I realise it boils more down to the Simian's plan of "let Titanosaurus wreck Godzilla then kill them both" and MG /still/ would have won given the head laser, it just bothers me a little.

Still a fantastic movie though.

I see it as Godzilla learning the best way of fighting Mechagodzilla from his previous battle.
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Most of MG's weapons are designed for a frontal attack, so grabbing the robot from behind is the smartest strategy.
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edgaguirus wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:18 pm Most of MG's weapons are designed for a frontal attack, so grabbing the robot from behind is the smartest strategy.
I mean, he can rotate his head 360 degrees.
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God, just watching this movie again reminds me of why it’s my favourite movie of the franchise, and possibly of all time. The action is some of the best in the series, and I love Katsura in this.
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Is there a thread around here dedicated to discussing the previous movie?

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LegendZilla wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:28 pm Is there a thread around here dedicated to discussing the previous movie?
Of course. Why wouldn’t there be?

This movie is still KINO that makes the previous film look like chickenshit (because it is).
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Voyager wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:18 pm The action is some of the best in the series
Godzilla's charge while Mechagodzilla bombards him with everything its got is incredible. It's perfect in terms of tension and absolute badassery. The suit catching on fire just makes it even better.
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Voyager wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:36 pm
LegendZilla wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:28 pm Is there a thread around here dedicated to discussing the previous movie?
Of course. Why wouldn’t there be?

This movie is still KINO that makes the previous film look like chickenshit (because it is).
I would appreciate a link.

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LegendZilla wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:43 pm
Voyager wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:36 pm
LegendZilla wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:28 pm Is there a thread around here dedicated to discussing the previous movie?
Of course. Why wouldn’t there be?

This movie is still KINO that makes the previous film look like chickenshit (because it is).
I would appreciate a link.
Here you go, kind sir.

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Voyager wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 9:10 pm
LegendZilla wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:43 pm
Voyager wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:36 pm

Of course. Why wouldn’t there be?

This movie is still KINO that makes the previous film look like chickenshit (because it is).
I would appreciate a link.
Here you go, kind sir.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=779
Appreciated. Anyways, what does KINO mean?
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Voyager wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:36 pm This movie is still KINO that makes the previous film look like chickenshit (because it is).
Jesus. Mods, what game are you watching? This kid needs five minutes in the box for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Seriously, I'll grant that it has a bloated cast and fails to pay off King Seesar's buildup, but chickenshit?
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JAGzilla wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:13 pm
Voyager wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:36 pm This movie is still KINO that makes the previous film look like chickenshit (because it is).
Jesus. Mods, what game are you watching? This kid needs five minutes in the box for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Seriously, I'll grant that it has a bloated cast and fails to pay off King Seesar's buildup, but chickenshit?
He's been acting up like this for a while now. I'm not sure if he's low-key trolling or what.
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Hmm, I'm not too sure either. TOMG is my fav Godziller film, but I don't think the original GvMG is anywhere close to garbage.
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JAGzilla wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:13 pm
Voyager wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:36 pm This movie is still KINO that makes the previous film look like chickenshit (because it is).
Jesus. Mods, what game are you watching? This kid needs five minutes in the box for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Seriously, I'll grant that it has a bloated cast and fails to pay off King Seesar's buildup, but chickenshit?
I mean, "chickenshit" doesn't even make sense in this context, since it means "cowardly."
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Yeah, sorry.

I was going a bit overboard as I was feeling cheeky. I do not adamantly hate GvMG as I portrayed in my posts, but rather just have a fiery passion for ToMG. I was going a little too far, and my worst crime, is the misuse of the word ‘chickenshit’. I’m sorry if i upset anyone, I’m not trolling, I’m really not. This coinciding with the post on the cringe thread makes it seem I was, but that was posted as a joke and it wasn’t hard to see, as Hamster was able to identify it’s overly sarcastic tone.

Anyways, soz :shrug:
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Yeah, that's what I figured. My own post was also comically exaggerated, but I guess toneless internet text strikes again.
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Thinking of it, it was really this movie that cemented the familiar melody otherwise known as "The Godzilla March" as Godzilla's main theme.

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LegendZilla wrote: Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:27 pm Thinking of it, it was really this movie that cemented the familiar melody otherwise known as "The Godzilla March" as Godzilla's main theme.
Absolutely. It really surprised me when I realized that it only pops up in that context at the very end of the Showa era!
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For a different perspective, I dont think it was this film that cemented the theme as much as it's frequent use in Japan in the 80s by Ifukube to represent Godzilla in works such as the Symphonic Fantasia and Ostinato.
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The Godzilla march makes a great entrance score no matter if this movie started it or not.
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