Talkback: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Postby szmigiel » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:59 pm

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Maritonic wrote:In fairness, neither was Final Wars. If memory serves me correctly, it was made with the intention of being a final sendoff for 10 years give or take. Sure they could have changed this, but it's not like any of the Millennium films (except GMK) did particularly well.

It was supposed to be there big 50th anniversary film and hopefully bring new life and international attention to the franchise but as I said it flopped so hard it killed the franchise until an American reboot 10 years later breathed new life into it. The budget was 19.5 mill and it only grossed 12 mill, only passing 10 due to the international profit. It even did worse the Megagauirus which was a pretty big flop for Toho

It flopping had nothing to do with the 10 year break. The 10 year break was already planned before the film was released.

http://www.tohokingdom.com/people/shogo_tomiyama.htm

“By 2003, though, the series had once again gone stagnant at the box office with the lackluster performance of Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.. Tomiyama had big things in store for the following year, though, as he stepped up to become the president of Toho along with co-writing and producing the most expensive Godzilla film to emerge from Toho: Godzilla: Final Wars (2004). Preceding the film's release, Tomiyama commented that Godzilla would go into a decade long retirement following the release of the 2004 film, and, after surveying the disappointing box office receipts for Godzilla: Final Wars (2004), stayed true to his word.”

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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Postby GigaBowserG » Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:46 pm

For those of you who enjoy the movie, here's a very lengthy interview with the director, Kitamura: https://vantagepointinterviews.com/2019 ... inal-wars/

He talks about his influences and touches upon other topics, it's a pretty interesting read. But he does reiterate how there were "no future plans" for Godzilla, so even if this movie did well Toho was still determined to let the series rest for a while.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Postby Jeff-Goldblum2 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:00 am

Just rewatched Godzilla: Final Wars yet again. One bit that never gets mentioned but is quite amusing is that there are two guys dressed in full summer clothing and Hawaiian shirts in the middle of a remote South Pole base.

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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Postby Maritonic » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:01 am

Jeff-Goldblum2 wrote:Just rewatched Godzilla: Final Wars yet again. One bit that never gets mentioned but is quite amusing is that there are two guys dressed in full summer clothing and Hawaiian shirts in the middle of a remote South Pole base.


Probably because they're cranking the heat and trying to "think warm" is how I always took it.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Postby Grievous » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:12 am

Jeff-Goldblum2 wrote:Just rewatched Godzilla: Final Wars yet again. One bit that never gets mentioned but is quite amusing is that there are two guys dressed in full summer clothing and Hawaiian shirts in the middle of a remote South Pole base.

Oh yeah...those two innocent men who were blasted into pieces by Godzilla once he was let out of his frozen hell.

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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Postby latinothor » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:08 pm

Jeff-Goldblum2 wrote:
Just rewatched Godzilla: Final Wars yet again. One bit that never gets mentioned but is quite amusing is that there are two guys dressed in full summer clothing and Hawaiian shirts in the middle of a remote South Pole base.


Probably because they're cranking the heat and trying to "think warm" is how I always took it.


You're referring to MMA/kickboxing legends Ray Sefo and Gary Goodridge. They were living the life, relaxing listening to some good tunes (Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla), all forms of technological entertainment, and a REAL espresso machine. Sadly, it was short lived.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Postby Jeff-Goldblum2 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:24 pm

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Jeff-Goldblum2 wrote:Just rewatched Godzilla: Final Wars yet again. One bit that never gets mentioned but is quite amusing is that there are two guys dressed in full summer clothing and Hawaiian shirts in the middle of a remote South Pole base.

Oh yeah...those two innocent men who were blasted into pieces by Godzilla once he was let out of his frozen hell.

;)

"Uh Oh" In a nonchalant delivery. The other barely emotes at all to his imminent demise.

Hilarious.

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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Postby mikelcho » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:08 pm

You know what I was just thinking of in regards to this film?

A GFW Megalon to team up with the GFW Gigan.

That would've been real cool.

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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Postby Grievous » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:07 am

Jeff-Goldblum2 wrote:"Uh Oh" In a nonchalant delivery. The other barely emotes at all to his imminent demise.

Hilarious.

Yeah...

I would have had a more animated reaction than that.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Postby Dr. Professor » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:36 pm

latinothor wrote:I bet you would :roll:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYzc3aMI-y4

God I love that scene.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Postby goji89 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:15 am

latinothor wrote:I bet you would :roll:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYzc3aMI-y4


Its not the same thing dingus.

One is accepting his fate.
The other is caught off guard but barely emotes emotions...some might say bad acting.

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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Postby latinothor » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:44 am

Its not the same thing dingus.


Did I say there are the same, Mr Dingus?

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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Postby goji89 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:57 am

latinothor wrote:
Its not the same thing dingus.


Did I say there are the same, Mr Dingus?


Your stupid eye roll insinuated that.

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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Postby Maritonic » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:58 am

goji89 wrote:
latinothor wrote:
Its not the same thing dingus.


Did I say there are the same, Mr Dingus?


Your stupid eye roll insinuated that.


:roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Postby eabaker » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:05 pm

Maritonic wrote:
goji89 wrote:
latinothor wrote:
Did I say there are the same, Mr Dingus?


Your stupid eye roll insinuated that.


:roll: :roll: :roll:


You've captured my reaction to 90% of this forum lately.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Postby Maritonic » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:06 pm

eabaker wrote:
Maritonic wrote:
goji89 wrote:
Your stupid eye roll insinuated that.


:roll: :roll: :roll:


You've captured my reaction to 90% of this forum lately.


I believe I said the other day that this entire forum has become one large cringe thread.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Postby latinothor » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:19 pm

latinothor wrote:
Its not the same thing dingus.


Did I say there are the same, Mr Dingus?


Your stupid eye roll insinuated that.


Well, you read that wrong. The 'stupid' eye roll emoticon was at a prior comment.

The Youtube video was a similar example of a 'non-much-animated reaction' at an impending end.

Added in 3 minutes 22 seconds:
I believe I said the other day that this entire forum has become one large cringe thread.


I'm in somewhat of an agreement with your statement. And I barely post.

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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Postby PitchBlackProgress » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:35 am

They really try too hard to push the “coolness” factor in this movie and it just does not work…
Yeah, Godzilla wins... sometimes. I mean, he was killed by Dr. Serizawa's patented bubble-bath formula, heartburn, missiles, and poor box office returns, got his ass kicked by a drunken, circus-escaped gorilla, then he was beaten by two newborn worms, yeah some “king”.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Postby Maritonic » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:37 am

PitchBlackProgress wrote:They really try too hard to push the “coolness” factor in this movie and it just does not work…


I'm just curious, are you going into every Final Wars thread to trash it? Nothing wrong with that, I'm honestly just curious.
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