Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Rhedosaurus » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:00 pm

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I still think that Kiryu was a missed opportunity. The original Godzilla getting the Robocop treatment and being controlled was interesting, but I do wish that he was more durable and eventually gained a bit more control over himself. I actually like this movie better then the sequel that came afterword.

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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:11 am

The Mechagodzilla Rampage scene always goes on way longer then I remember. In my mind I always think of it only as the moment where MG is walking at dusk through a building before powering down, but there’s actually a “fight” between it and the Gryphons. I think though if MG reverted more, then there would be no way that Kiryu would’ve been cleared for launching.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Maritonic » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:54 am

LSD Jellyfish wrote:The Mechagodzilla Rampage scene always goes on way longer then I remember. In my mind I always think of it only as the moment where MG is walking at dusk through a building before powering down, but there’s actually a “fight” between it and the Gryphons. I think though if MG reverted more, then there would be no way that Kiryu would’ve been cleared for launching.


I actually wish it went longer, personally. It always feel so short to me. Like they had this awesome concept for it and went "ehhhh production costs. Just cut to him running out of batteries." I do love that shot of him with the sun setting and him shutting down, though.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Gojirawars 03 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:05 am

I actually prefer Tokyo S.O.S. over this one. More entertainment value of me, and I think Mothra spices up the story more.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Maritonic » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:08 am

Gojirawars 03 wrote:I actually prefer Tokyo S.O.S. over this one. More entertainment value of me, and I think Mothra spices up the story more.


I think Tokyo SOS is towards the bottom of my ranking of the franchise, while this would be middle.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Grievous » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:09 am

Gojirawars 03 wrote:I actually prefer Tokyo S.O.S. over this one. More entertainment value of me, and I think Mothra spices up the story more.

If we could take the kaiju action from Tokyo S.O.S & combine it with the
characters & narrative of Against MechaGodzilla...well...I think that would
have been a great film.

Or they just could have kept Akane as the main character in Tokyo S.O.S...
that would have worked right?
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Maritonic » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:11 am

Grievous wrote:Or they just could have kept Akane as the main character in Tokyo S.O.S...
that would have worked right?


Definitely one of my main gripes with SOS.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Zarm » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:12 am

Maritonic wrote:
Gojirawars 03 wrote:I actually prefer Tokyo S.O.S. over this one. More entertainment value of me, and I think Mothra spices up the story more.


I think Tokyo SOS is towards the bottom of my ranking of the franchise, while this would be middle.


This would be pretty near the top (like, top ten) for me- but yeah, S.O.S. would be in the bottom five. Maybe bottom three.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Grievous » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:15 am

Maritonic wrote:Definitely one of my main gripes with SOS.

Its like my MAIN gripe.

If Tokyo S.O.S kept the same core characters & added in
the Mothra connection...it would have been SO much better.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Maritonic » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:19 am

Grievous wrote:
Maritonic wrote:Definitely one of my main gripes with SOS.

Its like my MAIN gripe.

If Tokyo S.O.S kept the same core characters & added in
the Mothra connection...it would have been SO much better.


I think the film could have sustained itself without Akane, if they just did other things better. That's why it isn't my main gripe.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Dr. Professor » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:06 pm

Grievous wrote:
Maritonic wrote:Definitely one of my main gripes with SOS.

Its like my MAIN gripe.

If Tokyo S.O.S kept the same core characters & added in
the Mothra connection...it would have been SO much better.

And if Mothra actually went through with her threat. Imagine Godzilla and Mothra trashing Tokyo together. That would've been great.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Grievous » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:55 am

Dr. Professor wrote:And if Mothra actually went through with her threat. Imagine Godzilla and Mothra trashing Tokyo together. That would've been great.

Maybe? I mean I never believed the threat Mothra made.

*Thinks*

Although a 3 way fight between Godzilla, Kiryu & Mothra with
every kaiju attacking each other would have been cool to see...

Although Mothra would have dispatched the Gryphons meaning
Kiryu would have been pilot-less...

*Thinks*

Although Kiryu could have just gone berserk anyway...

*Thinks*

I'm thinking about this way too much.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby eabaker » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:19 am

Dr. Professor wrote:And if Mothra actually went through with her threat.


You mean, like, if this movie actually had a focused story it was telling, instead of just throwing a bunch of random nonsense at the wall and then never developing any of it?
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Dr. Professor » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:36 am

eabaker wrote:
Dr. Professor wrote:And if Mothra actually went through with her threat.


You mean, like, if this movie actually had a focused story it was telling, instead of just throwing a bunch of random nonsense at the wall and then never developing any of it?

Precisely.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby GodzillaRangerPrime » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:18 am

I can’t imagine this film feeling complete as a stand alone without Tokyo SOS coming soon after.

If only Tokyo SOS kept the same lead chick though.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Dr. Professor » Mon May 20, 2019 6:25 am

I just rewatched this film last night for the first time in a while. I just wanna say that Sara is one of my favorite child characters in the franchise. She doesn't do a whole lot, but her conversations with Akane are some of my favorite moments in the film. The whole "no life is worthless" part is genuinely touching and seeing their relationship come back to give Akane strength when inside Kiryu was really great.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Godzillian » Mon May 20, 2019 6:53 am

Was there ever an official reason given why we got new characters rather than the cast of this movie?
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Living Corpse » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:26 pm

So that shot of Godzilla dying to the Oxygen Destroyer in the flashback? Not CGI but a suit.

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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Terasawa » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:11 am

As I recall, this was pretty well understood when the film was new-ish, but somewhere along the line some fan or fans assumed it was CGI and that’s what spread like wildfire.
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