Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby g2vd » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:19 am

Not really. While a specific monster in the movie is definitely going to make me more interested in it without a plot..than it has nothing and that's why the Heisei movies fail because they don't have a good plot.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby 3000 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:20 pm

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jackzilla wrote:I actually really like this one. While nobody watches these films for their story or characters, I actually liked the story and characters with the introverted girl finding friends. And the monster fights were cool, and good effects for a Godzilla film. Overall, I think this is a solid entry to the franchise.

Yeah, if your 12...

That's just certainly not true, most of the Showa films I watch solely for the characters and plot.



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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:22 pm

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jackzilla wrote:I actually really like this one. While nobody watches these films for their story or characters, I actually liked the story and characters with the introverted girl finding friends. And the monster fights were cool, and good effects for a Godzilla film. Overall, I think this is a solid entry to the franchise.

Yeah, if your 69...

That's just certainly not true, I watch G98 solely for the characters and plot.



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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Godzilla165 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:13 pm

Big tall spines, cool shot. *Shrugs*.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:43 pm

Idk, it seems to happen in every era, it happend twice in the Showa series, happened once in the Heisei series, and happend once in the Millenium seris
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby omgitsgodzilla » Tue May 10, 2016 6:58 am

Lightning has a tendency to hit really tall things. Granted, Godzilla might not have been the tallest thing in the immediate vicinity in that scene, but it sort of makes a little sense. Mostly I think they just thought it was a cool shot.
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Postby edgaguirus » Tue May 10, 2016 8:45 pm

From a lighting stand point, it makes a dramatic silouette shot.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby g2vd » Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:05 am

Me and my Dad watched the movie yesterday I must say we really enjoyed it.

One awesome thing was the sound design on the Blu-Ray IT. WAS. AWESOME!!! it felt epic. every little crash, every roar, every beam pop pop sound effect, the crackling it just sounded so awesome.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Godzillafan11 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:12 pm

What suit was used? :D
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Mechagigan » Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:36 am

Godzillafan11 wrote:What suit was used? :D

KiryuGoji;
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Godzillian » Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:20 am

Anyone else feel like the characters are kinda flat in this one? They have personality but not much outside of their stereotype
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Mr. Xeno » Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:28 am

Godzillian wrote:Anyone else feel like the characters are kinda flat in this one? They have personality but not much outside of their stereotype

I felt they actually had a little more depth than your average Godzilla movie. They definitely grew throughout the course of the picture due to their relationship with Kiryu. The lead managed to get over the death she accidentally caused at the beginning of the film by piloting Kiryu, the girl overcame the death of her mother via her relationship with the lead, and the scientist... well he didn't do anything. But he still had some character to him in that he was the awkward but brilliant geek dealing with being a single father.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Mechagigan » Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:29 am

Godzillian wrote:Anyone else feel like the characters are kinda flat in this one? They have personality but not much outside of their stereotype

One-thousand-percent. I honestly find them somewhat unbearable - as you said, they're all hardly anything more than stereotypes. The 'dark', troubled girl, the clumsy romantic, the typical teasing bully, etc.... it's a prime example of the Millennium series' knack for poor character writing (almost Anime-esuqe in it's portrayals).

I suppose there was some development here and there, but to me, they most remained static and uninteresting.

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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Scarlet Spider » Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:58 pm

Godzillian wrote:Anyone else feel like the characters are kinda flat in this one? They have personality but not much outside of their stereotype


YES! YES I DO! It's why I've only watched the two movies ONCE. I cannot bring myself to re-watch them after all these years. Godzilla as well, felt completely flat. He had no personality. He just felt like an obstacle for the characters.

Maybe when I'm old I'll re-watch them.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Godzillafan11 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:06 pm

Mechagigan wrote:
Godzillafan11 wrote:What suit was used? :D

KiryuGoji;
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The same suit was also used, albeit modified, in Tokyo SOS.

Is there a 6Inch Bandai Figure of this suit out for Sale ?
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Mechagigan » Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:38 pm

Godzillafan11 wrote:
Mechagigan wrote:
Godzillafan11 wrote:What suit was used? :D

KiryuGoji;
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The same suit was also used, albeit modified, in Tokyo SOS.

Is there a 6Inch Bandai Figure of this suit out for Sale ?

There is a Movie Monster Series figure of the suit, but it (and it's '03 counterpart) is 9", not 6".
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Godzillafan11 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:59 pm

Mechagigan wrote:
Godzillafan11 wrote:
Mechagigan wrote:KiryuGoji;
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The same suit was also used, albeit modified, in Tokyo SOS.

Is there a 6Inch Bandai Figure of this suit out for Sale ?

There is a Movie Monster Series figure of the suit, but it (and it's '03 counterpart) is 9", not 6".
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Could you post a link on where to find? :D
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby omgitsgodzilla » Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:53 pm

I don't think the characters are necessarily outstanding achievements in screenwriting, but I found them a hell of a lot more entertaining than most of the other Millennium series characters. I found Akane in particular a good deal more engaging than the other Millennium female leads - Yuki from Godzilla 2000 was likable but unremarkable, as was Yuri from GMK, and Kiriko (GxM), Azusa (TSOS) and Miyuki (FW) were pretty unmemorable. I think she's given a lot more development than the rest of them, and I don't necessarily know how I'd rate Yumiko Shaku's acting chops compared to the others given that she had better material to work with, but she did a pretty good job playing Akane, good enough to make up for a couple of off moments from Yuhara and his daughter.
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby eabaker » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:37 pm

You can tell the characters have arcs, because they flatly state them in expository dialogue!
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Re: Talkback: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

Postby Godzillafan11 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:48 pm

Godzillafan11 wrote:
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Godzillafan11 wrote:Is there a 6Inch Bandai Figure of this suit out for Sale ?

There is a Movie Monster Series figure of the suit, but it (and it's '03 counterpart) is 9", not 6".
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Could you post a link on where to find? :D

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