NateZilla10000 wrote:Well those two statements directly contradict each other. It's not like opening sequences/end sequences like that are quick to make; they would have needed to plan what was going to be in them months in advance, not made a switch on a dime. Besides, it's not like it's the only franchise to shake up its formula for end credits and opening credits. At the end of the day, it's not a loss at all.
Alright, here's the clip. https://youtu.be/gqrsrh-S524 at 6:10. If they contradict each other, maybe I didn't put it all together right the first time. "Halfway through post production," he says. The news stories in the ending would not have been in the opening, because that wouldn't make sense within the movie itself. It was originally intended to set up the events of the movie, not to conclude them, and so that was edited halfway through post. Post production for this film was about 14 months. I'm doubling down: the Main Title track would have been great if we had opening credits and a main title, and the Blue Oyster Cult cover would've been better in the spot given to Bear McCreary's rendition. Just my thoughts.
NateZilla10000 wrote:I'm well aware that Mothra's song was written by Yuji Koseki. But my point stands: the two tracks that heavily borrow from other artists are still called what they were originally called by those artists. This whole "main title" thing might not refer to the main titles of this movie at all and instead just refer to Akira Ifukube's track "Godzilla Main Titles"
That was a relatively unrelated comment. My bad for not further distinguishing my comment from our discussion. I was just saying that I enjoyed the decision to use the 1961 Mothra Song. And I get what you're saying, but I guess I'll hold onto my thoughts that this film should have had a distinct opening title to keep with the series "tradition," regardless of track names. While it's not the only film series that does this, the MonsterVerse hasn't established a truly solid foundation as of yet, as it continues to break formula in each film and comic. Consistency is appreciated, as I said before. Get the audience familiar with the series, instead of breaking from familiarity.