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Godzilla: King of the Monsters coming 2019
« on: December 10, 2018, 01:15:23 PM »
Figured I should start a new thread since the old one dated back to 2014 and expected a June 2018 release. (Instead there was a trailer release.)

First trailer from this summer for context. More artistic than the second trailer.




Second trailer. Amanda Waller of the Suicide Squad is dubious of the plan....  >:D

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Re: Godzilla: King of the Monsters coming 2019
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2018, 01:28:46 PM »
Not impressed. I guess I'm just 'old school' but I prefer my giant monsters to be about nothing more complex than stomping the shit out of little, tiny trains and tanks in downtown Tokyo as opposed to saving the Earth. I understand there is a couple of new generations that can't relate to that though. So, whatever.  :peace:
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Re: Godzilla: King of the Monsters coming 2019
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2018, 03:51:38 PM »
I'm with Sir Slash. Maybe I'm becoming a grumpy old bastard, but I'm getting tired of all this alien, outer space, galactic ending BS that movies keep shoving down our throats.

Looking forward to seeing Bree Larson in a space suit though fighting intergalactic aliens  :bd:

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Re: Godzilla: King of the Monsters coming 2019
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2018, 04:27:39 PM »
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Re: Godzilla: King of the Monsters coming 2019
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2018, 04:39:46 PM »
I'm another old skooler that would prefer to see Gojira and Rodan team up for a rematch against King Ghidora. 

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Re: Godzilla: King of the Monsters coming 2019
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2018, 05:21:55 PM »
That would HAVE TO be on Pay-Per-View.  :clap: 
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Re: Godzilla: King of the Monsters coming 2019
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2018, 05:24:55 PM »
I loved the Godzilla movies as a kid. King Ghidora was my favorite, save the Big G himself. Heh heh, I'm old enough I remember catching King Kong vs. Godzilla at the Saturday matinee.
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Re: Godzilla: King of the Monsters coming 2019
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2018, 07:51:36 PM »
I've said this before, but literally the first film I ever watched at a theater was a drive-in showing of Godzilla vs Megalon; and if my first indoor theater film wasn't Godzilla vs Gigan (known in the states as Godzilla on Monster Island) then it was close!
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Re: Godzilla: King of the Monsters coming 2019
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2018, 08:00:54 PM »
I'm another old skooler that would prefer to see Gojira and Rodan team up for a rematch against King Ghidora. 


...that's kind of what's going to happen, except without the Xilians. The 2019 film is broadly referencing Ghidora's first Showa era appearance, also 1964 (that was a busy year with G vs Mothra to start it off!) Which was also the first Toho daikaiju film where the monsters end up saving the Earth -- but the film starts off being a running battle between Godzilla and Rodan, so they aren't friendly to humans! (They have to be shamed by Mothra into fighting Ghidora to save the earth.)

In this case, the plot seems to be borrowing elements from -- of all things -- the Hanna-Barbera 1970s Godzilla run, where a sonic device summons Godzilla to fight for his friends. (A show with a structure weirdly based on Pete's Dragon... except set in modern day. And with Eliot turning out to be Godzilla's "nephew" Godzooky. {shudder} Please God don't let them go that direction...)

Anyway, it's the newer film series (the Heisei in the 90s and the Millennium in the early 00s) where the monsters were rarely saving the Earth. The "old school" Showa series are where the monsters were more-or-less grumpily heroic -- after Ghidora first shows up anyway!

In short: some of the monsters treating humans like pets is old school.  :P

And I'm personally glad they've returned to that, sort of. I've missed Godzilla being (kind of) heroic. That hasn't been true since the mid 70s.
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Re: Godzilla: King of the Monsters coming 2019
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2018, 09:16:51 PM »
I miss Japanese villains with sunglasses and antennas coming out of their heads.
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Re: Godzilla: King of the Monsters coming 2019
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2018, 10:19:41 PM »
clearly you have not watch enough Japanese Anime over the last 30 years.
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Re: Godzilla: King of the Monsters coming 2019
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2018, 04:35:36 AM »
Why doesn't Eleven just send all the bad things into the Upside down? Problem solved.

Also, Godzilla looks like a Punk Sumo Wrestler.
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Re: Godzilla: King of the Monsters coming 2019
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2018, 07:02:44 AM »
Also, Godzilla looks like a Punk Sumo Wrestler.

And with that image stuck firmly in my mind,  another piece of my childhood bites the dust   :'( :'( :'( :2funny:
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Re: Godzilla: King of the Monsters coming 2019
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2018, 07:06:41 AM »
^At this point your childhood must be almost all dust, Dad.
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Re: Godzilla: King of the Monsters coming 2019
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2018, 07:19:46 AM »
Jason my first movie I ever saw at the theater was also Godzilla vs. Megalon.  I think it came out one year before Star Wars did which was the second movie I ever saw at a theater.  Good times!

I suppose I should give the new movie a chance based on your description.  Ok, ok twist my arm.   :)
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