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kevin enas, Friday, 3 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

'Godzilla vs the Flying Saucers' is a beautiful and strangely moving film.

D*A*V*I*D*M, Friday, 3 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

What's there not to love about those old Japanese Godzilla films? Basic plot is classic -- bunch of complacent folks standing around being complacent, Godzilla pops out of nowhere and steps all over shit and breathes fire on shit and shit gets destroyed, complacent folks don't know what the hell is going on much less how to stop Godzilla, and before you get sick of Godzilla he slinks back/dies.

The remake of Godzilla, though, definitely stunk.

Tadeusz Suchodolski, Friday, 3 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

"Oh no/there goes Tokyo/go go Godzilla!" . KING OF MONSTERS!

flamin wonder telepath, Friday, 3 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

...except in the 1st 1 he was a she, right? (i forget)

duane, Friday, 3 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

I love the ones from the 1960 s and 70 s. THe recent USA one was shit. I have like four Godzilla vs. H e fights a Lobster, Mechagodzilla, all the other monsters, and aliens

Mike Hanley, Saturday, 4 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

best one I saw was Destroy All Monsters (1964?) where they had all 12 or so -mothra and rodan and godzilla.....more i can't remember.

kevin enas, Saturday, 4 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Mike, Godzilla vs. a lobster really doesn't strike me as being a fair fight. Perhaps a boiled projectile lobster.

Mitch Lastnamewithheld., Saturday, 4 August 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

one year passes...
I thought Son Of Godzilla which involved Gojira junior blowing rings of smoke as he tried to breath fire, Daddy teaching junior how to fight etc. was a great kitschy film.

Ben Mott (Ben Mott), Saturday, 25 January 2003 21:05 (sixteen years ago) link

thirteen years pass...

Saw SHIN GODZILLA tonight and it's easily the most bonkers installment since Smog Monster. Which is an absolutely crazy statement to make since most of the movie takes place in conference rooms and hallways.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgyq6YKeIms

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 08:20 (three years ago) link

would've been very disappointed if people described the anno godzilla movie as anything but bonkers

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 09:32 (three years ago) link

Saw it described as Godzilla vs. House of Cards?

Smog Monster is lame.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 11:31 (three years ago) link

Alternative description: Aaron Sorkin's Godzilla.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 19 October 2016 02:10 (three years ago) link

lol! trailer made it look kinda cool

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 19 October 2016 05:20 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

Saw Shin Godzilla last night. That movie is nonstop panic, and the creature is just wrong in the best way. New one is teal-and-orange bullshit that doesn't respect the classical unities.

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:42 (eleven months ago) link

we should poll every godzilla movie

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:17 (eleven months ago) link

last godzilla was good kong was very good this will be good id say

Moussa- ppl gon die (darraghmac), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:39 (eleven months ago) link

last godzilla was good kong


steady on there

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:42 (eleven months ago) link

Was going to give a handful of reasons to avoid "Rampage", but if you still watch it after seeing the trailer, you know what you're getting into.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:50 (eleven months ago) link

fun fact: i kind of enjoyed rampage

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 20:54 (eleven months ago) link

No doubt The Rock and Naomie Harris make it watchable, but I was grimacing at the evil CEO logic (she was only missing a coat of Dalmatians), the anthropromorphic monsters and their baseball aim, and the wingman fistbump beat at the end. Less of an inherent awfulness, and more the usual disappointment at a decently budgeted genre movie not trying to be more than bare minimum satisfying a high concept pitch. The last major Godzilla at least went large in scope, and tried to build in some logic and history. Hoping King of the Monsters does the same.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 21:22 (eleven months ago) link

four months pass...

Impressively, this seems both as stupid as the Emmerich Godzilla and some of the sillier Toho Godzillas. And yet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvDD8OFQMGc

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 15:27 (seven months ago) link

last godzilla good, kong skull island great, this shall be on the list

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 15:45 (seven months ago) link

There’s something so pure and beautiful about monsters fucking shit up.

Conceptualize Wyverns (latebloomer), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 16:58 (seven months ago) link

Not going to lie, I dig that "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" arrangement in that trailer.

Plinka Trinka Banga Tink (Eliza D.), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 17:11 (seven months ago) link

I love giant monsters but honestly kept thinking of the death toll of battling gargantuans.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 18:09 (seven months ago) link

of the gargantuans or the multitudes

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 18:20 (seven months ago) link

because the former are imaginary and the latter are also imaginary

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 18:20 (seven months ago) link

pretty sure they are both real.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 18:21 (seven months ago) link

I don't know, for most of the corny classic (and lesser) Godzilla flicks I always thought of them as basically puppet wrestling shows, with no obvious death toll. Stomping models aside, they always went to islands, or other planets, and people were mostly left to cower/narrate. Hyper-realistic scenes of modern CGI devastation I'm not sure add anything to the basic premise of giant monsters hitting each other over the heads with chairs.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 18:28 (seven months ago) link

lol i hear ya

but they are so loud and awesome tho

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Tuesday, 23 April 2019 18:49 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

Just saw the new one. Perfect blend of useless human characters (for the most part) and big huge stomping around, so it wins.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 31 May 2019 05:21 (six months ago) link

« the basic premise of giant monsters hitting each other over the heads with chairs. »
Ahah !
So is this one fun ? Pacific Rim fun ?

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 31 May 2019 06:14 (six months ago) link

one month passes...
two weeks pass...

Jun Fukuda, director of many of the Godzilla sequels, reflects on his life’s work (from Cult Movies Magazine, #13) pic.twitter.com/KxoxSMTvqh

— Will Sloan, the 6ix Dad (@WillSloanEsq) August 11, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 August 2019 16:15 (three months ago) link

Now *that's* how you curmudgeon.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 12 August 2019 17:53 (three months ago) link

It's August and my son is going for a casual stroll as Godzilla pic.twitter.com/SZuS9GRifJ

— GummyFredo™ (@GummyFredo) August 12, 2019

j., Monday, 12 August 2019 23:10 (three months ago) link

will be destroying some lawn sprinklers

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:29 (three months ago) link


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