Nov. 30, 2004, 7:08 a.m. CST
by Lt. Columbo
This is going finally erase that Broderick abomination which is down as one of the worst films I've ever seen (and believe me, I like some crap!)
Nov. 30, 2004, 8:01 a.m. CST
by TheGinger Twit
My God it was terrible.
Nov. 30, 2004, 8:43 a.m. CST
...but does it have Godzooky?
Nov. 30, 2004, 10:44 a.m. CST
by Fletch F Fletch
Because no one gives a shit.
Nov. 30, 2004, 11:04 a.m. CST
by Azure Tyger
If Godzilla fanbois could get their tongues out of Toho's ass for 5 seconds and look at the 2 Gs objectively for once, they'd have to admit that as bad as it was, the American Godzilla was a much superior movie than any of the shlock we've seen from the Japanese versions. The American version had bad writing, cheesy acting, and little to no plot which puts it on par or better than any Toho Godzilla product we have seen since the original but has far better effects. Some guy in a crappy looking latex suit stomping on sterile models may have worked for me as a 5 year old, but any more the crap is just unwatchable. Fandom and the irritating twits it spews out can cling to their little cross-culture pseudo elitism all they want. But the American Godzilla, despite the fact that it was a run of the mill action movie, is far and away a better product. But by all means go out their fellate another shitty Godzilla movie like it is a nerd's wet epiphany. The rest of us will sit back and be amused.
Nov. 30, 2004, 11:16 a.m. CST
If you're older than 5, why bother?
Nov. 30, 2004, 11:29 a.m. CST
by Atticus Finch
Nov. 30, 2004, 11:43 a.m. CST
I would jump on this faster than Ron Jeremy in a box of poon, but you guys said the same thing about Freddy vs. Jason when that first came out. And too Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky. I am a fan of all those franchises and those movies are absolute shit. (For the those of you eager to call me on my distaste for cheeze...think again. I was a fan of Jason Takes Manhattan and Dream Warriors. I like cheeze if it's done well, grabs you by the balls and makes you laugh out loud while being frightfully insane at the same time. Evil Dead 2 and Dead Alive are two of my favorite films of all time.) I'm not sure what to believe anymore from you guys. You seem to confuse different and in your face with good way more often than not. Those are certainly elements of a good film, but that's not the end all beat all of a good film.
Godamn I can't wait to see this movie, it may be the greats G film of all time. It won't be the last though, not by a long shot. And, Halloween, Freddy Vs Jason kicks your skull in, then slams you into a volcano. Its that kind of movie.
Nov. 30, 2004, 12:45 p.m. CST
So when's this getting circulated here in the States?
Nov. 30, 2004, 1:05 p.m. CST
I thought I read that Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Powell was suppossed to score this. How did that work out?
Nov. 30, 2004, 1:46 p.m. CST
Anyone who says Jason Takes Manhattan is better than Freddy Vs. Jason is either full of shit or delusional.
Nov. 30, 2004, 1:56 p.m. CST
Of course the most likeable part was when the Japanese G kicked the American G's ass and the head alien said something like, "I knew that tuna-eating monster was worthless."
Nov. 30, 2004, 2:32 p.m. CST
"I do believe in Monsters" "I do believe in Monsters" I DO I DO I DO!
Nov. 30, 2004, 3:05 p.m. CST
you know when someone makes something that's "so bad it's good", and then you go "ok, haha". but then they make sequels. lots of them. that's godzilla.
Nov. 30, 2004, 4:33 p.m. CST
by Noriko Takaya
Also caught the "Director's cut" version of the origional '54 movie when that made the rounds and I must say: yeah, it's crap, but by god it's *fun* crap. Far more fun then that cinematic abortion Roland Emmerich foisted on us back in '98. Now don't get me wrong, I love CGI, "Attack of the Clones" "X-Men 2" and "Jurassic Park" being three of my favorite films, but "Man in suit" is how the Big G should ALWAYS be done. I am so looking forward to "Final Wars." Like Star Trek, Godzilla is past his prime and needs to be put to rest for the foreseeable future, and this sounds like a great send-off for the series - which is all that it deserves. Toppu o Nerae!
Nov. 30, 2004, 5:25 p.m. CST
I've had a lot of fun with old Godzilla over the years and I look forward to having a fun time watching this one. Err, on DVD, of course. The hokiness and cheese is just too much on the big screen. As per Moriarity
Nov. 30, 2004, 6:39 p.m. CST
by Judge Doom
Since theirs GODZILLA 2000 tried not only to emulate every goddamn scene from that movie but a couple shots from Independence Day as well.
Nov. 30, 2004, 7:25 p.m. CST
Is Godzilla 2000 the one where the alien ship was found at the center of the ocean and when awakened started to reek havok in the city? If so, I see NO connection with that and that steaming pile we did with Mathew Broderick. When I watch a film all that matters to me in the end was how it made me feel, did it entertain? Was I excited about what was going on? Did I LIKE what was going on? The answer for Godzilla 2000 was yes, the answer for the american remake was good fucking lord no. It's not what you do, it's how you do it. And so far only "Japs" do Godzilla the way I like it done. Case in point when the big creature starts swallowing Godzilla head first, there's a moment when everything becomes real quiet, and then you hear the humm as his spikes light up, and you know...here it fuckin comes. Style, style beats bluster, everytime, every. fuckin. time.
Nov. 30, 2004, 7:49 p.m. CST
Roth can't close Revulsion Studios soon enough.
Nov. 30, 2004, 9:07 p.m. CST
by High Grade 4 Eva
Peep this, kaiju addicts. click on the godzilla track at www.overplay.co.uk/jackunion Can't wait for this movie, guess my track is a bit late to make the soundtrack!
Nov. 30, 2004, 9:13 p.m. CST
by High Grade 4 Eva
Look at all these Zilla haters! Calm down yankee boys, it's ok to not be the best at everything.
Nov. 30, 2004, 10:58 p.m. CST
by ripper t. jones
Knew damn skippy Kitamura was gonna hit it out of the park. Then crush the park to splinters.
Nov. 30, 2004, 11:01 p.m. CST
by ripper t. jones
...if I could just convince Mo that "Versus" does in fact kick ass.
Nov. 30, 2004, 11:39 p.m. CST
Japanese culture is so gloriously different from everything else! I love it! Anybody seen "Lost in Translation"? I visited Japan 14 years ago and apparently it hasn't changed at all according to that movie. Thank God for that. I love anime, those little seaweed crackers, and little model tanks shooting big rubber monsters on sets filled with scale model skyscrapers. When I was a kid I couldn't get enough of it and I still can't. These days I really love those crazy-ass Japanese video games. If you haven't played "Katamari Damacy" you need to give it a try. It's only $20 and it beats most $50 games. From the opening sequence, you know you're in for something humorous, different and new. It's been the only game in my PS2 for about 2 weeks. But I digress, the reason for the failure of the American version of Godzilla rests with the creature himself (their version). You just don't monkey around with an icon. Godzilla is an icon. I could have accepted a CGI Godzilla if he looked like Godzilla. I'm sorry, but the creature that Ferris tangled with looked like an "Alien" with an iguana's head. They may have felt that was a more realistic rendering of the big guy, but he was never realistic in the first place. Since the 50's, Godzilla was a giant monster that beat the crap out of other giant monsters and then he would dance a jig. A jig... Remember how he would rub it in their faces when he won. It was like pro-wrestling without the ring ropes. When they tried to add "realistic" story elements like Godzilla attacking NYC to find a place to nest, it just didn't fit with the history we already knew from years of movies. I know it's their movie and their take on it; but again he's an icon. Godzilla's a guy. He don't do nesting. When I was a kid, I always knew there was a Mrs. Gee out there somewhere who was the reason for Godzilla's tag-a-long kid. Anyway, I'm glad that it looks like the new movie is still just as fun and goofy as ever. I hope they stay that way, because Godzilla don't do serious, unless it's an ass-whuppin'.
Nov. 30, 2004, 11:59 p.m. CST
... is seeing some of you nerds refer to Moriarty as "Mori" or "Mo" in this thread. No one wins that round, me included for posting on this downhill-slide of a site.
Dec. 1, 2004, midnight CST
This film was one of my guesses in my BNAT submission. Maybe since I got in I was right....
Dec. 1, 2004, 3:06 a.m. CST
by John Anderton
Am I the only one that thought this was the only "realistic" (and decent) Godzilla movie?
Dec. 1, 2004, 4:55 a.m. CST
Dec. 1, 2004, 5:02 a.m. CST
If you defend Japanese Godzilla movies by saying that if you don't like them then you're inner child is dead, and then blast the Hollywood version which every little kid I know really enjoyed, seems a bit at odds to me. And bleating about messing with Godzilla mythology or whatever is pointless. You think your inner-child gives a shit? He's spoilt enough already give him a slap.
Dec. 1, 2004, 6:47 a.m. CST
by Judge Doom
Dec. 1, 2004, 7:42 a.m. CST
Look, we G-Fans know that a lot of people don't like Godzilla, but to say "nobody cares" is idiocy. You are talking about fifty years worth of character durability. Billions in merchandise sales. So obviously, people do care. I showed Destroy All Monsters to my nieces (4 and 7) who had never seen a Godzilla movie and they were riveted, except for that godawful boring part where Akira Kubo is trying to cut the power cable to disable the Kilaks' remote control. Anyway, the girls were ENTHRALLED and I was thrilled to have passed the baton to yet another generation of Godzilla fans. As for Final Wars, well, everything I've heard for the past year told me this was a "scan through the DVD to the parts you like" kind of flick. Even Toho admits they've run out of ideas. So, since you have no ideas, what better way to wrap things up (for now) than to just toss everything in and have a final balls-out blast? That's obviously what Final Wars is.
Dec. 1, 2004, 8:18 a.m. CST
Sorry but no. Freddy vs. Jason stunk ass. It was like watching an overproduced WWF match. Much the same way Alien vs. Predator was WWF tagteam. If that's your schtick fine. But when I go to a horror movie I want to see horror not wrestling. If the horror happens to be funny all the better. See Shaun of the Dead for horror/cheeze done right. Once again, in your face doesn't exclusively mean good. And as for my Jason Takes Manhattan comment, you read me all wrong. I never said Jason Takes Manhattan was brilliant in any way, but it was a great idea, making it at least fun to watch if only to see him in the New York environment, "plus" it remained true to the series and the character's history (in this case Jason), not dismissing every film before it, and comeon, that pink guitar to the head was an awesome death scene. Jason Takes Manhattan "was" a Jason movie. Freddy vs. Jason was neither a Jason movie or a Freddie movie. It was Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage in Halloween masks. Not much of a movie there. Just a lame-o PayPerView special.
Dec. 1, 2004, 2:24 p.m. CST
I just think that it's pretty funny that we're told to give in to the child inside of us whenever watching any of the Toho Godzilla films and to cling fondly to our childhood memories of these flicks (which I do). But we're not allowed to do the same thing when it comes to the Star Wars Prequels. Hypocrites...
Dec. 1, 2004, 6:51 p.m. CST
Seriously, does it even have a US distribution deal? Can it be seen in a fucking theatre? No? THEN WHAT THE FUCK ARE WE TALKING ABOUT HERE???
Dec. 2, 2004, 10:18 a.m. CST
by James Crackcorn
The World has moved on. The hysterical reaction of the Western Left to the reelection of President George W. Bush is not just a primal scream from politicians and intellectuals deprived of political power. The violent language, numerous acts of violence, and demonization of Bush and his electorate
Dec. 2, 2004, 2:27 p.m. CST
Sure, both of them are looking fake, but there's a little difference between laughing at a pathetically bad man-in-suit monster and bitching about the ocassionally poor rendering of a cgi lizard.
Dec. 3, 2004, 4:51 p.m. CST
I am too tired and too frustrated to begin to say how annoyed I am by this the asshole who came up with the "chirp" post. So fucking useless and stupid you are, so fucking lame. Jesus. Die. You're opinion is not valid if you think saying "chirp" "chirp" is clever, why do you get to live when so many have to die? Godzilla rules.