The Kaiju/Monsterverse Thread (Kong & Godzilla)

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Quote from: The Joker on Mon, 16 Oct  2023, 05:40https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g-46Pf47us

I hope the full short film will get released online next month. Jet Jaguar is conspicuously absent from the teaser, but I'm assuming that's because they're saving his big reveal for the finished film.

If there's one moment the anniversary film needs to reference from the 1973 original, it's this:


Quote from: Silver Nemesis on Fri, 20 Oct  2023, 15:54I hope the full short film will get released online next month. Jet Jaguar is conspicuously absent from the teaser, but I'm assuming that's because they're saving his big reveal for the finished film.

Probably so!

It would be pretty amusing to see this new Megalon being forced to make a hasty retreat if he winds up getting doubled teamed by Godzilla and Jet Jaguar, but visibly pitching an absolute fit before doing so. Just as the Showa Megalon was shown to go into a absolute tantrum when things wasn't going it's way, to say the least.

QuoteIf there's one moment the anniversary film needs to reference from the 1973 original, it's this:


I vividly remember as a kid, reenacting that particular move with my Imperial Godzilla toy against a variety of monster action figures.  :D




"Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humour was provided to console him for what he is."

Quote from: The Joker on Sat, 21 Oct  2023, 09:03I vividly remember as a kid, reenacting that particular move with my Imperial Godzilla toy against a variety of monster action figures.  :D




I had that exact same figure! I haven't seen it for years, but I'm sure it's the same one. I got it from Toys R Us in the nineties. I didn't have any other Godzilla toys back then (I did have some figures based on the 1998 US Godzilla movie, but they don't count), so I just used to have him fight generic dinosaur figures. My brother had a toy tarantula which looked like Spiga/Kumonga from Son of Godzilla, so that made for a good opponent. And yes, I did the flying kick move as well. ;D I used to build a little city out of dominoes or Jenga blocks so the figures could knock the buildings over as they brawled. Good times.

My nephews (who are half Japanese) love Godzilla and they've got quite a few action figures based on the Showa-era movies, included Godzilla himself, Gigan, and Ghidorah. There's also a cartoon show they love called Shinkalion which is based on a series of Japanese toy robots that turn into bullet trains. Godzilla actually shows up in one of the Shinkalion movies.


Speaking of Japanese movies, the first reactions have been coming in for Godzilla Minus One and they're highly positive: https://comicbook.com/anime/news/godzilla-minus-one-reviews/

It's exciting to think there are two major Godzilla movies on the horizon: Godzilla Minus One and then Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. I'm a lot more interested in seeing Minus One, but both movies should be entertaining.


Assorted images from the upcoming "Godzilla Fest 4 Operation Jet Jaguar" short film.







Quote from: Silver Nemesis on Sat, 21 Oct  2023, 15:00I had that exact same figure! I haven't seen it for years, but I'm sure it's the same one. I got it from Toys R Us in the nineties. I didn't have any other Godzilla toys back then (I did have some figures based on the 1998 US Godzilla movie, but they don't count), so I just used to have him fight generic dinosaur figures. My brother had a toy tarantula which looked like Spiga/Kumonga from Son of Godzilla, so that made for a good opponent. And yes, I did the flying kick move as well. ;D I used to build a little city out of dominoes or Jenga blocks so the figures could knock the buildings over as they brawled. Good times.

Ha! I also had a big plastic spider and pretended it was Spiga/Kumonga as well. I also had a green two-headed dragon, and just had to use my imagination in pretending it was Ghidrah/Ghidorah.  ;D

QuoteMy nephews (who are half Japanese) love Godzilla and they've got quite a few action figures based on the Showa-era movies, included Godzilla himself, Gigan, and Ghidorah. There's also a cartoon show they love called Shinkalion which is based on a series of Japanese toy robots that turn into bullet trains. Godzilla actually shows up in one of the Shinkalion movies.


Very cool!

QuoteSpeaking of Japanese movies, the first reactions have been coming in for Godzilla Minus One and they're highly positive: https://comicbook.com/anime/news/godzilla-minus-one-reviews/

It's exciting to think there are two major Godzilla movies on the horizon: Godzilla Minus One and then Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. I'm a lot more interested in seeing Minus One, but both movies should be entertaining.

Yeah, all the Toho projects, along with the Monsterverse films and tv series that are adjacent to one another, there's a plethora of Godzilla material out there now. Not that I'm complaining.  ;)


"Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humour was provided to console him for what he is."




"Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humour was provided to console him for what he is."

Quote from: The Joker on Fri,  3 Nov  2023, 23:57Godzilla vs. Megalon 2023

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5I00p3KqvE

I showed this to my eldest nephew and he loved it. I'm a little disappointed that Jet Jaguar and Gigan don't appear, but other than that it's a nice tribute to the 1973 movie.

And they got the most important part right.

Quote from: Silver Nemesis on Fri, 20 Oct  2023, 15:54If there's one moment the anniversary film needs to reference from the 1973 original, it's this:



 ;D

Quote from: Silver Nemesis on Sat,  4 Nov  2023, 14:14I showed this to my eldest nephew and he loved it. I'm a little disappointed that Jet Jaguar and Gigan don't appear, but other than that it's a nice tribute to the 1973 movie.

Speaking of Jet Jaguar...

A nice followup to 2023's Megalon!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D__GbFY08Og



QuoteAnd they got the most important part right.

Quote from: Silver Nemesis on Fri, 20 Oct  2023, 15:54If there's one moment the anniversary film needs to reference from the 1973 original, it's this:



 ;D

Classic.

Just absolutely classic!


"Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humour was provided to console him for what he is."

Quote from: The Joker on Sun,  5 Nov  2023, 02:48
Quote from: Silver Nemesis on Sat,  4 Nov  2023, 14:14I showed this to my eldest nephew and he loved it. I'm a little disappointed that Jet Jaguar and Gigan don't appear, but other than that it's a nice tribute to the 1973 movie.

Speaking of Jet Jaguar...

A nice followup to 2023's Megalon!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D__GbFY08Og


I'm not familiar with this G-Fest series, but I loved this one. The fight choreography is good, the practical special effects impressive, and the surprise appearance by Ghidorah a welcome catalyst for Godzilla and Jaguar to team up. I kept hoping they'd play the Jet Jaguar theme song, and they didn't disappoint. Another treat for Showa-era fans.


Checked out "Godzilla Minus One" earlier today, and WOW! What a banger of a movie!!!

In some ways, you can view "Godzilla Minus One" as a nice companion piece to "Shin Godzilla". Where one was more of a Government focused story, this one is decidedly a more personal story involving human characters that are accessible and easy to get invested in. For my money, these characters are 1A and 1B with that of the original 1954 film. Which is to say the very best that the franchise has ever had to offer. There were some pre-release rumors that the film was going to get political. Possibly some sort of commentary on the United States, but actually the politics has more to say on former WW2 Japanese soldiers not being absolutely gung ho on the Japanese military's strategy (the idea of being a kamikaze pilot in particular), in addition to things related to loss, guilt, regret, and all the different attitudes/viewpoints on the war. Actually, this film pretty much goes out of it's way to say that no Government is going to help you, and that it's up to you to save your country. Bringing this home with scenes of communities seen coming together, and helping one another after surviving absolute catastrophic events.

Not to say too much, but you don't have to wait for Godzilla to show up for every long, and when he does appear, watch out. Godzilla, as depicted in "Godzilla Minus One", is absolutely terrifying, and hands down one of the top versions of Godzilla that is shown as being incredibly aggressive towards humans. Whenever Godzilla uses his atomic ray, it's literally a happening, than what one would normally think of. Less of a ray to be honest, and more of a projectile atomic bomb. Which I thought was pretty damn outstanding in this. It's about as polar opposite to the Monsterverse Godzilla as it gets. A absolute amazing return to original form.

Can't wait to get the blu ray, or 4K of this!

Absolutely would recommend.


"Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humour was provided to console him for what he is."