When is this movie coming out?
When is this movie coming out?
Oh hell yes... Ultraman. I watched this shit religiously as a kid. That this hasn't become a movie yet confuses.
they make an Ultra Man movie. Hard to tell from this clip if it will be good or not.
Not sure why this is on the board, but.... it got me to watch the trailer. I'm sure its a overproduced blockbuster with a weak plot and holes in the story, BUT I'll probably go watch it and love it because...'MURICA!
The line "seems like Hollywood may finally be doing Godzilla the right way". As someone who watched almost every Godzilla movie as a kid and then watched a handful of them fairly recently (within the last year), I can tell you the only one that was done the right way was the first (not the American version, the real Japanese version). That one had a legit plot, based on legit fears, and a social commentary that fit how much meaningful Sci-Fi is made. It displayed how good of a director Honda Ishiro really was (later went on to help Kurosawa Akira on many of his later movies, namely Kagemusha and Ran).
But the Japanese studio system (which made America's studio system look tame by comparison) forced many terrible scripts on him, not all of which were even close to consistent in their aim. Some were directly aimed at little kids, other teenagers, few adults. Most of which were designed to be awful, cheap, B-movies that drew an audience based on name recognition alone.
So it hasn't just been Hollywood that hasn't done Godzilla and his premise justice, it was the Japanese studio system even more so. Hopefully this one fits a bill similar to what the first Godzilla movie did, which I'm sure in 1954 had both a great social commentary and was action packed entertainment (think District 9 if it was made during the apartheid, though that's an extreme example because District 9 was badass).
Agreed. side note: The japanese scores are classic.
This actually looks like it's been done very well. And I just saw that one Godzilla sequel on TV with the robot Godzilla. Yeesh that was turrible
Can't judge a movie based on graphics any more. Too much crap out there. This movie will boil down to two things:
1. How well they build up the Godzilla threat. Will it just a be a shallow threat upon a city or two? or will it credibly threaten the world and get into credibly threatening the souls of all those involved? I.e., social commentary rabble rabble.
2. How credibly they handle the conflict. Will it be a nancy boy like Matt Broderick riding through Godzilla's legs in a taxi cab and making a cartoon of the whole thing? Or will it be handled, again, credibly.
This movie can go one of two ways:
The bad way: The last Godzilla movie or Independence Day - Awesome media build up, and awesome first hour, but then a pathetic conclusion (two dudesfly into space to upload a computer virus on the mother ship, or a bunch of dudes ridiculously drive around in a taxi under Godzilla's feet and never get stomped....).
The good way: Cloverfied - The vibrating camera work gave me a headache, and the actors were pretty terrible, but the way they handled the threat and the conflict with the giant monster itself was completely badass, and how they left it at the end, lingering for a sequel, was also legit.
If this movie can be Cloverfield plus good acting, bigger world threat, no shaky cameras (confirmed from preview) and better graphics (confirmed from preview), it will be solid.
Independence Day is my favorite movie. The ending had NOTHING to do with how they defeated the Aliens (two dudes a computer virus and a nuke) It was the personal stories of each character and what they gained or sacrificed and how those stories came together is the true magic. Once you look at the hidden meaning it is a movie that is very good.
Some of us older bloggers remember the WXYZ 4 o'clock movie in the late 60s and early 70s. I loved monster week that came on the 4 o'clock movie, usually in the spring, They use to show one solid week of all the Japanese Godzilla movies. My favorite was invasion of Astro Monster (Japan '65), shown in the US as Monster Zero Michigan was playing great football back then as well!
In 1965 Michigan was 2–5 in the Big Ten and 4–6 overall. Hardly great football.
Monster Week ran well into the 1970s (can't recall when it stopped, b/c after awhile I lost interest, but it was at least until the mid-1970s).
Michigan played some pretty good football between, oh ... say 1969 and 1979. So I don't think your data point invalidates the post to which you're replying.
I still remember Sir Graves Ghastly and Creature Feature. The good days.
A movie for the mindless masses. Haven't they done this multiple times before just in different iterations? Let's see - some unknown creature threatens to destroy humanity. Military has little effect, so some hyper-intelligent yet bumbling dude, who is surprisingly handsome given all of that, finds a way to both destroy the creature and save the girl, who paid him little mind before. In the middle we are subject to a mindless 45 minutes of the creature destrying a city or two, and some military blowing shit up with new-fangled weaponry.
Just like they did before.
I will pass. You leave these movies dumber than when you went in, and I just dont have the luxury of getting dumber. I'm already too close to the edge.
Two seasons of 7-5 football in four years have dented my soul a little, but not enough so that the notion of a new Godzilla movie strikes me as being pointless and silly.
Tokusatsu movies will hold that special place in my heart that is always 10 years old, but that's okay. I was lucky enough to see the original "Star Wars" release when it came out in theatres at age 10 as well. Even the prequel trilogy couldn't take the shine off that apple.