I hope it doesn't disappoint. I'm still scarred from that Matthew Broderick crap...
OT: Godzilla movie trailer
was if Jean Reno got his decent cup of coffee. . .
I'll admit that I own that DVD, but when I bought it when I thought that movie was good. I recently saw bits and pieces of it on cable and I can tell you that the movie is absolute garbage.
Storm effects. Wow. Though I'm still looking for a giant robot to show up any second now....
and Blue Oyster Cult's.
But this trailer does look pretty promising...
I'd never buy a GT-R, however it has quite possibly my favorite nickname of any supercar
Just based on the trailer, consider my attention captured. I would probably go see this when it comes out in May. I sort of like how they kept Godzilla somewhat shrouded in the dust and debris in the clips that they did show - that was one of the things that grabbed me about this.
And maybe 10 mins of people shooting at something and 5 mins of Godzilla is what I got from it.
Pudd Diddy stays the hell out of Led Zeppelin's catalouge, I'm in. I still can't believe Jimmy Page signed off on that.
It is quite unbelievable. He's still a god, though.
Jimmy Page was Gene Simmons before Gene Simmons was Gene Simmons...dude was always a businessman first and an artist second when it came to his music. That doesn't lessen his abilities and accomplishments AS an artist, of course.
....in me is fired up.
Something else to watch in this film are the two leads, Aaron-Taylor Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen.
These two will also be portraying brother-sister tandem Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Will be interesting to see that chemistry begin to be built in this film.
Hard to believe that two different actors will be playing one Marvel character in two seperate films that are less than a year apart.
In one Quicksilver's role will be that of Magneto's son and obvious villain, the other they can't even mention that Quicksilver or Scarlet Witch are related to Magneto and now they'll be portrayed as heroes and part of the Avengers. Fox needs to just give the rights back to Marvel so they can have a singularity between the films.
/end nerd rant.
I agree WMUgoBlue, especially considering that Joss Whedon and co. have to get creative with their origin story.
The siblings can't be mutants in this film, so where do their powers come from? Does Scarlet Witch bring Ultron to life? Looking forward to learning more.
dealing with the modern world. Oh crap, I guess I'm game for another shot at this.
I could make an Al Borges joke here, but at this point the guy has taken too much of a beating.
I normally don't go in much for blockbuster studio stuff, but I live in San Francisco and my 8 year old son watched this and thought it was real for a second and his eyes were as big as saucers at the scene showing downtown SF in ruins (I didn't show him the lead in stuff, just a'hey look at this' after the trailer started).
He says to me 'Daddy don't go to work!' (my office is smack dab in the center of that shot on the water behind the Ferry Building).
Because I am a terrible parent, I messed with him a bit and said, 'don't worry, I will be really careful.'
It took him another second and glance at the screen to realize it wasn't real, but for that second he thought I was either the bravest or dumbest person on Earth, most likely the latter.
that bombs and missiles with the capability of penetrating several inches of hardened steel or feet of hardened concrete will have no effect whatsoever on a flesh and blood creature.
To be fair, this has been brought up before in other Godzilla movies and shows and (I believe) the argument proferred is that his radioactive skin is particularly repulsive and can also dissipate the energy from bombs effectively. And he can be hurt; some of the Japanese movies specifically showed him running away when the big guns were brought out because they could hurt him.
Also, it's a hundred-foot dinosaur that spits fire; I'm not going for realism.
Better not toy with the laws of physics
You gotta make some realities stay real. That Bronco that was half off the mountain in Harold and Kumar was RWD (or 4WD). The could have flipped it in reverese and backed up. No need to hang glide anywhere. Come on man.
iirc from those childhood movies. and i don't think it's fire. it's some kind of radioactive gas. wonder if they need to find the two little princesses to call out mothra.
And constantly changed to the taller end of things. This was because as everything in the world kept getting taller, and people more desensitized, Godzilla needed to grow by comparison (he's been anywhere from like 100 ft to 300+ ft tall at any one time).
Bruce Jenner or Julie Andrews? Hard to tell.
He should be in a horror movie...THAT would scare me.
I thought it was Sigourney Weaver.
or for that matter, that a good solution would be to parachute a small team of lightly armed soldiers into the center of the city, loudly announced by leg flares and smoke trails, to deal with the creature, rather than a less conspicuous landing of some kind of large, armored craft from the bay or somewhere else on a beach....well, what do I know about military tactics?
If you use idiotic assumptions as criteria, then the assumption that bad guys can fire machine guns at point blank range for extended periods and not hit good guys that are somersaulting across an open space in front of them (or any of the billions of variations on that type of sequence), would mean that about in X million movies are not worth watching.
Some suspension of disbelief is required for most films or you are left with a bunch of realist/neorealist/cinema verite type things that get old pretty quick.
horses are almost never shot and killed in westerns. guess they can't act.
which is why I haven't seen X million of those movies.
Look, I love science fiction and SF movies, and I understand and accept that willing suspension of disbelief is necessary if you're going to get anything out of them. What's more preposterous than the "negotiating with host" scene in "Independence Day" when Jeff Goldblum's dinky little Mac laptop is somehow able to communicate with a completely alien information technology? I suppose it's just me, but the whole disconnect between the reality of what our weapons can do and how they're routinely portrayed in "Godzilla" movies is just one step over the line into farce.
History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of men
There goes Tokyo
Looks nice, but I think I'll wait until it comes out on every TV in Best Buy.
First, the "music" (well, those wailing voices) came straight out of 2001.
Second -- ok, major city getting trashed -- haven't we seen this for like ten times now? ID4... Transformers 1, 2 and 3... Avengers... Man of Steel... it's been done again and again, and it's lost its shock value.
Just nuke the thing and let's move on already. There, you don't need to see it now.
Who cares if it came from 2001? You do know that trailers don't generally having original scoring, right?
I tend to agree. The stakes are so high in every single action movie that comes out now.
Legendary being one of the producing studios gets me so excited for this, because they did some fantastic work on Pacific Rim.
Also, Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, and Man of Steel.
Sounds like it features Ligeti's "Requiem," prominently featured in Kubrick's movie.
If Matthew Broderick is not in this one then it is a complete travesty.
You're the only one who gets it. This movie would look great even without the reveal at the end.
FInally watched the trailer and that looks pretty interesting. I like how Godzilla has a similar roar. That was really cool how they teased him at the end in the dust.
I was at San Diego Comic Con and they showed bits of the movie. It was pretty awesome seeing Godzilla in a realistic fashion. He looks huge.
For those who may not know, G does fight another monster in this movie
I'm excited now.
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.