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    Well . . . This version by Gareth Edwards is way better than Roland Emmerich and Dean Delvin's turd bomb of a movie. In Gareth Edwards movie "Monsters" he deftly used a low budget approach of filming a giant monster movie, namely: concentrate on the story about two people who are affected by "Monsters" and show the "Monsters" at the end of the movie. In "Godzilla" Gareth Edwards tries to use the same technique but, for me, the "personal" storyline just got in the way and, quite frankly, helped bogged down the movie a bit. The other characters are stamped out cookie cutter style to drop nuggets that Godzilla is possibly a "friendly". This is a good thing. As I kid I watched all the Godzilla movies on Creature Feature and the one thing I got was Godzilla was a misunderstood creature. That's what was missing from the 1998 version.

    I watched in IMAX 3D and wasn't impressed. Regular 2D is fine. So, despite the human storyline getting in the way it was a blast to see Godzilla rampaging through a city (again).
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    i liked it well enough. they did kinda make you wait for the monster slug-fest, but got there in the end.

    (following text in white) the parachuting scene was pretty wild, using the same Legeti music that was used in 2001: A Space Odyssey. musically and visually it was pretty cool, but coming out of nowhere it almost seemed comedic, there was nothing really to support it.

    the monster's roar was pretty good, too.

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    This happened Wednesday in San Francisco..

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapdragen View Post
    This happened Wednesday in San Francisco..

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    Btw, reviews for the movie have been generally favorable, and based on Thursday night numbers and pre-sales, it's predicted to bring in at least $70 million on opening weekend, perhaps a lot more than that.

    It'll probably help that Amazing Spider Man 2 has been something of a disappointment/isn't going to be much competition.

    However, X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in a week, and Maleficent in two weeks, so the Big Green Guy will be in for a fight at some point.

    Personally I'm waiting for A Million Ways To Die In The West and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Btw, reviews for the movie have been generally favorable, and based on Thursday night numbers and pre-sales, it's predicted to bring in at least $70 million on opening weekend, perhaps a lot more than that.

    It'll probably help that Amazing Spider Man 2 has been something of a disappointment/isn't going to be much competition.

    However, X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in a week, and Maleficent in two weeks, so the Big Green Guy will be in for a fight at some point.

    Personally I'm waiting for A Million Ways To Die In The West and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

    Amazing Spider Man 2 was/is a major disappointment and I blame most of it on Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. The funny thing is after the Amazing Spider-Man 2 the whole audience stayed through the credits to see a snippet of things to come, instead, during the credits, we were greeted with a trailer for "X-Men: Days of Future Past". So, yeah.

    I'm kinda waiting for Tom Cruise next film "Edge of Tomorrow". Looks like "Groundhog Day" with automatic weapons. I wonder if anyone is trying to make "The Forever War"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaeP View Post
    I wonder if anyone is trying to make "The Forever War"?
    Terrific book. Hopefully they don't fark it up.

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    oof! there's just no good can come of messing with Blade Runner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pone View Post
    oof! there's just no good can come of messing with Blade Runner.
    Yup. Prometheus was a pretty disappointing re-visit to Alien-land, so it seems that Scott, even great as he is, probably should leave his classic films alone and not try to sequel or prequel them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Yup. Prometheus was a pretty disappointing re-visit to Alien-land, so it seems that Scott, even great as he is, probably should leave his classic films alone and not try to sequel or prequel them.
    right? Damon Lindelof (of Lost) left his mark all over Prometheus with his trademark triumph-of-the-red-herring. very disappointing, but maybe not so surprising. Scott seems kinda like Paul Schrader and James Cameron. their encyclopedic knowledge of cinema along with their unchecked egos have only left them unable to pull their heads out of their own cinematic asses. too bad, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pone View Post
    right? Damon Lindelof (of Lost) left his mark all over Prometheus with his trademark triumph-of-the-red-herring. very disappointing, but maybe not so surprising. Scott seems kinda like Paul Schrader and James Cameron. their encyclopedic knowledge of cinema along with their unchecked egos have only left them unable to pull their heads out of their own cinematic asses. too bad, really.
    Word. I'm getting a little nervous about Scott being involved in "The Forever War". His recent track record (thanks SYS) is a bit skecthy but, who am I kinding, I'll still watch it! I'm not good on the Internets but I heard Tobe Mcquire is involved with a "Mechwarrior" movie.

    Anyway I came upon this in the discount bin at Wally World. Man, does this bring back memories of getting pounded on for being a geek in High School. BTW, it's a pretty good flick.
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    haven't seen Godzilla, but have read reviews that sound good now, but in three years will read like a semi-good review. and of course its better than the Broderick travesty. the room2 would be better than that claptrap.

    I liked monsters, for the most part. it felt like something that could really happen. like how I live now, you didn't get all of the information or backstory, but you didn't really need it.

    my prediction for the summer winner: guardians of the galaxy. ticket sales might not be as high as due to the fact caring parents might find it too risqué. the director came up through troma, but your average movie goer wont know that. they definitely wont know about his subversive hits like super or his pg porn shorts. they might know slither...

    too bad tom cruise and company will ruin all you need is kill, and the giver is too short to make a good movie.
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    Meh. I was literally fighting to stay awake, and that was only because it was my wife's birthday and didn't want to poop on the party. Of course, at one point I looked over and she was lights out.

    Like too many f/x movies, almost all of this one took place either 1) at night, or 2) in inexplicable heavy rain, which gives the f/x crew a cop out. Everything was dark and gray and muddy and shitty. There was a great moment when Godzilla's leg first appeared. It was like HOLY ****! And it was all downhill from there. The lead guy was boring and a terrible casting choice, and pretty much had nothing to do with the movie. And they went off in tangents that didn't amount to anything (e.g. kid separated from his family) or just resulted in a unrelated fighting (train tracks/bridge sequence). Also, it was less about Godzilla than those two metal-looking creatures, who did not even remotely look like living things. At least the Gzilla creature was done fairly well (though his lightning breath looked like something out of the '80s ... and not on purpose).

    I tend to avoid the summer blockbusters and this all too painfully reminded me why.

    One last thing: SPOILER ALERT ... Any movie that kills off Juliette Binoche in the first 20 minutes has no hope of being good. None. Zero.
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    Godzilla wasn't that bad.... it wasn't great either...

    the side stories were needed to make the movie longer, but at least to me, wasn't too distracting.

    At least they didn't try to sneak in some cheesy comedy lines.
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    No theaters where I live so it'll be a while before I see it. I'll reserve judgement but I'm not getting my hopes too high. Godzilla should be a dude in a rubber monster suit stomping on a model of a city while a bunch of people do some almost Shatner-level overacting. An occasional giant turtle or moth is nice too. I like my Godzilla with extra cheese. But I want real cheese... not the velveeta of a movie sucking at trying to be serious. Based on what I'm reading, I'm already smelling velveeta.
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    I'm sorry, but the Tom Cruise flick looks like "IndeGroundhogpendance Day". Netflix for me.

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    ^ Turtle after eating at Taco Bell?

    Re the Broderick Godzilla: you watch that and wonder how did they spend $150 million (or whatever) on that garbage? The monster looked WORSE than the old Japanese ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinelli 82220 View Post
    ^ Turtle after eating at Taco Bell?

    Re the Broderick Godzilla: you watch that and wonder how did they spend $150 million (or whatever) on that garbage? The monster looked WORSE than the old Japanese ones.
    The angry giant iguana was really bad but the old Japanese monsters were awesome so of course it looked worse than them. I mean, c'mon...

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    I enjoyed it...good throwback to the originals. And I'd say it was worth it in IMAX...mainly for the big screen + big sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feh View Post
    I can only hope Gamera and Mothra arrive in the sequel.

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    i'm sure i wasn't the only one hoping to see the girls.


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    Quote Originally Posted by feh View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by pone View Post
    i'm sure i wasn't the only one hoping to see the girls.


    Yup. Anything can be made better by adding Mothra girls.
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