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    Our take on the latest iteration of a classic monster movie franchise:

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    Not a very good movie.
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    That's the impression I get, although I know a couple of people who are excited about it.

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    seems they're on about a sequel already... so could it be Monster Island from Destroy All Monsters?
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    Godzilla had an almost $200.000.000 opening weekend (domestic plus foreign).
    Of course there's going to be a sequel.
    Which is fine with me - I liked it.

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    I liked it, too -- I knew going in that Godzilla wasn't going to be onscreen that much.

    To be honest -- it's the first Godzilla movie I've ever seen.

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    My son loved it and I liked it... it was very much like the old movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
    I liked it, too -- I knew going in that Godzilla wasn't going to be onscreen that much.

    To be honest -- it's the first Godzilla movie I've ever seen.
    Not even the '54 original?

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    Nope -- I grew up with one TV station!

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    Get the Criterion Blu-ray: http://www.criterion.com/films/27755-godzilla Well worth it, it's a classic.

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    there's two versions of Godzilla '54, there's japan's Godzilla then there the american 'version' Godzilla: King of the Monsters released in 1956

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godzill...f_the_Monsters!
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    Yeah, the Criterion disc has them both.

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    This was my first experience with Godzilla as well, and I was not a fan. Godzilla seemed cool, but the people around him not so much.

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    apparently Gareth Edwards will be directing the sequels
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    I RECOMMEND

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    Quote Originally Posted by needfulthings View Post
    I RECOMMEND
    I would think the Criterion is better:

    New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
    New high-definition digital restoration of Godzilla, King of the Monsters, Terry Morse’s 1956 reworking of the original, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
    Audio commentary for both movies by film historian David Kalat
    New interviews with actors Akira Takarada and Haruo Nakajima and special effects technicians Yoshio Irie and Eizo Kaimai
    Interview with legendary Godzilla score composer Akira Ifukube
    Featurette detailing Godzilla’s photographic effects, introduced by special effects director Koichi Kawakita and special effects photographer Motoyoshi Tomioka
    New interview with Japanese-film critic Tadao Sato
    The Unluckiest Dragon, an illustrated audio essay featuring historian Greg Pflugfelder describing the tragic fate of the fishing vessel Daigo Fukuryu Maru, a real-life event that inspired Godzilla
    Trailers for Godzilla and Godzilla, King of the Monsters
    New English subtitle translation
    PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic J. Hoberman

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    Finally got around to seeing this and overall I enjoyed it. However, the plot was a little thin and they didn't spend near enough time with the monsters. Also,

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    I didn't care for the "Godzilla as our hero" angle. There was no story support for it (IMHO) and it was a little cheesy



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    If I remember from all the other Godzilla movies made in the past (black and white versions) the giant always saved the city from the other monsters. That was his purpose, why he was made.


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    There was only one b/w Godzilla, the original from 1954. The others were all in color. And yes, sometimes he was the hero, but he's also been the bad guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frik View Post
    There was only one b/w Godzilla, the original from 1954. The others were all in color. And yes, sometimes he was the hero, but he's also been the bad guy.

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    Please check your facts Godzilla Raids Again 1955 was also in b/w.

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    there's a few kaiju spin offs from the Godzilla frenachise, there's Rodan, the Mothra trilogy, Varan the Unbelivable and a few more
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    Once again it's time to check for facts. Rodan,Mothra & Varan were NOT Godzilla spin offs they had their own stand alone features before they appeared in a Godzilla film.
    1. RODAN 1956
    2. VARAN 1958 (started out as a U.S.A. T.V. pilot)
    3. MOTHRA 1961
    FIRST GODZILLA FILM
    1.RODAN & MOTHRA... GHIDORAH the THREE HEADED MONSTER 1964
    2.VARAN ...DISTROY ALL MONSTERS 1968 (ONLY A FLY-BY)
    3.MOTHRA...MOTHRA VS GODZILLA (GODZILLA VS THE THING) 1964

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    Quote Originally Posted by needfulthings View Post

    Once again it's time to check or facts. Rodan,Mothra & Varan were NOT Godzilla spin offs they had their own stand alone features before they appeared in a Godzilla film.
    1. RODAN 1956
    2. VARAN 1958 (started out as a U.S.A. T.V. pilot)
    3. MOTHRA 1961
    FIRST GODZILLA FILM
    1.RODAN... GHIDORAH the THREE HEADED MONSTER 1964
    2.VARAN ...DISTROY ALL MONSTERS 1968 (ONLY A FLY-BY)
    3.MOTHRA...MOTHRA VS GODZILLA (GODZILLA VS THE THING) 1964
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    You're like, Ron Howard or Francis Ford Coppola in reality aren't you? LOL LOL[/QUOTE]
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