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In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2014 18:13:31 BDT
Yep, the recent trailer also shows you a glimpse (or a partial glimpse) of the thing. What I'm loving is the similarity it has with the Angels from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
There's been a bit of rumblings over whether this film will be a bit of a white wash of much loved Japanese franchise. Anybody got any thoughts about western appropriation of other countries films?

Posted on 21 Apr 2014 18:44:47 BDT
Tetro

I thought Garath edwards's version was going to be more faithful to toho's original film? So where have these rumblings come from?

Posted on 21 Apr 2014 22:01:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Apr 2014 22:03:36 BDT
I think it's because the latest trailer doesn't depicts any Japanese (Asian) actors in significant roles. Even in the Japanese section the "specialists" are American. Whether it is or isn't I think there's definitely an interesting discussion about this. The recent news that there'll be an American remake of The Raid (rewritten by the guys who brought us Battleship) sort of made me question the ethical choice for America to do these things. Forgetting whether the film will be good or not, but does Hollywood devalue the original by remaking it? Indonesia is incredibly proud of The Raid and the way it's been responded to internationally. Godzilla is a Japanese product, a part of its culture. Does anybody have any right to adopt it and change it to fit a more western perspective? It'll be sad in a few years time when a lazy Hollywood remake of The Raid 2 is regurgitated out and that's what that franchise will be more commonly known for internationally. Sad for The Raid (a great action film) and sad for Indonesia IMO.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2014 22:17:40 BDT
Tetro

I know it's not film but it reminds me of when this country made a film version of the long running Viz comic strip 'The fat sl@gs' and the responce by Viz comics was to stop printing the comic strip out of disgust of what the producers of the film, had done to the characters.

I read somewhere that Toho were not very happy with what Hollywood had done with their famous monster and so stopped for while making any more films.

So yeah, i think that Hollywood should stop catering for the people who not interested in foreign films and having to read subtitles and get back to producing their own stuff, like they used to do more often in the past.

Posted on 12 May 2014 09:47:15 BDT
Anybody plannng on seeing Godzilla this week? I'm hoping to see it next week and i am still confident in it being a pretty decent film and alot better than the 98 film :)

In reply to an earlier post on 14 May 2014 09:51:22 BDT
RABB says:
It's like the American remakes of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. They came out just after the Swedish films did, purely to cash in.

Just comes from underestimating how many people might be interested in different cultures and it's a massive shame in my opinion.

Posted on 14 May 2014 10:05:43 BDT
If i was a fan of The raid and would be cringing at the prospect of Hollywood letting the writers of Battleship loose with the story :(

Apparantly Toho pictures has been impressed with what they have seen of the latest Godzilla film, so surely that bodes well for Garath edwards and his film :)

In reply to an earlier post on 14 May 2014 12:49:11 BDT
G. Hanks says:
Ugh, they shouldn't let the writers of Battleship near oxygen, let alone The Raid.

Looking forward to Godzilla rather muchly but may have to wait until June to see it (busy times ahead.) General reception is positive though.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 May 2014 12:51:31 BDT
G. Hanks

"Ugh, they shouldn't let the writers of Battleship near oxygen, let alone The Raid."

Love it, mate :)

Posted on 5 Jun 2014 13:02:20 BDT
Watched Godzilla last night and wasn't disappointed. A slow appropriate build up, leads to very well made action set pieces and the characters you actually did feel for and did not want eaten by the monsters, unlike in the 98 version :)

Posted on 8 Jun 2014 16:22:08 BDT
Shazzerman says:
Yes, it was a decent monster mash type flick. Some of it even downright poetic (loved the use of Ligeti at one point).

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2014 16:38:50 BDT
Shazzerman

I didn't know that, mate but now i remember the piece "Requiem" being in the teaser trailer aswell. I love how old school Desplat's score sounds aswell and how it evokes the sound of 50/60s monster movies.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2014 18:00:07 BDT
Shazzerman says:
Yeah, the score did have a lot of bombast - definitely a 50s-60s vibe.

Posted on 9 Jun 2014 16:36:44 BDT
Hmm not for me I don't think this Godzilla (Better than the 98 debacle granted)

Once Cranston was gone, I lost interest in any of the Humans and yet most of the Monsters were out of shot and everything was from the Human POV, the final Battle was ok, but I felt it was a long time coming.

Can't wait for Godzookie to show up the sequel though.

The one saving grace was that it's the closest yet they have come to replicating the absolute beast that was the Godzilla Cartoon series in the 80's.

'Here he comes,
Thirty Stories High,
Breathing Fire, His head in the Sky
Godzilla'

Sequels should centre around Brody as he Captains a research Vessel and finds other Monsters for Godzilla to fight and destroy until he is the last one. Although Brody should be recast 10 years older with a different actor, in tribute to Jaws.

They then have to teach Godzookie about Humanity so he grows up to protect us for no real reason.

I'll book my ticket now.
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