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Old July 23 2013, 05:10 AM   #271
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Oh, that explains it. I have animated images turned off by default in my browser, because I find them too distracting.

Judging from the footage, he looks good -- but it seems like they're not using The Roar, the trademark "skreeonk." (Which should really be more like "skreeeee-eeee-eeee-eeee-eeee-aw-wonk" if you ask me.) It's just not Godzilla without The Roar.
and don't forgent his variant roar first used in King Kong vs Godzilla- AAROOOAAAAH VEEERUMMM!
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Old July 23 2013, 01:35 PM   #272
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^Sorry, I don't recognize that one from the onomatopoeia.
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Old July 23 2013, 03:30 PM   #273
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I must have missed this one before, but according to this interview the new Godzilla film is an origin story for the monster:

And this is a "Godzilla" origin story?
Yeah, it's an origin story. I mean, I think those moments in films where everyone learns about these monsters, you know, it's very difficult moments to show on camera. And especially when you have multiple characters. So, I think we've been very careful. I hope we have in the way that we portrayed that. And you know, you can't help but reference events like September 11th and the tsunami.
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Old July 23 2013, 03:34 PM   #274
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^ Yes, this movie is to reboot the franchise. I wouldn't call it a remake of the 54 movie but it is going on the premise that Godzilla has never been seen before.

Here is the head of the new Godzilla...this is part of the lighting experiments that they did.


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Old July 23 2013, 04:13 PM   #275
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I'm glad they didn't go with the "T-Rex" looking head.

Incidentally, I came across this while watching the Godzilla Encounter thing on youtube:



I actually didn't realise they'd been quite so many tests done, and that's only up to 1998.
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Old July 23 2013, 04:50 PM   #276
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I'm glad they didn't go with the "T-Rex" looking head.

Incidentally, I came across this while watching the Godzilla Encounter thing on youtube:



I actually didn't realise they'd been quite so many tests done, and that's only up to 1998.
I didn't know there had been so many tests either! I guess the movie does have many tests to go on!
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Old July 26 2013, 02:12 AM   #277
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What might we expect if there was ever a sequel?

Discussing a potential sequel to his upcoming "Godzilla" reboot, director Gareth Edwards stated, “With the exception of the 1954 original, I would say my second favorite film is Destroy All Monsters. I just love the idea of a monster island. Having a world with these creatures in it. I find that fascinating and would like to treat that realistically. I wouldn’t want to limit it to one other foe, I think it’s more fun to – this question will come back to haunt me if we ever do a sequel – but I think multiple creatures make better movies in terms of the image of Gojira.”
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Old July 26 2013, 06:12 PM   #278
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Not loving the design, nor even liking it. *My* Godzilla looks like the top middle here... http://i2.squidoocdn.com/resize/squi...illa_faces.jpg

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Judging from the footage, he looks good -- but it seems like they're not using The Roar, the trademark "skreeonk." (Which should really be more like "skreeeee-eeee-eeee-eeee-eeee-aw-wonk" if you ask me.) It's just not Godzilla without The Roar.
Yet another reason to pass on this outing. Good thing I liked Pacific Rim cause I don't think I am going to get my monster fix fulfilled with this one.
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Old July 26 2013, 06:21 PM   #279
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^Funny, 'my' Godzilla is the Heisei era Goji. He's just...cute...to me!
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Old July 26 2013, 06:21 PM   #280
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Judging from the footage, he looks good -- but it seems like they're not using The Roar, the trademark "skreeonk." (Which should really be more like "skreeeee-eeee-eeee-eeee-eeee-aw-wonk" if you ask me.) It's just not Godzilla without The Roar.
Yet another reason to pass on this outing. Good thing I liked Pacific Rim cause I don't think I am going to get my monster fix fulfilled with this one.
I don't think it's a reason to pass at all. A work can have imperfections yet still be worthwhile. And there's no telling whether what we saw and heard in the Comic-Con presentation accurately reflects what will be in the final film anyway. It's far too premature to judge whether the film will be worthwhile.
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Old July 26 2013, 06:40 PM   #281
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I know. My optimism has taken a hit but there is still room for hope.

Hopefully the teasers/trailers will give me reason to feel good about it - like the portrayal of his attitude. If they manage to recapture his IQ in a way I loved about him before then that may help me overlook its apparent shortcomings in other areas.
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Old July 26 2013, 07:42 PM   #282
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IO9 interviewed Edwards recently:

You have a strong political subtext in your previous movie Monsters. Did you deal with any of the politics from the original Godzilla movie?
Godzilla is a metaphor for Hiroshima in the original movie. We tried to keep that, and there are a lot of themes from '54 movie that we've kept. To me, if all we did was just have monsters smashing things up, then the film would be pointless. The great thing about the 1954 Godzilla is that beyond the spectacle and epic enjoyment of seeing giant monsters smashing a city, there's another layer to the movie that you could take or leave.

In our film, Godzilla represents a force of nature. The theme of man vs. nature creeps up a lot visually throughout the film.

What do you mean? Like climate change?
It's not specifically climate change or anything. We tap into nuclear themes within our film — that's at the heart of the film. But it's more about the power of nature, and how we sometimes abuse that power. Godzilla is a symbol of nature coming back to put us in our place, to restore the balance or however you want to define it. Films like this are powerful when you feel like you deserve what's coming. It's not just a fantasy. Deep inside you feel like we've been asking for this — it's been a long time coming. As crazy as all these events are, subconsciously it feels true that this could happen.

My favorite horror films are ones where characters feel guilt, and have it coming to them. Humanity has abused its position in the world and I think that Godzilla represents a force — not quite of retribution, but a force of putting things back to right.

Does an American kaiju represent something different than a Japanese one? Does it have to be set in Japan to tell this story?
It's important that part of the film took place in Japan, but it's very much a global story. The whole idea was that it would be a sort of origin story, and you can't do that without Japan.
Full interview here: http://io9.com/godzilla-director-gareth-edwards-explains-the-symbolism-902734240
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Old July 27 2013, 01:28 AM   #283
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The only thing that I find somewhat odd on that head model is the strange jagged cheek ridge. At least it looks like they abandoned the snaggle toothed look from that other head model.
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Old July 27 2013, 03:16 AM   #284
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Not loving the design, nor even liking it. *My* Godzilla looks like the top middle here... http://i2.squidoocdn.com/resize/squi...illa_faces.jpg

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Judging from the footage, he looks good -- but it seems like they're not using The Roar, the trademark "skreeonk." (Which should really be more like "skreeeee-eeee-eeee-eeee-eeee-aw-wonk" if you ask me.) It's just not Godzilla without The Roar.
Yet another reason to pass on this outing. Good thing I liked Pacific Rim cause I don't think I am going to get my monster fix fulfilled with this one.
The designs I posted are supposed to be close to the final design, but in all honesty the final design has not been seen yet.
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Old July 27 2013, 03:49 AM   #285
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Sorry I brought my overtly dark cloud into this.

I suppose they are walking a tight rope here trying to design a little bit of everyone's favorite appearance into him.

Looking back on the pics, that one of the frontal facial view with the lines through it, that is my favorite Godzilla face, for the most part.
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