Godzilla 2014: Rumors, Pix and filming

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  1. Gojira

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  2. Gojira

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    Akira Takarada and director Gareth Edwards!!!

    It seems that Akira Takarada has won a part in the American Godzilla movie!!! Takarada is a veteran Godzilla actor. He has been in many Godzilla movies from the 1954 original to the 2004 movie, Final Wars and many inbetween.

    He has been pitching for a role and I am very pleased that he will be in the movie!!!

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    According to reports, he'll be 79 next month. Dang, he's looking really good!

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  4. Gojira

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    I wish I looked that good now!! :lol:
     
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    That is so cool. Glad to see that they are at least showing some respect to the Japanese movies.
     
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    I'd never heard of her until I saw this news earlier today.
     
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    We could always do Mecha-Godzilla! Everyone knows of Godzilla in robot form. :)
     
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    That's...interesting casting of Hawkins. She's good actress and was fantastic in Happy-Go-Lucky (worth checking out if haven't seen). Should have been huge but has sort of fizzled out since then. Guess Edwards must be a fan?
     
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    As long as it doesn't look like a man in a suit, which to me has been all of them except for the first American one.
     
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    No suitimation for this movie. Godzilla will be 100% CGI.
     
  12. Christopher

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    I still say they should use performance capture, which is sort of the middle ground between "suitmation" and pure CGI.
     
  13. Gojira

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    I completely agree!
     
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    I seem to recall Roland Emmerich saying the same thing about the '98 movie but in the end they used a man in a suit and mechanical models.
     
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    That's why I never liked the look of Godfilla in the Japanese movies. That upright posture just screams IT'S A FAKE!
     
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    The man-in-a-suit posture is the best thing! :(
     
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    It looks fake! How good would Jurassic Park have been if the T-rex attack stared Barney the Dinosaur?

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    I thought so.
     
  18. Christopher

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    And the fact that it's projected on a movie screen doesn't? Or the fact that everything about it is physically impossible? There's no way any living thing could get that large, there was never any dinosaur like that in the fossil record, and heck, plenty of the movies contain blatantly supernatural elements. Of course it's fake. It's all imaginary. A lot of it is allegorical. It's not trying to be realistic in any way.

    Would you rather that Kermit the Frog be a CGI creature designed to look exactly like a real frog? Or that Roadrunner cartoons be about a realistically rendered coyote and roadrunner behaving in scientifically accurate ways? (In which case it would be a short and grisly series, since coyotes can actually run more than twice as fast as roadrunners.) Lots of things are supposed to look unrealistic. Kaiju battles are essentially a form of puppet theater, an art form that has a long history in Japan and elsewhere.

    That said, some of the later Godzilla movies made considerable improvements in the special effects. There are some impressive ones in the films of the '90s and early 2000s.
     
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    :techman:

    I like the last several movies, they had a guy in a suit at times, but also had CGI scenes to make Godzilla look really huge.
     
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    The lumbering upright stance was considered correct in 1954. As I mentioned before I am on another Godzilla related forum discussing this new movie and there are very zealous fans who want the upright stance and are fearful that any more horizontal stance will be like the 1998 movie which many of them cannot stand with a firey passion.

    I don't mind the traditional Godzilla stance. However, as it has been noted many of the Godzilla movies in the 2000s did alter that stance a bit even with a man in a suit.

    For this movie I want to see something between the traditional stance and the stance used in Godzilla 1998.

    I like this picture. I am not crazy about the face but it does depict the stance of Godzilla I would like to see.

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