Spoilers Godzilla: King of the Monsters - Review and Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by thribs, May 29, 2019.

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  1. thribs

    thribs Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I liked Hedorah. It wasn’t the best story but the monster was truly terrifying. Didn’t mind Space Godzilla as well as I liked the character of Yuki and they gave Miki more to do. I agree the monster itself needed to be built up more as a threat. Had a good look though.
     
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  2. thribs

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    The 70’s movies were weird. I would say Megalon was the worst there as the monster and threat weren’t really that interesting, and the fact it felt more of a Jet Jaguar movie than Godzilla. There is also the multiple reuses of footage of Godzilla vs Gigan during the fight which is very noticeable that takes you out of it.

    Can we all agree that Final Wars is the most ridiculous but most entertaining though? :)
     
  3. publiusr

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    Now for a crossover with Attack on Titan
     
  4. Noname Given

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    Final Wars is a guilty pleasure of mine. The overall story is ridiculous to the extreme and overly campy; but yeah the scene where the Japanese Godzilla tail whips the Roland Emmerich version of Godzilla with one tail strike, makes me smile.

    Also the overdone American ship captain just cracks me up.
     
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  5. thribs

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    That’s already been done in Final Wars.
     
  6. kirk55555

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    At least that movie can justify having a kid in its plot, as opposed to king of the monsters that ruined its whole movie because there was a shitty popular show on Netflix starring a kid who became a temporary obsession of some Hollywood people.
     
  7. thribs

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    I didn’t think the kid was that bad, but she better be in prison for being complicit with her mother’s crimes.
     
  8. Kai "the spy"

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    Complicit? Seriously, she's a minor, and she's basically kidnapped by her mother. Even if Monarch revealed all the details, no way is she prosecuted.
     
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  9. thribs

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    She was old enough to know what she was doing. :)
     
  10. Kai "the spy"

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    Not legally. According to Wikipedia, MBB's character is 12 years old in the movie. And honestly, what was she doing? Aside from being present, she didn't do much of anything. Certainly not enough that even a mildly capable lawyer could poke holes in any case a prosecutor might bring. And again, would Monarch even reveal her part in all this to the public? No, her dad might put her in therapy, but even that would be up to him.
     
  11. JD

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    Yeah, her mom just brought her along, she didn't actually an active role in anything they did. She apparently was aware of what their plan was based on one conversation they had, but we don't know exactly how much she knew, or when she found out. And she stole the ORCA in an attempt stop what they had set off, so that would probably go a long in countering any negative actions she might have taken.
     
  12. kirk55555

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    the tradition of kids and Godzilla movies is kids ruining Godzilla movies, so in that respect the stranger things girl was following a tradition. I just kind of wish America hada started tradition of good Godzilla movies instead. But since the majority of Japanese Godzilla movies don't have kids in them as main cast characters, that was just some shit the US did to hop on board the stranger things train. At least when they did that with Bryan Cranston the first movie he's a decent actor, and he died pretty quickly so it's not like he was obnoxiously focused on like The Stranger Things girl
     
  13. JD

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    I think this is just more proof that you have a very, very, very different definition of shitty than I do. You do realize it means bad, right....:biggrin:
     
  14. thribs

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    I’m just joshing around. I don’t actually mean they should lick her up. Probably never see her again anyway
     
  15. Kai "the spy"

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    She actually is going to be in Godzilla vs. Kong.
     
  16. JD

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    Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, and Zhang Ziyi are all coming back.
     
  17. Grendelsbayne

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    King of the Monsters is the second best Godzilla movie ever made, after the original. That is all.



    Actually, that isn't all. I don't know off the top of my head what the worst Godzilla movie is but the weirdest Godzilla experience imaginable is definitely watching Final Wars but dubbed in German with only German subtitles... (I still haven't got to see that one any other way - I mean, I read German well enough to mostly get the gist of what's happening, but it's still most assuredly an experience....)
     
  18. JD

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    I've been meaning to mention for anybody who is interested, along with King of the Monsters, HBOMax also has all of the Showa era Japanese movies, except All Monsters Attack. I watched a minute or two of several of them to see if they were subtitled or dubbed, and some are one and some are the other. I couldn't find anywhere to pick, so I think you are stuck with whichever version they uploaded.
     
  19. kirk55555

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    Of course they are, because the people making these movies are completely incompetent. Hopefully it will do as badly as the first two, and just die off like the shitty but still somehow better than KotM 90s film did.