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One thing I couldn't help think was, that the audience at the screening seemed normal, but hearing a few references to 'anime,' here and there, made my think that it was full of CR and Funi fans.... You know? So, who else watched the movie? I happened to watch the showing in Downtown Los Angeles, at the Regal LA theater....

My review of the movie follows. There are some spoilers. So, read at your own risk.

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I'm probably seeing it Wednesday night. Very excited.
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I wanted to start this topic, but I'm glad it someone else already did. I saw it yesterday up in Northern California. The theater had more people than I thought watching. I love Godzilla it's what I grew up watching, but I was expecting the theater to be barely half full. Instead, it was almost full. I did miss the maybe the first 15 minutes because I cooked dinner and it longer than expected to finish. Anyway though, I really liked Shin Godzilla I was surprised at first, but I remembered who the director was and I could influences of Angels. I really want to see the movie again.
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Would love to go watch it but nearest theater is 2.5 hour drive away in either St Louis or KC which means 5 hour round trip minimum plus meals and possibly parking fees besides ticket(s) cost(s) = $50 to $75 additional out of pocket to go see a flick far away account Funi or who(m)ever was too cheap to distribute viewing at a theater closer (even Springfield, for Christ sakes). Nope. I'm going to wait for the BD or DVD or Netflix release instead.

Been a Godzilla fan since the 1954-55 American version came out for consumption over here. I made my mother take me to a theater in NYC (lived there at the time) so I could watch it. Scared the peewads outta me, lol.
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I'm still having trouble getting past the thighs on him and the overall sort of novelty buttplug silhouette they went with.



Its kind of half way stuck between the older campy designs and wanting to be a more realistic/menacing design.
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soon...hopefully
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Going this Saturday.
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Hopefully some time soon. I'm really looking forward to it
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<<<<<<<<<<<this guy is going to see it tonight
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So.... What did you think of the movie?
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Well.... What I think is that it had less to do with Godzilla, and more to do with human Bureaucratic institutions and their idiosyncrasies. I thought that in this version, Godzilla the monster, was not the antagonist but a Catalyst for changing the way people in the govt thought and acted. The real antagonists in this movie seemed to be government bureaucracy itself, and the indecisiveness and apathy of the leaders. The protagonist heroes were the intellectual rebels and original thinkers, and one bureaucrat who refused to be beat down by and become a cog in the system.
I wondered if the movie was a protest with Godzilla being a stand in for real world events like Fukushima, and maybe in the U.S. Hurricane Katina, The Indonesia Tsunami, all the and other global catastrophes, where human suffering was added to by gov'ts who didn't respond appropriately,.
BUT... other wise.. That was an U-G-L-Y Godzilla!
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flaferalcat wrote:

Well.... What I think is that it had less to do with Godzilla, and more to do with human Bureaucratic institutions and their idiosyncrasies. I thought that in this version, Godzilla the monster, was not the antagonist but a Catalyst for changing the way people in the govt thought and acted. The real antagonists in this movie seemed to be government bureaucracy itself, and the indecisiveness and apathy of the leaders. The protagonist heroes were the intellectual rebels and original thinkers, and one bureaucrat who refused to be beat down by and become a cog in the system.
I wondered if the movie was a protest with Godzilla being a stand in for real world events like Fukishima, and maybe in the U.S. Hurricane Katina, The Indonesia Tsunami, all the and other global catastrophes, where human suffering was added to by gov'ts who didn't respond appropriately,.
BUT... other wise.. That was an U-G-L-Y Godzilla!


Was he really that ugly? I thought this film was done by Hideaki Anno, visual designs are what he does best.
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Was he really that ugly? I thought this film was done by Hideaki Anno, visual designs are what he does best

Strictly mine and my date's thoughts:
He was definitely detailed and eye catching. Growing up with Godzilla, I was used to seeing him portrayed a more stately 'KING OF THE MONSTERS!" This Godzilla looked more an actual victim of toxic waste radiation waste. The 3dcg movement was good, what little there was. He was mostly a statue. His breath looked almost like a copy from the alien Death ray from "Independence day". Of real interest was the way he evolved, actually on screen, which was something new to see, but the imagery of showing the evolving/growing changes were pixelated and done quickly.
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flaferalcat wrote:

Was he really that ugly? I thought this film was done by Hideaki Anno, visual designs are what he does best

Strictly mine and my date's thoughts:
He was definitely detailed and eye catching. Growing up with Godzilla, I was used to seeing him portrayed a more stately 'KING OF THE MONSTERS!" This Godzilla looked more an actual victim of toxic waste radiation waste. The 3dcg movement was good, what little there was. He was mostly a statue. His breath looked almost like a copy from the alien Death ray from "Independence day". Of real interest was the way he evolved, actually on screen, which was something new to see, but the imagery of showing the evolving/growing changes were pixelated and done quickly.


Fuck, that's disappointing. And kind of shocking seeing as from what you described it seems inferior to the recent american movie
Speaking of that movie, your story reminded me of the last guy I knew who went to see a godzilla movie on a date. I went to see that movie on the opening weekend (I think) with my friend. He didn't know Godzilla very well, but I of course am a huge fan. So at the climax when Godzilla starts fighting the monsters I'm just yelling at the top of my lungs cheering him on, and the guy sitting to my left quickly joined in as well, while his date made a face that made me unsure about whether she was suppressing a laugh or the urge to cry. It all built up from there until the point where he uses his atomic breath, to which the entire auditorium responded with a loud "YEAH!!!" That wouldn't have happened to be you guys by any chance, would it?
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ROFL! NO, but I wish it were! :D
Our theater, (Regal 14 in Gainesville Florida), was really sedate. I think Val, my date, and I were the loudest in there though. I haven't seen the last movie, with Bryan Cranston yet. the last American version I saw was the Godzilla With Mathew Broderick.
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