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Old 11-02-23, 07:36 AM
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There was a teaser before the FNAF movie last weekend and it seemed to get a decent reaction from the crowd, and it looked really good on the big screen.
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Been reading a couple of early reviews of this. There’s some very interesting touches in it: the human “hero” is a kamikaze pilot (shades of Yamasaki’s ETERNAL ZERO from 2013) who faked his way out of his duty, and this being set in immediate postwar Japan means the country has an ineffectual government and no military infrastructure remaining to fight the monster, and gets no help from the U.S., which doesn’t want to provoke the Soviet Union. If this turns out to be any good, then Yamazaki was indeed a long-overdue choice, and it might be interesting to see if he gets another shot.
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Since the earlier trailer post appears on the bottom of page 1 on my phone, I’m just quoting this here so it appears on page 2.

Originally Posted by RocShemp
The second trailer will be posted 19 hours from now.

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re: Godzilla Minus One (2023, D: Yamazaki)

Looks great!
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Early Access IMAX screenings start November 29th.
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Looks fantastic. Can't wait to see it.
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Old 11-04-23, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Brian T
Been reading a couple of early reviews of this. There’s some very interesting touches in it: the human “hero” is a kamikaze pilot (shades of Yamasaki’s ETERNAL ZERO from 2013) who faked his way out of his duty, and this being set in immediate postwar Japan means the country has an ineffectual government and no military infrastructure remaining to fight the monster, and gets no help from the U.S., which doesn’t want to provoke the Soviet Union. If this turns out to be any good, then Yamazaki was indeed a long-overdue choice, and it might be interesting to see if he gets another shot.
If I had written it, I would have had the monster appear while the war was still in progress and the U.S. was preparing to drop the A-bomb. When Gojira begins its rampage of destruction, Japan thinks it's a secret U.S. weapon. President Truman cancels the order to nuke Hiroshima and opts to wait it out. When G gets done with Japan, it heads to American-held territory on Okinawa or Iwo Jima and only then does the U.S. drop the bomb--directly on Gojira!--effectively ending the threat. Then Japan surrenders, amidst criticism that the U.S. allowed Gojira to complete his destruction of Japan before intervening. Had they dropped the bomb sooner, even at the loss of a Japanese city, some parts of Japan would have been saved.

Something like that.

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re: Godzilla Minus One (2023, D: Yamazaki)

Originally Posted by DJariya
And yes that Godzilla head is real. it's at one of the top floors of a hotel right next to the movie theater.

Man, I would have loved to have stayed in Tokyo longer and have seen it there.
That hotel with the Godzilla head is awesome, I always wanted to stay in the special Godzilla themed room they have there.

Back when I visited Japan a lot more compared to now, I'd try to time my visits around when a new Godzilla movie was playing (back when there was one released every year for awhile). I saw a handful of them over there, the bad thing was there were no English subtitles, but one cool thing was that the lobby sold a bunch of merch like film programs, souvenirs and theater exclusive Godzilla toys (which I stocked up on and later flipped on ebay ). I miss those days. The new trailer looks great, glad I'll be able to see it in a theater here.
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re: Godzilla Minus One (2023, D: Yamazaki)

Originally Posted by DJariya
Early Access IMAX screenings start November 29th.
I'm seeing more theaters adding one additional screening (Dobly Cinema, IMAX) for November 29th.

EDIT: https://tickets.godzilla.com/

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re: Godzilla Minus One (2023, D: Yamazaki)

Oh, hot damn! It is actually playing here in IMAX on the 29th! I don't usually pre-purchase tickets, but I picked up the first ticket to the 8:00 showing!

(Please have posters . . . please have posters . . . )
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Cool. I got the 8pm IMAX showing on the 29th. I couldn’t make 5pm because I get off work that time.

You got to do Godzilla in the best screen possible.

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Originally Posted by DJariya
Here is the picture I took. This is in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo

I really like that black and white poster at the bottom below Godzilla. I’ll have to look around to see if I can find one.
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re: Godzilla Minus One (2023, D: Yamazaki)

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
If I had written it, I would have had the monster appear while the war was still in progress and the U.S. was preparing to drop the A-bomb. When Gojira begins its rampage of destruction, Japan thinks it's a secret U.S. weapon. President Truman cancels the order to nuke Hiroshima and opts to wait it out. When G gets done with Japan, it heads to American-held territory on Okinawa or Iwo Jima and only then does the U.S. drop the bomb--directly on Gojira!--effectively ending the threat. Then Japan surrenders, amidst criticism that the U.S. allowed Gojira to complete his destruction of Japan before intervening. Had they dropped the bomb sooner, even at the loss of a Japanese city, some parts of Japan would have been saved.

Something like that.
Doesn't that change the overall essence of a G film?
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Reviews are coming out. Looks like a stinker…

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/godzilla_minus_one







Old 11-24-23, 10:49 PM
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Bummer. The Big G needs 150% approval at the very least.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Doesn't that change the overall essence of a G film?
SHIN GODZILLA changed the overall essence of a G film.
For that matter, GODZILLA FINAL WARS changed the overall essence of a G film.
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
SHIN GODZILLA changed the overall essence of a G film.
For that matter, GODZILLA FINAL WARS changed the overall essence of a G film.
In all fairness, both those films sucked. This, however, looks to be great.
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I think Shin Godzilla was the best film we've gotten in years. Haven't seen Final Wars yet.
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I'm excited to see this on Wednesday. I don't think these early screenings are giving anything away like a poster or something. Especially since this isn't a US studio movie.
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I think Shin Godzilla was the best film we've gotten in years. Haven't seen Final Wars yet.
I wasn't fond of SHIN GODZILLA, but I can see where it took things in a new direction and I at least appreciated that. FINAL WARS was just sensory overkill, and kinda schlocky, which wasn't entirely surprising given Ryuhei Kitamura's background in gonzo horror-action movies without a lot of dialogue, and his self-proclaimed preference for the similarly goofy late-70's Godzilla films over everything that came after them. It's almost like one of those Sushi Typhoon movies with a much bigger budget and no moonlighting JAV starlets. You almost have to take it as a standalone piece and just roll with it, but I still find that hard to do, even though I sorta understood his motivations at the time (from Wikipedia):

"The Godzilla series had lost that kind of taste. I think that back in the '70s Godzilla movies had more power and speed. He was very fast and he was very strong. So in my Godzilla, you know, less dialogue and more action. That’s more fun than watching people discuss what we should do about Godzilla. As a Godzilla fan I want to see Godzilla punching and kicking, beating up all the other monsters instead of somebody talking again, you know, just discussing. Showing the monsters in order to understand their story and why they end up like this was a crucial choice for this film. That's what I wanted to do is to revive that, but not in the same way, I have to update. This is the updated version of '60 & 70s, crazy, monster movies."
He also claimed that they eschewed American-style CGI monster in favour of their man-made versions, but the film is full of both and they don't integrate well in many scenes.

As mentioned before, I still think the new director seems to be a better match for the material based on his prior work, and the technology available to filmmakers today is beyond capable of making this all feel properly realistic. His previous movies have their talky moments (which Kitamura probably hates), but not in the same way that many later Godzilla movies (including SHIN) did, with endless scenes of bureaucrats debating stuff when we already know how it's gonna play out anyway. I'd imagine this new one will have that too, but hopefully they find the right balance.

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I was lucky to see SHIN GODZILLA and FINAL WARS in theatrical screenings in NYC packed with G fans. (SHIN GODZILLA twice!) The films probably don't play as well at home. (I still haven't watched my discs of either film.)

At yesterday's post-Thanksgiving get-together with my daughter and nephews and their families we watched GODZILLA VS. SPACE GODZILLA (1994), my 11-year-old great-nephew's choice.

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re: Godzilla Minus One (2023, D: Yamazaki)

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
SHIN GODZILLA changed the overall essence of a G film.
For that matter, GODZILLA FINAL WARS changed the overall essence of a G film.

Both films were shit. Not because of changes to G-Lore, but because they were just shit films.
that said, i can accept the changes for Shin Godzilla because it was more or less a reboot. So yes, it DOES change the essence.

Final Wars was going off of G-History, so not sure that even needed to be mentioned.
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re: Godzilla Minus One (2023, D: Yamazaki)

I still haven't managed to catch Shin Godzilla, though it was one I really wanted to see. I missed out on the BluRay for $10 (or less) a few times, and then simply forgot about it. Is it streaming anywhere?

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