- Apr 27, 2015
Exploring the making of Monsters.
Exploring the making of Monsters.
I have to ask what you expected going into Godzilla. I went in expecting exactly what the studio claimed it was: a remake of the original 1954/1956 Godzilla movie. I honestly can't understand how anyone was surprised that the movie was exactly the only thing it could have been without the studio lying to us.Naldan said:But this is the guy that butchered Godzilla. 2 movies, one of them something I'd like to kick him for. Like one, actual kick in the general hip-direction. What a shit movie with great potential that one was.
... You expected a movie in which Godzilla was barely shown, fights were just teased until the very, very end and Bryan Cranston was absolutely wasted?Zontar said:I have to ask what you expected going into Godzilla. I went in expecting exactly what the studio claimed it was: a remake of the original 1954/1956 Godzilla movie. I honestly can't understand how anyone was surprised that the movie was exactly the only thing it could have been without the studio lying to us.
Huh. Then teasing fights and not showing them, but instead showing the results of said fights is faithful in your eyes?Zontar said:
Given how that's about as faithful as you can get to the original, yes. This was a remake of Godzilla 1954, not Godzilla 1980Naldan said:Huh. Then teasing fights and not showing them, but instead showing the results of said fights is faithful in your eyes?
Necessary change due to modern sensibilities coupled with the need to distance itself from Emerich's Godzilla.Also, the themes? The military being the biggest actor in creating Godzilla? That wasn't recreated faithfully, either.
Given how at least 90% of the people who watched Godzilla 2014 never watched more then one of those 28 mentioned movies (and the box office numbers make that a lowball estimate), the fact that fans of the franschise have overwhelmingly approved of the movie, and the fact the marketing and studio made it pretty clear it was a remake of the original that isn't even in the same genre as most of the others (meaning it's down to Godzilla 1954 and Godzilla 1980 in terms of reliable source material) anyone who went in and was disappointed went in with expectations they shouldn't have had to begin with.And why are you *surprised*? No matter how faithful it claims to be, after 28 movies, not counting spin-offs, people expect Godzilla to have more appearances.
I don't see how that differs too much from the movie.The original was about only Godzilla as a personification of nature's revenge on humans for abusing the earth, namely with atomic bomb testings. Further interpretations aside.
You're forgetting the focus on human characters, Godzilla making almost no appearances in it, the story revolving around people trying to cope with the disaster that is upon them, and the inability of anyone to properly deal with the menace.This movie had the following major points shared with the original from 1954:
- Godzilla is in it
- It's Godzilla's origin story
So you went in expecting it to just be a Michael Bay explosion's fest? I'm honestly happy that wasn't the case and that we got a pretty decent movie instead of that.Wow. Nope, excusing it with it being a remake (yet another one of Godzilla's origin story, which has about 4 or so) doesn't cut it. Too much teasing, too few destruction scenes despite it being so much CGI.
Since this leads to nowhere, let's just disagree. I guess the fundamental difference is that I expected something for fans of the franchise instead of one movie which I also feel was made a bad tribute to with the focus shifted from Godzilla to mating moths and boring characters (what a magnificent trade that was...). And I don't give a flying fuck about sensibilities, this was fundamental. What message did Godzilla 2014 have?Zontar said:Snip