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McSpanky
Jan 16, 2005







Vintersorg posted:

Oh yeah! That movie.

Just another random script with Cloverfield added and some nod at the end to kaiju.

What are you talking about, the entire final act was a kaiju battle against Elizabeth Debicki

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AccountSupervisor
Aug 3, 2004

I am greatful for my loop pedal

I adore Cloverfield but its most iconic moment for me has to be Lizzy Caplan go pop. That shot has really stuck with me. Makes me wince just thinking about it.

Also a very early TJ Miller performance as the camera guy, cleverly named Hud.

Hexmage-SA
Jun 28, 2012
DM

It seems like the people behind the new Godzilla anime, Godzilla Singular Point, were inspired by those articles about how Godzilla is physically impossible and made a show about geniuses who are well aware that giant monsters can't exist and are therefore very curious when giant monsters show up anyway.

Basically, whereas Godzilla vs Kong barely explained anything about the energy source that was the central to the plot, Godzilla Singular Point so far is going all in on attempting to justify the made-up science to an extent beyond anything a Godzilla franchise entry has ever done before.

GATOS Y VATOS
Aug 22, 2002



Yeah the fact that Singular Point is written by an actual physicist is wild. Definitely a real slow burn series and I am absolutely fascinated by it.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



So it's the Unified Theory of Superman's Powers but for monsters?

Hexmage-SA
Jun 28, 2012
DM

GATOS Y VATOS posted:

Yeah the fact that Singular Point is written by an actual physicist is wild. Definitely a real slow burn series and I am absolutely fascinated by it.

Wow, what??? I didn't know that.

EDIT: Just looked it up. Wow.

Macdeo Lurjtux
Jul 5, 2011

BRRREADSTOOORRM!


Neurolimal posted:

My main memory of Cloverfield is how very Not Into the monster design people were.

Mine was Fox News clutching this pearls about Hollywood evoking 9/11 imagery.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




https://twitter.com/KaijuNewsOutlet/status/1386697618718343168?s=20

Snowglobe of Doom
Mar 30, 2012

Because if I tell you, you'll tell your friends, your friends are callin' me on the horn all the time, I gotta show up at shopping centers for openings and sign autographs and shit like that and it makes my life a *hell*. Okay? A living hell.


Oh poo poo they did a slight palette swap on Godzilla '98 and just pasted it right in there

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



Apebraham.

Also drat thatís just rampage again

MacheteZombie
Feb 4, 2007






Lol solid name

Kaiju Cage Match
Nov 5, 2012






Vintersorg
Mar 3, 2004

PRESIDENT OF THE OFFICIAL BRENDAN FRASER FAN CLUB





drat, their CGI is getting way better.

The Notorious ZSB
Apr 19, 2004

I SAID WE'RE NOT GONNA BE FUCKING SUCK THIS YEAR!!!


That's really some bottom of the barrel gas station dvd titling right there.

Peacoffee
Feb 11, 2013




Ngl having ape climbing the Washington Monument against all sense of scale made me laugh

Sodomy Hussein
Oct 9, 2005

Everything is subject to the needs of intelligence, for geniuses like me. If we actually solve problems, people won't need me and people like me, and this is a travesty without end. You have to squeeze the poor so they know their place, and you fucking commies forget that.


Sodomy Hussein posted:

I found the original Blob insanely boring but it has been a long time since I've watched it.

Trip report: We watched the Blob last night and it's still insanely boring, probably one of the most overrated horror films of all time. It is bad in every way that Blob '88 is amazing. Steve McQueen's acting is downright strange, which would be interesting if 97% of the movie weren't people talking about things other than the plot.

david_a
Apr 24, 2010





Megamarm

Sodomy Hussein posted:

Trip report: We watched the Blob last night and it's still insanely boring, probably one of the most overrated horror films of all time. It is bad in every way that Blob '88 is amazing. Steve McQueen's acting is downright strange, which would be interesting if 97% of the movie weren't people talking about things other than the plot.

Yeah I thought that movie was boring as hell too.

Blob Ď88 is one of the few bigger 80s movies left I havenít seen so Iím taking my time getting around to that one.

Hexmage-SA
Jun 28, 2012
DM

So Adam Wingard (Godzilla vs Kong's director) is reportedly in talks for another MonsterVerse movie, with one tentative title being "Son of Kong".

Basebf555
Feb 29, 2008

The greatest sensual pleasure there is is to know the desires of another!



Fun Shoe

david_a posted:

Blob Ď88 is one of the few bigger 80s movies left I havenít seen so Iím taking my time getting around to that one.

Get on that

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

Well, of course I know him.
He's me.


Hexmage-SA posted:

So Adam Wingard (Godzilla vs Kong's director) is reportedly in talks for another MonsterVerse movie, with one tentative title being "Son of Kong".

As much as Iíd love another Kong movie, all the hollow earth bullshit and Monarch truther nonsense in GvK has kinda soured me on any MonsterVerse continuation. And yes, Iím well aware thatís an absurd hill to die on when weíre talking about Kong/Godzilla movies but so be it.

I dunno, thereís something about Kong that just works better as a period piece where there isnít crazy future tech and Coast to Coast AM pseudoscience.

bushisms.txt
May 26, 2004

Scroll, then. There are other posts than these.



Hexmage-SA posted:

So Adam Wingard (Godzilla vs Kong's director) is reportedly in talks for another MonsterVerse movie, with one tentative title being "Son of Kong".

Do we If they're gonna release the deleted scenes for GvK? We're probably missing the ending with Kong mounting the dead corpse of mecha G.

Mandrel
Sep 24, 2006



people really bent out of shape about that fluoride joke huh

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

Well, of course I know him.
He's me.


Mandrel posted:

people really bent out of shape about that fluoride joke huh

Can you really blame anyone for being critical of conspiracy bullshit after the last few years

Bootleg Trunks
Jun 12, 2020




Do you think God lives in Heaven because He, too, lives in fear of what He's created here on Earth?


Mighty joe young > son of kong

david_a
Apr 24, 2010





Megamarm

Basebf555 posted:

Get on that

I thought this was the horror thread; why are we even talking about The Blob in here

Anyway Iím saving Blob Ď88 for some special time

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




david_a posted:

I thought this was the horror thread; why are we even talking about The Blob in here

Anyway Iím saving Blob Ď88 for some special time

Because this is the thread for talking about giant monster movies.

SuperMechagodzilla
Jun 9, 2007

NEWT REBORN


Mandrel posted:

people really bent out of shape about that fluoride joke huh

It's like a third of the film's runtime.

Mandrel
Sep 24, 2006



Big Mean Jerk posted:

Can you really blame anyone for being critical of conspiracy bullshit after the last few years

more the opposite, really

Vince MechMahon
Jan 1, 2008





Mandrel posted:

more the opposite, really

Not sure what this means, but in America the last 4 years have been politics devolving into nothing but dumb conspiracy bullshit with Q and all that so people aren't exactly thrilled about a hero conspiracy theorist.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



I think the big challenge they're going to come up against exploring the Hollow Earth in subsequent films is the incredibly racist foundations of Hollow Earth theory and ancient civilizations in general. They might be able to sidestep it to some degree by not exploring the history of that civilization, but I doubt that they have the restraint. If you read anything at all about the Hollow Earth it's all built on the back of ancient brilliant white people who seeded every major accomplishment of mankind.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




feedmyleg posted:

I think the big challenge they're going to come up against exploring the Hollow Earth in subsequent films is the incredibly racist foundations of Hollow Earth theory and ancient civilizations in general. They might be able to sidestep it to some degree by not exploring the history of that civilization, but I doubt that they have the restraint. If you read anything at all about the Hollow Earth it's all built on the back of ancient brilliant white people who seeded every major accomplishment of mankind.

It's not real, they can change it however they like

Vince MechMahon
Jan 1, 2008





I don't think you need to worry about how they handle a civilization that is made up of gigantic sentient apes within the movies.

Megaman's Jockstrap
Jul 16, 2000

What a horrible thread to have a post.


feedmyleg posted:

I think the big challenge they're going to come up against exploring the Hollow Earth in subsequent films is the incredibly racist foundations of Hollow Earth theory and ancient civilizations in general. They might be able to sidestep it to some degree by not exploring the history of that civilization, but I doubt that they have the restraint. If you read anything at all about the Hollow Earth it's all built on the back of ancient brilliant white people who seeded every major accomplishment of mankind.

That may be the origin of the idea but they are not forced to follow it.

Sodomy Hussein
Oct 9, 2005

Everything is subject to the needs of intelligence, for geniuses like me. If we actually solve problems, people won't need me and people like me, and this is a travesty without end. You have to squeeze the poor so they know their place, and you fucking commies forget that.


Hollow earth stuff vastly predates Nazi morons trying to appropriate it. Anyway, it should be pretty obvious they are not doing that version of hollow earth since when Kong went underground he was not greeted by a lost civilization of hyper-advanced Nazis.

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/01/02/close-encounters-racist-kind

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




https://twitter.com/davidhellman/status/1387171435815178240?s=20

Sobatchja Morda
Sep 21, 2009


GvK already did a pretty good job at taking a surprising amount of details from batshit 19th century hollow earth theory without the racism, so I wouldn't be worried.

Terrible Opinions
Oct 17, 2013





Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth predates the Theosophists by a few years. So the racists back then were, just like the racists of today, stealing from pop fiction. So just don't use any of the weird racist stuff the Theosophists and later literal nazis added and you're fine. Journey to the Center of the Earth basically just has it be crazy dinosaur times, with the only human being a bigfoot type dude who doesn't talk, no magic aryans.

Kaiju Cage Match
Nov 5, 2012





Sodomy Hussein posted:

Hollow earth stuff vastly predates Nazi morons trying to appropriate it. Anyway, it should be pretty obvious they are not doing that version of hollow earth since when Kong went underground he was not greeted by a lost civilization of hyper-advanced Nazis.

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/01/02/close-encounters-racist-kind

Not gonna lie, we'd all watch a movie about Kong going apeshit on Nazis hiding underneath the Earth.

site
Apr 6, 2007

Trans pride, Worldwide
Bitch


Kong/iron sky crossover does sound funny ngl

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Mr Hootington
Jul 24, 2008

Hello, I'm oocc (owl of covid conspericy). Everyone else is posting a bunch of jokes about vaccine conspiracies but not me, I actually think this all, and the thread environment has gotten rancid to the point this doesn't really even stick out anymore.

Thinking on it, the one thing I didn't enjoy about GvK was godzilla having killed all the other Kaiju, but Kong. I would have liked to have seen the turtle at least.

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