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Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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I disagree with your feelings on Godzilla 2014 because of the many reasons others have articulated since the criticisms came out.

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Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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Bombs are powerful, god is powerful, forces of nature are also powerful.

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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Godzilla

Equals

King of the Monsters

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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Haha I thought it would be like, a random offhand comment he makes in a video on another subject, but he uses "CGI" incorrectly like 50 times in a 6 minute video.

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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The use of 3D animation in anime has been... a struggle for me. Often it looks like the framerate of the 3D stuff isn't keeping up with the framerate of the 2D stuff and it just looks like absolute poo poo in terms of the movement. The Godzilla anime (part 1 at least) was one of the worst offenders I've seen personally, on top of just being ugly artistically.

But then something like Beastars comes along and looks absolutely fantastic, and I'm not enough of an expert to know what all went into it working so differently for me. Maybe it has a crazier budget than I realized or something.

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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Tezcatlipoca posted:

Great apes usually loving hate water so Kong fighting a water monster underwater is too Mary Sue for me.
Excuse me, Skull Island established that Kong grew up with a fun lake to splash around in (and eat murdersquids), so he obviously got acclimated to water from that.

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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Happy Noodle Boy posted:

Just like i initially felt about Shin, thatís one loving goofy looking Godzilla.
Reminds me of the dragon from Dragonball (and of course I'm guessing lots of similar mythological dragon imagery).

Mouth creepily open like a snake dislocating its jaw though, very odd.

e: also a weird amount of math formulas about the number 69??

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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Lol I will squeal if Kong can actually speak, after the trailers are faking like they're just impressed by his sign language.

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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Personally I have more faith in this than KOTM because of Adam Wingard, but I loved his Death Note and am real excited about his trajectory. I'm not super knowledgeable on the subject but KOTM felt likely way more studio-managed given they gave it to "some guy" to direct, and it was maybe more of a marketing "universe establishing" movie than anything else.

Martman fucked around with this message at 19:11 on Feb 25, 2021

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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I didn't know that about Dougherty being a big fan, so that's nice. I guess I felt like a lot of the big picture of the movie felt very... cobbled together, so maybe that was just more me complaining about it than having a specific point about the studios. But stuff like Charles Dance getting barely anything to do reminded me of Max Von Sydow being advertised so heavily for Star Wars TFA.

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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I guess I need to watch Krampus. I heard good things but never saw such enthusiasm!

hey wait that's a christmas movie! I guess I need to watch Trick 'r Treat I mean

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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Yeah I love the way the human element works in '14. I think that's a lot of the reason for my issues with KOTM, it feels like they "corrected" that stuff in the worst way.

Now, in GvK I'm not sure. Kong can basically be the human element for all I care.

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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Well I convinced my friends to see it based on Juliette Binoche being in it, they were so pissed!!

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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Drakyn posted:

Bullets don't penetrate water well :smug:
Is the ocean a kaiju?

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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Well a T-Rex definitely shouldn't be hanging out with Whoopi Goldberg

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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"That was my brother, Larryzawa."

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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You could say that theme has no life to it. It's too....... mechanical.

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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GATOS Y VATOS posted:

lol I forgot about the flub in G14 after the first G attack in Honolulu. The next morning at the devastation there are seagulls flying around. There are no seagulls in Hawaii (thank god). It's too far away from any major land body for them to be able to get to.

Man I love that first G reveal at the airport.
They rode there on Godzilla's back

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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Is there somewhere with a countdown of what actual time this releases on streaming? I dunno if I'm becoming bad with Google but it is getting silly how hard it is for me to find

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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Simone Magus posted:

I just wanna know why Kong has no dong

I'm serious, it bothers the hell out of me
Maybe he's supposed to grow a big giant dong when he encounters a hot female Kong, like it triggers a bunch of hormonal development stuff. But he's the last of his kind so he's stuck in this state forever.

e: Actually are we even sure he's the male? I mean either way there are questions

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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Tuxedo Catfish posted:

i liked Bernie's characterization. he's introduced as this goofy annoying idiot but the very first scene he's in establishes that it's just an act and he's taking advantage of other people's contempt for him in order to have greater freedom / autonomy. it also mirrors Kong hiding his intelligence from Monarch and Jia and Ilene hiding what she's actually saying from Nathan
Agree 100%, I am kinda surprised by how many "all the human stuff is dumb" reactions are happening.

With Kong's legacy being so strongly tied to racist ideas of "noble savagery" etc., Bernie was wonderful to me. This movie completely sidelined the stupid patriarchal white guy (no offense to Kyle Chandler, it's just what the character was) in favor of a genuinely interesting goofy Black man. And I've never seen a better use of the "comedically paranoid conspiracy theorist" character than one who has ingrained obnoxiousness into his personality for five years specifically so that he won't be noticed in his investigations. Maybe I'm biased because I love him in Atlanta.

The human stories are goofy, absurd, and funny, but that doesn't mean they're stupid. This movie was awesome.

e: and yeah same as teagone etc., I really ended up hating KotM but loved this.

Martman fucked around with this message at 04:04 on Apr 1, 2021

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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I really loved how they teased Mechagodzilla such that it ended up still being a twist to me. My skimming over news and stuff led me to believe 100% that the Godzilla we were seeing in the first half was actually Mechagodzilla, with the real one maybe being trapped somewhere. So it ended up putting me in a great spot of like "Okay it's fine that Godzilla is loving all this poo poo up, I'm sure he's fake......wait...... ok but drat..."

I actually loved the callback to G'14 with Godzilla just absolutely wrecking the bridge in Hong Kong as opposed to making an effort to protect the Golden Gate Bridge in G'14... it conveyed to me that in the first movie he was really just doing business as usual. His job is to protect the world from assholes, but he still likes to avoid slaughtering people when it's easy... but Mechagodzilla disgusts (and maybe scares) him so much that he just goes ham immediately and does not have time to worry about casualties.

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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SuddenCactus posted:

I have a question, so humans can't make it to the hollow earth because of the gravity inversion issue, who then built the kong cathedral, throne and the stairs that look very human sized? The kong family?
I would say absolutely yes. Kong is just straight up sapient, intelligent, capable of language, whatever, but he just happens to be an orphan and last of his kind etc. so never got taught the Kong ways. I like how this also partly justifies Godzilla kicking his rear end 1v1. Kong is amazing, but he's making it up as he goes; Godzilla is afaik the same mythical dragon-beast from thousands of years ago.

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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Alec Eiffel posted:

Why did Mechagodzilla go apeshit
To get to the other side? of the hollow earth

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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Simone Magus posted:

One thing that was pleasantly surprising was that the kid talking to Kong worked way better than it had any right to work
To me what really made her character work was that she wasn't completely naive. She wasn't lied to, so she understood her role as the Kong liaison. This let her be honest with him in way that was actually really refreshing. The scene where they struggle to decide what to tell him to get him to go in the Antarctica tunnel was awesome, because they just end up telling him the truth: We want you to go there, and there is some chance there will be some family poo poo there for you. We dunno really. I loved that.

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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Wasn't Metallo originally going to be the big bad in BvS instead of Doomsday? Lol

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Martman
Nov 20, 2006

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bushisms.txt posted:

First of all, they were mining energon, so I'm gonna need a transformer cross over forget Pacific rim.
The first Kong.......... was Optimus Primal

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