GODZILLA 2014 Post Release Discussion - Page 30
For your band to be successful it needs fronted by two Japanese women singing in harmony.
Mothra's best performance is in Godzilla Mothra King Ghidorah. She shows a lot of heart when fighting Godzilla. She never does anything more than annoy him, but I do appreciate the effort.
In Ghidorah the Three-Headed monster, at least in the English dub, the fairies of Monster Island repeatedly refer to Mothra as "he." Other "Mothras" may have been female, presumably, as at least one of them laid an egg (Godzilla v. Mothra).
It is absolutely the transfer.
No major film should require adjustment of the settings for basic watchability.
Now, Dullzilla wasn't a SONY release... but this does show that certain studio releases get messed with for home video:
I definitely noticed how dark the blu-ray for FURY was. People are saying that the transfer for the digital download versions were not affected by this.
..and it being me, that's very possible haha..
I've let Henry Cavill's face be shown across the screen without chucking it out to get a new one.
"....and besides, I got a little dick....IT'S PATHETIC!"
Last I read was that the release date was pushed back 6-8 months, but nothing about Edwards being pulled or bowing out.
I've typed many times before how much I liked Godzilla, so I'm bummed to hear about this. Matt Reeves is the first person that comes to mind because of his work on Cloverfield. Second is the director of The Host, whose name I don't recall. Last but not least the director of 10 Cloverfield Lane. Like Edwards he made a well received small scale genre film, maybe Godzilla two is his chance at the big time.
Nooj, I think there is something wrong with your keyboard, because it types Dullzilla instead of Godzilla. I would also accept Radzilla, Awesomezilla, gnarlyzilla or FuckRolandandEmmerichzilla
To the those who say Godzilla isn't in his own movie enough, he is in 20 percent of the movie, which is the average time. As for my own emotional reaction to the movie, I'm not bored by the non-monster scenes.
The film being coy with the amount of Godzilla in the movie... not just in terms of screentime, but actually blatantly teasing audiences by giving and taking away... was never my problem with the movie. That, I actually liked.
I'm all for movies like this giving strong focus on human characters and drama.
It's just that with this movie............
Like Ang Lee's HULK, people will always be fighting about it.
The monster fights in Final Wars could have been better, but I still think all the material with the aliens and Matrix rip offs is fun. The actor playing Captain Gordon isn't much of an actor, to put it mildly, but he has screen presence. There are better Godzilla movies than Final Wars, but it is a fun flick.
Liked it, for the most part. Fun seeing the military not shit the bed and just get on with it. But:
Entire 10-12 minute sequences in complete darkness. No? Shove your ZT60 up your ass.
An elite EOD soldier who can just magically do HALO jumps? BS.
Actually that's it. Would have enjoyed it a lot more without constant TV adjustments.
Edit: just saw some screen caps from HDV as if this were broad daylight. Man, the transfer Netflix was using fucked this over.
Edited by Lightning Slim - 8/1/16 at 5:28pm
Yeah, Godzilla 2014 is definitely a love/hate affair here at CHUD. I'm definitely in the "love" camp with the whole slow burn of Big G's first reveal and actually making a movie that actually honors the name unlike GINO. Going to be interesting to see who takes the directorial reigns for the sequel. PACIFIC RIM and Godzilla make a great double feature.
It wasn't a problem with the movie itself, which looked great in theaters. Even in 3D.
Whatever they did to the home video transfers completely screwed the pooch.
edit: oh! you upvoted my earlier posts about this!
Godzilla blu-ray transfer is too dark and fucked up, yo.
"Is Godzilla a good guy or a bad guy?"
Exactly! More of a force of nature.
"Why dont they use jaegers?"
They're not invented yet?
"Are those 2 MUTOs... doin it?"
Discovery Channel: Kaiju AFTER DARK
Watched this in Blu last night, and it holds up for me. In fact, a lot of the criticisms, that the film is "too slow", the "protagonist is boring" etc are bullshit IMO.
There isn't any single 15 minute stretch that doesn't feature Monster action, directly, or via their effects on the environment.
Aaron Johnson is fine as an almost pure POV character...his actions serve to put us in places were we can experience the Monsters, and the Monster battles.
Surprisingly, Cranston didn't seem nearly as effective to me on this second viewing. I think it was a good choice to have his character die once he'd served his purpose. Lots of G movies have a character who serves as a kind of Herald....in Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidora it's a ghostly old man, in King Ghidorah it was a hot "Venusian" woman etc. They usually appear to warn the wold about the impending Monster Mayhem, and Cranston does that job well.
Godzilla himself, while still awesome, seemed more weary this time...like he's barely able to take down the MUTOs, and once he does so, he conks out....sort of like a 5 year old who's been playing all day decides to take a nap!
Then Godzilla just wakes up and kind flops into the sea.
One thing I didn't realize or had forgotten: the US Military did set off that Nuke at the end, so the one thing Johnson's character was set up to do, he failed at. And now the West Coast of the US is irradiated! Also, Godzilla, who supposedly also feeds off Radiation, doesn't react or seem to care about the Nuke going off either.
There are some clear editing problems, with the Kid being given over to a Nurse, then suddenly he's in a bus full of other kids, the wife teleports to various places etc.
Could be Edwards has problems getting the movie to cohere, and some fast editing work saved it...a preclude to his problems with Rogue One?