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boooo!

booooooooo!
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post #1503 of 1528
alllllllways watchinnnnng
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Oh yeah and the Blu was fine...I could see everything....no "too darkness" for me!

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Still love this movie. Doing a FB thread on the best trailers from the last ten years and this one definitely belongs.

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Originally Posted by Cylon Baby View Post
 

Oh yeah and the Blu was fine...I could see everything....no "too darkness" for me!

I couldn't.

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Someone did the (monster) math and Godzilla's actually on screen in this 2 Hour motion picture for a grand total of 8 minutes!

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Originally Posted by Codename View Post

Someone did the (monster) math and Godzilla's actually on screen in this 2 Hour motion picture for a grand total of 8 minutes!
"Combined, all of Jurassic Park's CG dinos have just 6 minutes of screen time, while total dinosaur effects shots make up only 14 minutes of the 127 minute film."

And there were a hell of a lot more monsters running around Isla Nublar than in Godzilla. Course, Ian Malcolm does acknowledge their coyness.

See also: Jaws (for low monster ratio)

All in the execution. Suspense, build-up, awe, impact, etc.

I think the rubber suited Japanese franchise has us spoiled with extended clear fights. Theyre WWE Smackdowns with Kaiju. 2014 was more of a throwback. If the main character were more interesting, we'd be having a different convo.
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Originally Posted by MichaelM View Post

Still love this movie. Doing a FB thread on the best trailers from the last ten years and this one definitely belongs.

Please post it here too? And while you're at it, make it eleven years, because Batman Begins (2005) also deserves a nod.
post #1510 of 1528
Terminator Salvation had the best goddamn trailer I've EVER seen.

Whoever put that thing together was a crook..
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What I liked about the trailer for Godzilla was that it saved all the great material for the actually viewing experience. Showing just enough of Godzilla to let the audience know this wouldn't be another GINO fiasco was a good idea too.

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Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
 

What I liked about the trailer for Godzilla was that it saved all the great material for the actually viewing experience. 

just like the movie did!

 

ohohohoho!

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Originally Posted by DARKMITE8 View Post

If the main character were more interesting, we'd be having a different convo.

 

And there in, lies the rub. Jaws and Jurassic Park can get by without showing so much of the monsters because A) Spielberg is the fucking master and, more importantly B) The main characters are engaging, interesting and people you WANT to follow around!  The problem with Godzilla is that those same 8 minutes are the 8 minutes I am most engaged and enjoying the movie. Because everything else in the remaining Hour and 53 Minutes leaves me feeling 'meh'. That's the difference between a great Monster flick...and Dullzilla. Hell...some of the best scenes in either of those movies have the monsters nowhere near them (The Indianapolis speech and the electric fence scene respectively) because those are focused on the characters and highlight their motivations or arcs (Again, Quint's hatred of Sharks and Alan growing to care for the kids respectively). I can honestly not recall a similar scene anywhere to be found in this one. The movie introduces aspects that could have been better explored...like Brody not spending more time with his son as a reflection of his relationship with Cranston and their whole estranged relationship actually.  But just like the bomb disposal thing it introduces these things and just does nothing with them. Preferring to spend the screen time showing Brody just react to destruction or having Ken Watanabe and David Straitharn spout exposition while Sally Hawkins looks concerned in the background.

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yes good
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Originally Posted by Codename View Post

And there in, lies the rub. Jaws and Jurassic Park can get by without showing so much of the monsters because A) Spielberg is the fucking master and, more importantly B) The main characters are engaging, interesting and people you WANT to follow around!  The problem with Godzilla is that those same 8 minutes are the 8 minutes I am most engaged and enjoying the movie. Because everything else in the remaining Hour and 53 Minutes leaves me feeling 'meh'. That's the difference between a great Monster flick...and Dullzilla. Hell...some of the best scenes in either of those movies have the monsters nowhere near them (The Indianapolis speech and the electric fence scene respectively) because those are focused on the characters and highlight their motivations or arcs (Again, Quint's hatred of Sharks and Alan growing to care for the kids respectively). I can honestly not recall a similar scene anywhere to be found in this one. The movie introduces aspects that could have been better explored...like Brody not spending more time with his son as a reflection of his relationship with Cranston and their whole estranged relationship actually.  But just like the bomb disposal thing it introduces these things and just does nothing with them. Preferring to spend the screen time showing Brody just react to destruction or having Ken Watanabe and David Straitharn spout exposition while Sally Hawkins looks concerned in the background.
Pretty much. Cant argue with any of this. Still REALLY fond of those monster mins.
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I will never not love this movie, if for no other reason than all of the painterly, gargantuan "people ain't shit compared to nature's wrath" images that it conjures up..
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While Godzilla is only in it for 15 minutes, he makes every second count and then some!

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Unrelated to the movie, I was watching this segment on LAST WEEK TONIGHT:

 

 

And once it got to actually showing Lochte speaking (which I had yet to see in all the hubbub about his antics in Rio), I IMMEDIATELY had a sense of familiarity!

 

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So not only does look like Michael Doughtery (TRICK 'R TREAT/KRAMPUS) is going to be working on the screenplay but it sounds like he'll be directing GODZILLA 2 as well! I am beyond thrilled with this news.

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Originally Posted by Headless Fett View Post
 

So not only does look like Michael Doughtery (TRICK 'R TREAT/KRAMPUS) is going to be working on the screenplay but it sounds like he'll be directing GODZILLA 2 as well! I am beyond thrilled with this news.

 

Directing I'm down, screenplay...shrug. I don't remember Trick 'r Treat particularly well, but Krampus looked and sounded amazing even if everything else was sort of...eh.

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Originally Posted by Splatoon View Post
 

 

Directing I'm down, screenplay...shrug. I don't remember Trick 'r Treat particularly well, but Krampus looked and sounded amazing even if everything else was sort of...eh.

 

TRICK `R TREAT is one of the best Halloween anthology movies to come along in a long time. It`s excellent. KRAMPUS is now my 2nd favorite Christmas monster movie after GREMLINS. So much macabre fun to be had.

 

Doughtery doing a giant monster flick? Yes please!

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El Mayimbe is denying the report, and the article where the information came from has some strange info (Edwards' Godzilla 2 never hinted at MechaGodzilla). Whether it's true or not? Eh, not a particularly inspiring choice, but at this point I only really care where they're taking the Shin series. I don't care for seeing King Ghidorah or Mothra for the x1000 time. 

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fun choice!
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I thought Krampus was awesome, so I'm good with the choice.

post #1525 of 1528

Hey maybe Godzilla won't live in the fucking darkness this time.


Edited by Waaaaaaaalt - 10/22/16 at 10:03am
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The Blu Ray transfer of Godzilla 2014 was way too dark.
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Originally Posted by Overlord View Post

The Blu Ray transfer of Godzilla 2014 was way too dark.

That's true!

post #1528 of 1528
dull transfer for...

a dull movie
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