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February 25, 2014 12:32 PM   Subscribe

The first official trailer for Godzilla.
posted by Kitteh (208 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
History shows, again and again, how nature points up the folly of man.
posted by demonic winged headgear at 12:37 PM on February 25 [42 favorites]


I will likely see this just because Walter White Bryan Cranston is in it.
posted by nubs at 12:38 PM on February 25 [5 favorites]


I love Cranston, but Team Godzilla forever and ever.
posted by Lemmy Caution at 12:38 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


Team Mako Mori.
posted by fight or flight at 12:40 PM on February 25 [9 favorites]


This looks like Pacific Rim 2, but with one big ass way scarier kaiju.
posted by mathowie at 12:40 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


Sorry, Hollywood Department of Remakes, you're never going to top this.
posted by belarius at 12:42 PM on February 25 [5 favorites]


I really didn't want to like that.
posted by dogheart at 12:43 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


The only thing I didn't like about this was the lack of jaegers stomping out to go mano-a-mano with big G. All I wanted was Gipsy Danger stomping out like SHIT JUST GOT REAL.

But otherwise it looks great.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 12:44 PM on February 25 [16 favorites]


Godzilla is the one who knocks.
posted by The Riker Who Mounts the World at 12:44 PM on February 25 [22 favorites]


Needs more zippers.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 12:44 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


Plus factor: BRYAN CRANSTON.

However, there's this bit in the trailer where in the background they have again the moaning people screeching like hungry ghosts, and this time was once too many, and I laughed out loud. Sorry Hollywood you're going to have to find another prefab way to communicate horror!
posted by JHarris at 12:45 PM on February 25


Godzilla 1985. Best Godzilla.
posted by GrapeApiary at 12:46 PM on February 25 [4 favorites]


Didn't we just have a Godzilla remake? With Ferris Bueller in it?

*googles, contemplates doom because that one that one was released in 1998.*
posted by notyou at 12:47 PM on February 25 [14 favorites]


Man, that's one scary mofo Godzilla, feels like there's nothing ironic or retro about this one. I'm interested.
posted by Iosephus at 12:47 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


History shows, again and again, how nature points up the folly of man.

I knew that would be the first comment.
posted by tyllwin at 12:47 PM on February 25


Up from the depths,
30 stories high,
breathes fire,
he stands in the sky!

Godzilla! Godzilla! Godzilla!

And Bryan Craaaanstoooon....
posted by JHarris at 12:47 PM on February 25 [18 favorites]


Did I hear a little 2001-style Ligeti in the background?
posted by swift at 12:47 PM on February 25 [14 favorites]


GODZILLA emerges from the deep, playing throbbing scare chords on a VINTAGE MOOG KEYTAR.
posted by Iridic at 12:48 PM on February 25 [29 favorites]


There better be some motherfuckin' B.O.C. in this movie.
posted by entropicamericana at 12:49 PM on February 25 [7 favorites]


It's just not the same without Raymond Burr.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 12:50 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


At least Godzilla looks, more or less, like Godzilla and not just a random CGI dinosaur. I like the scale, too. This Godzilla isn't just big, he's fucking huge.
posted by doctor_negative at 12:50 PM on February 25 [8 favorites]


I really didn't want to like that.

why? because non-guys-in-rubber-suits kaiju aren't cannon?

I kid
posted by Dr. Twist at 12:51 PM on February 25


Up from the depths,
30 stories high,
breathes fire,


Maybe it's just me, but that little block of text actually looks a bit like Godzilla.

No? Just me then?
posted by Jairus at 12:51 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


It's just not the same without Raymond Burr.

I say the same thing every day of my life.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 12:51 PM on February 25 [10 favorites]


That's a lot of lizard.
posted by homunculus at 12:53 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


blaaaaaaaraaaaaaiiiiiiiiin - Nope cant watch it.
posted by mrgroweler at 12:54 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
posted by notyou at 12:55 PM on February 25


Godzilla is the one who knocks.

I still say that his best course is to tread lightly.
posted by nubs at 12:55 PM on February 25 [8 favorites]


why? because non-guys-in-rubber-suits kaiju aren't cannon?

No, because reboots and stupid nerd-pandering popcorn and come up with something original already and grar--

But no, Cthulhu-sized lizard and Bryan Cranston looking like he's having a blast and I am just all

:D!

And I kind of hate myself for being so easily manipulated.
posted by dogheart at 12:57 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


I hope they figure out a way to show Cranston in his underwear on camera, to keep up consistency within the BreakingBadMalcolmintheMiddleverse.
posted by mathowie at 12:59 PM on February 25 [15 favorites]


The only reason I would go to see this is because of Cranston. We're going to see his play on Broadway in a few weeks and I have my husband half convinced that I'm going to die of awesomeness.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 12:59 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


Gotta say, that actually looks pretty good.
posted by spilon at 12:59 PM on February 25


RAAAAAAAAAWRRRRR!
posted by Kevin Street at 12:59 PM on February 25


Needs more Puff Daddy butchering Led Zeppelin.
posted by windbox at 12:59 PM on February 25 [4 favorites]


I will pay the producers one thousand US dollars if, in the final frames, Godzilla takes a step or two out the rubble and turns his head, only to show the viewers that half of his face has been blown off. And then he falls down dead. Call me.
posted by The Riker Who Mounts the World at 12:59 PM on February 25 [13 favorites]


Needs more Charles Barkley.
posted by Strange Interlude at 1:02 PM on February 25 [4 favorites]


Godzilla. Stomps New York. For Two Hours.

Accept nothing less.
posted by zarq at 1:02 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


I will pay the producers one thousand US dollars if, in the final frame, Godzilla takes a step or two out the rubble and turns his head, only to show the viewers that half of his face has been blown off. And then he falls down dead. Call me.

Godzilla Fring.

I'd pay another thousand myself for that one.
posted by foxywombat at 1:03 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


Sorry, Hollywood Department of Remakes, you're never going to top this

Not a fair comparison. The Host is about a little girl who gets abducted by an unusually large fish. Godzilla is about the end of the world. It's about what happens if you piss off your guardian spirit and he comes to step on your entire continent.

I've always loved the IDEA of Godzilla movies, but even as a little kid I could tell that all the actual instances of Godzilla movies just aren't very good. I've got my fingers crossed for this to be the closest thing so far to the Platonic Ideal of a Godzilla movie. It could still just be a blockbustery mess, but I'm holding out hopes.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 1:03 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


Call me when they get to Gamera.
posted by jeffamaphone at 1:03 PM on February 25 [8 favorites]


The really cool thing is, there is this nod to climate change - nature not being in our control - that is overlaid the original, radioactive threat, which is also nature is not in our control.

Also, I realize that I am a bit in love with Cranston's angry voice. Must mention to therapist.
posted by angrycat at 1:03 PM on February 25 [7 favorites]


It's fascinating how things that would be absolutely awful in real life make the best movies. Kind of like that aphorism about how horror is actually experiencing crazy shit in the jungle, and adventure is telling the story afterward to your mates in the pub.
posted by Kevin Street at 1:03 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


I guess it looks ok.
Honestly, though, the wreck-a-city CG-fest is getting pretty tiring. It's all become too easy and automatic.


I will pay the producers one thousand US dollars if, in the final frame, Godzilla takes a step or two out the rubble and turns his head, only to show the viewers that half of his face has been blown off. And then he falls down dead. Call me.

I'm with you on this. Make a movie meant to stand on its own, and not as a springboard for a franchise.
posted by Thorzdad at 1:05 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


the BreakingBadMalcolmintheMiddleverse

Which is then revealed to be the dream of a kid in St. Elsewhere!
posted by JHarris at 1:06 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]



There better be some motherfuckin' B.O.C. in this movie.


I say this every time I see any movie trailer.
posted by Liquidwolf at 1:07 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


A lot of interesting (possibly meta-referential) subtext. Judging from the trailer, Godzilla first appears in the 1950s but the government tamps him down with nuclear weapons. So the fears of the '50s (nuclear war, societal destruction, civilian casualties) get sublimated into a bunch of rah-rah military triumph -- look at the logo on the side of that bomb! But then it just makes everything worse when the monster re-emerges decades later, this time in the form of millennial fears: Catastrophic environmental change. Government cover-ups. Total human extinction.

So Bryan Cranston (eee!) gets to deliver a scene-stealer of a monologue about how the threat isn't a typhoon, or an earthquake, or a natural disaster -- and the clever irony is that he's wrong, or at least not completely right. Godzilla is described later as a force of nature beyond human control (though the government will try their damnedest to keep it under wraps). Godzilla isn't nuclear war and Hiroshima in this version -- but he used to be. This time Godzilla is climate change and the NSA. The fact that we're getting both metaphors for the price of one is a really clever way of commenting on the movie's own status as the (second? third?) reboot of a perennial film series.

I'm there opening night.
posted by EmGeeJay at 1:08 PM on February 25 [30 favorites]


Did I hear a little 2001-style Ligeti yt in the background?

Was really prominent in the teaser trailer
posted by the man of twists and turns at 1:08 PM on February 25


Call me when they get to Gamera.

Hold on, I've got The Asylum on the phone.

The sun, moon and stars? They can give you them. They might not be spelled right though, for avoiding trademark litigation.
posted by JHarris at 1:08 PM on February 25


Godzilla is the one who knocks.

Oh great, so Godzilla should have been my mom?
posted by Theta States at 1:09 PM on February 25 [5 favorites]


This time Godzilla is climate change and the NSA.

Wait, I get climate change, but the NSA? Is Godzilla tapping our phones? Will it be Angela Merkel that takes a stand against it?
posted by JHarris at 1:10 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


Another reason to hope: the director knows his way around Monsters.
posted by Iridic at 1:13 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


I was wondering for no reason 'cept for maybe Kanye West, will there ever be another King Kong movie? Wait, there was one with Jessica Lange but I don't remember how the racist stuff was dealt with.
posted by angrycat at 1:15 PM on February 25


Looks really good, and I want to see it not just for Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe and Elizabeth Olsen and Sally Hawkins and Juliette Binoche--wow what a fantastic cast in this. Not just that but the director, Gareth Edwards. I was really impressed with Monsters, a no-budget indie monster film/drama that Edwards wrote, directed, shot, edited, and did the VFX. And the whole film was made with a single 50mm lens and a prosumer video camera (forget the model). And the photography in that movie is gorgeous. I had some issues with some parts of the movie, but what makes it work is his focus on characters and not on plot, and certainly not on effects.

So for Edwards to go from a budget of almost nothing on Monsters to this mega blockbuster is kind of amazing. I'm excited to see what he did with all those resources.
posted by zardoz at 1:15 PM on February 25 [9 favorites]


Wait, I get climate change, but the NSA? Is Godzilla tapping our phones? Will it be Angela Merkel that takes a stand against it?

Not the NSA in specific, but the particular paranoias in Cranston's monologue feel uniquely millennial, and certainly seem to point to an underlying modern political statement more than anything did in the limp 1998 movie.
posted by EmGeeJay at 1:17 PM on February 25



I was wondering for no reason 'cept for maybe Kanye West, will there ever be another King Kong movie?


Did you forget about the one by Peter Jackson not so long ago?
posted by Liquidwolf at 1:18 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


oops
posted by angrycat at 1:19 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


The Cold War was far stranger and scarier than anybody knew (as we are now learning), so I can believe that the US (or maybe even the US and France together) fought a secret nuclear war in the Pacific against Godzilla, and then buried everything under so much security that it was forgotten for sixty years.
posted by Kevin Street at 1:22 PM on February 25 [5 favorites]


Needs more Ooga Chakka.
posted by Aznable at 1:23 PM on February 25 [4 favorites]


Needs more cowbell.
posted by eriko at 1:24 PM on February 25


No, no, angrycat's correct. Peter Jackson never did a King Kong movie. He followed up The Lord of the Rings with a series of sparkling chamber comedies and has never looked back at fantasy and sci-fi. (Unless you count the 80-minute adaptation of The Hobbit he directed as a BBC Christmas special back in 2007.)
posted by Iridic at 1:25 PM on February 25 [6 favorites]


1m32s is that Rodan?
posted by the_artificer at 1:25 PM on February 25


Whatever it is, it ain't good for mankind.
posted by Kevin Street at 1:27 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


No, I think it's a fighter jet that was swatted out of the sky. But I was hoping too!
posted by Kitteh at 1:28 PM on February 25


Got the t-shirt and am so up for this. First in line on opening day.
posted by Wordshore at 1:28 PM on February 25


I thought you were referring to the shot where some kind of strange tentacles are hanging over the city.
posted by Kevin Street at 1:29 PM on February 25


Since I was too young to know what a monster movie was, I've had this incredible feeling of dread that comes from a huge, though distant, monster turning and... noticing me.

That bit with the closing blast doors while 'zilla roars at them pokes that dread with a sharp stick.
posted by Mooski at 1:30 PM on February 25 [4 favorites]


Please don't suck please don't suck please don't suck please don't suck

But also don't be like Godzilla 1985.

Godzilla slowly falling into the lava pit intercut with scientists silently weeping as we lose the greatest biological wonder because this is a world he can never live in.

I was heartbroken. I sat there in front of the TV, my 13-year-old heart absolutely broken, crying my eyes out so loudly that my mother came out of her bedroom to ask us what was going on, why were we crying so hard?

"It's...*hiccup*...Godzilla! *renewed crying*"



I still can't rewatch it.
posted by Katemonkey at 1:32 PM on February 25 [19 favorites]


Don't know how they're going to kill him off at the end, but I guarantee you I'd rather see Cherno Alpha punching him in the face. FOREVER.
posted by echo target at 1:32 PM on February 25 [6 favorites]


The Cold War was far stranger and scarier than anybody knew (as we are now learning), so I can believe that the US (or maybe even the US and France together) fought a secret nuclear war in the Pacific against Godzilla, and then buried everything under so much security that it was forgotten for sixty years.

I have to admit that little bit in the trailer made me more interested than anything else on screen. I'd love to see a movie set in the 50's and 60's where the entire Cold War is a front for the secret war against the pacific monsters woken by Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Especially if it focuses--Cryptonomicon-style--on the secret agencies tasked with making each "incident" look like a conventional war zone or natural disaster.
posted by straight at 1:33 PM on February 25 [19 favorites]


Call me when they get to Gamera.


"It just dawned on me how weird this film is."
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 1:33 PM on February 25 [38 favorites]


I'm in.


Please don't suck!

posted by Space Kitty at 1:35 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


My husband will see this movie approximately one million times.

At some point he was looking up other Godzilla movies and came across one called The Terror of Mechagodzilla which seems to involve scientists creating a robotic Godzilla to face off against the real Godzilla. I assume this terror is in fact the terror faced by Godzilla himself at the idea that he could be replaced so easily by a robot. I have since been trying to convince Mr. Pterodactyl and our roommate to create the movie The Terror of Mechagodzilla with this understanding of the Godzilla's dread and horror as his is rendered obsolete. Here is the outline:

Cast
Mr. Pterodactyl: Godzilla
Roommate: The city of Tokyo
Me: Existentialism

Synopsis
The entire film will be shot in grainy black and white. It will involve Godzilla (Mr. Pterodactyl) lying on a couch in the office of his psychiatrist, Existentialism (me), who spends the entire time wearing a black beret and chain smoking awful cigarettes. Godzilla talks about his feelings involving the creation of Mechagodzilla and his fear that Tokyo (roommate) no longer needs him. There are occasional cuts to his conversations with Tokyo and shots of conversations between Tokyo and Existentialism (these will be shot as an homage to Bergman but I don't know how because I know nothing of film). I will speak in an exaggerated German accent.

The action of this piece will conclude with Existentialism, in my role as psychiatrist, asking Godzilla "But vat ist your true identity?" at which point Godzilla will rise up, don the guise of Mechagodzilla (a bunch of tinfoil) and destroy Tokyo (roommate). The film will fade out and a cursive "Fin" will appear in white on a black screen over the screams of Tokyo being destroyed by their own creation, Godzilla AS Mechagodzilla.

For whatever reason, neither of the other actors have ever actually agreed to embark upon this cinematic quest with me.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 1:37 PM on February 25 [36 favorites]


Call me when they get to Gamera.

Only if we get another Tibby song.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 1:38 PM on February 25


Interesting that it appears to be a direct sequel to the original.
posted by brundlefly at 1:39 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


Godzilla slowly falling into the lava pit intercut with scientists silently weeping as we lose the greatest biological wonder because this is a world he can never live in.

I was heartbroken. I sat there in front of the TV, my heart absolutely broken, crying my eyes out


Had this exact same experience.
posted by GrapeApiary at 1:41 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


This is what I was referring to, seems to be what was knocking the planes out of the sky.
posted by the_artificer at 1:42 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


Breaking Godzilla.
posted by Schadenfreude at 1:42 PM on February 25


Godzilla slowly falling into the lava pit intercut with scientists silently weeping as we lose the greatest biological wonder because this is a world he can never live in.

The emotional flipside of this ending beat was the ending beat of Godzilla 2000, in which someone tries to thoughtfully seriously say "I guess Godzilla is in all of us," and the big guy turns in a stately circle whilst lighting the rest of the cityscape on fire with his breath. The first time I saw that I laughed so hard I cried.

Interesting that it appears to be a direct sequel to the original.

That strikes me as a nod to demonstrating basic awareness of the Toho side of Godzilla's career. Almost all of the "millennium" series of Godzilla flicks (2000 through Final Wars) were treated more or less as direct sequels to the original. (The one exception being Godzilla: Tokyo SOS, which I am incapable of thinking of as anything other than Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.L., to the point of needing to correct how I originally typed out the SOS.)
posted by Drastic at 1:44 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


The 2001 monolith music had me shivering with excitement. You use that in a trailer, the movie better be damn good, all's I'm saying.
posted by gubo at 1:45 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


Mrs. Pterodactyl - I would happily play a role in your film. I can be Tokyo, I can be Godzilla, whatever you need.

I would propose a title of something like: Waiting for Rodan
posted by nubs at 1:46 PM on February 25 [11 favorites]


I was heartbroken. I sat there in front of the TV, my 13-year-old heart absolutely broken, crying my eyes out so loudly that my mother came out of her bedroom to ask us what was going on, why were we crying so hard?

"It's...*hiccup*...Godzilla! *renewed crying*"



I still can't rewatch it.


I'm pretty sure the first movie that made me cry as a child was the Korean monster movie Yonggary. It's a bizarre and fairly silly movie, complete with a scene where the monster dances (actually reacting to some kind of itch powder or something), but then at the end it gets randomly serious and the monster has an extended death scene that was absolutely heartbreaking when I was 8.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 1:47 PM on February 25


Nights in Rodan, The
posted by The Riker Who Mounts the World at 1:48 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


I'm with you on this. Make a movie meant to stand on its own, and not as a springboard for a franchise.

Oh man killing off Godzilla in the first half hour then filling the remainder with a small human focused story about living in a world where physics suddenly has room for a skyscraper sized lizard would be such a sick move!
posted by SharkParty at 1:50 PM on February 25 [4 favorites]


I dislike the idea of Godzilla being a metaphor for climate change because it implies that it's too late, no one can really do anything about it and that no matter what we do its hopeless.

I think a more appropriate monster for our time would be a mile high rat king made of populist ideologues.
posted by Poldo at 1:50 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


Salò, or the 120 Days of Rodan
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 1:51 PM on February 25 [10 favorites]


"It just dawned on me how weird this film is."

That is the BEST GIF.
posted by JHarris at 1:55 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


This is what I was referring to, seems to be what was knocking the planes out of the sky.

Just to torment you, the filmmakers made that little glimpse also consistent with an F-22 falling out of the sky, with its tail fins either obscured by the clouds or just having gone bye-byes.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 1:56 PM on February 25


RodanCop
Dirty Rodancing 2: Rodan Nights
posted by Iridic at 1:56 PM on February 25 [6 favorites]


47 Rodan
posted by The Riker Who Mounts the World at 1:58 PM on February 25 [6 favorites]


I have this open in one tab and the Bitcoin thread open in another tab. The way my Chrome tabs cut off text means that one of them reads "Not too big to fail" and the other is "The arrogance of man..." I keep tabbing away from both and then totally forgetting which is which.
posted by Shepherd at 1:58 PM on February 25 [11 favorites]


(like this)
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 1:58 PM on February 25


I dislike the idea of Godzilla being a metaphor for climate change because it implies that it's too late, no one can really do anything about it and that no matter what we do its hopeless.

Yeah but this is the case.
posted by xmutex at 1:59 PM on February 25 [6 favorites]


"Can we kill it?"
"Get back to work, Jesse."
posted by jquinby at 1:59 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


Waiting for Rodan
Rodanbusters
Rodan Monster
Jurassic Park
Finding Rodan
Rodan and Louise

No Country For Old Pterosaurs
posted by JHarris at 2:01 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


I don't think it's hopeless, but as a society we seem to have settled into this weird strategy of keeping our heads down and pretending that nothing is wrong, which can certainly be seen as arrogance. A raging Godzilla is a pretty good metaphor for that.
posted by Kevin Street at 2:02 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


WHERES THE ORIGINAL THEME SONG!

Well I mean, both the 1954 one and the one pharaoh monch sampled. You're really gonna give us two trailers and no BAAAAUM BOM BOM BOM BON BON BAAAUM.

It better be in the movie. Even if it's only for a second. Or at the very end. Or something.
posted by emptythought at 2:03 PM on February 25


...and I just posted "Cormac McCarthy's The Rodan" in the Bitcoin thread. Wheee!
posted by Shepherd at 2:03 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


I also really appreciate it that they didn't put the whole movie into the trailer. I really don't want to see this before I see it.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 2:04 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


A raging Godzilla is also a good metaphor for a two-year-old child. Who by the transitive property is a good metaphor for our society.

What I'm saying is, it's a local minima.
posted by JHarris at 2:04 PM on February 25


I just hope they find a spot for a reprise of The Tim Ishimuni Show.
posted by fairmettle at 2:04 PM on February 25


...local minimum.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:05 PM on February 25


Teaser trailer was better I reckon. And you get a better look at the big lizard.
posted by memebake at 2:07 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


...granted, minima is plural. Dammit.
posted by JHarris at 2:07 PM on February 25


Godzilla: Stay out of my territory.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 2:09 PM on February 25


No Country For Old Pterosaurs

No Monster Island For Old Men
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 2:09 PM on February 25 [4 favorites]


I will pay the producers one thousand US dollars if, in the final frame, Godzilla takes a step or two out the rubble and turns his head, only to show the viewers that half of his face has been blown off. And then he falls down dead. Call me.

I'll pay another thousand dollars if the sequel has 1500 ft tall Los Pollos Hermanos mutant chickens come out of the ground to peck revenge.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:10 PM on February 25 [6 favorites]


$500 if Godzilla has a bedazzled grill at some point.
posted by jquinby at 2:12 PM on February 25 [6 favorites]


So for Edwards to go from a budget of almost nothing on Monsters to this mega blockbuster is kind of amazing. I'm excited to see what he did with all those resources.

This is definitely the big draw for me, more than Cranston's presence. The teaser and this trailer at least have been promising. I'm still surprised that I'm at all interested in a Hollywood-made Godzilla movie in 2014...
posted by sparkletone at 2:13 PM on February 25


I dislike the idea of Godzilla being a metaphor for climate change because it implies that it's too late, no one can really do anything about it and that no matter what we do its hopeless.

It implies that our leaders are convinced that, if all else fails, they can destroy climate change with nukes.
posted by straight at 2:15 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


gotta nuke something
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:16 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


$1000 for every ASAC that tells Godzilla to go f himself.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 2:18 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


The CGI effects used in all these epic disaster films have become ridiculous clichés. The same shots, very damn time.
posted by davebush at 2:22 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


1m32s is that Rodan?

Pretty sure that is a falling fighter jet. But that image, when taken in consideration with the image of origami cranes floating in the sky over the city at :19 would in my opinion be considerable evidence of intentional foreshadowing.
posted by mediocre at 2:26 PM on February 25


I suppose the problem with films like this is that you _have_ to have the isolated researcher fighting against the mainstream establishment to the detriment of his personal relationships, and the rookie soldier who is having problems being accepted by those around him but manages to win them over through much heroics.

Like, what other character arcs could you possibly have in a giant monster movie?

And then those character arcs are used to try and lend an emotional tone to the giant city trashing action sequences, but in reality you've seen those character arcs so many times before that its all a little too by-the-numbers and so the whole thing fails to pull you in and just becomes a big mess of light and noise.
posted by memebake at 2:32 PM on February 25 [5 favorites]


It implies that our leaders are convinced that, if all else fails, they can destroy climate change with nukes.

Sounds about right.
posted by Drastic at 2:32 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


Tentacles (or maybe smoke trails) at 1:36, and something big and tentacled diving into the water at 1:33. Godzilla isn't alone.
posted by Kevin Street at 2:33 PM on February 25


That's Godzilla's next-door neighbor, Squidward.
posted by The Riker Who Mounts the World at 2:36 PM on February 25 [4 favorites]


Godzilla wasn't killed by 15 megatons in 1954? C'mon!
posted by morganw at 2:37 PM on February 25


Needs more Maria Pitillo.
posted by Omon Ra at 2:39 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


Nice to hear some Krzysztof Penderecki in the trailer.
I don't need any visuals for that music to send chills up and down my spine.
posted by DonnyMac at 2:40 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


"Godzilla wasn't killed by 15 megatons in 1954?"

The Russians thought they got him with Tsar Bomba, but that lizard has a habit of surviving.
posted by Kevin Street at 2:42 PM on February 25


Maybe they can add in some Raymond Burr scenes in post-production.
posted by ckape at 2:44 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


It's hard for me to imagine a Godzilla movie after Pacific Rim. My first reaction on watching the trailer was "ok, but where are the giant punching robots?"

I'm a bit sad to see Bryan Cranston doing this; I fear he may have one shot to redefine himself after Breaking Bad. I missed Argo though, was that a big role for him?
posted by Nelson at 2:46 PM on February 25


Between Pacific Rim and the earlier Cloverfield, I am skeptical this will hold up. It has potential but Hollywood action movies are all about explosions and very quick cuts. I doubt we will have a chance to bask in Godzilla's true magnificence, I will be pleasantly surprised if we see the full monster for more than 3 seconds at a time before we cut back to an explosion, someone screaming, or a building falling.
posted by Vindaloo at 2:51 PM on February 25 [5 favorites]


> explosions and very quick cuts

The horror of the half-destroyed buildings in the slow helicopter shot was really effective and compelling, but when the last 1/3 of the trailer started jump cutting and flashing and booming, it lost me. I'll still see it, but as a ride, not a film.
posted by morganw at 2:57 PM on February 25


Holy shit, Dennis Quaid's not in this? Put a check in the plus column.
posted by phaedon at 2:59 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


Bah! When I was a boy we had real movies!

Give me the classics any day. I bet they didn't even bring back Jimmy Page and P. Diddy for the soundtrack!
posted by drjimmy11 at 3:03 PM on February 25


Maybe they can add in some Raymond Burr scenes in post-production.

Post? Why not do it the traditional way with a man in a rubber Raymond Burr suit?
posted by yoink at 3:04 PM on February 25 [12 favorites]


Mothra? Where is Mothra?

Anybody here remember Creature Double Feature back in the 1970's/80's? I think it aired in the Boston and Philly metro areas back in those days....lots of Godzilla and company on that program.
posted by Seymour Zamboni at 3:23 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


...and I just posted "Cormac McCarthy's The Rodan" in the Bitcoin thread. Wheee!
posted by Shepherd


We really need to come up with a name for this phenomenon.
posted by symbioid at 3:25 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


you've seen those character arcs so many times before that its all a little too by-the-numbers and so the whole thing fails to pull you in and just becomes a big mess of light and noise.

Character arcs? The fuck? This isn't Anne Of Green Gables, it's Godzilla. The light and noise are what I'm in it for. The only reason to have characters is because the CGI is prohibitively expensive, so they can't just have 120 minutes of Godzilla stomping shit. If you don't like light and noise, reallocate your twelve bucks to pizza and call it a night.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 3:27 PM on February 25 [13 favorites]


Like, what other character arcs could you possibly have in a giant monster movie?

I would like to the see the recently divorced, work weary, respected, (but close to retirement!) Air Force general understand that his attack aircraft can fire missiles from 40 miles out and command his planes to stay far enough away from monsters so that his 21st century attack aircraft are not swatted out of the sky by a skyscraper sized monster during a WWII era straffing run that passes within feet of claws and tails.

One can dream........
posted by lstanley at 3:28 PM on February 25 [19 favorites]


I kind of liked that the standard disaster-movie shot of a wrecked Statue of Liberty actually appears to be the one atop the New York, New York casino in Las Vegas. I though that was kind of funny.

This looks fun. I keep having to tell myself that the people who make the movie and the people who cut the trailer are not the same people - otherwise I would refuse to go see every movie whose trailer does that goddamn fucking bwommmmm thing out of spite.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 3:33 PM on February 25 [6 favorites]


This isn't Anne Of Green Gables, it's Godzilla

Oh, now that I'd see: 'Zilla of Ingleside!
posted by yoink at 3:36 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


Obvious sequel: "Godzilla vs Noah. This time, it's the end of the world."
posted by Wordshore at 3:40 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


This isn't Anne Of Green Gables, it's Godzilla

Oh, now that I'd see: 'Zilla of Ingleside!


Or Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters (book trailer)
posted by memebake at 3:41 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


It has potential but Hollywood action movies are all about explosions and very quick cuts. I doubt we will have a chance to bask in Godzilla's true magnificence, I will be pleasantly surprised if we see the full monster for more than 3 seconds at a time before we cut back to an explosion, someone screaming, or a building falling.

It wasn't directed by Michael Bay. See my previous comment about Gareth Edwards and Monsters. I'm sure there will be some amount of quick editing to action it up, but if Edwards has much power over the final cut, we have nothing to worry about. Monsters was like a Terence Malick drama with a few aliens in the background (and that was a good thing).
posted by zardoz at 3:49 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


Call me when they get to Gamera.

I'm waiting for King Ghidorah to arrive. When he spits electric, don't be in y'all saunas.
posted by rocketman at 3:57 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


I'm a bit sad to see Bryan Cranston doing this; I fear he may have one shot to redefine himself after Breaking Bad.

While he was doing Breaking Bad, Cranston also did:

Voice work on American Dad, Batman: Year One, Robot Chicken, Archer, Madagascar 3 and the Cleveland Show.

He had parts in Argo, Total Recall, Red Tails, Contagion, Drive, Larry Crowne, and the Lincoln Lawyer.

Upcoming, he has Godzilla, Get a Job, and Kung Fu Panda 3

I'm not sure he needs to redefine himself - whatever you think of the above pieces of entertainment, as an actor, he seems to be a chameleon - able to fill just about any role and do it well. And it looks like the powers that be are willing to put him into a wide variety of roles. I know when my wife and I saw Contagion, she was utterly shocked when I pointed out that the actor she couldn't quite place was the guy who played Walter White - his ability to present himself so different physically and character-wise was amazing, and seems very counter to most hot actors these days, who seem to have one role that they reprise in every film.
posted by nubs at 3:58 PM on February 25 [12 favorites]


However, there's this bit in the trailer where in the background they have again the moaning people screeching like hungry ghosts, and this time was once too many, and I laughed out loud. Sorry Hollywood you're going to have to find another prefab way to communicate horror!

Actually I thought it was a Brian Eno-Discreet Music-style adaptation of O Fortuna? And I liked it enormously. Of course I could be wrong.

If it wasn't a Discreet Music style adaptation of O Fortuna, someone please make that and send it to me.
posted by winna at 4:09 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


Call me when they get to Gamera.

The Heisei Gamera trilogy is quite good and worth the price to get all three.
posted by lumpenprole at 4:10 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


Upcoming, he has Godzilla, Get a Job, and Kung Fu Panda 3

He will also probably win a Tony Award this year, or at least be nominated for one.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 4:11 PM on February 25


I can believe that the US (or maybe even the US and France together) fought a secret nuclear war in the Pacific against Godzilla, and then buried everything under so much security that it was forgotten for sixty years.

The British were busy fighting pack-hunting spiders.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 4:17 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


Actually I thought it was a Brian Eno-Discreet Music-style adaptation of O Fortuna? And I liked it enormously. Of course I could be wrong.

If it wasn't a Discreet Music style adaptation of O Fortuna, someone please make that and send it to me.


here's something to hold you over.
posted by homunculus at 4:21 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


Unlike the trailer for Prometheus (which had me near hyperventilating in anticipation), there's some good stuff that's unknown. Like: Mothra, yay or nay? And what the hell was that jump with the red swirly stuff? Poison? Chemical net?

With Prometheus I was all, HA THIS IS GOING TO BE LIKE ALIEN BUT WITH IDRIS ELBA and dang if even Idris was doing some sloppy work with his accent.
posted by angrycat at 4:32 PM on February 25


Nights in Rodan, The

RodanCop

47 Rodan


Rodan in Real Life
posted by Rhaomi at 4:36 PM on February 25


He had parts in Argo, Total Recall, Red Tails, Contagion, Drive, Larry Crowne, and the Lincoln Lawyer.

Also John Carter.
posted by brundlefly at 4:40 PM on February 25


My Mistake. I believe Ligeti's music is sprinkled into that soundtrack.
posted by DonnyMac at 4:42 PM on February 25


I haven't watched the trailer yet, but I can assure you that I'll find some incredibly specific detail that will not only give me an excuse to be contrarian about whether I want to see the film, but I'll come back here to announce that the predominant color scheme, a specific musical chord, or maybe an extra's hat is the reason I am uninterested in the whole thing.
posted by cmoj at 4:57 PM on February 25 [7 favorites]


I think this looks scary as hell. Wow.
posted by Archer25 at 4:58 PM on February 25


Where is Matthew Broderick?
posted by humanfont at 5:01 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


Um, he's sick. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Matthew pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.
posted by The Riker Who Mounts the World at 5:04 PM on February 25 [30 favorites]


It's look interesting yet flat. Compared to the teaser trailer, there doesn't appear to anything new in the movie. Giant monster destroys a city? Seen it before in many movies and saw the Jack Kirby version in The Avengers. I want to know who the characters are and what's their story in relation to the giant scary monster.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:04 PM on February 25


Has Ken Watanabe done any audio books? I want to just chill out and listen to him read things.
posted by curious nu at 5:08 PM on February 25


The trailer made me think of the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer. I want to see that movie: apes and man coming together to fight Godzilla.
posted by Omon Ra at 5:10 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


"I kind of liked that the standard disaster-movie shot of a wrecked Statue of Liberty actually appears to be the one atop the New York, New York casino in Las Vegas."

The shot just before that is showing a wrecked Las Vegas Strip, so the shot makes a lot more sense.

I'm guessing that part of the story is going to be creatures coming from the Pacific and heading inland, leaving a trail of destruction.

Definitely a popcorn movie, and I think I will have to make plans to go see this in the theaters.

Also, there are definitely more than just Godzilla in this. According to the IMDB page, there are at least 2 other creatures, one called "Muto", some eight legged thing, and another monster apparently has wings (so that flying thing is actually a monster, not Godzilla, and not a plane).

Also, quoting the Director, Gareth Edwards: "Godzilla is definitely a representation of the wrath of nature. The theme is man versus nature and Godzilla is certainly the nature side of it. You can't win that fight. Nature's always going to win and that's what the subtext of our movie is about. He's the punishment we deserve."

So, yeah. This might actually be a very good movie, and I don't think we get out of this one unscathed. Given his previous movie, Monsters, this is someone who does not believe in the world returning to normal after a world changing event. I think this is definitely a mature change from the traditional Hollywood movie cruft.
posted by daq at 5:13 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


Godzilla is the one who knocks.

...your house down.
posted by Green Winnebago at 5:22 PM on February 25 [5 favorites]


I want to know what Godzilla's motivation is. How does he feel when he steps on a bus? Is he lonely? What was his relationship with his father like? Is he scared when the planes come? I'd like to see a Godzilla movie in which Godzilla is played by Dustin Hoffman. They could put a whole bunch of dots on his face and motion capture his performance--and then, instead of using CGI, they could use sophisticated animatronics to transfer Dustin Hoffman's facial expressions ONTO THE RUBBER SUIT.

Or they could just have a whole bunch of shit get stepped on by a giant monster. I'm good either way.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 5:41 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


The Shawshank Rodanption
The Rodanth Element
The Dark Knight Rodans

Johnny Rodangerously
posted by belarius at 6:02 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


It's a Ro Dan Dan Dan World.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:07 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


I had no real intention of seeing this movie in theaters, but now color me intrigued by Bryan Cranston.

Also, this thread has reminded me that the Wallflowers cover of "Heroes" is actually pretty great. Poor underappreciated Jakob Dylan.
posted by nicebookrack at 6:09 PM on February 25


...show the viewers that half of his face has been blown off. And then he falls down dead.

GINO is down the hall, third door to the right. It has Matthew Broderick in it, so I'm sure you'll love it.

"The Americans seem unable to accept a creature that cannot be put down by their arms." Director Shusuke Kaneko
posted by happyroach at 6:28 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


Poor underappreciated Jakob Dylan, hell.

P,UJD: "Can't I be gritty and authentic AND have pouty lips?"
ME: "No... no, you can't."

We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread about Godzilla, already in progress.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 6:32 PM on February 25


I'm only buying a ticket if they change the title to "Godzilla vs. Mecha-Walter-White".
posted by nickggully at 6:34 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


As I write this, I am watching Monsters. It is very well executed, but I am currently SO ANGRY at the two main characters that it is distracting me somewhat from the narrative.



YOU IDIOTS!


Correction:

*Ren voice* YOU HEEEDIOTS!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 6:51 PM on February 25


Rodan House. Did no one think of this?
posted by SPrintF at 6:55 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


there are at least 2 other creatures, one called "Muto", some eight legged thing,

Godzilla fights a giant spider in the third act.
posted by RobotHero at 6:55 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


Lord of the Rings: Rodan of the King.
posted by Twain Device at 7:15 PM on February 25


Rodancing the Stone
posted by Quonab at 7:19 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


Rodangerous Liasons
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 7:26 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]



So, yeah. This might actually be a very good movie, and I don't think we get out of this one unscathed. Given his previous movie, Monsters, this is someone who does not believe in the world returning to normal after a world changing event. I think this is definitely a mature change from the traditional Hollywood movie cruft

So I looked up Monsters and realized I had already seen it on Netflix a while back. It was one of those 'I'll give it a go because nothing else looks that appealing' movies. I loved it! Totally not what I was expecting. Knowing this is the same director is enough for me to see it. Just to see what he does with this classic monster. Cranston is just a delicious bonus.

Heck I may even make a 2 hour drive to the GTA just to see it in IMAX. Might as well go all in for the big screen experience.
posted by Jalliah at 7:27 PM on February 25


A Streetcar Named Megaguirus?
posted by Sing Or Swim at 7:38 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


So Monsters was pretty good, but I kind of wish it had ended more like The Sheltering Sky.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 7:52 PM on February 25


Curious to see the monster. But it looks like there's gonna be a shitty, CGI wankfest of a movie around him. Almost more than anything, Godzilla was always about the beautiful, meticulous miniatures.

You know who should do Godzilla? Aardman. That would be great.
posted by Trochanter at 8:02 PM on February 25 [7 favorites]


a big budget action movie featuring popular entertainers?? 2014 is going to be my year!!
posted by threeants at 8:55 PM on February 25 [3 favorites]


Rodin, Rodan & Rhodan

2014, Color, 117 min.

A mutant pterosaur and famous French sculptor join forces with the 1961 German space-opera hero to fight evil, and to discuss the problems of the square-cube law and allometric scaling as they apply to suspension of disbelief in cinema.

♦♦◊◊◊ (2/5)
posted by sourcequench at 9:34 PM on February 25 [5 favorites]


My Dinner With Rodan
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 9:52 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


I kept waiting for the shot of Gojira jumping up and down on the NY skyline like Lizzie from the video game Rampage. Alas. This doesn't interest me at all.
posted by hoodrich at 11:09 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


New trailer! Unleash the fury.
posted by thelonius at 11:52 PM on February 25


Nights In Rodanthe
posted by Miss Otis' Egrets at 1:47 AM on February 26 [1 favorite]


This looks really good. To be honest, I almost oppose remakes on principle: they very rarely produce good things, and in general trying to be original seems to lead to better art.

But "very rarely" is not the same thing as "never". And Gareth Edwards' film MONSTERS was superb. Even more importantly, I love the images in the trailer: this looks like a film made by someone who actually wants to make attractive pictures, which is unusual in a big budget summer monster movie. Most modern directors of that sort of thing seem more interested in conveying a sense of noise and force and motion, than in painting with light. But I could look at this trailer with the sound off and think - "ooh, pretty!". It felt a little Kubrick, in places.

So I'm cautiously hopeful. If we have to have remakes, at least they should be beautiful ones?
posted by lucien_reeve at 2:41 AM on February 26


You all know my position. Only remakes by Werner Herzog are allowed; and Herzog should only do remakes. Werner Herzog's "Dog Day Afternoon", Werner Herzog's "The Matrix", Werner Herzog's "Eat, Pray, Love". It will be dreamy.
posted by thelonius at 4:18 AM on February 26 [1 favorite]


I haven't watched the trailer yet, but I can assure you that I'll find some incredibly specific detail that will not only give me an excuse to be contrarian about whether I want to see the film, but I'll come back here to announce that the predominant color scheme, a specific musical chord, or maybe an extra's hat is the reason I am uninterested in the whole thing.

Well, cmoj, I mean seriously an extra's hat can be a critical mood-altering scene element.
posted by winna at 4:24 AM on February 26


Sorry, want to be excited, really do, but was so burned by Pacific Rim that I won't allow my heart to be broken like that again.
posted by Megami at 4:39 AM on February 26


Rodjango Unchained
posted by jquinby at 4:45 AM on February 26


I looooove me some big monster movies, but I always get a little eye-rollish at the "IT'S GOING TO WIPE OUT HUMANITY" reaction.

To replicate the damage that Godzilla can conceivably do, get a giant poster of North America, and a Sharpie, and slowly draw a line across it. Like, it should take two days to draw a line from Los Angeles to Savannah, Georgia. If you can maintain that pace, just keep drawing on the map with the sharpie.

Yes, it would blow chunks to be somewhere on that line. But it would also take Godzilla several months to take America "back to the Stone Age," and surely at some point in those several months Godzilla would have to take a nap or something. And then there's the other 90% of humanity that hasn't even been bothered by the big guy.

Godzilla is super bad and if somebody said "hey, you can either have some ice cream or fight Godzilla," I would always pick the ice cream. But Godzilla vs. nuclear war? Godzilla. Godzilla vs. global warming by another 5 degrees Celsius? Godzilla. Godzilla vs. a meteor strike? Godzilla. Godzilla is more like a super fun hurricane than an extinction-level event.
posted by Shepherd at 5:52 AM on February 26 [5 favorites]


Interesting how closely what appears to happen in the trailer fits with Pacific Rim's back story.
First PR kaiju chomped through Golden Gate Bridge - bridge damaged in trailer.
First PR kaiju attacked by and destroys some F22s - F22s shown swatted out of sky in trailer.
PR kaijus appear rarely at first, then with increasing frequency, and also started weaker and evolve to become more dangerous.

Not impossible that the very first PR kaiju could have actually appeared in the Pacific in the 50s, and been weak enough to be stopped by Cold War-era weapons & nukes. Governments cover it up and assume it's a one off event. When the first kaiju to make landfall in the US (Godzilla) appears, they assume it was the first one again, and only realise later that it was a different one (and it's stronger, hence is harder to kill even with modern conventional weapons). Then jaegers, elbow rockets, etc.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 6:08 AM on February 26


Godzilla slowly falling into the lava pit intercut with scientists silently weeping as we lose the greatest biological wonder because this is a world he can never live in.

The emotional flipside of this ending beat was the ending beat of Godzilla 2000, in which someone tries to thoughtfully seriously say "I guess Godzilla is in all of us," and the big guy turns in a stately circle whilst lighting the rest of the cityscape on fire with his breath. The first time I saw that I laughed so hard I cried.


Godzilla 1985 was born of, and died for, our sins.
posted by GrapeApiary at 6:24 AM on February 26 [1 favorite]


You guys with your Rodan films. Pshaw. You all know in your hears that the great Technicolor film was Gaigan with the Wind.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:50 AM on February 26


Kramer vs. MechaKramer
posted by Shepherd at 6:51 AM on February 26 [8 favorites]


If we're actually talking permanent ramifications here yet still having something of a traditional Godzilla vibe, how about this? Godzilla never goes away, he just keeps smashing whatever he bumps into but generally doesn't go TOO apeshit of you don't attack him. We learn to live with Godzilla and losing the occasional city... because he protects us from the OTHER monsters that ARE out to get us.
posted by charred husk at 7:56 AM on February 26 [3 favorites]


Guys, guys! I can finally use this.

Candid Gamera
posted by zippy at 8:00 AM on February 26 [8 favorites]


Stop! Or My Mothra Will Shoot
My Mothra the Car
How I Met Your Mothra
posted by Iridic at 8:22 AM on February 26 [1 favorite]


The Megalon Kiss Godnight
The Megalonmower Man
Megalondon after Midnight
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:37 AM on February 26 [2 favorites]


Remember the Titanosaurus

King Ghidorahshamon
which, of course, was remade as Mecha-King Ghidorahshamon
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:52 AM on February 26 [4 favorites]


Jet Jaguars in the Mist
Baragon With The Wind
The Biollante Griffith Show
Samson and Destoroyah
starring Hedorah Lamarr

And in the musical world, Whitney Houston's hit "Anguirus Will Always Love You"
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:58 AM on February 26 [3 favorites]


What, no love for Elton John's "Benny and the Jet Jaguars?"
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:13 AM on February 26 [2 favorites]


By the way, if you haven't seen King Ghidorahshamon, it's well worth a watch. It's the same story as Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, but told serially by Godzilla and each of Ghidorah's heads, who all have very different takes on the events depicted.
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:20 AM on February 26 [5 favorites]


Two Rodans diverged in a yellow wood ...
posted by zippy at 9:20 AM on February 26 [2 favorites]


Two Rodans diverged in a yellow wood ...

I originally read this as "Rodians" and was going to add

"And I shot first and that has made all the difference."
posted by entropicamericana at 9:37 AM on February 26 [2 favorites]


The Year of Living Rodan-gerously
posted by pt68 at 11:30 PM on February 26 [2 favorites]


Rodan to Billie Joe
posted by zippy at 11:58 AM on February 27


Rodan to Billie Joe

Not Ode to Biollante Joe?
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:46 PM on February 27 [1 favorite]


Godzilla vs. Heisenberg (Breaking Bad / Godzilla Mashup)
posted by homunculus at 9:15 PM on February 27 [1 favorite]


gosh I sure am glad no one's beaten me to linking a Breaking Bad joke
posted by kagredon at 1:16 PM on February 28


Bryan Cranston was never approached about the role of Lex Luthor in Superman vs Batman. The actor has said that he would have been keen to play the iconic villain in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel sequel.
posted by homunculus at 5:58 PM on March 5


San Francisco gets Godzilla, Paris gets this.
posted by homunculus at 9:05 PM on March 7 [1 favorite]


SXSW: GODZILLA Footage Reveals Massive Kaiju Battles
posted by homunculus at 7:00 PM on March 12 [2 favorites]


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