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Osi Osgood
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 - posted November 12, 2014 12:44 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
We rented the newest incarnation of "Godzilla" from the redbox machine.

I was quite disappointed. The was very little of Godzilla really on film and most of time when was on screen, it was at night, it was actually a little difficult to tell what was going on some of the time.

That and there was way too much ridiculous romantic subplot. Hey, when I see a Godzilla film, I want monsters and lots of em!

I personally think that the 1998 re-vamp of Godzilla was far better. This one was too much of a homage to the look of the original Godzilla.

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Christian Bjorgen
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So far, I think all bar the original Godzilla are horrible. I had the same feeling with this as I had when I watched the Frank Langella version of "Dracula". I felt downright violated.

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Vidar Olavesen
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I like the 79 Dracula :-) Pleasence and Olivier are superb.

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David Ollerearnshaw
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Originals are usually the best. The Godzilla was fun to watch even though it was a man in a suit. I feel thy had fun making them. This adds to my enjoyment.

I did enjoy the Dracula too, not the newer ones.

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Osi Osgood
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I have to admit that sometimes I really do not like the original of a film. I know I'll get some "BOOS!" here, but I highly prefer the 1979 Noferatu to the original or even the Bela Lugosi original Dracula which, quite frankly, I found boring.

Sorry folks, don't stone me!!! [Smile]

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David Ollerearnshaw
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Check in the mirror Osi if your refractions is missing they got you.

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Tom Photiou
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if a vampire cant see there reflection in the mirror, how come there hair is always so smart? [Confused] [Big Grin]

ive not seen the new godzilla yet but is it a classic example of the trailer making it look really good??

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted November 14, 2014 12:51 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That's the trailers job, make a mediocre film look great! [Smile]

In some cases, the trailers have been better than the films, hands down. Many cases of that actually!

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Brian Fretwell
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The fact that trailer can be better than the films is the main reason for some people collecting trailers.

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Osi Osgood
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Very true! That, and, there are often cases where there are alternates angles of shots or even bits and pieces of scenes left on the "cutting room floor", that the film-makers chose to not include in the complete feature, but are in the trailers!

By the way, there is actually one film I am looking forward to seeing ..."Exodus : Of God and Kings". It's a re-telling of the familiar "Ten Commandments" story ...

However, at the helm of this film, is Ridley Scott, the awesome director responsible for "Blade Runner", "Gladiator" ect. He is meticulous about his film-making and so this should be well worth seeing!

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Gary Crawford
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I rather enjoyed the movie....it was done with an obvious love for the original film....and, unlike the 1999 film, Godzilla actually looked like he should. Just also got the dvd and the extras show a real love of the icon and the history... It could have been better, but it was a pretty decent film.

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Kevin Hassall
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Hi osi i found it that boring my mind was on other things

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Osi Osgood
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I understand where Gary is coming from. he's right, it's much in "homage" to the rubber suited Godzilla, but I think that's what I didn't like about it. I felt like I was watching a very good CGI of a rubber suited Godzilla, (albeit, some nice effects here and there).

Even the tag team "Dad and Mom" duo in the "bad guy monsters" looked terribly fake in my opinion, but then, if it was all in homage, then it makes sense.

However, if they really wanted to do a proper "homage", make all the sets look terribly cardboard completr with obvious "Tonka truck' vehicles and such, looking ridiculous in slow motion being destroyed.

How about some terrible dubbing to the actors.

Actually, come to think of it, I would have thought that to be a real turn on for the movie, but I'm sure modern audiences would be totally perplexed by it!

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Gary Crawford
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I very much enjoyed the extras on the dvd. "Project Lucky Dragon"....is a fake briefing film showing late 1940's newsreel footage of Godzilla sightings, talking about some U.S. Navy ships that were mysteriously damaged, and revealing that the 1954 H bomb test on Bikini was not a test at all, but was set to destroy Godzilla. Also, the project name, Lucky Dragon ...is an homage to an actual incident in which a Japanese trawler, named Lucky Dragon, accidentally strayed into waters set for an A bomb test in the Pacific and the crew came back with radiation burns and sickness. The Japanese had already had enough of atomic bombs and that real incident just made relations between the U.S. and Japan worse. it's interesting that the DVD extra feature which they named project Lucky Dragon, does not mention the trawler incident at all so the people who "get" the title are only the ones who know about the actual trawler incident. Whoever put the extras together really put in some "in" jokes and really knew their stuff. Also, it has been written by several Godzilla researchers , that the producer of the original film used the trawler incident and descriptions of what happened from the surviving crew as the inspiration for the scene in the original film when the fishing boat is attacked. We don't see Godzilla, but we see the bubbling ocean and the blinding flash of light and the deafening roar....which is how the crew of the actual Lucky Dragon , described their experience.

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Osi Osgood
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Interesting info there, Gary ... thanks!

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