>Over the last few months kaiju fans have been thrown a wealth of renewed interest in the subgenre. Godzilla vs. Kong was announced, as Godzilla Resurgence went into production. Kadokawa-Daiei showed interest in devloping a new Gamera project with CG clad footage. Skull Island is entering the last few weeks of shooting. Ultraman's 50th birthday is underway with the upcoming Ultraman X movie and the mysterious 50th anniversary project.
>Unfortunately, not all of these giant monster films may see the light of day. One in particular is heartbreaking. According to sources speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Pacific Rim 2 has been taken off the table at Universal and shelved indefinitely.
dream is dead
>Pacific Rim 2 has been taken off the table at Universal and shelved indefinitely
Didn't Legendary get bought out by Chinese? Pacific Rim was made by Legendary. Japs and Chinks love robots and monsters, so there's a chance. Also Warcraft, which is being made by Legendary. So you know that's getting a sequel regardless.
At least? Godzilla looks like complete ass. Heisei Godzilla blows it out of the water and it was over 20 years ago.
the fuck? i've never seen this godzilla before.. That's not heisei godzilla, heisei goji is the one I grew up with and had a toy of. this gorgeous cat-nosed motherfucker
and I also have a fondness for Millennium Godzilla
I cannot say I am surprised, only saddened. After Tales from the Drift ends, I will be very sad.
OHh okay, I misunderstood and thought someone was bashing the new cgi godzilla, praising heisei, and claiming THAT thing was heisei
well i'm surprised and pleased to see japan is still doing puppet movies.. even if.. wow that is ugly.. but yeah I guess he's just healing? kind of a Rocky sort of a comeback movie?
For anyone feeling down about Pacific Rim 2 and the recent failure of western Godzilla I advise you grab a buddy and play through King of the Monsters 2 on SNES (go ahead, emulate it)
Then play some War of the Monsters on PS2 (it had some emulation problems last I tried it, maybe it works fine now though)
Then play on Mame, but yeah I forgot it was on that. I mostly remember it on SNES from when I played as a kid.
First Tron 3 and now this. At least there will be a ton of super hero movies! YEEAAAAAaaaaa.....eh.
I think they went overboard with the whole "he's a fucking nuclear abomination" angle. GMK Goji is scarier than this thing. It looks like a kid shoved toothpicks in a green and red Play-Do ball. The only good thing I like about this Godzilla is the
long neck. Copy That
>dream is dead
Just like how I bought a little Gypsy danger write gripper thing for Christmas for a Japanese girl I knew in college, but who moved away and have been too avoidant to ask her for her new mailing address.
>Judging an unfinished movie monster based on bad quality pictures of a prop
>Comparing it to your personal favorite version while completely disregarding that it is supposed to be different and unique
Not to mention people are judging it before any type of post production is added.
Full fucking retard. These are probably the same people who refuse to acknowledge the 2014 western Godzilla even though it ended up better than it had any right to be. There is no pleasing these assholes, they will end up hating any modern Godzilla by nitpicking it to death.
Was anyone else diappointed that the reveal of the baby kaiju didn't lead to any new development?
I was expecting it to be free of the alien control, or to see that scientist guy as its mother, or reveal that the kaiju are more than canon fodder, or anything.
Instead it just tried to kill the guy but died by accident. It's only kill is undone in the mid credits sequence. And it conveniently offers a brain for the scientist to use, but I wonder why the movie couldn't just say that the mother's survived.
Similarly, during the bunker part I was expecting Otachi to actually want to protect the guy after connecting with him.
My biggest if not only problem with Pacific Rim was that the kaiju had no presence after they turn out to be canon fodder created by some evil aliens. I was hoping the sequel or the tv series would put more effort into them beyond their designs, to make them individuals and morally grey as imo kaiju are supposed to be.
Guess my only hope now are the comics.
But seriously, who doesn't want stories were baby otachi and scientist nerd have a relationship like Zilla jr. and Tatopoulos in that Godzilla animated series?
Crimson Peak being a gigantic flaming bomb probably doesn't help things, honestly.
Turns out making a 100% accurate recreation of stuffy old gothic romance stories doesn't have a market. Who knew, besides literally anyone Del Toro could have talked to?
He's horrific, malformed and utterly mutilated by the bomb. I love it. This isn't a heroic godzilla, nor is it a super cool villain. It's a tortured monster.
Get over it you fucking pansies.
>Similarly, during the bunker part I was expecting Otachi to actually want to protect the guy after connecting with him.
Wow, so you didn't realize that it attached that particular bunker in an effort to specifically KILL Newt?
Newt learned too much from drifting with the partial brain, and with the hivemind the aliens knew this. So they sent one of the Kaiju to kill newt before the humans could use the information he got. It never "connected" with Newt, its particular mission was to KILL him.
There is a Pacific Rim miniseries going on right now. It is /co/ related.
/co/, do you really see a future in kaiju stuff? The US Godzilla flick did okay enough to warrant those followups and a new Jap film, but can they reasonably expect a big success, or is the genre going to quickly peter out again, leaving only the hardcore fans caring about it?
Things don't look bright for PR, but as for Godzilla, Anno's touches and the added monsters could launch the brand to new heights just as easily as they can alienate audiences even more.
Didn't the execs want him to do shit like add a romance plot and PG-13? They probably would have wanted him to give it a happy ending too.
In that case I'm kind of glad he sticks to his guns about refusing to make it if he was forced to add that garbage.
I assumed that, but the scene when the monster finds him by using its flower-like tongue seemed surprisingly "beautiful" and "paceful" suddendly, so for a tiny moment I wondered if there was going to be a twist that the monster wasn't actually sent to kill him, but received his signal and now had bonded with him.
I wanted the movie to surprise me with the kaiju, but they were just used to advance the plot, both the kaiju brain link and the reveal of the baby could have been used to do something interesting. I really hated the alien invaders twist.
Perhaps this is for the best. Better to die a hero than live to become a soulless rehashed series for all eternity.
I think it is going to be a badly burned Godzila healing over one film. But we'll see in time, won't we?
Is /tv/ the best board to lurk on after it has a release or should I go to like, /m/ or something?
I fucking love Mothra, but hopefully they do a better job than those shitty Rebirth of Mothra movies. Would the tiny singing twins from a tropical island work in a Western movie?
I was looking forward to this too.
ATMoM is basically Alien in the setting of John Carpenter's The Thing done as sci-fi instead of a slasher flick.
Considering it's what inspired both of those movies you'd better bet your ass its film adaptation needs to have a comparable sense of dread and danger to it.
I always thought that AtMoM was about chasing after an ancient lifeform at the frozen bottom of the world and discovering how small humanity is even on our own planet. And then running like hell from a shogoth.
That is pretty scary without needing an R.
>implying del toro has any say in whether or not hellboy 3 ever happens
at this point the most that would happen it would be greenlit then cancelled a few months later. being del toro is suffering
Fucking normies killed it.
>Pacific Rim is a rip off of transformers!
They have trouble with understanding original things and then turn around and complain about Hollywood using so many remakes. Fucking normies RRRRRRREEEEEEEE.
Muh fucking nigga.
This was the first game I ever rented from Blockbuster as a kid. My brother and I played it for hours and then later we moved and we could never find it ever again.
I played the fuck out of it in an emulator a few years back.
>>Pacific Rim is a rip off of transformers!
Don't forget all the people saying it was a rip off of EVA as well.
Like as if EVA was the first one to come up with robots melding minds with humans to fight monsters.
I was honestly looking forward to this because it's a new original franchise
I mean, I love Godzilla, Gamera, and Ultraman, but new things are always nice.
Did the 2nd comic come out yet?
>tfw it was supposed to be in space
>>All that potential for Gundam and Gurren Lagann references now lost
This is a sad day gentlemen.
>more shitty godzilla movies
>literally doing a reverse Hulk
So we shit on new IP's to kick a foreign dead horse. Those movies were shit and only 1998 was any fun. Can't wait for Japan to declare this one shit and use their shoestring budget to make another rubber suit to attack a poorly rendered knock off.
So we lose an original movie IP directed by a well respected film maker and most likely the cartoon that was going to lead up to the sequel. At least we still have a new Power Rangers being directed by some nobody featuring a heavily race bent cast.
God damn I wish mecha could get a better deal in live action and the west.
Why did people like this movie so much? I thought it was ok. I liked some of the monster designs and the destruction was cool to watch, but I couldn't even sit through that movie a second time.
God damn, the characters and writing was some of the cringiest shit I've ever seen.
There's a whole history of Super Robots (which Pacific Rim took after way more than the Real/Military Robot genres) ripe for references and that guy picked Gundam just because it's also in space.
Because it was the only giant robot movie we'd probably ever get that wasn't Transformers. I don't know how to explain it man. For a lot of folks it was a lifelong dream set to film. There's a board dedicated to it for a reason.
Fuck you smug t-rex, Universal's Jurassic World doing so well is probably a part of the problem too.
I fucking hate you dinosaurs so much.
Del Toro is a mexican who grew up on Mazinger. He said in interviews that the movie was not meant to be an homage to Japanese monster movies Pacific Rim's Kaiju were the same as any 70's & 80's monsters of the week in Super Robot anime. They were meant to be to look cool when they were introduced and to be beat up, not be super individualized and sell toys themselves.
A sequel would have done well with a more threatening adversary to be sure, and based on what they were talking about for a sequel after the first one's release (the aliens developing Kaiju/Jaeger hybrids) I bet we would have got that in the form of a Kaiju that had some of Gypsy Danger's parts.
What are you talking about? 2014 was a great Godzilla film. He had about ad much screen time as he does in most of the other films and he really felt like Godzilla this time(unlike Zilla from the 1998 film) and the design was pretty great.
After rewatching PR a couple of times my biggest gripe with it is how Gipsy Danger is the only jaeger to do anything for the entire movie
- the Chinese get wrecked in seconds and nobody gives a fuck
- the Russians get wrecked (the fact tumblr hyped up them too for some reason when the movie came out made me really confused)
- STRAYA has a couple of scenes but gets wrecked
>For anyone feeling down about Pacific Rim 2 and the recent failure of western Godzilla
>the recent failure of western Godzilla
You sort of already cheered me up with that.
Not only was it a surprise success, a couple sequels are planned.
To be fair it wasn't the sort of monumental success some fanboys are making it out to be.
But neither was it a complete failure like some other retards are saying.
More of a moderate success with many shortcomings that left people disappointed, so the sequels can go either way.
she was clearly checking out his bod, and got flustered when he looked at her.
I think theyre a thing.
But if PR2 happened, I don't want Raliegh to be a main character, he was a boring as fuck in my opinion.
If felt like it was paving the way for a sequel, that would explain why we saw so little of Godzilla in the 2015 movie.
Budget of $160 million and made $529.1 million.
Eh, thats good enough for a sequel or two if the second one gets real good.
Some people would argue that it was a little on the nose for the original team have the yellow ranger being asian and the black ranger being black (african american).
My question is, why keep the original Mighty Morphin character names at all if you're going to change things up like that?
They're gonna have to get their shit together. PR could have probably performed better with competent marketing and G14 only made as much due to the early buzz that died down not long after it hit screens. The sequel's gonna have to start almost from scratch again to win back the crowd.
The subject is relevant to the interests of the type of autists who post on /co/ but are too afraid/smart to take it to /tv/ because of the shitposting or to /m/ because some other reason.
All those NECA figures I bought and nothing to show for it.
Except having a bunch of cool ass robots on my shelf, of course.
Watch it with the commentary, Taco explains that it's like a sports movie. The first big game, and the heavy hitters go down, so the rookies approach the coach "Put me in the game coach!"
Things don't seem to be working out to well for Ol' Guillermo these days...
>want to buy Cherno and HKB Gipsy
>marked up to 20 dollars more than original price
Life is suffering.
>No Pacific Rim 2
>No Pacific Rim Cartoon
Raindrops are falling on my head
And just like the guy whose feet
Are too big for his bed
Nothing seems to fit
Are falling on my head
They keep falling.
I thought Pacific Rim was okay but I didn't think it was great. It was a little too deliberately cheesy to the point where it felt like it was trying too hard, and the whole movie was very dark with lots of metal junk everywhere like a Transformers movie.
I like those movies too. I'm just saying out of all the godzilla movies ever, 1998 the best one. The rubber suit ones are power rangers tier and the last one was super fucking dull.
> I'm just saying out of all the godzilla movies ever, 1998 the best one.
Holy fuck, people like you actually exist on the same planet as me.
>I have one of the worst opinions on the face of the earth but I'll pretend everyone else is retarded to make me seem correct
No, you fuck off, you shithead mongoloid. The things you're calling lame are what the franchise literally IS. You don't get to come in and shit all over the entirety of it just because you believe your precious western knockoff is superior in some way. The most recent Legendary edition was fine, but 1998 was irredeemable horseshit.
You don't walk into a thread discussing kung-fu classics and then say "fuck your lame shit The Tuxedo is the only good martial arts movie"
Seriously, thinking Zilla 98 was good isn't even a common among plebs.
>[Gareth Edwards] then tells a funny story about getting stopped at the Canadian Border with Customs telling him not to F' up the movie when they realized who he was
The last movie was only dull because they barely showed Godzilla. They always tried cleverly hiding him with directors tricks, like having him SKREEONK on the other kaiju and then cutting off to the human protagonists' family watching the fight in the TV, or have the fight shown from the point of view of the refugees who have their van doors closing, and so on.
But the ~10 minutes of the movie that has constant kaiju fights without stupid interruptions? Those are gold and make the whole movie worth it. Especially when Godzilla uses his nuclear breath.
I do like the 1998 movie though. It's only fault was being called Godzilla - if you don't associate it with the Japanese king of monsters, then it is actually a pretty fucking fun monster movie. Then again I'm partial to Jean Reno.
From what I've heard, the 1998 Godzilla was fairly popular in Eastern Europe. The franchise doesn't have much history there, so they basically advertised it as "look at those crappy Jap flicks about a fat rubber monster, now LOOK AT WHAT EMMERICH CAN DO!"
Think you're going to get away Scott-free with that allusion?
Specifically he's Ryoma from Getter Robo Armageddon. Every version of Ryoma winds up looking a little different, and Armageddon's is based on a character from another series by the same creator (the main character in Majuu Sensen).
>Heisei movies have more Godzilla screentime on average compared to most films of other eras.
Huh, I never realized that. Is THAT why the heisei movies are my favorites?
That wouldn't explain why the fuck I love Godzilla vs. Monster Zero so much though.
The Jaegars were plenty marketable. People were posting constantly about how awesome they were expecting China's and Russia's to be based on the blueprints. The problem is there wasn't enough time in the one movie for all of them to shine. If they had tried to make a particularly notable Kaiju, besides the looming threat of a Category 5 that they foreshadow throughout the movie, then the other Jaegars would have had even less screen time.
The problem is, and I hate that it's the case, but mecha series focusing on lots of machines and/or monsters just work better as serialized entertainment rather than one off (and if you're lucky sequel every few years getting) movies.
>The problem is there wasn't enough time in the one movie
The major problem with this movie is they spent so much time not showing that stuff we wanted to see. I was really sad having gone to see this movie hyped up. The team of Jaegers was literally just 1 doing all the fighting. Half of them die right away in first deployment even and the ultimate job of the last living one was to be a pack mule. So where did all their time go? Into extremely wooden acting from out main cast dragged out in the most painful way possible.
I loved the movie in general, but I hope I never have to see another movie with Charlie Hunnam. I didn't like Crimson Peak as much as most Del Toro movies, and Hunnam shitting up the place again didn't help any.
I think one of the problems with the marketing was you say like 80% of the awesome moments in the ads. I don't think Grown Ups 2 was responsible for the movie's failure (I mean come on how much overlap is there in the "geek" fanbase and the Adam Sandler fanbase?).
It wouldn't be that the geeks say Grown Ups 2 instead, but that everyone else did. There simply aren't enough geeks for a movie like this to be successful on this alone.
Geeks certainly haven't made the Transformers or Star Wars movies blockbusters, despite having heavily nerdy fanbases.
>tfw visiting my parents and they told me how much they loved Grown Ups 2
Seed: Had winged space whales (seen only as fossils), and never expanded on
Turn A: A prequel comic had basically what was a manmade Stargate getting turned on, and something came out of it (maybe alien, maybe highly evolved human)
Shit nigga, I'm from there and, although hesitantly, can confirm that. Remember the TV promotion and how it shat on the old films.
The movie's not THAT popular though, it's just that the rest are either unknown or outright hated due to a severe lack of kaiju fandom and people just being ignorant mongoloids in general.
>no pacific rim
why do all the best movies get shit on? tron legacy even made a bunch of money, they, just decided to shit on the development for no reason.
That was the only thing that really irked me about the movie, that all the other jaegers were just canon fodder. them getting dumpstered really had no impact since we saw them for all of five minutes before they got shitcanned.
>At this pace, will never see del Toro's take on Lovecraft's Mountains of Madness
Concept art for the Power Rangers film, which is somehow still a thing.
Despite the edgy design of the body, the head is sort of cool
I'd rather see Saban take a crack at Kamen Rider again
I'm from eastern Europe and I really like the 98 Zilla flick. Not so much as "look at how better it is than the Power Rangers", but because it's a movie I can watch and have fun with. The story makes sense, the script doesn't have humans being retarded at every other minute, the characters all act appropriate to their profession, the special effects are nice to look at even today, and it is a monster movie with a little bit of Jurassic Park thrown in. On top of that they don't try to hide the monster behind camera tricks and such bullshit either, he gets proper screen time.
And the movie has Jean Reno in it.
Like I said, the only fault of the movie is that they called the monster Godzilla.
Tron actually didn't make much more than it cost, which was a shame because they were gonna re-do tomorrowland all in tron style if it was a big hit.
But I feel you Anon. I feel you so deep it hurts. Everytime something unique comes out plebs don't bother to see it then complain that hollywood is out of ideas. Hollywood literally has millions of ideas, they just know that you'd rather see a low budget comedy/horror/romcom instead of something new expensive or weird. They're only giving the plebs what they want and the plebs want more Paul Blart.
This is why the PR was crap. I remember /co/ and /m/ constantly shitposting about how people who didn't like this movie were turned off by giant robots and monsters. In actuality, they were always ignoring the main complaints of it being boring as hell and not having ENOUGH giant robots and monsters.
You had a variety of robots and geographical locations to use but you give the generic mechs the most screentime and a majority of fights take place in rainy nights. Good going, Del Taco.
I did round to the nearest minute from the values in your original chart, though.
And just the % of movie on screen. 'Cause why not.
Thanks for the charts Anon.
Shit, just realized I didn't subtract screen time from run time on chart 1, so each bar's sum is inflated by the screen time.
Doesn't change a whole lot, but this is more accurate to it's readability.
You're lucky I love you, Anon.
I don't think release date is more readable than screen time, but to each their own.
okay im sick of this fucking bullshit right here. The entire movie was about the introduction of godzilla, it wasnt SUPPOSED to be a hour of monster fighting you fucking spergs. I honestly liked how they kept the suspense by showing bits and pieces and suggesting his presence until he was revealed
Probably, only excuse I have is I wasn't thinking particularly hard about the data- just wanted to help whatever anon with the chart request.
I won't burn more images for the sake of dumb graphics but here's the changes.
Godzilla Raids again showing 12.195%
Average showing 14.178%
Perhaps the fact that he can turn his head?
I like the Zordon Concept, and I'd love to see the Megazord fight a creature that isn't some kind of pun. Something actually monstrous, like the first movie, but better CGI.
Don't you know what the greatest monster is?
Eurofag here. Most people I know of hated the '98. Godzilla movie, saying it's nothing like the Japanese ones (one German channel used to air the Showa and Heisei Godzilla movies occasionally so a lot of us here knew about them), but loved the fuck out of the animated series.
I remember it would air around 6:30 am during winter break, I'd have a sleepover at my cousin's place and we would never miss a single damn episode.
Most people I know of hated the '98. Godzilla movie
>but loved the fuck out of the animated series.
Yeah. And both Jet Jaguar and Mechagodzilla were called King Kong. European translations were all over the place with these movies. Some Gamera movies even had title variations that put the name 'Godzilla' in there, though I don't know if those were just bootlegs or official releases.
I'm not German, just watched some of these flicks (or video reviews of them) in that language, and read about this stuff in articles and books, so some genuine Germfag would probably have better insight.
I loved Pacific Rim and I agree with wanting more fights. However, the rainy nights served a symbolic purpose. When Striker took down Mutavore, it was easy and they day was clear and bright. Gipsy Danger was nearly destroyed by Knifehead during a storm. Visual storytelling my friend.
Will I miss anything by starting with the 80s Godzilla films?
I know the old ones are supposed to be fun kids stuff, but they just look boring as fuck to me.
I've already seen the original.
What exactly looks boring about them? Plots, concepts, or by "look" do you literally refer to visuals?
I mean, yeah, a lot of them are fucking borefests to anyone who's not a hard fan, but so are a lot of the second-series ones IMO with their overthought yet at the same time underdeveloped plots. The original series is pretty varied and something of a roller-coaster of quality and crazy.
So, if we can't get PR2, can we at least get THIS in live action?
Why is this a thing?
Also, why has "Grown Men dressing up as Magical Girls" also become a thing?
Damn shame. I don't think we'd get Cherno Alpha 2.0 after all
>Cherno Alpha 2.0
>not Cherno Omega
Wouldn't mind seeing a comic miniseries revolving around the Russian front though
>apparently russians really did love their jaegers
>every single one ends up smashed over time except their MK1
>ends up defending the russian front by itself for 6 years
I know the actual canon disagrees, but I maintain that Cherno is the only Jaeger to use fission.
That's why it's shaped like a cooling tower.
And not a damn thing will shake that headcanon.
THIS! suspense works for new IPs like Alien, Predator or Jaws back then, but that doesnt work if your creature is already a popculture icon like Godzilla with 28 Films on his back.
Anno certainty knows how to make things terrifying.
>mfw people had been saying China would overthrow the US and become the world's biggest superpower for over a decade
Should have pandered to the Chinese, maybe then the movie would have broken even.
besides Godzilla, we also get a new Gamera and Ultraman reboot this year
also Colossal starring Anne Hathaway
>After losing her job and boyfriend in New York, Gloria moves back to her hometown only to discover how strangely connected she is to a giant creature.
>Vigalondo has completed a script that will be a twist on the Kaiju genre and an homage for the Godzilla franchise. Vigalondo's plans are to deliver a serious film with "old school" practical effects on a low budget.
>Vigalondo's plans are to deliver a serious film with "old school" practical effects on a low budget.
I was skeptical at first, but this sentence gave me a boner.
Yeah, nah, you're a cunt. It made a Category 5 Kaiju call for help. I still wish Pentecost would have surprise-ejected Straya the Younger before pressing the fuck-it button on the nuke, though. That plotline came out of nowhere and didn't really need to happen - they even foreshadowed the idea that Pentecost could pilot solo for just a little bit.
Why the living hell would you want that? What are you going to get out of condensing that into 3 (at most, if the studio is lucky) Hollywood-ized movies? I'm all for someone else writing some new Ultraman/Devilman fanfiction with mecha rather than super heroes, but turning Eva into live action seems misguided.
Extremely doubtful. The man is passionate about his craft.
Appearently the reason Big G looks so fucked up is its the original 54' Zilla. The oxygen bomb didn't finish the job and it regenerated.
This godzilla is clearly able to move but, its still in the process of fully regenerating its body which explains the frightening exterior and the torn scraps of flesh and muscle between the scales. No eyelids brah, shit sux.
Only half of them are really for kids, mostly the ones from the 70s, and they are a lot of fun.
The 60s movies are the best in my opinion (along with the original Godzilla and Rodan from the 50s).
>King Kong vs. Godzilla
>Mothra vs. Godzilla
>Ghidorah The Three Headed Monster
>Godzilla vs. Monster Zero
>Frankenstein vs. Baragon
>The War of the Gargantuas
>Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster
>Son of Godzilla
>Destroy All Monsters
All of these are great in their own ways.
And this is only regarding Toho.
The Showa era is the most diverse so far.
those charts suck, because you cant simply compare the lenght of the screentime, but also the QUALITY of the screentime:
if a japanese godzilla has 10 minutes of screentime, then you see 90% of the time Godzilla fully in broad daylight
if legendary godzilla has 10 minutes of screentime, then its 90% just muddy and obscure shots (underwater, only a feet or tail, a tv-broadcasting)
Should we blame the Soviets for this too?
To be honest for a moment, a lot of the early Showa films only work for me on paper. Reading about the supposed brilliance of Sekizawa's scripts, the actors, the films' social commentary and all that, shit gets me hyped. But I get none of that if I actually sit down to watch them (some exceptions notwithstanding).
Ghidorah was one of the most insufferably boring experiences I had with a monster flick, and the cheesy brawl at the end wasn't payoff enough. Also King Kong vs. Godzilla, while I appreciate the satire and the filmmakers' ambitions, and reading about the behind-the-scenes stuff is interesting as hell, doesn't grab me on any level.
>Say you love Kaiju and wanna pay homage to them
>Heavily market the creatures to the point of having featurettes and advertising the film in Japan as a "Kaiju eiga movie"
>Create a film where the monsters have the personality of an electric drill and are given no presence and instantly thrown into fights so that robots can beat them up
Why in God's name are they making a Japanese live action film of Godzilla when the American adaptation is still on-going? Doesn't Legendary Pictures have exclusive film rights to it? I mean, wouldn't they be at least worried that some people might confuse the Japanese adaptation as theirs?
The US sequel won't be out for another two years, the Japs can't miss the opportunity to make some money until then. Don't think exclusive film rights were ever a thing in the deal, the property still belongs to Toho and their greasy hands.
As for confusing people, well, they already are doing that, but I don't see this movie getting an international wide release, so it isn't as much of an issue.