Godzilla in Hell finished yesterday and more than a few anons were asking for a full storytime. Buckle up for a wild ride, this is Godzilla in Hell, 1-5.
You just can’t keep an invincible radioactive dinosaur down! I hope you enjoyed, and remember to bump the thread so that others can too.
Well, he's only died like, four times in the span of all his films? First one was a completely seperate creature from all the rest, in 54, then he died again in 1993 when MechaGodzilla blew up his butt brain and just unleashed everything at him only to be revived by Rodan, in 1995, he melted, and his son took over, and in 2001, he blew him self up, but he was an evil creature possessed by spirits.
As if this isn't impressive, but Godzilla's also the local barber in Japan.
For some reason, I'd fully expect Gigan to be the frontrunner for one of those throaty screaming death metal bands, even though Gigan's roar is more of a chirp than a bass-y rumble.
It's no big deal, Godzilla already fought Satan himself.
This guy serious?
Once you fight Charles Barcley in colossal basket ball, destroy the literal idea of hell, destroy black holes, win a fight against the avengers and J.Jonah Jameson,then you know you're the best.
It's a Christ metaphor. They ate his flesh and drank his blood and became one in Godzilla.
Hell, look at how Godzilla's posed when he's being devoured: It's his crucifixion, And then he comes back from the dead.
Godzilla died for our sins.
It wasn't great, but it was at least mediocre, senpai.
Or he popped up in some other dimension/timeline.
Or issue three's fight was just another illusion in Hell.
The whole series is meant to be open to interpretation.
Same here. That movie wasted so much potential. All that talent just put there to get viewers... getting a scrub to direct it because he was cheap and they knew he wouldn't do anything crazy to kill their budget. Just... I'd rather watch the '98 Godzilla instead... that movie is terrible and not at all a Godzilla movie, but at least it's not as boring as watching paint dry.
This just in, the director of Legendary Godzilla was a long time Godzilla fan. Contrary to popular belief, Godzilla is NOT the central star of the movies, as all the movies have, get this, a human plot.
Why do you thing they chose to make him the GMK Godzilla in this issue?
>GODZILLA, SATAN'S STARTING SHIT
>ON MY WAY
Kickass was a pretty boring dude to watch though, you have to agree on that. I went into this movie expecting multiple scenes of glorious Brian Cranston. And instead I got some dude dicking around boringly.
Yeah, I know. I followed the entire movie through production up until release. I'm not an idiot, I know that the monsters are secondary to the human plot. That doesn't excuse the crap we got. What's the point of some small monster action when 90% of the film is a boring story with nothing to get emotionally invested in? The lead was more wooden than a tree and what few characters that may have held our interest were either killed off or were given little else to do but sit back and watch the protag live through sheer plot armor. Don't get me started on the complete lack of precedence for Godzilla... they build him up to be a force to be reckoned with... like he attacked in the past, when he actually never did anything. He took a nuke to the face and lived... that was it. He disappeared for 60 years for no reason and when he came back, he caused relatively minimal damage in the grand scheme of things and showed no real hostility toward anything other than the designated enemy monsters. How am I supposed to cheer on Godzilla when he wakes up and leaves when he never exhibited any more personality than he did in an episode of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon... Hell, the Hanna-Barbera Godzilla had more personality than 2014 Godzilla. It was a boring, super-safe movie made by some guy who only really watched the first film in real detail and saw a smattering of other films through their paltry UK releases. He failed to even grasp the meaning behind the original movie and just made a really boring episode of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon. He only made one other film before Godzilla and that film was not particularly good or well written either. The only parts of the film that were lauded were his special effects and that's only because he did them himself in post-production, not because they were really good and engaging. He was chosen based solely on his first film and because he was cheap and wouldn't take any risks and would be a yes man for WB and Toho. That's it.
Because GMK Godzilla was a brutal, violent monster that was the equivalent of a real demon.
Since we are talking about the movie here - does anyone feel that if they had switched Bryan Cranston dying with Aaron Johnson dying (at the same point in the movie) that the movie would have been much more powerful? Like that scene where Ford and Godzilla stare at each other - Joe Brody begging Godzilla to get up after he blew up the nest, to keep on fighting, to avenge his son, and then crying in anguish as he watches Godzilla give up. I'm pretty sure I would have shed some bitch tears. And then at the end he goes to meet his grandson, and raise him in a way he never raised Ford.
I don't agree. I'm glad Bryan Cranston's character died because otherwise people may go to watch the sequel for him instead of Godzilla. His death is also consequence ofhis obsession, even if he had good intentions; it would be wrong if he just got to meet his family like nothing happened after years of neglect, let alone rise his grandson.
The character was always meant to die before Cranston was hired. An actor should make the best performance of the character he is given, not give his character plot armor.
There is an interview to the writter of "Rulers of Earth" (I think in Toho Kingdom) where he goes to explain that every version of the monsters has limitations and possibilities in what they can do.
For example, the first Mechagodzilla has to be alien, the other two have to be man-made, Showa Godzilla can't have the powers of Heisei Godzilla and vice versa, etc.
So, this issue called for Godzilla being impaled and beheaded, so they had to use the only Godzilla who got a bloody, brutal death in the movies.
I can't help but notice that so many people who are actively mad about Legendary Godzilla were mad because Muh Breaking Bad Guy.
I didn't give a shit about Malcolm In The Middle's dad and I thought his death fit nicely with the narrative. I just think we needed someone for Kickass to talk to throughout, maybe the more amusing soldier who got killed during the train sequence.
I did notice little things in Rulers of Earth where they did little work arounds and IMPLYING.
Like how the alien mimic bugs were totally pulling Orga's schtick, but they never said he was one of them. A big thing I noticed was that they implied the fuck out of Jet Jaguar being of alien creation.
The MUTOs were cool too though, so yeah.
Could it have been better? Of coursh.
Was I satisfied with it, being a long time G fan? Yeah.
A tighter human story with a better narrative device than "Christ, this fucking guy just CAN'T get away from these things" woulda helped. Like maybe have him actually on assignment or something. Also, while it was a cute visual gag, we should seen the first interaction with G and the MUTO, no matter if it was just the little flyer bitching out at the first sight.
The fact that Stokoe references the Divine Comedy in that cover is some of the tightest shit I've seen.
I liked 14 but if there's a sequel I'd rather have Brian Cranston come back, don't care how bullshit the excuse is, than follow boring army dude. He could spout techno babble with that "let them fight" guy for an hour, I don't care.
That was by far the best thing I've read in a long time. Please tell me it's getting a trade.
So that whole fight in #4 in that walled off city. Read it for the first time in this thread. At first I thought Godzilla found is way into a set for one of the monster scenes in his movies with the fake buildings and everything. The wall being the end of the set, where they put fake skylines and shit up. Then the vast white/blankness outside of it representing how outside of whatever shot of whatever movie your on nothing exists, cause it's a movie. Like I thought that Godzilla head just laying on the ground was part of a costume some suit actor wears.
But I'm tired as shit.
I dunno, the worldbuilding for Hell was pretty neat. The idea of all those ships who suffer misfortune on the seas being trapped in an endless plain of ice is fucking badass.
>Godzilla was also given credit to beating Galactus off panel.
Anyone have scans or source for this?
>I thought 14 Godzilla was really good
>a movie named godzilla with next to no godzilla in it
>with the stupidest fucking twist wasting one of only two good actors in it
No, it wasn't good.
It wasn't just Japanese souls. It was EVERYBODY that died in the Pacific theater in World War II. He attacks Japan because all these restless spirits are mad as hell about Japan trying to ignore and forget their war crimes.
I think it's more about the demons hovering through hell in Paradise Lost
I don't disagree. I just had no problem with him dying where he did.
It's just after that, Ford tried to walk away from the plot and kept getting caught back up in it, which wasted a lot of time and he also kinda stopped seriously interacting with other characters after the Gojira slideshow.
There were two good actors in the whole flick, one reduced to a "show up and drop infobomb" side character and the other killed off not even halfway thru.
I simply couldn't relate.
If it was more about G then maybe it would fit me better, but it was all about some piece of wood walking and MUH MUTOS. Fuck it. 4/10 tops.
Godzilla 14 was great. The giant monsters actually felt huge and scary whenever they were on-screen, in no small part because of the build up.
Godzilla 98 was boring. It was like half an hour longer but with less satisfying monster scenes.
I don't know where this dumb mentality comes from that the title must refer to the thing with the most screentime.
A lot of people seem to have not been paying much atention, also. Thinking for example that Godzilla was an actual goody guy wanting to protect humanity, not getting that the Mutos are parasites that kill giant monsters like Godzilla to reproduce, and so he wanted to get rid of them for his own sake.
Well he's died before, he just comes back. So he's probably walked through Hell a few times.
Jesus! Look at those hips!
Who would...a Godzilla?
Those are some huge egg baring hips.
Not really feeling the art styles were my thing they still all worked pretty well and were good in their own ways.
I'm kinda split on the second issue myself. It would have been fine without the words, but that kind of narration fit really well with the art style to give it a very "classic" fantasy comic feel.
The narration also gave you a bit more of a general description of the hell(s) as they would be for all creatures not just G.
I've been interested in the IDW Godzilla stuff for a while and have read a little bit /co/ before but being unsure about the art always held me back a little. This being a miniseries really helped though, getting a nice full story usually makes me more invested and able to accept art outside my comfort zone better.
Is every Godzilla thread condemned to have to trudge through the usual "G14 vs G98, which one sucked worse or less" argument? I always see the same points being raised with the same responses, so reading these discussions feels like watching one of those older movies with tons of recycled stock footage. It's like "hey I've already seen/read this exact same fight".
Legendary was akin to 1984 Returns. It was a standard Godzilla story that brought better effects, new music, and little else.
It's better than the lower G's, but not his best outing.