madam-shogun-assassin asked: i totally understand about Godzilla, but you forget the first was a dark somber film that was an allegory about the dangers of nuclear weapons.
Yes, but that is not our story to tell as Americans and it should not be ours to co-opt to mean something else.
fuzzyzilla asked: i'm with you on the upcoming Godzilla movie. much much more excited for Pacific Rim (speaking as a fan who loves, craves, is *obsessed* with Godzilla).
I’m really looking forward to Pacific Rim. I’m a huge Godzilla fan and I have so much hesitation about getting excited for anything coming from the American reboot. The last reboot was made by people who didn’t even like the character and wanted to remake “Them” more than anything resembling Godzilla. It also makes me worry when the guys who cared enough to get the license for this reboot have a lawsuit against the studio. So many things make me uncomfortable about this reboot.
Anonymous asked: Come on the dude from Monsters is making Godzilla and Frank Darabont is writing the script.
Someones been reading too much Ain’t it Cool News - I didn’t like Monsters especially cause it had nothing to do with Monsters and it was boring. Darabont’s fine but that doesn’t mean a whole lot to me. The idea that they are taking a mature and real take on Godzilla so misses the point of what should be done with it. A Godzilla film by an American studio should not be limited in its appeal - it’s a movie that should be able to reach all generations - Godzilla has a fifty plus year audience making it a dark - even frightening realistic movie is missing the only special thing that an American studio can provide which is money and a wider audience. Sorry if I don’t believe the same hype machine that told me the last American film was great.
Whats wrong with kids and adults being wowed by Godzilla.