Godzilla 2014 is about the arrogance of mankind as a whole.
Godzilla 2014 is really about how little patience I have with all the moronic comments people keep filling my inbox with about this film.
Somehow by saying I’d like the film to have a broad appeal and be fun for the whole family has been translated as I want a kids film with Godzilla dancing and campy nonsense.
I’m confused by so called fans who have yet to actually watch most if not all the films that already exist - yabbering to me in messages and posts because I don’t share whatever view they may have.
I want a good film, I want a fun action packed Monster romp with destruction and monsters battling - I don’t want half assed social critiques - depressing and morose pandering and all the fallout that occurs if the film fails. I love GODZILLA but if this film flops the comics, books, toys and the current availability of such things suffers drastically.
I have said I will spend my money on this film on opening weekend - but the way it is currently being marketed - I could not take my daughter - which is sad.
If you have been following my posts about this film - you would have noted that my feelings towards the original film are nothing but love and adoration - the series tone changed following that original film and that change helped make Godzilla the icon that we now have - I do not believe an American film studio should be dabbling with tonally the same ground the original film covered - that is a not our story to tell and it should not be what this film or any American Remake/Sequel should be about. The only aspect which Hollywood brings to this project is a massive influx of cash and that should be utilized in a way that only money can buy - massive Monster battles and destruction. By presenting a dark broody even depressing film may entice the same audiences that want to see Superman snap peoples necks it does little for me and it will suffer financially and tarnish the Godzilla property in the long run. I still have hope that this is more than just Legendary and Warner Brothers continuing to present their dark and bleak outlook to the world. What happened to making fun flicks kids can watch without being sad and depressed.
Hey man I know you said that you weren't excited for the new American Godzilla movie, and neither was I, but after the new trailer...I'm actually pretty excited. I was just wondering if you saw it, and if you had, what are your thoughts?
I’m still real hesitant - The glimpses of the design we get to see I’m not loving - people seem to making a lot of the fact that they are harking back to the original - but didn’t just about every Toho film from 1984 on up do the same thing with varying degrees of success. I’m really concerned about the tone of the film - the dark nature and bleakness in these trailers just make me believe it’s not going to be accessible to kids which is sad - Godzilla as a character has to appeal to children and new audiences otherwise it can kill everything associated with it. After the 98 film it was very difficult to get any Godzilla associated products - no one wanted to carry anything with the name even if it had nothing to do with the film.Still going to see it but the hopes of bringing my daughter dwindle and that to me is very sad.
Monsters from the Movies by Thomas G. Aylesworth (1972)
I loved this book as a kid - filled my head with so much useful information …
Do you personally know about every single thing you post from your past or do you just blog it because you find it interesting and learn about it later? you seem to know everything from comics, cartoons and film, taboo porn and fantastic art.
I’m 41 - I was a Monster Kid who devoured everything around him. Famous Monsters Magazine and an assortment of horror film books fed my fascination and helped me know what to watch when things aired. I was lucky I lived in the NY area had access to massive amounts of cool stuff being broadcast. Most things I post relate to things I’m well versed in - for many years I was a heavy VHS collector and did tons of tape trading - when I was a teenager I started getting heavy into exploitation films and adult films (used to write porn reviews for magazines and such) - Comics - I grew up on horror and Sci-Fi stuff and read very little superhero stuff till I got a bit older - I tend to rediscover a lot of stuff that I haven’t seen in many years like 1970’s Giant Robot cartoons or weird Japanese Monster TV shows that I only read about or saw pictures of as a kid. I almost always refresh my memory about stuff I post. I’m not sure if any of this rambling makes any sense - does any of this help.
I actually thought that the 2011 Thing wasn't horrible, though I fucking hate that the producers and studio demanded the use of CGI when the director originally shot much of it with practical effects.
It was a a cash grab - no matter what the director intended - I cringed when it was discussed years prior - I cringed when they moved forward with it - and I was really annoyed when I saw the CGI in the finished film. It’s far too easy for directors to blame studios and producers when it’s more than obvious it was highly questionable to start with - It’s a lot harder to own up to it and admit it was a paycheck.
Hey Monsterman. Whats your opinion about The Thing (2011) vs. The Thing (1982)?
No opinion - fact the The Thing from 2011 was just a cash grab attempt to bilk fans of the John Carpenter film - if they had used practical fx instead of cgi It would still fall far short of the original Hawks film and still be insulting to the Carpenter version.
what is your favorite Ray Harryhausen creation? I love'em all but my top five are Kraken,Medusa,Talos,Shiva and the Wooden Maiden from the ships bow :D
This is a hard one - usually whichever one that’s on the screen at the moment is my favorite - but if I have to narrow it down it’s down to Mighty Joe Young, The Rhedosaurus from Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, The Cyclops From 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Minoton from Sinbad & the Eye of the Tiger and either Medusa or the Kraken from Clash.
Hi! I was wondering where you got this pic, and can you post the rest of the story? I was a big Web of Horror fan back in the day. Michaet. T
I have no idea what pic your talking about most pictures list film or book title. If you are actually talking about the Web of Horror posts which of the two - one was unpublished and the artwork was made available to private collectors in an auction (I think). I try and always credit sources - but this questions a bit vague - and being anonymous it’s hard to follow up.
trying to pick a flick to watch …
brain hurts …
Last ten movies you watched?
Let me think … Can’t remember that well - I know I’m missing a few from the last few days - so here’s a few extra ones
Ironclad (2011) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) Solomon Kane (2009) John Dies at the End (2012) Despicable Me 2 (2013) Elysium (2013) The World’s End (2013) Serenity (2005) Day of the Dead (1985) Dredd (2012) The Smurfs 2 (2013) Highlander (1986) Highlander 2 (1990) Extinction (2011)