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Godzilla: King of the monsters

Skeerrroonnnnkkkk!!!!

Best western Godzilla by miles.

Great soundtrack too. The use of the original Godzilla theme is great and the cover of the blue oyster cult song is good too.

Human stuff is still kinda meh but at least this time they just kinda let a bunch of people have fun.
 

ska invita

back on the other side
That Godzilla screach at the start is a brilliant bit of sound design..maybe some kind of massive metal cabinet being scraped open or something - with a cello?....iconic sound

ETA: "
Over the past 60 years, each incarnation of the film since has taken a slightly different recipe for cooking up the sound. In the 1954 original, the sound effects team tried, unsuccessfully, to use animal sounds to create the roar. It was Japanese composer Akira Ifukube who had the idea to use a musical instrument to create the shriek we all know.

"It was actually a double bass, using a leather glove coated in pine-tar resin to create friction," Aadahl says. "They'd rub it against the string of the double bass to create that sound.""

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The new one isnt as good lets face it, even if it did take 6 months to make
 
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That Godzilla screach at the start is a brilliant bit of sound design..maybe some kind of massive metal cabinet being scraped open or something - with a cello?....iconic sound

ETA: "
Over the past 60 years, each incarnation of the film since has taken a slightly different recipe for cooking up the sound. In the 1954 original, the sound effects team tried, unsuccessfully, to use animal sounds to create the roar. It was Japanese composer Akira Ifukube who had the idea to use a musical instrument to create the shriek we all know.

"It was actually a double bass, using a leather glove coated in pine-tar resin to create friction," Aadahl says. "They'd rub it against the string of the double bass to create that sound.""

more
NPR Choice page
The new one isnt as good lets face it, even if it did take 6 months to make
http://shippy.subsonic.org/share/xvNEm
 

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Visuals and imagery were certainly epic, but the writing was shonky as fuck.
Yes. However isn't that traditional?
True of most films of that kind of genre, but I had heard good things about the 2014 film by Gareth Edwards, which I was looking forward to catching up after very much enjoying Rogue One, and when I finally watched recently I was very impressed with it. Miles above previous Godzilla efforts, and a far superior quality and depth overall to most disaster/ monster Hollywood efforts.
 

Chz

Stark Raving Sane
I like how, in an interview purported to help publicise the film, the nicest thing that Charles Dance could say about it was "The catering was sensational!". :)
 
I like how, in an interview purported to help publicise the film, the nicest thing that Charles Dance could say about it was "The catering was sensational!". :)
He was kinda wasted.
He was a delight each time he was on. Brought an excellent "can't be fucked with this" attitude.
I think it worked for his eco terrorist role. Every thing is fucked so I just want to watch the world burn.

Also

The sequel hook show him front and centre. Maybe he can pilot Mecha King Gidora
 
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ska invita

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this looks pretty special
Watched this last night, I think its a great film, though the final 15 minutes of fighting was a bit clunky and slow compared to what had proceeded it. The anti-pollution theme couldn't be more fitting for a Godzilla film, considering the original anti-nuclear/anti-war inspiration for Godzilla. Environmental destruction is on a par with war as a threat to humanity... 70s smog was really bad too - I guess modern day China is comparable. The attempt to mix up children's themes, animation, hippie psych themes, environmental messages and the more standard Godzilla movie tropes shouldn't work, but it really does, and all credit to everyone involved. Genuinely quite dark in places, the deaths feel very real.
Classic bit of cult cinema.
 
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