I remember seeing this on the box of a Godzilla, King of the Monsters toy, except under Godzilla Wars it just said “Coming Soon” and since I had, up to that point, only associated the phrase “Coming Soon” with upcoming films I was suddenly convinced this was the title of the American Godzilla film. This was only exacerbated when a classmate said they had seen a “movie trailer” for Godzilla Wars. Man. It was kind of insane being a fan when you didn’t have such easy access to information and could have dumb ideas like this.
I feel sorry for Gareth Edwards. It seems everyday someone is dissatisfied with something in Godzilla 2014 whether it’s Godzilla’s feet, to the tone of he film to now the fact that there are humans in the film.
The nice thing is that Edwards only has to put up with the complaints of those people for a while and judging from everything we’ve seen he’s definitely going to be adding a quality film to the franchise’s history (which it honestly hasn’t had too many of) Really we should feel sorry for those people complaining…because they are those people. I mean, they have to wake up every day being the sort of person who complains about everything. Life is terrible and full of minor imperfections, problems, miscommunications and little accidents. If you can’t learn to accept, embrace or even love those in something as simple as a giant monster movie how are you going to ever enjoy life?
If you look at those feet, this movie, or any movie and can either go “Wait and see.” or “I’m not fond of them, but whatevs.” Congrats. You’re a winner.
Even Mr. Tomokane doesn’t understand the poorly cobbled together message of Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992). It’s okay Mr. Tomokane, we feel your pain.
So, these remind me of Belial and of a couple angels from Evangelion. There’s definitely a Sachiel thing going on.
And that’s exactly what I expected, seeing as though they’re male/female variations of the same species.
Yeah, I kind of love the Angel aesthetic, even if unintentional. I mean, a lot depends on how this thing moves and behaves, but right now it’s a really striking design and unique in the Godzilla-verse (film-wise at any rate)
Glad to get a version of Godzilla vs. Megalon on blu-ray, but it looks like no special features on anything. Glad I have the Gvs.Megalon DVD and the original DAM Blu-ray.
In that case, a name change for Godzilla is in order as well; wouldn’t want anyone to be offended, right?
Quick, someone get Toho on the phone!
Except the “God” in “Godzilla” is actually just one (of at least two) phonetically accurate translations of his Japanese name.
This is a bit of a generalization on my part that kind of tramples on some linguistic subtleties, but basically the sound of the letter “j” is considered phonetically indistinct from the sound that “d” and “z” make when smooshed together in a lot of languages. So “Godzilla” is, in some languages - like Japansese, for example - the same as “Gojilla.” Add to this the fact that “l” and “r” are often used interchangeably in Japan, and “Godzilla” basically sounds the same as “Gojira.”
It’s hard to explain this well in writing, since it deals with sound, but there are a lot of sounds that are treated as the same in one language and as a group of different sounds in another. The amount of different sounds we lump together as “a” in English is staggering, for example.
So yeah, my point is that Godzilla’s name, at least originally, had nothing at all to do with the word “god.”
Can’t say the same for calling the dead monster “Vishnu.” That’s… kind of fucked up.
If we call the test footage monster anything, it should be “Legs.” Or perhaps even “Dem Legs.”
I vote for “Dem Legs”