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New 'Godzilla' Finally Revealed: How Latest Radioactive Reptile Stacks Up to the Original
Yahoo Movies ^ | February 25, 2014 | Amanda Bell

Posted on 02/26/2014 7:39:24 AM PST by C19fan

Ever since the Japanese original "Godzilla" (first titled "Godjira") took the horror genre to all new heights, literally and figuratively, with its larger-than-life reptilian beast, there've been a number of very varied attempts to capitalize on the creature's fear potential. The latest of which — director Gareth Edwards's upcoming release starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston — just released a new trailer that is bigger in scale than any previous incarnation, smashing up everything from San Francisco to Las Vegas

While some installments have been more favored than others, from the looks (and sounds) of this newest iteration it seems that Edwards's take might just be hearkening back more to the roots of Godzilla's movie magic — especially within the latest round of materials released from the pic.

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Looks a lot better than the Roland Emmerich POC take on Godzilla.
1 posted on 02/26/2014 7:39:25 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Here’s my prediction for the plot. Global warming has caused the ocean temperatures to rise so dramatically that Godzilla has been forced to come ashore. Most of Godzilla’s destruction will be aimed at evil oil companies for the noxious fumes that are polluting the environment.


2 posted on 02/26/2014 7:43:37 AM PST by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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"Looks a lot better than the Roland Emmerich POC take on Godzilla."

Was that the stinker that starred Matthew Broadrick?

3 posted on 02/26/2014 7:47:29 AM PST by circlecity
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To: circlecity

Yeap.


4 posted on 02/26/2014 7:50:42 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

I liked that Godzilla. I just didn’t like Matthew Broderick.


5 posted on 02/26/2014 7:52:54 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: C19fan; Godzilla

I REALLY hope that movie doesn’t suck eggs. :(

I have been a Godzilla fan for years.


6 posted on 02/26/2014 7:53:31 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

So far, the best Godzilla movie ever made has been...Pacific Rim.


7 posted on 02/26/2014 7:55:57 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: C19fan

OO that was a really good trailer I have to say!


8 posted on 02/26/2014 7:56:39 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: C19fan

“”Godzilla” (first titled “Godjira”)..”

Pardon my ignorance, but.......???


9 posted on 02/26/2014 7:58:28 AM PST by FAA
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To: C19fan

I enjoyed the Emmerich take, without thinking it was especially outstanding. I think the new one looks very promising.

Where Godzilla is concerned, I’m just glad that I was finally able to see “Gojira” in its original form by way of DVD.


10 posted on 02/26/2014 8:00:03 AM PST by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: FAA
Here is what the pesky reptile looks like:

“”Godzilla” (first titled “Godjira”)..”

Pardon my ignorance, but.......???

The Japanese words were "gojira" which translates to "large lizard". Say it fast enough and with enough repitition, it sounds like 'godzilla'.

11 posted on 02/26/2014 8:04:33 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: C19fan

Looks promising.

As a side note - I still hope that JJ Abrams makes a sequel to Cloverfield.


12 posted on 02/26/2014 8:04:45 AM PST by Constitution Day (Endeavor To Persevere)
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To: C19fan

I raised my son on ALL the Godzilla movies.

We’ll be front row center for this one.


13 posted on 02/26/2014 8:06:27 AM PST by ImProudToBeAnAmerican (2008 & 2012 = Voter fraud > Chicago style!)
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To: rjsimmon

I really expected him to be much larger.


14 posted on 02/26/2014 8:07:50 AM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: C19fan
♫ Oh no, they say he's got to go go go Godzilla
Oh no, there goes Tokyo go go Godzilla ♫

15 posted on 02/26/2014 8:09:23 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd
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To: rjsimmon

Correction to my previous. Gojira comes from two Japanese kanji that roughly are “gorilla (gorira)” and “whale (kujira>”.

The critter is called a “kaiju” which is large (or great) strange, creature or monster: kai=large/great ju=strange creature.


16 posted on 02/26/2014 8:10:04 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: C19fan

No remakes of Gorgo anywhere?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorgo_%28film%29


17 posted on 02/26/2014 8:10:23 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: bk1000
I really expected him to be much larger.

I think they use a lot of mirrors.

18 posted on 02/26/2014 8:11:14 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: C19fan

Michelle is not amused.


19 posted on 02/26/2014 8:13:02 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Constitution Day
...that isn't of the handheld variety. Worst thing about that movie...

As an aside, I've never heard anyone respond to this in the affirmative. At the end of the movie, they do a small clip of the male and female leads at Coney Island on the ferris wheel and in the ocean background you can see something big-ish fall out of the sky and hit the water. You see it?

20 posted on 02/26/2014 8:15:43 AM PST by SwankyC (Democrats and Republicans agree, govt coercion is OK if it fits your idea of whats OK)
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To: Jonty30

You mean the “Godzilla Versus Ferris Bueller” movie ???


21 posted on 02/26/2014 8:17:43 AM PST by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: SwankyC
"...that isn't of the handheld variety. Worst thing about that movie..."

I liked that. I thought it gave the movie a cinema verite "you are there" quality. Oh well, different strokes.

22 posted on 02/26/2014 8:21:35 AM PST by circlecity
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To: ImProudToBeAnAmerican

<I raised my son on ALL the Godzilla movies.
We’ll be front row center for this one.

Last night, my (grown) son sent me the link to the trailer. He has been a Godzilla fan from way back, so I know he was excited. I thought the trailer looked pretty good; I’m willing to use my senior discount to go see it. : )

Funny story - when son was about 3-4, I took him to school with me. There were some Asian guys hanging around the door chatting. Son looks up at me excitedly and says, “Mommy, look! They look like Godzilla people.” I guess it was the first time he really noticed a difference in the races.


23 posted on 02/26/2014 8:22:19 AM PST by radiohead
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To: rjsimmon

Okay. I wasn’t sure if they were making a pun about Japanese pronunciation of English or if that was some reference I’d never heard before. I can see that turning into “Godzilla” all right.


24 posted on 02/26/2014 8:23:18 AM PST by FAA
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To: C19fan

What does it matter? Mothra could kick his but anyways.


25 posted on 02/26/2014 8:25:32 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: C19fan
Stack up to the original?! This is as frustrating as people talking about remakes of “Robocop” or “Clash of the Titans” stacking up to the originals. The originals sucked.
26 posted on 02/26/2014 8:27:18 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: SwankyC

Yes, the handheld filming was a little too Blair Witch-y, wasn’t it?

I remember that scene. As I recall it’s at the very end of the movie on what is supposed to be the “found tape”. I didn’t see in the movie theatre, only when I looked it up sometime after the release on Youtube. It is TINY!


27 posted on 02/26/2014 8:27:48 AM PST by Constitution Day (Endeavor To Persevere)
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To: C19fan

Based on the trailer; it appears this Godzilla flick will feature the element of horror that has been missing since the very first film...


28 posted on 02/26/2014 8:30:19 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Loved the Gorgo movie...the humans thought they had everything under control with ‘Junior’ until Mom came to town looking for him. Classic.


29 posted on 02/26/2014 8:32:02 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: rjsimmon

I think it was a combination of gorilla and lizard.


30 posted on 02/26/2014 8:34:42 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Excellent choice. So delightfully bad in a class all its own.


31 posted on 02/26/2014 8:35:33 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Isn’t that the one with endless cuts of stock military footage of American hardware and the same armored cars?


32 posted on 02/26/2014 8:37:35 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Jonty30

If there was only a modern day incarnation of Raymond Burr instead of that guy.


33 posted on 02/26/2014 8:40:14 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: ArtDodger
I think it was a combination of gorilla and lizard.

Gojira (ゴジラ) is a portmanteau of the Japanese words: gorira (ゴリラ, "gorilla"), and kujira (鯨(クジラ), "whale")

Steve Ryfle. Japan's Favorite Mon-Star. ECW Press, 1998. Pg.22

34 posted on 02/26/2014 8:40:44 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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I have been a Godzilla fan for years.

You and me both.
I started with Godzilla VS Megalon back in the '70s.
35 posted on 02/26/2014 8:46:04 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: FReepers

FR To The Finish Line!

36 posted on 02/26/2014 8:48:44 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: rjsimmon

Thank you, my memory was faulty.
Dan dan wasuretteimasu, nihongo wa.


37 posted on 02/26/2014 8:50:08 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: MrEdd

So far, the best Godzilla movie ever made has been...Pacific Rim.


That WAS a great Monster movie, wasn’t it?


38 posted on 02/26/2014 8:51:27 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: C19fan

Please for the love of all that is holy, this better not have a P Diddy cover of Led Zeppelin this time, like in the last Godzilla movie.


39 posted on 02/26/2014 8:52:45 AM PST by dfwgator
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No,Pacific Rim was a horrible funny movie.It was Power Rangers versus Godzilla,right down to the super duper megasword at the end.We laughed so much we almost got asked to leave.


40 posted on 02/26/2014 9:29:40 AM PST by Craftmore
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To: FAA

Gojira, not Godjira


41 posted on 02/26/2014 9:51:07 AM PST by Old_And_Grumpy
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To: circlecity
I think it worked in Blair Witch, to compensate for the lack of an actual monster in the movie.

It doesn't work in Cloverfield because it takes away from enjoying the horror of a very real monster.

42 posted on 02/26/2014 10:09:00 AM PST by SwankyC (Democrats and Republicans agree, govt coercion is OK if it fits your idea of whats OK)
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To: Constitution Day

See 42.


43 posted on 02/26/2014 10:12:31 AM PST by SwankyC (Democrats and Republicans agree, govt coercion is OK if it fits your idea of whats OK)
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"It doesn't work in Cloverfield because it takes away from enjoying the horror of a very real monster."

I understand what you're saying but I thought it worked well in Cloverdale too - and that's purely an asthetic opinion. Reasonable people (like yourself) can disagree. Like I said, different strokes.

44 posted on 02/26/2014 10:15:38 AM PST by circlecity
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Yeah, I heard those comments too. I still think it was great. I’ve always loved the big fighting robots and the monsters were great too.

It’s you either hated it or loved it. I loved it. I also enjoyed most of the Godzilla movies too. Although the one with Broderick was really on the so-so side. Cloverfield might have been better but the jerky photography made my stomach turn, (literally).


45 posted on 02/26/2014 10:17:05 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: C19fan

46 posted on 02/26/2014 10:17:58 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: McGruff
Mothra could kick his but anyways.

WHAT? No WAY! Now, Gamera, that was a monster.

47 posted on 02/26/2014 10:20:30 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: MrEdd

This is made by the same production company as Pacific Rim.


48 posted on 02/26/2014 10:31:14 AM PST by yuleeyahoo (Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: SwankyC

I completely agree. I am hoping when (if) a sequel is made, they don’t use the herky jerky handheld method.


49 posted on 02/26/2014 10:43:14 AM PST by Constitution Day (Endeavor To Persevere)
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To: FAA

Godzilla was the English mangling of the Japanese title... we just spelled it phonetically.


50 posted on 02/26/2014 10:44:42 AM PST by Boogieman
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