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Japanese fans say new American Godzilla is too fat
Japan Today ^ | May 1, 2014 | Jessica Kozuka

Posted on 05/05/2014 9:00:16 AM PDT by llevrok

TOKYO — Fans of monster movies or big Hollywood blockbusters are no doubt aware that a reboot of the famous Godzilla franchise is due to hit theaters this summer. As you might imagine for a movie featuring one of their most beloved pop culture icons, the Japanese are deeply interested in how America is going to bring their national monster to the screen.

When clear pictures of the creature hit the Internet this week, the response was probably not what studio execs were hoping for. Some Japanese fans are apparently calling this incarnation of Godzilla “fat”.

The pictures, released by Warner Legendary through the Los Angeles Times, were immediately picked up by fan sites here in Japan. While some commenters said this Godzilla looked stronger than his ancestor, others were not as impressed.

“He’s so fat, I laughed.”

“Where’s his neck?”

“He’s gone and supersized himself!”

“I’m not surprised. A spare tire is expected in middle age.”

“Gee, even Godzilla has metabolic syndrome these days…”


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: godzilla; japan

1 posted on 05/05/2014 9:00:16 AM PDT by llevrok
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To: llevrok

He’s just got big bones. Besides that suit makes him look fat.


2 posted on 05/05/2014 9:02:36 AM PDT by corkoman
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To: llevrok

Can he help it if he has slow metabolism??


3 posted on 05/05/2014 9:03:04 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: llevrok

Fatzilla!!!


4 posted on 05/05/2014 9:04:01 AM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: llevrok

Global Warming takes it’s toll. I expect to see this headline somewhere.


5 posted on 05/05/2014 9:04:16 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: llevrok

Well, he is WAY too big. He’s like 50 regular Godzilla’s.

King Kong would be his foot.


6 posted on 05/05/2014 9:04:49 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: llevrok

Michelle can chase him back right into the ocean with one of her special school lunches.


7 posted on 05/05/2014 9:05:05 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: llevrok

Too much McDonald’s and not enough sushi?


8 posted on 05/05/2014 9:05:15 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: llevrok

From the shots I’ve seen of it, my impression is that the director/producer has opted to take the Godzilla visage to one of the abject fear and apprehension from the small perspective the simple human, and to bring home the terror of something like this to relatable personal situations.

I could be wrong, and in the case fat or skinny, the size and destruction and the individual impact on a personal level would be what’s told here.

I actually don’t know jack about it beyond that. I’ll wait until Netflix gets it, though.


9 posted on 05/05/2014 9:05:25 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: llevrok

Quote from Godzilla: “Does Tokyo make my butt look big?”


10 posted on 05/05/2014 9:06:15 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: llevrok

Blame the Kobe beef.


11 posted on 05/05/2014 9:07:20 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: llevrok

That means he can date Okra, er I mean Oprah.


12 posted on 05/05/2014 9:07:56 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Gaffer

saw the preview at the theatre on Friday night—i want to see this! i had gone to see The Grand Budapest Hotel—which i loved!


13 posted on 05/05/2014 9:09:59 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: rjsimmon

Don’t say “yes.”


14 posted on 05/05/2014 9:11:16 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Gaffer

it looks to me like they payed homage to the day when the monster was a suit on a man and therefore had to look like that.


15 posted on 05/05/2014 9:13:24 AM PDT by Frapster (Build the America you want in your home... and keep looking up.)
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To: llevrok
Mikulski photo: Barbara Mikulski BarbaraMikulski.jpg

It's going to eat Los Angeles!

16 posted on 05/05/2014 9:13:43 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: llevrok

Godzilla’s spending too much time at Macodonoldo.


17 posted on 05/05/2014 9:13:51 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: llevrok

Godzilla’s spending too much time at Macodonoldo.


18 posted on 05/05/2014 9:13:52 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: latina4dubya

The main reason I’d like to see is that Brian Cranston is in it. I remember watching him in “Malcolm in the Middle” and THEN following him in “Breaking Bad” and marveled at his transition and ability - he turned from a HS Chem teacher to a BMF with flair.......

I hope his transition from BB to this is equally thrilling.


19 posted on 05/05/2014 9:16:02 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Frapster

Could be. Time and watching will tell.


20 posted on 05/05/2014 9:16:49 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: llevrok

BURP!

21 posted on 05/05/2014 9:30:31 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: llevrok

Godzilla is Japanese. They invented him cause we nuked them. It’s weird for him to be in New York.


22 posted on 05/05/2014 9:31:20 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Gaffer

Did you see the “alternate ending” of Breaking Bad?

It’s on the DVD


23 posted on 05/05/2014 9:31:30 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

NO. I did not! Would it make me happy or sad? I saw him end as time, justice and medical eventuality would foretell.


24 posted on 05/05/2014 9:34:54 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: DesertRhino

NYC: The 21st Century Hiroshima?


25 posted on 05/05/2014 9:35:57 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Snickering Hound

If she doesn’t get there first.


26 posted on 05/05/2014 9:37:55 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Gaffer

You’ll like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtYNX3JWzjc


27 posted on 05/05/2014 9:39:14 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Thank you! I’ll save that for tonight.


28 posted on 05/05/2014 9:39:55 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: hattend

True. An allegory born of their defeat in WWII, and the subsequent overwhelming influence of American post war culture . For the Japanese, we are (or were): Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan,...


29 posted on 05/05/2014 9:41:18 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Gaffer

It’s kind of a spoof.

Malcolm in the Middle wife and he wake up in bed (on the set of MITM) and he tells her how he just had a bad dream where he made drugs and killed people.

Pretty funny


30 posted on 05/05/2014 9:46:11 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: llevrok
Godzilla has been eating too many Americans, who have blindly followed the food pyramid with too much carbs in their daily diet.

Godzilla needs to eat more humans who are on a high protein diet.

31 posted on 05/05/2014 9:48:49 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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To: llevrok
I've grown a spare tire in my older years. Go Go Godzilla.
32 posted on 05/05/2014 9:51:03 AM PDT by McGruff (I'ts not the crime it's the coverup they said.)
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To: llevrok
Oh, I don't know ... he was looking fairly portly back in the day ....


33 posted on 05/05/2014 9:53:10 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: llevrok
Hogwash


34 posted on 05/05/2014 9:58:12 AM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Godzilla

35 posted on 05/05/2014 10:01:33 AM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: llevrok

36 posted on 05/05/2014 10:02:25 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Godzilla

PING


37 posted on 05/05/2014 10:02:46 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: JoeProBono; Revolting cat!; Daffynition; Slings and Arrows

Vintage Gozilla bloopers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3oKqbQg33A


38 posted on 05/05/2014 10:10:56 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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39 posted on 05/05/2014 10:15:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

There is a rumor being suppressed that the Worst Lady, mooch-elle, was the model for the new Godzilla. Enquiring minds want to know...


40 posted on 05/05/2014 10:20:18 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: JRios1968
a little fried monkey?
41 posted on 05/05/2014 10:45:23 AM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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42 posted on 05/05/2014 10:46:30 AM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: JRios1968

43 posted on 05/05/2014 10:51:47 AM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: a fool in paradise


44 posted on 05/05/2014 11:08:16 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: llevrok
Hmm, seems he & the Mrs. need a bit of a hand.

[It's from Robot Chicken!]

45 posted on 05/05/2014 11:36:44 AM PDT by W. (Obama's "presidency" has been nothing but a form of welfare for his family, friends and supporters.)
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To: Gaffer

Agreed. The trailers, IMO, show in the new Godzilla a definite influence from this excellent motion picture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5okyVSvYeu8


46 posted on 05/05/2014 12:19:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: corkoman

The camera adds at least 300 tons.


47 posted on 05/05/2014 5:04:53 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: llevrok

It’s...Godzilla the HUTT!


48 posted on 05/05/2014 6:44:47 PM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad (When you´re racing, it’s life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.)
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