My co-worker Edward had been telling for months that something was coming about another Godzilla movie/series. Yesterday, he confirmed the news and I couldn’t be more excited. Those who have followed my blog/podcast will know how much of a Godzilla fan I am. I am all gung-ho for another Godzilla showing, however, I have this reservation.
With any re-boot, we are treated to an origin story. As with the Godzilla lore, we know he was created by a nuclear explosion. Are we going to see a different version to make more current topic ie. The Day the Earth Stood Still? Second, I want monsters fighting – monster on monster action – hardcore. What I don’t want to see is a single monster – Godzilla – stompin’ around, knocking down buildings, and burning things; seen that done that. We know that when we break out the military in every movie, we suck at stopping ‘zilla, boring like 1985 boring. What I would love is to see a new creature to fight the big G. I’m tired of seeing Mothra and King Gidorrah. While they are part of the Godzilla culture but enough is enough. Either get something new, update a past creature like the Smog Monster or bring back my favorite Jet Jaguar.
How do you feel on this matter?
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By Hugh Hart March 29, 2010 | 3:26 pm | Categories: Movies
Godzilla is coming back. Legendary Pictures, which partnered with Warner Bros. on The Dark Knight, 300 and The Hangover, announced Monday that it will produce yet another monster movie based on Japan’s famous mutant.
Since 1954, the Toho Company’s Godzilla franchise has spawned 28 movies, including 2012 director Roland Emmerich’s notorious 1998 adaptation.
Hideyuki Takai, president of Toho, said in a release: “We are anxious to find out where Godzilla’s new stomping will take us.”