GODZILLA (2014) review - The Showa Must Go OnGODZILLA (2014) has hit theaters, and for months (years for most Godzilla fans), potential audiences have been anticipating a return to form for the Lizard King - a film that will revisit the themes of the 1954 original and deliver a brooding, apocalyptic story of destruction and doom.GODZILLA (2014) review - The Showa Must Go On10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, what we got could best be described as a sequel to THE TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975).
Trust me, I wouldn't begin a review with a hyperbolic, attention-grabbing statement like that without explaining it. For the moment, let us turn back the clock and toss out a quick recap of the film's plot. Obviously, this review will contain a metric crapload of SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS, but you'll complain anyway, so let's get on with this.
After a mysterious event in 1954 regarding the Castle Bravo nuclear test and an unknown giant organism, the story jumps to 1999, where two scientists, Dr. Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Dr. Graham (Sally Hawkins) are investigating a massive underground tomb in the
First Godzilla 2014 toys AAAND it's gone UPDATEUpdate! Urban Collector has listings for several new products, and each listing may actually be for "cases" of toys, meaning that these are big box orders, usually the sort of thing that stores order to stock their shelves -First Godzilla 2014 toys AAAND it's gone UPDATE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
- Chibi Godzilla sets - 2 varieties of 2-packs, each with a differently posed Godzilla and one of two "Muto" enemy monsters (NOTE: the "Mutos" are apparently a new species of enemy creature for Godzilla to battle)
- Tail-Strike Godzilla
- Bite & Thrash Godzilla
- Attack and Roar deluxe figure
- Destruction Pack - destructible city where Godzilla fights the eight-legged variety of Mutos!
The first Godzilla 2014 toys are up for preorder ONLY NOT NOW THEY'RE PRE-SOLD-OUT WHY IS THAT A THING AAAUUUGGGHHH.
It's a new Crumble-Zone-style toy set, featuring Godzilla...and one of his new enemies...the eight-legged kaiju, "Muto!"
Wanna see the new Godzilla teaser AAAAND it's goneWell, that was quick.Wanna see the new Godzilla teaser AAAAND it's gone1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Still, check the photoset here on tumblr
The Last Hope - new fan comicTHE LAST HOPEThe Last Hope - new fan comic2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
50 Years of Guarding the Universe
An American Doujinshi by Matt Frank and Josh Bugosh
In the year 1965, from the depths of an arctic glacier, awoken by an accidental atomic explosion, came crawling the Friend of all Children, the Guardian of the Universe, the Terrible Terrapin of Tokyo, GAMERA. Sweeping the Japanese box office, and quickly becoming an pop culture icon in his own right, Gamera captured the hearts of kaiju fans the world over, both young and old. After 12 feature films, Gamera’s 50th anniversary is upon us in the year 2015…and any rumors of a celebratory film were quickly silenced. As the months march on, it seems less and less likely that the mighty reptile will recieve his due, even as the kaiju genre enjoys a resurgeance in popularity.
Ergo, kaiju artist Matt Frank, best known for his work on IDW Publishing’s various Godzilla comic series, has begun work on a standalone story, The Last Hope. Intended to be produced as a one-shot, self-p
Godzilla 2014 Clip - SPOILERSThose following me on Facebook are well aware that I, along with a little over 100 SXSW attendees, were treated to an extended clip from the 2014 movie by Mr. Edwards himself!Godzilla 2014 Clip - SPOILERS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Man oh man oh shevitz, THAT was a thing, lemme’ tell ya.
Again, it has been recounted in many other places the play-by-play of exactly what went down, but it is impossible to convey the raw awesomeness in words alone. I daresay this flick is gonna’ be a crowd-pleaser. That said, I’ll just run through the highlights of what I saw.
- Aaron Taylor Johnson is escorting a little Japanese boy that I think he’s just keeping an eye on during this segment of the film. Not sure what the story is there, but they’re on a monorail when the power goes out.
- SOMETHING’S going on out in the Hawaiian jungle, and it starts a fire that catches the attention of attendees at a luau. Suddenly, a little girl notices the water from the shore receding…and people start running, because, y’
New Godzilla trailer up!Go here for the highest quality version to be found online!New Godzilla trailer up!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So here's what we know:
- Action will take place in Japan, Hawaii, Las Vegas (that's the Mini Liberty, not the NYC original), San Francisco...and SOMEWHERE in the Pacific Northwest?
- Godzilla has been around since 1954...and the US military spent several decades just trying to KILL HIM.
- The MUTO creatures are in the trailer, as the flying one can be seen along with its long hook-like arm.
- There's SOME sort of egg-sack-thing on one of the nukes...could they be MUTO eggs?
- Cranston's character was involved in a nuclear accident in Japan 15 years prior to the film, and smells a conspiracy.
- Watanabe's character discovers some sort of massive fossil underground...
And there you have it
- Firstly, everybody needs to get in the mood by listening to this:
Keep your eyes on that page. Godzilla is coming...TOMORROW.
- Also, take
How to make a Godzilla movie, step-by-stepHow to make a Godzilla (or any kaiju) movie:How to make a Godzilla movie, step-by-step9 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is a pattern that I noticed in nearly every, single, Godzilla movie.
1. Introduce minor characters reacting to strange events or anomalies that can't be logically explained.
2. Slowly reveal that the strange events or anomalies are the result of kaiju (giant monsters).
3. Unleash kaiju to wreak havoc upon a densely-populated, major city. Like Tokyo for example.
4. Bring Godzilla or main kaiju in to kick some butt and take some names.
5. Beaten kaiju eventually recovers and/or recruits an ally.
6. All of the kaiju fight again and cause a massive amount of collateral damage to said, major city.
7. Godzilla / main kaiju wins.
New Godzilla manga?! - UpdateNope!New Godzilla manga?! - Update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's apparently a chapter of the Winter Comiket Doujinshi. Maybe it'll pop up online? We'll see!
What a way to kick off the new year!
"A new nuclear war created by humanity has plagued the world, leaving it in a vulnerable state as a result intergalactic forces come into play and try to take over. Showa Godzilla, and the tough residents of Monster Island combat against the threat, and managed to force them into retreat. At the cost of their lives. Ten years passed, and the threat returns for a final attack. As they enter, so does a newly mature Godzilla, Minilla, along with a new generation of monsters. As the new King of the Monsters, due to mankind's foolishness and losing the closest thing he could call family, will Minilla forgive humanity and defend the world? Or will his wrath wipe everything out?"
Watch Matt play Godzilla Unleashed!I recently did a Let's Play for Rage Select in exchange for the "Classiest Website" t-shirt designWatch Matt play Godzilla Unleashed!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Watch Jeff, Jason and myself beat the crap out of each other while discussing the minutia of kaiju movies - a grand time is had by all!
Watch it here:
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(( Admin Pic ))((If I can get 20 favorites on this journal, I'll add an admin picture of me wearing Ray's outfit- yes, I have her bag and hat- Just not her sweater, but I have her old design. But I won't do it unless this get's 20 favorites. ))(( Admin Pic ))2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Back from G-Fest!First off, a bit of other announcements!Back from G-Fest!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconshawneigh: asked me to promote her FB page, so here it is:
Also, my friend :iconsadslug: Sluggy made me this awesome Baragon!
Thanks so much Sluggy!
So, about G-Fest, I got a blue ribbon (first place) on every thing I brought!
But on this Gamera VS Gyaos, I also won Best Diorama and won a prize!
It was a model kit I already had, so I traded it in for one I could use.
Here were the other entries:
As far as selling stuff, I sold my pacific rim figures, my Gigan toy, some magazines, and I sold
So, not as much as I hoped, but I still made about $550.00. I guess I will
Godzilla VS Gamera Contest VideoHi everybody! :iconsayhiplz:Godzilla VS Gamera Contest Video3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the youtube feature I promised to the winners of the contest I had a couple of months ago!
Again, thank you to all of the participants!
Also, here is a small feature for the winner :iconinnocentovia: and runner up :iconkarahrobinson-art:
Godzilla: Birthday Ed.8 (Best Showa Design) by innocentoVia
Exhibit Poster! by Legrandzilla
Human Invasion by Legrandzilla
Ordinary Day At Legrandzilla Island by Legrandzilla
And by Karah Robinson
Godzilla Vs Gamera CONTEST SUBMISSION by KarahRobinson-ArtWaiting For Santa by KarahRobinson-Art
Calm Waters by KarahRobinson-Art
Winter Tale : A Child Is Born by KarahRobinson-Art
Near the Swamps by KarahRobinson-Art
Winter Solace by KarahRobinson-Art
The Wisdom Tree by KarahRobinson-Art
Thanks for your awesome art!
Also PLEASE I need more
Official Godzilla 2014 Trailerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIu85WQTPRcOfficial Godzilla 2014 Trailer1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Stunning...Beyond Stunning. Spine-Tingling...Heart-Stopping...Bone-Chilling Thrills await us all in almost two and a half months...And this trailer gives us everything we expected it to be.
Not much else to say than...
On the whole Godzilla 2014 is too fat thing...On the whole Godzilla 2014 is too fat thing...9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I redirect you to Fatty McThunder Thighs.
That is all.
You can go on with your lives.
The One True King of KingsIt’s amazing how a 60-year-old product of postwar nuclear paranoia can still be so important to people’s lives to this day. I have a lot to thank Godzilla for, so much to the point that, if I had a gun to my head, and had to declare a religion (ANY religion), I’d point at the Big Guy and say “That one.”The One True King of Kings4 months ago in Personal More Like This
That’s right. My god can beat up your god.
Anywho, it’s also amazing to see where Godzilla is now compared to…man, even 10 years ago. And ESPECIALLY 16 years ago. We’ve essentially seen this character tried to be taken down and twisted into something he’s not, and then rise from the beaten, bruised ashes only when a meek British director reminded everyone that we just need to step back and let him be Godzilla.
A favorite quote of mine, from the series, is the line from Godzilla and Mothra: Battle for the Earth (1992).
"This is beyond our present knowledge or understanding."
This was, o
Funny (new) Godzilla commercial (2014)Wow, this is the best thing ever, besides the new Godzilla movieFunny (new) Godzilla commercial (2014)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Just watch it and see for yourself...saw it featured in the Godzilla forum on SuperHeroHype and had to share it.
Toho's Godzilla Returning in 2016?!First off, thank you so much everyone for the lovely birthday wishes You guys are too good to me.Toho's Godzilla Returning in 2016?!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Secondly, this was a hell of a birthday surprise.
Yesterday, it was formally announced that Toho Studios would be reviving their OWN Godzilla film, set to be released in 2016, with production starting in 2015. Speculation abounds on the project, but the biggest question seems to be the focus on CGI or traditional Suitmation. The article cites the recent adaptation of the manga Parasyte as an example of the "high quality filmmaking" that Japan is currently capable of, but given the franchise's tradition of practical effects, and perhaps an unwillingness to appear inadequate when compared to the hundreds of millions spent of American SFX, we may be seeing something akin to Shinji Higuchi's Attack on Titan adaptation - a combination of sparse miniatures, green screening, props, CGI, and suits. One can only hope.
My artblock...... has now gone! For a few days my artistic skill and inspiration was lacking; I fealt that I didn't have enough innovation and that I was messing up. Truth is at school I was a fantastic artist and people highly admired my work, but when I came to DA I was smacked in the face by all the talent of other people who actually have a passion for drawing, rather than playing Caca Doody or watching crappy Teen Sitcoms. I'm not going to lie; I have gotten jealous and though the idea is to be patient I cannot help myself. I always try to get a drawing completed on the first go rather than completing it in parts (I tend to forget what to add to the drawing from the previous day). Sometimes I stare blankly at the canvas or just ghost the position of lines.My artblock...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It came back when I was drawing a reworked Servopent for :iconthe493darkrai:. So many possibilities flooded my mind and I was on the get-go thereon! I also have all of you guys to thank for having faith in me, so thank you s
... Best. Christmas Tree. Ever.... Best. Christmas Tree. Ever.3 months ago in Personal More Like This
100 Unknown ArtistsHere I will present to you some unknown artists that deserve more attention.100 Unknown Artists1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
'Legendary' Godzilla Official Trailer is HERE!!Here it is!!'Legendary' Godzilla Official Trailer is HERE!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You can't be lazy!Well, let's face it. The audience doesn't care about your stuff. Doesn't matter if you're some groovy guy drawing chicks or rugged viking choppin' woodsculptures.You can't be lazy!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of artists spend their time mastering the craft while completely neglect the promotion side. It's a pain to see someone doing amazing stuff with zero recognition.
Ever heard of I'm too lazy/busy/shy to promote myself excuse?
Well you could be busy, you could be shy but you should never be lazy. Forget about the lazy word.
No matter how good you are the art wouldn't market/promote itself. Even in a digital age. Sad but true.
The audience doesn't care about your stuff... unless you do your homework and make them care.
What is KAIJULAND? - UPDATE - ALPHA IS LIVE!The Alpha build of KAIJULAND is live! Go give it a try, and get yer friends online! AND BREAK THEIR CRAP. Note - the game is still in an early build, so lots more features and fixes are on the way!What is KAIJULAND? - UPDATE - ALPHA IS LIVE!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, check out this trailer here - it features a sneak peek of the Kaijuland comic!
Many have been wondering about this thing called "Kaijuland" that I keep mentioning here-and-there on this site and others. But what is it? WHY is it? IS IT ALIVE? AWESOME TERROR! DYNAMIC VIOLENCE! SAVAGE ACTION! Or whatever.
Simply put, Kaijuland is a new game/property/thing coming from the aptly named Kaiju Empire LLC, a California-based game development studio. While I was in Burbank for Botcon 2011, I was invited out to the studio for a tour by Bill J. who pretty much runs the ship. Bill, being a big kaiju fan (particularly Ultraman) liked my work and wanted to have me involved
PLEASE READ! MATTER OF IMPORTANCE FOR A FRIEND!NOTE: This journal entry was originally by :iconthe493darkrai:, so please do check him out.PLEASE READ! MATTER OF IMPORTANCE FOR A FRIEND!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:icongodzillajtn: needs help with his new group! This is what he said:
"As you guys may know, I have a group called Kaiju-Contest. Right now this group just seems t be taking up space.
I have decided to close it, unless I can gain a good amount of popularity in the next week or two.
I am asking you guys to PLEASE spread the word about this group and jump into the contests!
I have updated the rules and now whoever wins a contest, I will draw them a kaiju of their own request!
Here's a link to my group: http: //kaiju-contest.deviantart.com
Please help my group guys! I will be doing my best to help it too!
Thanks guys and have a great day!"
So please help him!
P.S. Back to :iconthe493darkrai:, if you guys have the time please do check him out! He has given me the motivation to become an admin of Rampage wiki as well as making my own wikis. He even