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Zal the Unthinkable! (1956) : After a nuclear accident in the Nevada desert, a terrible beast wielding the raging thunder of Mother Nature's righteous indignation marches on Las Vegas! Can it be stopped before it tramples the cities of man flat? Can science right the wrong it has set upon the world?  
- Zal the Unthinkable
The Return of Zal (1957) : Three years after its defeat, Zal raids again! But he is not alone. Another beast given life by science gone wrong is on the loose!! The shapeless, ravenous horror Yoz! Can the creature that once terrorized mankind now be our only hope of defeating this grave amoebic threat?!
- Zal the Unthinkable
- The Mighty Yoz
Zal vs. the Island God (1959) : A great discovery! An island previous unknown to civilized society and the ancient people who inhabit it! But it holds more than the attention of just scientists the world over. It has gained the attention of Zal, who is irresistibly drawn to do battle with its volcano god
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Since I've seen several others give their thoughts on the film, I might as well too...

I hated it.

More accurately, I loathed every aspect of it. There's no "but" here. As far as I'm concerned, it has no redeeming features. It's an shallow, generic, and, worse of all, INSULTING followup to one of the most passionate and soulful films of all time. The original is far from perfect, but it was made with love that was tangible. This movie ruins everything its predecessor so carefully crafted. I mean, it ruins it all across the board. It's almost amazing in a horrid way, like a train wreck or something. It broke the logic of the first movie, it defaced the characters, it neglected the themes, it did everything it could to fly in the face of the first. I've seen a lot of reviewers say it's just okay to mediocre as a standalone film, but I don't think that's fair. It's not a standalone film, it's a sequel, so it should be judged as one. And as a sequel? I think it's as bad as it could possible be.

It managed to surpass Shin Godzilla as my least favorite film of all time, and anyone who knows how I feel about that film can tell you that's a goddamn feat. At least Shin has SOME things I can compliment.

I'm really disheartened, guys. Besides the fact that I've never regretted wasting time and money on something more, I've only enjoyed two out of the six big time kaiju movies of the 2010s. And it seems like next ones are geared to follow in the footsteps of the underwhelming Kong: Skull Island instead of 2014's Godzilla, which is literally my worst fear for the MonsterVerse.

Long story short, I have now fully transitioned into a grump old man.
  • Listening to: Lazerhawk
  • Reading: Pandemonium by Warren Fahy
  • Watching: Game Grumps
  • Eating: Fruity Pebbles
  • Drinking: Icee
Deep Dark Dragon
Part two of my criminally overdue trade with :iconhellbender93:. I had a lot of fun with Shindaros, but I REALLY doing enjoyed this one, as it was more a concept than a design: a sort of aquatic black dragon archetype with a stout, gorilla-like body and crab (I specially chose to use a blue crab) shell that creates the illusion of ancestral wings. I also added elements from the black dragonfish, literally the perfect reference because it was specifically described as dark-shelled with glowing, pink flesh visible underneath and the dragonfish just happens to be a conveniently named, dark-colored animal with pink, bioluminescent patches on its face.
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HayesAJones
Hayes A. Jones
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I'm just trying to make my art and writing good enough to properly tell the stories that swirl inside my head. Then maybe the voice in there will stop nagging me. Probably not, but maybe.
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Since I've seen several others give their thoughts on the film, I might as well too...

I hated it.

More accurately, I loathed every aspect of it. There's no "but" here. As far as I'm concerned, it has no redeeming features. It's an shallow, generic, and, worse of all, INSULTING followup to one of the most passionate and soulful films of all time. The original is far from perfect, but it was made with love that was tangible. This movie ruins everything its predecessor so carefully crafted. I mean, it ruins it all across the board. It's almost amazing in a horrid way, like a train wreck or something. It broke the logic of the first movie, it defaced the characters, it neglected the themes, it did everything it could to fly in the face of the first. I've seen a lot of reviewers say it's just okay to mediocre as a standalone film, but I don't think that's fair. It's not a standalone film, it's a sequel, so it should be judged as one. And as a sequel? I think it's as bad as it could possible be.

It managed to surpass Shin Godzilla as my least favorite film of all time, and anyone who knows how I feel about that film can tell you that's a goddamn feat. At least Shin has SOME things I can compliment.

I'm really disheartened, guys. Besides the fact that I've never regretted wasting time and money on something more, I've only enjoyed two out of the six big time kaiju movies of the 2010s. And it seems like next ones are geared to follow in the footsteps of the underwhelming Kong: Skull Island instead of 2014's Godzilla, which is literally my worst fear for the MonsterVerse.

Long story short, I have now fully transitioned into a grump old man.
  • Listening to: Lazerhawk
  • Reading: Pandemonium by Warren Fahy
  • Watching: Game Grumps
  • Eating: Fruity Pebbles
  • Drinking: Icee

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AkityMH Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
How has the Hayes been as of late? We miss ya, man.
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HayesAJones Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hayes has been with graduate school. He's enjoying himself though.
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AkityMH Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Well we miss you~ I miss the Kaijus and stuff.
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HayesAJones Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My babies are still being worked on. Just more in the realm of writing than art.

Actually, I'm toying with a lot of stuff at the moment, it's just text-based, less sharable stuff.
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Cupercrusader Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday!
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HayesAJones Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Cupercrusader Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome.
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Kiryu2012 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017
Happy Birthday! :iconballoonsplz::iconglompplz::iconpinkiesmileplz:
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HayesAJones Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Kiryu2012 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017
You're welcome. :)
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