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seen as a righteous man who has committed great sins
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Wow, first journal entry of the new year!... That's kinda sad now that I think about it. ^^; At least, aside from editing the Legacy entry. :P


MASSIVE thanks to DaikaijuLegends, SeaGunsLives, and LDN-RDNT for their phenomenal work! More like this will appear in the future. ;) Still working hard on the Abridged Movie, and hopefully most of y'all will see a true sneak preview come November of this year!

In the meantime, take care and God bless!
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Got back from GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS! a while ago... Honestly, there's a bit to unpack. And while I'd love to give a more critical review, my experience was hindered a bit during the final act (which will go unsaid for all involved), so it wouldn't be a fair assessment. I'd have to watch it again, hopefully with no distractions. But I'll jot down some general points, both good and bad (without being too specific).

CONS
-Biggest sin right out of the gate; it's too loud and not enough time to simmer. Sure, it's somewhat appropriate to be loud (since monsters appear all through the movie), but there's a lack of breathing space between one fight scene to the next, or heck, one plot point to the next.
-Characters act dumb when the plot calls for it. While I can tolerate most of it or understand what they were going for, there's one bit in particular I find a hard time swallowing and feels more appropriate in say, Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (or Ebirah, Horror of the Deep :P).
-Out of all the major sins to carry over from 2014, they had keep the "final battle" structure of 2014... And apply them to all the monster fights. Basically, you have the build up (monsters approaching each other) which is handled well, the initial clash, cut to the humans doing something for a good portion while monsters fight in the background, then end of fight. That structure permeates through and it's a bit of a peeve for me personally, taking away from the satisfaction of the fights.
-A lot of telling, though I can understand this to be somewhat of a necessary evil with how events play out (that said, there are some of the telling parts that would be considered a pro in my book, which I'll get into later).
-Underdeveloped motivations. While it's still there, I think there's much that could've been done to enrich the motivation of the human villains and some of the characters. Hopefully, given how things play out (minor spoilers), I hope Godzilla vs. Kong can rectify this.
-Unnecessary fanservice. There's one point in particular (and plays a significant, though not large, role) which I feel could've been replaced with something else. While it was nice to see a modern version of it, could've gone with something only fans would have truly known and kept it organic to the world (it also doesn't help it doesn't carry the impact of the original version).

PROS:
-The fanservice. Even if I had mentioned some that were unnecessary, there were plenty of points which I very much appreciated. Some music cues, others a small wink if you're paying attention... There's a bit. ;)
-The monsters. Hot dang, even if the fights suffer from said structure, they definitely have the positive carryover from 2014 concerning monsters with personalities. King Ghidorah in particular benefits GREATLY from this (indisputably the best version of the character we've had since the original, and well surpasses Rebirth of Mothra III's Grand King Ghidorah). All monsters are treated with respect.
-There is one emotionally powerful scene in the movie that is handled much better and doesn't suffer from what I'd call my greatest sin of the movie. It allows enough breathing room to let the emotion of the scene sink in. Even if what came before wasn't perfect and what comes after stumbled from a lot of the earlier flaws, this one scene is still highly memorable.
-Everyone performs very well here. I think that may help in suspension of disbelief with the stupid decisions made (for the most part, depends on your Dumb Tolerance :P). Like said, everyone's great, but I'd like to highlight Millie Bobby Brown for her great performance!
-Some of the characters I liked. The characters played by Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, and Millie Bobby Brown were serviceable enough as a broken, dysfunctional family (though as said, there are some aspects that could've been further developed, maybe altered). Ken Watanabe returns as Dr. Serziawa and gets a nice bit more screentime here, which I'm happy for.

I feel like I've highlighted what needs to be said without giving too much away. I enjoyed it, but I have my gripes with it (though I need a second viewing to fully assess them). Though part of that may have been based on the merits of how the trailers made it out to be rather than its own. Now that I know what to expect, I believe I can critique it appropriately upon second viewing. Currently, I still recommend the film if you are looking for a good time, but do leave your brain at the door for this one (and be ready to not have a break).

Out of the MonsterVerse films by far, I find this to be the weakest... But that's not entirely its fault.. There are only 3 movies in this cinematic universe, so it only gets the lowest ranking by merit of being compared to Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla 2014. If I were assessing this by the MonsterVerse universe as a whole (including the comics), Godzilla Awakening still holds the title of the worst MonsterVerse story yet for me. So if it sany indication, not the worst thing out there. :P

EDIT: 
Now that I've had time to think about it, I think best comparison for this movie to draw from would be GODZILLA: FINAL WARS (2004). Equally as bombastic, fun, and stupid with a breakneck pace to boot. So if you enjoyed FW, you'll definitely enjoy this; if not, then that's your decision.

Won't be able to see Godzilla: King of the Monsters until June 4th. And I'll be out of state come June 3rd. Whatever the case, I hope everyone enjoys themselves and watch Godzilla! MORE GODZILLA! MOOORRREEE!!!
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KaijuX Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Aye, aye. Well, don't rush it and take your time with it. :)
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llorigene Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago
i'm quite enjoying writing this match! i think after i'm done with this one i'll do Orochi vs Everyone, with the everyone roster being the same as Nagoda's banner. though unlike MG Heisei vs everyone, this one would be more like a Destroy all Monsters  homage instead of a very emotional character driven match. just a fun all out monster brawl. it also probably wouldn't be very long, but not to short either.
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KaijuX Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Great to know! :D Look forward to reading it!
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DinoDragoZilla17 Featured By Owner May 26, 2019  Hobbyist
Hello again! I’m a fan of Godzilla Legacy and I’m aware that you’re the series’ writer, so I’d just like to ask a few questions about it (sorry in advance):
1) There was mention in Maguma’s profile that other megafauna such as Oodako has previously been discovered but weren’t as big as Maguma. Which other monsters were discovered before the big boys? Were they all just minor Kaiju from the Showa Era?
2) Is Legacy set in an alternate timeline to our own Earth with new countries and islands?
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KaijuX Featured By Owner May 26, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, nice hearing from a fan! ^^ I'll more than gladly answer those questions!

1) That list is technically still in development, but imagine a lot of the "giant animal" monsters (Oodako, Ookondoru, the Giant Sea Serpent, etc.) in the Megafauna category. So yeah, a lot of the minor kaiju from mostly the Showa era.
2) Very much an alternate timeline that has its own history (though there are still parallels to our own). Although Legacy isn't set in a universe where the movies happened (not unlike say Godzilla Neo), I think you'll find the movies are still a massive influence with the Legacy universe. :) And a good dash of comic book, video game, and other Goji merchandise for good measure.
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DinoDragoZilla17 Featured By Owner May 26, 2019  Hobbyist
Ok. Thank-you for answering!
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KaijuX Featured By Owner May 27, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
No problemo! :D
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llorigene Featured By Owner May 26, 2019
still working on MG vs krystalak. got a nice bit of plot done so that's good. here's the beginning

"Hmmm..... interesting"

Just a couple of weeks ago the simians set out for a third attack on Earth with their third Mechagodzilla, but they weren't expecting a second invader to come ruin the plan.

Krystalak, the spawn of SpaceGodzilla, had just recently hatched from his crystal cocoon and has set his eyes out on Sydney Australia. the millitary couldn't do anything to stop him.

"So, this is what is left of the mighty SpaceGodzilla." said the simian leader. "No matter! soon this beast will learn the true meaning of fear! Send out Mechagodzilla!"
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KaijuX Featured By Owner May 26, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a neat start. Will be in need of touching up, but looking good! Curious to see how things play out. :)
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Gun345 Featured By Owner May 7, 2019  Student General Artist
Leaked pages from the upcoming G: KOTM artbook www.scified.com/u/IMG_20190507… www.scified.com/u/IMG_20190507… 
Thoughts ? ;)
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