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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby lhb412 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:58 pm

^ He certainly looks somewhat corporeal.
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby Ultra T-Rex » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:20 pm

Personally, I think that if Ghidorah has to appear in two films so close together, all the better that they're two - from the looks of it - wildly different portrayals. A perhaps more traditional (but brought to life using modern technology and on a budget beyond anything we've seen before) take from Legendary, and something more out there and unorthodox from Toho.
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby DannyBeane » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:22 am

I bet you he doesn't even fight Godzilla. He probably changes into ambient energy and gets absorbed by Godzilla in the last 3 minutes of the movie.
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby UltraDada72 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:29 am

Poster looks nice, but meh... I ain't holding my breath. After being bamboozled twice, this is all I have to say about this upcoming flick:

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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby klen7 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:18 am

So in the uncropped version it looks like Ghidorah is actually three floating spheres that each extends a laser head...
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but some eagle eyed fan on twitter points out that the opening shot of the first movie included these
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Meaning we've actually already seen Ghidorah in this series

{Thanks to ABB for pointing this out.}
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby lhb412 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:23 pm

Ultra T-Rex wrote:Personally, I think that if Ghidorah has to appear in two films so close together, all the better that they're two - from the looks of it - wildly different portrayals. A perhaps more traditional (but brought to life using modern technology and on a budget beyond anything we've seen before) take from Legendary, and something more out there and unorthodox from Toho.


I agree. In fact, at the start of this I was worried that we would see too many of the same characters too close together, but seeing as the anime representations are so unorthodox and out there I think it's fine.
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby Gwangi » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:45 am

lhb412 wrote:Ah, that is a really cool poster. It's also the most traditional of the posters so far, seeing how it's a classic Godzilla grappling another monster tableau.

I wonder if anime King Ghidorah has the wings and legs that we usually associate with him or he's some sort of rat king of intertwined energy snakes?


I lot has been said about Ghidrah in this poster. My own take, is that perhaps Toho is going back to its roots. The original inspiration for Ghidrah was Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon seen in Toho's "The Three Treasures", where it battled Toshiro Mifune's Prince Susano. Though, we could glimpse a body, it was basically all heads:

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Subsequently, if anyone has seen Toei's "The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon", we again see Susano and the monster in battle (this time in animated form), and all we see are the eight heads (the body is obscured by mountains):

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That is just my own take. I have no idea what Toho is thinking or how Ghidrah will eventually look like.
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby Mexigojira » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:27 am

Well, consider me interested, I think this time there will be a fight between Godzilla and King Ghidorah.
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby Benjamin Haines » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:39 pm

klen7 wrote:So in the uncropped version it looks like Ghidorah is actually three floating spheres that each extends a laser head...
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Those look like portals to me. I'll bet that Metphies and the Exif do something with that repaired amulet and three portals in the sky to summon Ghidorah to Earth.

I wonder if we'll see Ghidorah come all the way through the portals at any point. Are those three long necks all connected by one large body on the other side of those portals, or are each of Ghidorah's necks limbless, physically disconnected dragons operating as one entity linked by glowing golden energy?


Ultra T-Rex wrote:Personally, I think that if Ghidorah has to appear in two films so close together, all the better that they're two - from the looks of it - wildly different portrayals. A perhaps more traditional (but brought to life using modern technology and on a budget beyond anything we've seen before) take from Legendary, and something more out there and unorthodox from Toho.


Same here. Like Shin Godzilla, this new take on Ghidorah seems to reimagine the core essence of the character as something we haven't seen before. This anime version of Ghidorah is a destroyer of worlds who descends upon Earth from the skies, with three serpentine dragon necks glowing gold, but the details of Ghidorah’s form and means of arriving on Earth look like something really fresh.
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby lhb412 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:49 pm

Gwangi wrote:Subsequently, if anyone has seen Toei's "The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon", we again see Susano and the monster in battle (this time in animated form), and all we see are the eight heads (the body is obscured by mountains):

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That is just my own take. I have no idea what Toho is thinking or how Ghidrah will eventually look like.


Wow, that may very well be an influence!

I'm always amazed by that movie, since it seems to anticipate animation trends that we're still several decades off. I mean, those sure do look a lot like late 90s character designs! I believe Genndy Tartakovsky said this movie was a big influence, and it shows.
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:15 am

There has been a gif floating around that came out of some either Polygon promo or a Toho promo that has like a...4-second clip of this.

Ghidorah definitely seems to just be a lightning bolt.

It's funny how for the past 30 years, all I've ever heard the fandom do is cry out in one loud voice about their desire to see a Mechagodzilla that's just a brain controlling a bunch of guns in a city and a Ghidorah that's just a few bolts of energy streaking around aimlessly and now here the anime is. Thank you Polygon, for making EVERYONE'S wishes come to life!
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby klen7 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:35 am

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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:30 am

Godzilla vs a lightning bolt.
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby lhb412 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:11 am

Ooh, shades of Manda with Ghidorah coiling around the spaceship!
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby Gwangi » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:27 pm

In sounding rather sacrilegious, I actually do not mind this interpretation of Ghidrah (and if anyone noticed, that young girl pronounced it as GHI-DAA-RAH - and none of that Ghi-DOR-ah nonsense! :mrgreen: ).

As I stated earlier, I think this harks back the Orochi and Prince Susano battle (especially from "The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon"), where we basically see nothing but these long heads.

Legendary will (hopefully) give us classic Ghidrah next year, so I really do not mind Toho playing it around a little bit for this feature.
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby eabaker » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:03 pm

Gwangi wrote:(and if anyone noticed, that young girl pronounced it as GHI-DAA-RAH - and none of that Ghi-DOR-ah nonsense! :mrgreen: ).


I just listened several times, and it sure sounds to me like she's using the same pronunciation as in every Japanese entry: Gi-Do-Ra, with pretty even stress across syllables.
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby Gwangi » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:12 am

Hmm. I heard it again, and I do hear Gi-Do-Ra, but which is still very different than Gi-DORR-ah, or Ga-DORR-ah, that many like to refer it to. How she said it, I guess is up to one's interpretation. I think we've reach the great debate of 2018! :mrgreen:
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby lhb412 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:19 am

jellydonut25 wrote:Godzilla vs a lightning bolt.


Gotta say: I don't hate it. Dig the pincher months.
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby jellydonut25 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:31 am

lhb412 wrote:
jellydonut25 wrote:Godzilla vs a lightning bolt.


Gotta say: I don't hate it. Dig the pincher months.

I hate it a lot. As a concept...MAYBE there's something there...but 2 previous films of this being absolute utter GARBAGE doesn't make me thing they're suddenly going to turn it around and actually do something interesting with their interesting idea.

Instead, I assume we'll get like...45 minutes dedicated to explaining the (completely made-up) science behind it that has no basis in any actual science whatsoever and people will tell those who don't like it that they just don't like "hard scifi"
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby eabaker » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:22 pm

Gwangi wrote:Hmm. I heard it again, and I do hear Gi-Do-Ra, but which is still very different than Gi-DORR-ah, or Ga-DORR-ah, that many like to refer it to. How she said it, I guess is up to one's interpretation. I think we've reach the great debate of 2018! :mrgreen:


Yeah, the Gi-DORR-ah pronunciation always really bugs me. I guess it's equivalent to Go-JEE-ra.
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby angilas » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:22 am

Godzilla vs Dogora-manda has got me pumped

What’s this? did the final fight just leak:
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Finally some kaiju action (and here I thought we’d have to wait for KoTM 2019)


Seriously though, watching that and hearing the ifukube score has helped remind me how bland this score is. It’s like every film since Space Godzilla he’s done has gotten progressively worse. I loved the GvsSG theme, found G2K memorable and even his music for Slayers in the mid 90s was well received. This whole affair has been sleep inducing though.
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Did anyone know what the Netflix views for this have been like? They can’t have been great when people can turn on the news and get more excitement from political showdowns and apocalyptic warning signs. I preferred it when it was reverse.
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby jellydonut25 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:06 am

I can't imagine the Netflix views are tremendous. These things have been more or less dumped onto the platform and not really ADVERTISED as Netflix things. They get little to no coverage outside of kaiju fandom and I honestly doubt most people even know they exist.

That's probably for the best, given their quality.
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby klen7 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:16 am

^ i had some friends that are outside of the fandom aware of the first film - they watched it and were all underwhelmed. Not a single friend has mentioned the existence of the second film. i'd be willing to bet there was a major drop in viewership between 1 and 2
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby O.Supreme » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:28 am

^ Similarly. I have a friend who likes Godzilla, but doesn't own any of the films. he just catches them if they are on TV etc... I did take him to see Shin Godzilla in the Theater, which he liked. But he has Netflix. We watched the first film together, and when he asked my opinion of the 2nd film, he hasn't bothered to watch it even though he can with a few clicks of a remote. He has seen the previews for the 3rd film, and says it does look more interesting.

I watched first film 3 times, and honestly I don't hate it. Like I've said several time before -It's a decent anime sci-fi film, it's just not a good Godzilla film. I've only watched the second one once, and probably will again before the 3rd one comes out, but its not a high priority right now.
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Re: Godzilla: Monster Planet Trilogy *SPOILERS*

Postby Henry88 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:02 pm

hopefully, the next time around toho will realize the mistakes and try to fix them as that might improve profit.
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