TALKBACK #25: GMK

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Re: TALKBACK #25: GMK

Postby lhb412 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:11 pm

Me getting there followed by me there.
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Re: TALKBACK #25: GMK

Postby lhb412 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:35 am

Maybe it was just watching a whole lot of other '90s and '00s Godzilla films around it than made me appreciate the higher quality, better characters and acting, better direction, more creatively staged kaiju portions... yeah, it's been a couple of months and I've come back to this film a few times since then and the glow hasn't worn off. Sure, you can see the seems in a few places (literally and figuratively), but I'm just not as bothered by it now. The GMK Godzilla design has also risen in my estimation, even if he has a comical waddle in some scenes.

And I now concede that to an audience familiar with Japanese mysticism the fantasy aspects would seem a lot more natural. I know many of us find that aspect frustratingly minimal.
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Re: TALKBACK #25: GMK

Postby lhb412 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:39 pm

Baragon suit actress Rie Ôta felt inclined to actually roar as the monster while performing in the suit. It is the most adorable thing ever.

http://raffleupagus.tumblr.com/post/158 ... of-baragon
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Re: TALKBACK #25: GMK

Postby swfreakjpb » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:39 am

What is in the photo and then gone? Or was it in a video. Anyway something disappears out in the woods and I can never tell what they are talking about. What went away?
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Re: TALKBACK #25: GMK

Postby canofhumdingers » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:08 am

It's three sticks. Kinda sorta a little bit positioned in a way that they possibly vaguely resemble the three horns on top of one of Ghidorah's heads. Maybe. It's really obscure and almost nonsensical. Definitely feels like the beginning of an idea that the filmmakers never went back and fleshed out and formed into an actual cohesive plot line.
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Re: TALKBACK #25: GMK

Postby lhb412 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:04 am

All that time wasted pausing and looking at those two shots ...
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Re: TALKBACK #25: GMK

Postby MekaGojira3k » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:09 am

I think somewhere, probably around 2008-2010 I fell out of love with GMK, but it is slowly returning to where it had been. I think it comes down to the quality of the thing, but it does have to compete (in my brains) with other Goji films I feel may be objectively worse but are a heckuva lot of fun.
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Re: TALKBACK #25: GMK

Postby DannyBeane » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:24 am

If King Ghidrah was swapped out for literally any other kaiju. And the third act was cleaned up so the pacing didn't feel all out of whack, then I think it would be a far better movie. I love the film up until Baragon dies and then the movie tends to become background noise while I do other things.
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Re: TALKBACK #25: GMK

Postby lhb412 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:26 pm

MekaGojira3k wrote:I think somewhere, probably around 2008-2010 I fell out of love with GMK, but it is slowly returning to where it had been. I think it comes down to the quality of the thing, but it does have to compete (in my brains) with other Goji films I feel may be objectively worse but are a heckuva lot of fun.


I suppose a few things about the film bothered me (and were frequently harped on online), but recently the unavoidable fact that it's just got so much more going for it has won me over.
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Re: TALKBACK #25: GMK

Postby Jorzilla » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:43 pm

Despite the retread use of Mothra and King Ghidorah, as time goes on I think that this film will remain a highlight of the franchise. It's an entertaining film that captures a unique segment of Japanese society with a relevant message for the time.

I'd say this will continue to be my number one recommendation for people to start with the franchise if they are interested in the character.
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