5 Favorite Millennium Scenes

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Postby the_candidate » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:30 am

1. Gigan unintentionally killing himself in GFW
2. EDF vs. Ebirah in GFW
3. Godzilla being blasted through the channel backwards into a building in G2K
4. Godzilla blasting the D-03 missiles and military guys in GMK
5. Kiryu going crazy in GXMG
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Postby Guardian7 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:16 am

1 Minya and the boy's stand off between Godzilla and the remaining crew of the Gretengo at the end of FW.

2 Godzilla battling Mothra in GTSOS.

3 Godzilla's battle with the Saucer in the city using the the underground cables in G2K

4 Godzilla battling with the smaller Megaguirus (forget their names at the moment) on the island shoreline in Godzilla vs. Megaguirus

5 Manda battling the Gretengo in FW
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Postby VeryMacabre » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:02 am

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kiryugoji04 wrote:GxM - Godzilla rises from the sea/Kiriko Rides Godzilla. So awesome! :D


I loved this scene. This was one of the few times when Toho really "got" what the new Gamera films had done.


The sheer sense of scale portrayed in this scene is incredible. It's hard to imagine not being filled with wonder the first time you see it.
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Re: 5 Favorite Millennium Scenes

Postby Hybrid Gojira » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:14 pm

These aren't necessarily in order...just 5 great scenes.

1) Mothra's demise in Tokyo SOS.

2) The battle between Ebirah and the nutants in GfW.

3) Baragon in GMK.

4) Kiryu's rampage in GXMG.

5) Godzilla vs the Megaguius swarm.
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Postby klen7 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:57 pm

VeryMacabre wrote:
godziwolf wrote:
kiryugoji04 wrote:GxM - Godzilla rises from the sea/Kiriko Rides Godzilla. So awesome! :D


I loved this scene. This was one of the few times when Toho really "got" what the new Gamera films had done.


The sheer sense of scale portrayed in this scene is incredible. It's hard to imagine not being filled with wonder the first time you see it.


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Re: 5 Favorite Millennium Scenes

Postby VeryMacabre » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:03 pm

I need to start collecting the art books.
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Re: 5 Favorite Millennium Scenes

Postby king_ghidorah » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:25 am

Going to be a buzzkill here. I honestly tried but I can't choose 5 different scenes from the Millenium era that I like :shock:

I feel about the Millenium era like Jared (aka Kiryugoji) feels about the Hesei era.
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Re: 5 Favorite Millennium Scenes

Postby Pkmatrix » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:36 am

All right, my five favorite sequences or scenes from the Millennium era (in chronological order):

1. G2K's Opening Sequence - As others have pointed out, the whole opening sequence of this movie is GREAT. It's well-executed, suspenseful, and does a great job resetting Godzilla's tone following the '90s films and Z'98.

2. Godzilla vs. the UFO and Orga - This is, hands down, my favorite fight in the whole Millennium set! It's exciting, fast-paced, it's action-packed, and is DIFFERENT. It's so dramatically different from the typical climactic fight in these movies that it, IMO, stands out as amongst the best in the whole franchise. Now, it isn't perfect...in fact, once Orga is introduced it grows pretty stale pretty quickly. As cool and interesting the UFO was as an opponent, and as fascinating a foe as Orga is, the fight between Godzilla and Orga is just not all that well executed. Doesn't stop it from being one of my favorite sequences post-1995!

3. GxMegaguirus' Opening Sequence - I'm a fan of alternate history, so seeing the Godzilla series dabble in it is a ton of fun! This is one of the only times the filmmakers tried to show how Godzilla's attacks had actually affected Japan and its history, in this case showing his attacks having major repercussions: Japan is forced to move it's capital after Tokyo is destroyed in 1954, they're forced to abandon nuclear energy after Tokai is destroyed in 1966, and so on. The only other movies that come anywhere near what this sequence does are Biollante, GMK, and the Kiryu duology...and none of them show Japan having been affected so dramatically or seriously as in this sequence. I still consider it a massive shame that the rest of Megaguirus isn't as interesting as it's opening.

4. Admiral Tachibana's Flashback - It's REALLY hard to choose a favorite sequence from GMK since I like so many of them! Since I figure others had already pointed out the obvious ones (Godzilla vs. Baragon, the battle in Yokohama, Godzilla's first landing, etc.), I'll point out a less obvious favorite: Admiral Tachibana's recounting of Godzilla's first attack. It's a well-done and well-acted moment in the film that does a great job fleshing out his character as well as really demonstrating how much Godzilla has shaped this man's life. It also helps explain why the Admiral is so different from the other military leaders in the film: unlike the rest, he remembers Godzilla's first attack all too well.

5. Kiryu Remembers - My favorite moment from the Kiryu duology is the scene in Godzilla against Mechagodzilla when the cyborg at last remembers who he really is and then proceeds to run wild. It's a moment the film had been building up to and is executed VERY well! The shot where he walks through a building and the shot where he shuts down with the sun setting in the background are probably the two most beautiful in all of Tezuka's Godzilla films.

Runners Up: Every Godzilla sequence in GMK, Godzilla vs Baragon in GMK, Godzilla vs. Mothra and King Ghidorah in Yokohama in GMK, GMK's Ending, GxMG's Opening Sequence, Tokyo SOS' Opening Sequence, Manda vs. Gotengo in GFW, and the Monsters attack the World sequence in GFW (minus the AWFUL pimp scene), and Godzilla vs. Kamacuras in GFW.

I should point out that I think the Millennium films pretty much all have great opening sequences. The films that follow don't often match the quality of the first 5 to 10 minutes, though, and other than GMK's Ending I can't think of any ending that I actually liked.
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Re: 5 Favorite Millennium Scenes

Postby klen7 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:18 am

Pkmatrix wrote:5. Kiryu Remembers - My favorite moment from the Kiryu duology is the scene in Godzilla against Mechagodzilla when the cyborg at last remembers who he really is and then proceeds to run wild. It's a moment the film had been building up to and is executed VERY well! The shot where he walks through a building and the shot where he shuts down with the sun setting in the background are probably the two most beautiful in all of Tezuka's Godzilla films.
This moment was so great. Probably in my top 5 of all G movies. Although as an engineer, I felt like I could relate to the scientists as there always seems to be some bug that surfaces in the first demo in a new environment no matter how much testing has happened... And while I've never had a bug level a city..depending on the audience it can feel that way :lol:
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Re: 5 Favorite Millennium Scenes

Postby Ernesth100 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:07 am

Everything in Final Wars.
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Re: 5 Favorite Millennium Scenes

Postby Pkmatrix » Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:08 pm

Ernesth100 wrote:Everything in Final Wars.


Eh.

There are definitely parts of Final Wars that I liked. I really enjoyed the fight between the Gotengo and Manda, as well as a lot of the Monsters attacking the World sequence. The problem, for me, is that the movie overall is so poorly written, so poorly edited, and just so poorly executed that I have a hard time sitting through it. When I was a teenager this was no problem, but that as a decade ago. My standards are higher now and GFW generally doesn't make the cut, not even my personal fanedit that cuts out Minilla.
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Re: 5 Favorite Millennium Scenes

Postby Psycho Soldier » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:29 pm

Why not, I'll take a stab at this.

1. Godzilla attacks Nemuro (G2K) - Some of the best shots in the movie are in this sequence. A lot of it is lit by flames or neon lights, which contribute to the mood a lot. The music is pretty good here, too - then again, I like the score in general.

2. Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (GxM) - The movie bites, but I'll admit that the final fight sequence is pretty entertaining. I appreciate the fact that the monsters don't rely so much on brute strength as on craftiness and strategy. It's fairly Showa-esque in that respect. If the whole movie had been executed with the same passion and care as this fight scene, it actually would have been pretty good.

3. Godzilla nukes Mothra (GMK) - This one's obviously a lot shorter than my other picks, but I also think it leaves more of an impact on me. For one thing, there's that great shot of Godzilla marching forward while Mothra rises up behind him and starts to sneak up on him. It's also strangely gratifying to watch Godzilla just whip around and annihilate her at point-blank range with his nuclear breath. It's one of those great "OH SNAP, LOL" moments in the series.

4. Kiryu's rampage (GxMG) - I really can't add anything to what's already been said. I guess I could point out one of my runners-up, which is Kiryu flying in and shoulder-checking Godzilla just in time to save a nurse and soldier from getting nuked. I find that one pretty fun.

5. Godzilla vs. Rodan, Angilas, and King Seesar (GFW) - This entire fight scene is blatantly ridiculous, but it really sums up what the movie is all about: stupid fun. Shaolin Soccer with Angilas, flying body slams, Godzilla jumping up off of Angilas' head and causing the other two to crash into each other... Plus, it's kind of fun to watch Godzilla fight three of his best Showa-era allies.
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Re: 5 Favorite Millennium Scenes

Postby Gman2887 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:05 pm

Pkmatrix wrote:
Ernesth100 wrote:Everything in Final Wars.


Eh.

There are definitely parts of Final Wars that I liked. I really enjoyed the fight between the Gotengo and Manda, as well as a lot of the Monsters attacking the World sequence. The problem, for me, is that the movie overall is so poorly written, so poorly edited, and just so poorly executed that I have a hard time sitting through it. When I was a teenager this was no problem, but that as a decade ago. My standards are higher now and GFW generally doesn't make the cut, not even my personal fanedit that cuts out Minilla.


Yeah, I enjoy GFW more than most people around these parts, but no way in hell would I say "Everything in Final Wars." The movie is too much of a mess to give it anywhere close that kind of praise.
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Re: 5 Favorite Millennium Scenes

Postby Ernesth100 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:56 pm

Well I should be more specific. Mainly the fight scenes in Final Wars. That was main reason I sat through it. Plus the music.
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Re: 5 Favorite Millennium Scenes

Postby Dr Kain » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:20 pm

In no particular order:

The car in G2K driving along as you see Godzilla in the background getting farther and farther away as the theme music plays.

Godzilla's fight with Mothra in GMK, especially the part when Mothra flies behind him and he just turns around to blow her up.

When Godzilla uses his breath attack for the first time in GMK and you see the after shocks shaking a school far from the blast along with a mushroom cloud in the distance.

Ghidorah pieces raining down on Japan after Godzilla blew him up.

Kiryu gone berserk.
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Re: 5 Favorite Millennium Scenes

Postby tbeasley » Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:59 pm

I'll be fair and try to pick a scene from each movie -

G2K - It's a tie between the 'storm chaser' opening and the initial UFO fight.
GXM - The newsreel opening with the new suit inserted into the 54 footage.
GMK - Another tie between the Baragon fight and the jet attack sequence.
GXMG - The final fight, I suppose? I do like this movie.
GMMG - Anything to do with Mothra. They did a great job with her.
GFW - The Anguirus/Rodan/King Caesar fight was kind of fun.
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Re: 5 Favorite Millennium Scenes

Postby klen7 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:24 pm

Tyler wrote:GXM - The newsreel opening with the new suit inserted into the 54 footage.
Ohh nice choice.
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Re: 5 Favorite Millennium Scenes

Postby Ernesth100 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:43 pm

GMK blew up half the freakin city with his atomic breath HALF THE GOT DAM CITY!!!!!!
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Re: 5 Favorite Millennium Scenes

Postby Gohi » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:08 pm

Is it Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla or Tokyo SOS where Kiryu flips Godzilla? That's been bothering me for the last coupla days.
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Re: 5 Favorite Millennium Scenes

Postby Gman2887 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:18 pm

I haven't watched either in awhile, but I'm pretty sure it's GxMG.
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Re: 5 Favorite Millennium Scenes

Postby tbeasley » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:01 pm

klen7 wrote:Ohh nice choice.


As neat as I thought it was, I prefer GMK waiting to show Godzilla until he reemerges in the present. GMK was the only Millennium film to build up his appearance.
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