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TALKBACK #25: GMK • Monster Zero x SciFi Japan

TALKBACK #25: GMK

Discuss the millennium era of Godzilla films! From Godzilla 2000 Millennium to Godzilla Final Wars, these films comprised a wide variety of styles and topics!

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Postby the_candidate » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:24 am

Like many other people in this thread, I simply cannot figure out how anyone could say that GMK is the best Godzilla film since 1954, let alone the best Godzilla film ever. There are so many loose ends in the script that it makes you wonder if Kaneko ever truly thought out his ideas. I also find the movie to be unintentionally funny, especially for a supposedly "serious" film. That old man was just awful, and so was a lot of the acting.

Also, kpa, you are seriously misinformed. I saw GMK when it first came out and I can tell you that the critical response was very mixed, and almost everyone agreed that it was a crushing disappointment when compared to Kaneko's Gamera films. It also failed to ignite the box office and actually had to be released alongside a Hamtaro cartoon flick to draw in any money. That's why Kaneko wasn't brought back for a second film, thank God. Critically, GMK didn't do any better than the Heisei films.
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Postby the_candidate » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:52 pm

kpa, I was in Japan when GMK was released. I saw it opening weekend. The reviews were definitely mixed, and there were maybe 10 people in the theater. Conversely, when I saw Godzilla vs. Desotoyah in 1995, the theater was absolutely packed, and the movie got an enthusiastic round of applause at the end.

BTW, GMK is still in my top 10. However, I don't think it's one of the absolute best Godzilla films. You quote Leonard Maltin's review of GMK, but are you aware that he also gave Godzilla 2000 three stars?
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Postby kpa » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:15 pm

I know, but I was kinda' enjoying greenie's "I was in Japan so ignore all those other facts" argument. It was amusing for a few minutes. Now on to other things... :D
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Postby Legion » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:17 pm

In order to get this thread back on track I'm just going to repost what I said at the very beginning of this thread:

While I like Tokyo SOS, this is the only film that truly makes the entire Millennium series worthwhile.
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Postby DannyBeane » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:54 pm



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Postby Andrew Nguyen » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:55 am

Ay caramba, what in the hell is the guy who is making those comments smoking.

(shakes his head in sorrow at the sight of some of the members).


And if you were wondering, those comments were dealing with the comments made by the_candidate.
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