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TALKBACK #27: Godzilla Tokyo SOS

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 jellydonut25 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:33 am

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Postby MekaGojira3k » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:37 am

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Postby rockstarbd82 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:08 pm

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Postby MekaGojira3k » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:59 am

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Postby king_ghidorah » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:00 pm

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Postby jellydonut25 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:12 pm

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Postby MekaGojira3k » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:12 pm

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Postby jellydonut25 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:36 am

You know, if they had brought back the original cast in their original capacity, I wouldn't have minded the dramatic shift in character focus. We already know all about the characters from the first film, so the film's rush into its action (Godzilla appears in the first 30 minutes and makes landfall shortly after and the movie has another hour to go) wouldn't bother me as much.

I'm also not fond of the whole, "Mothra will help you, but only if you don't use Mechagodzilla." [Mechagodzilla appears] "Eh...f*ck it, Mothra will still help you" thing. Why make a point of it if NOTHING comes of it? I mean, I know some people complained about the DNA computers and lack of re-emergence of the "Mechagodzilla running wild" thing in the first film, a complaint that I don't really share, considering it's often brought up that Kiryu may run wild again and everyone always seems pretty nervous about it....but in this case, a plot point is legitimately brought up that serves NO PURPOSE AT ALL.

I like this movie a little more with every viewing and I'm quite sure that as a kid, I'd have loved it with all the monster action beginning so early, but it's got some problems and doesn't work quite as much as its predecessor.
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Re: TALKBACK #27: Godzilla Tokyo SOS

Postby Russzilla » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:22 pm

Although I was glad to see this version of Mechagodzilla on screen again (as in GxMG before that) over time, these two G movies are not high on my like list. I won't go into details as most of which has been said on here already. I will say this though. I wish they would've continued something storywise from those post credits scenes from both movies where Godzilla and other kaijus DNA was sealed up in a lab somewhere.
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Postby Psycho Soldier » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:54 pm

This movie does almost nothing for me. It feels like a pastiche of GxMG and MvG, without the creative spark of either one. It's cool to see the return of the Chujo character from the original Mothra, and the effects are good, but it otherwise feels like it was made for the sake of making a Godzilla movie. GxMG was at least fun, for the most part. And while GxM is still a worse movie, it had a couple of interesting ideas. Tokyo SOS just bores me.
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Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:19 pm

^like I say above, it's because the original cast is not present. If they were, I wouldn't mind that the movie basically lacks characterization
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Re: TALKBACK #27: Godzilla Tokyo SOS

Postby Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:25 pm

I found Kiryu to be a pretty impressive creation, and I liked the story that went along with him and both of his pilots. Seriously, it has personality. When he is not rampaging, he feels like the hero, in the same vein as anime Super Robots of the 70s and 80s. There is just a lot going on with the design and the portrayal. A whole lot more than MG93. In fact, I find the designs that were rejected in favor of the design chosen for the final MG93 were a whole lot more impressive.

I found a lot of a personal story in the Kiryu movies than the one told in MG93. I feel no attachment to MG's crew or MG itself. Maybe if he was more Super Robotish like in those unused designs...

My mom enjoyed them quite a lot, when she was channel flipping and managed to catch them. She really couldn't do anything like that with MG93, since all she wanted was the baby to go with which ever parent. =/
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Postby Psycho Soldier » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:30 pm

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Re: TALKBACK #27: Godzilla Tokyo SOS

Postby eabaker » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:48 pm

Tokyo, a smoldering memorial to the unknown, an unknown which at this very moment still prevails and could at any time lash out with its terrible destruction anywhere else in the world.
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Postby Hybrid Gojira » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:15 pm

I liked SOS. Mothra looked fantastic. The story tried to combine some interesting ideas. It's not perfect, but certainly an enjoyable movie. Kiryu is a cool MG variation but Showa is still my favorite. I would have liked to see a third film given the ending.
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Postby Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:26 pm

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Postby eabaker » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:43 pm

Tokyo, a smoldering memorial to the unknown, an unknown which at this very moment still prevails and could at any time lash out with its terrible destruction anywhere else in the world.
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Re: TALKBACK #27: Godzilla Tokyo SOS

Postby Russzilla » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:04 pm

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Postby MekaGojira3k » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:28 pm

That's the only good thing about the Heisei MechaG, that they bothered to have pilots in the Mecha. I mean, EVENTUALLY, people get in Kiryu in these two movies, but it takes a while and it hurts the overall connection to Kiryu.
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Re: TALKBACK #27: Godzilla Tokyo SOS

Postby armandv » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:27 pm

Ten years since its release is coming up on December 13:

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Postby Hybrid Gojira » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:38 pm

Eh, it's hard to believe this movie is ten years old. I think the first time I watched it I was underwhelmed by it. Now, I actually like it quite a bit.
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