GODZILLA: King of the Monsters (5-31-19 -NO SPOILERS PLEASE)

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Postby GFan » Fri May 31, 2019 6:55 am

Wow.. sad to see it's not grooving with everyone. I thought it was PHENOMINAL. Exactly as epic as I wanted it to be. It managed to pull off being a love letter to fans and be a great popcorn flick for GA at the same time. I plan on rewatching this A LOT. I'm so happy we finally got a modern big-budget Godzilla movie that delivers.

My advice to everyone who hasn't seen it: ignore critics, reviews, etc. Just go see it. Don't let anyone's negativity sway you.
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Postby jellydonut25 » Fri May 31, 2019 8:44 am

LoneWolfandCub wrote:Just got back from seeing "Godzilla, King of the Monsters" 5/30 at 6 PM PST. Only 20 people in the theater but I suspect most folks were staying home to watch Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

NO SPOILERS HERE!

The film is very, very LOUD. This is not a film for a child under 10 y/o, just too intense.

There are a TON of Easter Eggs and nods to other G films. Some subtle, some in-your-face. I promise you will laugh out loud at some while your non-G-Fans will ask you "what's so funny?" Can you catch them all? I won't list any until more of you have seen the film .

A half hour could have been cut from the film. But compared to the 2014 film, this is way down on human drama and way up on monsters!

An. yes, there is an after-scene. Which will make you laugh out loud or groan.

Enjoy!


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Postby Benjamin Haines » Fri May 31, 2019 10:26 am

Deadline, 05/31/2019:
‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ Gobbles Up $6.3M On Thursday Night
Anthony D'Alessandro wrote:Warner Bros./Legendary’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters ate $6.3M last night.

How that compares to other Legendary beastly movies: It’s lower than 2014’s Godzilla previews of $9.3m (started at 8PM) and higher than March 2017’s Kong: Skull Island ($3.7M off 7pm shows) and March 2018’s Pacific Rim Uprising sequel ($2.35M).

Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ RT Score is at 41% Rotten. From certain realms with knowledge of pre-sales, we’re hearing Godzilla and friends is Teflon-proof against reviews, and could potentially meet or excel its $50M+ projection. We’ll see. The pic plays in 4,108 theaters today.


Kong: Skull Island earned just 6% of its $61m opening weekend on Thursday, whereas Godzilla earned a whopping 10% of its $93m opening weekend on Thursday. G'14 played more like a franchise sequel with heavy fan-based hype while K:SI played more like a general audience draw.

G:KotM's Thursday-to-opening ratio is likely to be more frontloaded than G'14, both because movies in general are becoming more frontloaded and because G:KotM played a lot earlier in the day on Thursday and thus got more showtimes. A 10% ratio like G'14 would get G:KotM to a $63m weekend, topping K:SI, but I don't think that's going to happen. Tracking has pegged this movie for an opening around $55m for weeks now and that's still likely.


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Scott Mendelson of Forbes has a more optimistic projection for G:KotM's opening weekend.
Scott Mendelson wrote:Those over/under 6% figures seem almost impossible by today’s front-loaded standards, but anything higher than Wonder Woman’s 10.6% would also be a little surprising.

Godzilla 2 should play big with the kids on Saturday and Sunday. Warts and all, it works as a big and splashy, monster movie that delivers the promised spectacle. I’m pretty mixed on it (it has better characters than Godzilla but lacks that film’s awe and majesty) but my (almost) eight-year-old son stated that it was the best movie he’d ever seen. Yes, he’s seen the other Monster-Verse movies and disagrees with me about Skull Island being the best of the three. Point being, we’re probably looking at an opening weekend between $57 million and $75 million, with Warner Bros. and Legendary hoping that they can at least boast “bigger than Skull Island” on Sunday.
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Postby KaiserGhidorah » Fri May 31, 2019 10:45 am

This movie is incredible. It blows the 2014 film out of the water. Pacing issues, monster screen time, soundtrack - all fixed and some killer action sequences to boot. The monsters had great character.....I thought Ghidorah was amazing. Overall, this is easily one of the best Godzilla films of all time. I'm down for multiple viewings of this and I can honestly say, I was ecstatic with how it was handled. To hear those classic themes thundering through the theater gave me chills. I'm glad Dougherty is on board for Godzilla vs Kong as I like his direction alot better than Gareth Edwards. Bravo....hope the film does well at the box office.
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Postby Moonlight SY-3 » Fri May 31, 2019 11:14 am

Just got back from seeing it. Fantastic. Fantastic. Fantastic.
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Postby lhb412 » Fri May 31, 2019 5:21 pm

^ Scoring high with female audiences? That's Mothra magic, baby.

Make a Mothra solo film!
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Postby Dai » Fri May 31, 2019 6:01 pm

Early audience scores are looking good. Currently 90% positive on RT, 7.0 average on IMDB.
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Postby TerranigmaFreak » Fri May 31, 2019 8:15 pm

The Chinese posters are KILLING IT!!! Holy "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!"!

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Postby battrafan » Fri May 31, 2019 8:19 pm

Saw it.

This is the Godzilla movie we've all been waiting for, I'll leave it at that.
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Postby gyaos » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:09 am

The box office is terrible.

An insider just posted that KOTM made 19 million on Friday, and that includes Thursday previews. Will be lucky to make 50 million for the weekend.

Cinemascore is B+, which is the same score that G14 had.

KOTM is DOA.
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Postby gyaos » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:13 am

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Godzilla 2 almost flop in every market outside few like China...$400M worldwide is not safe.

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Postby Jinzo Ningen » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:01 am

gyaos wrote:The box office is terrible.

An insider just posted that KOTM made 19 million on Friday, and that includes Thursday previews. Will be lucky to make 50 million for the weekend.

Cinemascore is B+, which is the same score that G14 had.

KOTM is DOA.


Granted, I didn't care for the movie, but why don't we at least wait until the opening weekend is over before we start shoveling dirt on the casket, hmmm? :roll:
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Postby gyaos » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:23 pm

Jinzo Ningen wrote:
gyaos wrote:The box office is terrible.

An insider just posted that KOTM made 19 million on Friday, and that includes Thursday previews. Will be lucky to make 50 million for the weekend.

Cinemascore is B+, which is the same score that G14 had.

KOTM is DOA.


Granted, I didn't care for the movie, but why don't we at least wait until the opening weekend is over before we start shoveling dirt on the casket, hmmm? :roll:


Check out any box office site.

The casket is already 6 ft under.
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Postby gojira_fan » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:37 pm

Saw it in IMAX, my seat was shaking during the opening logos.

Before the film started, there was a short 15 minute tribute film to Godzilla, showing clips from almost every version; Hanna Barbara cartoon, Showa, Heisei, Millennium, 1998, 2014, Shin and Anime.

I enjoyed the film, thought the music was buried in the mix so it couldn’t shine in the scenes it needed to. The plot wasn’t as thin as people claim. I think the main problem is, like the Heisei series, too many characters.

The monster scenes are the true highlights of the film. Daugherty did a great job of displaying their size and power.

I think the 2014 film , which I really liked, had much more structure and anticipation. This films kicks off about 10 - 15 minutes in and then Daugherty steps on the accelerator and doesn’t stop the car until the end.

I think the film would have gone from good to great had they focused more on the family issue, Charles Dance’s character and cut out some of the other characters.
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Postby Moonlight SY-3 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:20 pm

Moonlight SY-3 wrote:Just got back from seeing it. Fantastic. Fantastic. Fantastic.
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And just got back from seeing it again, this time the Japanese dubbed version, with my son. Still fantastic! My 9-year-old son loved it, too. No surprise that Ken Watanabe dubbed his own lines in Japanese...wonder how much more he got paid for doing both the English and Japanese versions?
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Postby kiryugoji04 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:14 am

I was deeply unprepared for how much I disliked this movie. Like no desire to go back to the theater to see it again. I'll get over it soon enough but it really put a damper on my weekend, I gotta say. Glad so many people are enjoying it though, I suppose.
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Postby O.Supreme » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:17 pm

ok...so the whole time I was watching I wondered why the white haired scientist with bad humor seemed so familiar, he was the a-hole from Billy Madison, man I cant believe that was 24 years ago! :lol:

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