Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla reboot left moviegoers – and some, if not most, film critics – generally unfulfilled, wanting more, more action, more Godzilla, and more kaiju-on-kaiju action. Godzilla spent the majority of his self-titled movie’s running time offscreen, shown only tangentially as an after-thought. When he finally made it onscreen, it was only briefly. Even the climactic battle between Godzilla and a no-name pair of generic monsters disappointed. Godzilla won the crown and/or title, of course, but humanity lost, not just lives or property, but the claim of ownership or dominion over the earth and its resources (cue environmental/climate change theme). In the 2014 reboot, San Francisco took the brunt of Godzilla’s final battle. By the end, thousands, if not hundreds of thousands had lost their lives, but in the Godzilla-verse, the human cost of kaiju battles usually gets sidestepped or simply ignored. The spectacle is all, the human drama, if any, always a distant second. That, of course, isn’t so much a criticism as it is an observation that also holds true for the direct sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, an unapologetically dazzling 200-million-dollar love letter to the Godzilla-verse that’s spanned more than sixty years (and counting). (more…)
The upcoming Netflix anime film Godzilla: Monster Planet just dropped a new trailer and it is badass! Granted, that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who is a fan of the world’s favorite behemoth monster, but the film looks amazing. The artwork and animation style make the wait for this release all the more difficult. Check out the trailer after the drop.
There’s a new trailer out for the upcoming anime Godzilla: Kaiju Wakusei (Godzilla: Monster Planet) that will premiere in Japan in November and later be released internationally on Netflix. Set twenty thousand years in the future, the Earth is overrun with Kaiju. Mankind returns to reclaim their planet. (more…)
For all that some characters are practically eponymous with nerd culture, there are many big names that are not found all that often on the cosplay scene. The aliens and monsters whose details are so intricate on screen that it would be a truly mammoth task to replicated them in reality. While many cosplayers are prepared to take on huge challenges, the added component of lugging around a costume that covers your entire body tends to put many off attempting to create and carry cosplays of, say, Godzilla, for example.
Puerto Rican cosplayer, artist and Kaiju enthusiast, Sean Sumagaysay – best known to his fans as Project Nautilus Cosplay – decided to tackle just that legendary beast when it came to his art. Multiple movie-accurate Godzillas, a Jar Jar Binks and a handful of other choice cosplays later, his work is catching attention all around the world.
We spoke to Sean to find out more about what the challenges and rewards of taking on such huge projects. (more…)
Godzilla is coming back! No not the Americanized version of the legendary radioactive kaiju. The good old fashioned “man in suit” that has been knocking ‘em down in Japan and the US for more than 60 years. Sure, we got a little spoiled with the latest US version of the big guy in Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla film. However, Toho is also bringing the big gut back to theaters with the latest Godzilla film, Shin Godzilla. This will be the 31st Godzilla film and the 29th under the Toho. This film Godzilla won’t be the traditional “man in suit” but will be done with motion capture. The film was already released in Japan to positive reviews, and it looks like we in America will get to see the film in theaters.
Tonight is the preview night of San Diego Comic-Con, and while things are getting rowdy (and nerdy) out in California, something is rumbling from across the Pacific. I’m talking about Godzilla: Resurgence, of course, the newest film from Studio Toho, the original creators of Godzilla and the franchise. When the first trailer hit back in April, fans got their first looks at the decidedly more grotesque version of our scaly friend, with melodramatic visuals and operatic music that set the tone for a more dark and serious production. Now, the second trailer is continuing that trend. (more…)
There has been a kaiju movie boom over the last few years with more on the horizon. We unfortunately will have to wait a little longer for some of those giant monsters to hit the big screen it seems. Legendary and Warner Bros. have been working slowly on their own little mini-Toho universe starting with the 2014 reboot of Godzilla. A sequel has been in the works and was originally slated for summer 2018. News today has a shift in that date, but also a set release date for the followup Godzilla Vs. Kong. (more…)
It’s a formula as old as time; ginormous monster, huge city, mass hysteria and destruction. And there is no better catalyst for this story than Godzilla also known as the “King of the Monsters.” This summer Godzilla will return to the big screen in Godzilla Resurgence and the new trailer gives us a glimpse of the potential annihilation of Japan. (more…)
The King of Monsters is coming back and he’s badder than ever. After a decade of absence in Japanese cinema (following the epic kaiju all-star brawl that was 2004’s Godzilla Final Wars), Toho Ltd. announced that they have just concluded shooting a brand new Godzilla movie.
For the (hopefully few) uninitiated, Godzilla first made his appearance in 1954, taking the world by storm. Under the direction of Ishirō Honda, the nuclear titan rampaged through the streets of Tokyo in all his invincible glory, before finally being destroyed by an experimental WMD called the ‘Oxygen Destroyer’. Thus began his glorious, 6-decades long career as a staple in nerd culture and his successive reincarnations as a savior of the earth, a scaly hippie, an awkward dad and then back into a force for destruction.
After a bad deal that forced Godzilla into the role of a hermaphroditic lizard killed by F-16 missile fire, the King Of Monsters finally had his break in the States with Gareth Edwards’ runaway 2014 hit. While we won’t get to see another American-made sequel to the franchise until at least 2018, we get to enjoy what seems to be like a very promising Japanese reboot.
It’s almost like we never abandoned you for two months.
Jeremy and Jason have returned, but where were they and who have they become?! Learn about their harrowing tale (busy working and playing Playstation) and also learn about their thoughts on Stephen Colbert‘s late night takeover, Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s takeover of The Apprentice, Batman V. Bourne, Godzilla V. King Kong, the almost Pulp Fiction cast, the unkillable Fantastic Four franchise, gritty Mary Poppins, sex bot ethics (RIP HitchBot), plus Donald Trump: herald of the end times.
DOUBLE BONUS PLUS: an all new, all nude edition of #TacoTalk. (more…)