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Desc:Still looks promising
Category:Trailers, Classic Movies
Tags:Godzilla, kaiju, reboot, Gareth Edwards, reboots that might not suck
Submitted:GQ
Date:02/25/14
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Comment count is 37
Scrimmjob - 2014-02-25
They would have to try pretty hard to out-shitty the Matthew Broderick one.
Caminante Nocturno - 2014-02-25
It looks like they're actually going to take this movie seriously.

Wow, imagine that.
SolRo - 2014-02-26
the Bikini Atoll flashback looks so forced and stupid though, with bomb on scaffolding with a 'no Godzilla' thing painted on it.

And the perspective of the scene looks really bad. like the island is really tiny or the bomb is bigger than an aircraft carrier.

Callamon - 2014-02-26
People have been painting pictures on bombs for more than a century.

SolRo - 2014-02-26
They paint comical, sexist, and/or racist things or sign the bombs, not cheesy shit.

StanleyPain - 2014-02-25
When I read about the director talking about how Godzilla was supposed to be a "force of nature" rather than something to "do battle with" in this film I knew the movie would potentially work. That said, I think maybe just a wee bit too heavy on the CGI. (the gimmick of having people survive insanely unsurvivable things happening just near them has worn super-thin)
Kabbage - 2014-02-25
pleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuckspleasedon'tsuck
Binro the Heretic - 2014-02-25
Awesome!

But just once, I'd like to see a kaiju give iconic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty a miss.

It would be unexpected and refreshing to see all New York razed but Lady Liberty, the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building left unscathed.
Caminante Nocturno - 2014-02-25
Actually, I think that's Vegas. You don't see Vegas get destroyed enough, which is kind of odd.

The Mothership - 2014-02-25
You're both right. Also Las Vegas would be the perfect place for Mothra to strike back at Godzilla.

yogarfield - 2014-02-25
Take it to the South. Godzilla vs. Spelman College, 16th St. Baptist Church, and the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Billy the Poet - 2014-02-25
So little faith here, but that doesn't look awful.
exy - 2014-02-25
Same. Heisenberg vs. Godzilla, some room to hope it will be okay.

sasazuka - 2014-02-25
The trailer is better than the teaser, but the appeal of GODZILLA to me was always seeing a guy in a rubber suit smash model cities. If it's all just a CGI monster smashing CGI cities, I really can't get interested in this.
Hooker - 2014-02-26
Yes. The thing that works about 20th century kaiju films is they are totally ridiculous concepts played very straight. So you would have Japanese actors losing their shit because a guy in a rubber suit is getting tangled in power lines. Pacific Rim understood this (giant swords, crazy looking Russians, three-armed robots, etc.). I hope this understands that, too (or comes up with something new that also works). This concerningly looks like a Roland Emmerich-style movie, though; ridiculous premises played sincerely.

RockBolt - 2014-02-25
Dammit people the nuclear devices they tested on land didn't resemble operational weapons at all and there was never, EVER a detonation of a device that looked like Little Boy other than the Hiroshima drop. That's the laziest prop work ever.

Make it an airdropped Mark 17 or 18, its gigantic and creepy looking and they actually did that in the Pacific Proving Ground

http://www.hkhinc.com/newmexico/albuquerque/doomsday/mark17.jp g
SolRo - 2014-02-25
I don't think most Americans even know what other nukes look like. I'd even bet most of them think there's a fat-man looking bomb under the nosecones of ICBMs

Sexy Duck Cop - 2014-02-26
Who fucking cares?

RockBolt - 2014-02-26
Even a Fat Man would be less lazy, up through the Mark 6 they generally looked like that because they were all giant implosion devices. But still, *airdropped* folks, all the ground and barge stuff were just cylinders covered in scaffolding.

http://www.radiochemistry.org/history/nuke_tests/ivy/IvyMikeDe vB640c20.jpg

The Little Boy gun type was so dangerous and obsolete they barely got around to using it on Hiroshima. They literally picked the only weapon casing design that was never tested.

And it matters because if you're going to appeal to a historical event to shape your narrative there is no reason not to spend 5 whole minutes of research to make it look right, especially considering they are being "serious" with this adaption. I mean if they are making the claim that the Pacific tests were purposely used against Godzilla then the airdropped tests are the visual you should be going for anyway. Its just lazy and it looks stupid.

SolRo - 2014-02-26
How much more dangerous was little boy? Because fat man could have gone nuclear just from the plane crashing while taking off.

RockBolt - 2014-02-26
It also could have gone off in a crash as well, in addition to becoming an uncontrollable nuclear reactor if it ended up in the ocean, thanks to the neutron moderator effect of salt water on all the uranium.

When they realized they needed radiation exposure baselines to get some useful medical science out of the Hiroshima victims, they neither had the parts nor wanted to rebuilt a Little Boy bomb to formally test it because it was so risky to handle.

http://blog.nuclearsecrecy.com/2012/05/16/weekly-document-the- hiroshima-do-over-1963/

Plus the design was a hell of a waste of uranium. Even before Hiroshima many wanted to scrap Little Boy to get more bombs worth of plutonium out of the uranium in it.

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2014-02-26
Godzilla has meth breath. This is all so perfect.
Nominal - 2014-02-26
Nope. This is going to massively suck.

Written by: some first time writer, and the guy who's done nothing but The Expendables movies and the freaking Doom movie.
DerangedGoblin - 2014-02-26
The writing isn't what will determine how good this is I don't think, and Godzilla doesn't exactly require much more than "Godzilla happens and people make it stop somehow. NB: Leave room for sequel" in terms of scripting. What gives me hope is the tone. The fact that this is the guy that directed Monsters as opposed to this being given to Michael Bay (Yay for cliche director bashing) makes me suuuuper optimistic.

Nominal - 2014-02-26
Given the Call of Duty "ra ra holy American military" parachuting trailer + ad campaign poster, they might as well have given this to Michael Bay.

Going to be Cloverfield 2 at best, total garbage at worst.

TeenerTot - 2014-02-26
Monolith chorus? Lazy, trailer-soundtracker. Lazy.
jaunch - 2014-02-26
Indeed

oddeye - 2014-02-26
It would be nice if this turned out to be watchable, maybe even good but I'm not going to hold my breath.
chumbucket - 2014-02-26
Ken Watanabe
Jet Bin Fever - 2014-02-26
Writing could break this one. I'm so sick of incredibly expensive VFX movies with terrible scripts and screenplays.
Nikon - 2014-02-26
Nope.
TheOtherCapnS - 2014-02-26
This kinda looks like it will suck. And given that it is by the same production company and studio as Pacific Rim, I can't help but be bitter towards it, thinking that they could have put all the resources used squeezing this one out to instead make a movie that would have been fun to watch.
TheOtherCapnS - 2014-02-26
i.e. Pacific Rim II

dairyqueenlatifah - 2014-02-26
Why on earth is the in-motion CGI so fucking terrible? Why does The Statue of Liberty's face look nothing like The Statue of Liberty's face?

Jesus Christ, District 9 was made five years ago on a million budget by a bunch of South Africans, and it makes this 0 million film look like ass in the SFX department.

Aside of that, it looks promising, and a million times better than the 1998 film.
GQ - 2014-02-26
That Statue of Liberty it needs to restated is NOT MEANT TO BE NYC's Statue, bu the Statue from New York, New York, in Las Vegas (it's shown right after a shop of a heavily damaged Vegas Strip

Meerkat - 2014-02-26
GAMERA 2016
Hooker - 2014-02-26
Wait wait wait wait... is this a thing? All I can find is a Wiki with one line about it.

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