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  1. boknowsvt

    boknowsvt A Noble Spirit Embiggens The Smallest Man

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    I love the old Godzilla movies, but have been pretty disappointed in the American adaptations over the past 20 plus years. I didn’t see the King of Monsters because it seemed like it was trying to cram in too many monsters into one film. I’ve disliked every human character in these movies and wished they all got eaten. I only took my son because we both really wanted to see a movie and I figured this would hold his interest.
     
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    Crow Symbolism is Fun

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    I did start to worry a little that this movie was turning into another King of the Monsters style "10 pounds of monster in a 5 pound movie" movie. But, they managed to not overdo it this time.

    When Kong went to the center of the Earth, slaughtered the entire Kaiju JV Squad, ripped one mini-monster's head off, and...for some reason...drank the blood out of its neck like it was a Caprice Sun, I thought "Uh oh. That's a lotta not-Kongs and Notzillas. KotM Part 2 confirmed?"

    ...and then we got Mecha Godzilla. I wasn't expecting him; certainly not as a sentient weapon gone rogue, like Ultronzilla or some shit. But it worked. It was cool, even if it did telegraph the Kong/GZ team-up.

    I'd say the humans to monster screentime ratio was done right. Always a concern with the american made GZ flicks.

    Having one of those humans be the former Vampire King of Louisiana was a fun surprise for one of the people I watched with. She's a vampirophile, or whatever you call a woman whose giney tingles any time there's a vampire on tv, even if it's a really shitty movie/show.

    Kong's bond with the fearless little deaf girl was cute.

    The CGI quality seemed to vary. The close up shots of GZ's face looked off to me. The side views were okay. Kong was okay. Mecha was good enough.

    The fights were pretty fun, and had a lot more going on than other GZ movies. Kong throwing soup bones. GZ trying to drown a motherfucker. Good shit.

    It was interesting to see GZ pin Kong down and force him to submit, rather than just nuking his face at point blank range and ending the movie early. Winning wasn't enough. He made Kong say "Matté!"



    The fight ending in a draw was the obvious outcome. But they made it an eventful draw. Splitting their battle at one round each. Sparing each others lives. Saving each others lives. Teaming up to deal with the common enemy. Then saying "Fuck it. No Round 3." Mutual respect between two Alphas.

    You wouldn't typically expect to see such advanced thinking from a lizard and a monkey, but here we are.

    It was the best Gozilla movie I've seen in decades. I'd recommend it to any GZ fan, any Kong fan, and...because of the Hollow Earth scene...any fan of hallucinogens.


    I give it 3 Godzilla Jr. smoke rings.

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  3. boknowsvt

    boknowsvt A Noble Spirit Embiggens The Smallest Man

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    That was a solid a movie review as I’ve ever read. You’re quite the wordsmith.
     
  4. Crow

    Crow Symbolism is Fun

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    I'm bored, and I've been drinking espresso like it was coffee. Bear with me today.

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    If you're into weird, this might scratch an itch.

     
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  7. YodasBeast

    YodasBeast Green Power, Bitches!

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    I've seen one or two from that series. Not the highest quality, but they're interesting.
     
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    Mind blown moment.

    Mandy Patinkin was Inigo Montoya.

    WTF!?!
     
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    YodasBeast Green Power, Bitches!

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    I was digging it before the mini Stay Pufts, and I'm digging it even more now with the little sado-masochists.
     
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    Kong/Michael Hayes 1
    Godzilla/Jim Cornette 0

     
  15. TheMadStork

    TheMadStork "And I've only begun fucking with you people."

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    If Cornette was going to rep Godzilla, he'd go from being the Mouth of the South to the Mouth of the South Pacific.
     
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    Armyr8rfan Well-Known Member

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    I was getting ready to say the same thing lol.

    @Crow you should just start you’re own thread just to do reviews. No joke. Good stuff buddy.
     
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  18. Armyr8rfan

    Armyr8rfan Well-Known Member

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    This looks like it has potential. May 21 on Netflix.



     
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    Doctor Strange 2: Kevin Feige Confirms Final Week of Production
    By BRANDON DAVIS - April 15, 2021 06:58 pm EDT

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is wrapping up its production this week. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige appeared on Undefeated where he revealed that he is currently in London, spending time on the set of the Doctor Strange sequel. He won't be there much longer as he also revealed the film is getting ready to wrap up. This is the latest project from Marvel to near its end as the studio continues an impressive balancing act of debuting shows like WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, promoting upcoming titles like Loki and Black Widow, and gears up to begin work on titles like Black Panther II and several others.

    “I'm here in London on the set of Doctor Strange 2 for our final week, and Lizzie is here having worked non-stop from wrapping WandaVision to stepping right into Doctor Strange 2," Feige said on Undefeated while being interviewed about The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. "Audiences are seeing that [Marvel's Disney+ shows] are A-class productions, just as big, just as important as the movies. We do have plans to go back and forth."

    This strategy was applied to The Falcon and The Winter Soldier's development, which Feige confirmed is not the last place you will see the show's characters. "As we set out to do a Falcon and Winter Soldier show, we were certainly looking at our films, The Winter Soldier and a little bit Civil War, is the more grounded level. We've been to space, we've fought Thanos, we've blipped away half the world... What would that really have been like for half the population to disappear and return? What would that be like? It would be extremely difficult and extremely complicated."

    Feige had previously talked to ComicBook.com about WandaVision and Spider-Man: No Way Home's connection to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness but was vague enough to preserve all of the spoilers. "The biggest clue is the title of the second Doctor Strange movie. That's the biggest clue of where the Multiverse of Madness is taking us and how we're exploring that," Feige said. "It's surreal to me that we're talking about a Spider-Man 3. I worked on a movie called Spider-Man 3 many years ago directed by Mr. Sam Raimi. So this clearly, the shorthand of calling it Spider-Man 3 now, it's fine. We call it Homecoming 3."
     
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  20. YodasBeast

    YodasBeast Green Power, Bitches!

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    Looks like it should be fun
     
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