Godzilla Resurgence will be released in Japan next week. The latest trailer is gorgeous, giving every indication that this will be a Godzilla film that goes back to the roots of the genre. A healthy mix of practical and digital effects, scientists and army alike helpless against the monster, and hints of a focus on a human story in the midst of all this horror. There is no dialogue in the trailer, only haunting music. It has a disturbing modern beauty that has me excited for the film. The soundtrack will be released next week, and I may pick that up right away. Composer Shirō Sagisu has taken up quite a… Read MoreContinue Reading
Godzilla vs. King Kong is a thing that Legendary may really do in a few years.
I will explode if this really happens. I am so excited by this that doesn’t even matter that I didn’t care for Legendary’s 2014 Godzilla.Continue Reading
This trailer for Godzilla, the new game from Bandai Namco coming out next month, looks gorgeous and fills me with lust. I am having a lot of feelings right now about the fact that I don’t own a PS4.Continue Reading
The Gracery Hotel in Tokyo is soon to open Godzilla-themed rooms at their location sitting atop the Toho Cinema. And they look really cool. The Godzilla Room includes a giant claw reaching out of the wall and clutching menacingly towards the bed. The Godzilla View Room is very literal, with an amazing view of the Godzilla statue that bursts upwards out of the Toho Cinema roof: Here’s a street view of that statue (from Cinema Cafe): According to Kotaku, prices will run about $334 US (39,800 yen) on weeknights and $417 US (49,800 yen) on weekends. I really am a little blown away by this. Based on everything I have… Read MoreContinue Reading
Godzilla vs The Thing is a kaiju classic. It’s goofy and doesn’t take itself very seriously, except of course when the monsters are fighting. There is some great Godzilla-smash to enjoy, from stepping on factories to people panicking in the streets. Mothra really dishes it out to Godzilla as she fights to protect her offspring. The plot is fun, following two newspaper reporters and a scientist as they try to expose the corruption of a local power hungry businessmen whose greed nearly dooms Japan to Godzilla’s wrath.Continue Reading
I am really loving this new IDW miniseries, Godzilla: Cataclysm. It’s a post apocalyptic story of life after giant monsters tore down civilization. It’s only four issues, but I find myself hoping that IDW decides to play more in this world. Post apocalyptic fiction AND giant monster fiction? It’s like writer Cullen Bunn‘s muse decided to mix up my very favorite things! Dave Wachter‘s art is fun too. The monster battles thus far are well choreographed and executed, which I bet is hard to do with (spoiler giant plant tentacles>). If you’re into either great kaiju comics or post apocalypse stories, I highly recommend picking this book. Issues 1 and 2 are currently… Read MoreContinue Reading