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« Reply #2985 on: April 02, 2021, 08:37:09 AM »
One can almost imagine Godzilla's innermost thoughts as he stomps around, occasionally voicing his typical cry.  "What is the meaning of life?  And must our species always be at odds with the others?" 

The Japanese film Godzilla is much more contemplative.  Maybe it's because it takes time to negotiate this mountainous landscape in a rubber suit.  I love the little balsa wood house models that Kong steps on, and appreciate the cumbersome way the actor inside has to slide or roll down hills, with an ensuing little dust cloud following him.

And the guys in the helicopter with their miniature film camera, recording the action, remarking "amazing. Amazing."  This is 1962, too early for small hand held video cameras.  Sony doesn't come out with its first hand-held camera until 1965.  https://www.rewindmuseum.com/vintagecamera.htm

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« Reply #2986 on: April 02, 2021, 09:53:10 AM »
Am I the only person in the world who has no interest in Godzilla type disaster movies and find them a complete waste of time? I have a feeling I am.
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« Reply #2987 on: April 02, 2021, 11:51:43 AM »
Am I the only person in the world who has no interest in Godzilla type disaster movies and find them a complete waste of time? I have a feeling I am.

Given there are 7.9 billion people on the planet, finding an answer to your question might take some time.  But I have a feeling you are not alone.

My affection for Godzilla came about because when I was a child there was a regular 4 o'clock movie on a local tv station that played after I got out of school and I'd often watch whatever was on.  There were lots of 1950's science fiction films and horror movies, like Vincent Price in "House on Haunted Hill," the Godzilla series, and various other titles, "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein," etc.  The Godzilla films, and most of the other bomb anxiety related sci-fi ("Them" for example, featuring giant irradiated ants that consumed livestock and people), have a nostalgic appeal to me.  Of course this is not great cinema, but it's amusing, if only for its kitsch value. 

The various remakes, including the trailer that goldie posted, throw tons of money and special effects at the same basic plot but most likely lose something in the process.  It's unlikely that I'd go see that film.  I did see the Matthew Broderick Godzilla, and found it sort of lacking.  This Godzillla vs Kong remake sounds like it's probably even worse.  I generally don't enjoy disaster movies, so maybe you have more company than you think.

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« Reply #2988 on: April 02, 2021, 11:57:04 AM »
Am I the only person in the world who has no interest in Godzilla type disaster movies and find them a complete waste of time? I have a feeling I am.

Oddly, I have the constant underlying feeling of "what's the point of all this" when watching Godzilla movies (Western ones) but, never quite knowing why, enjoy them anyhow .
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« Reply #2989 on: April 03, 2021, 01:21:41 AM »
I like Godzilla wrecking poo. I dislike the "Even footing" thing they are doing by giving the monkey a magic axe to beat the nuclear blast.

It's like all the cowpoo nerd slap fights, like Star Wars VS Trek. Yeah, Star Wars takes it by the numbers because the numbers are batshit insane. And if you have to nerf one side to make a fight interesting, it's not all that interesting.

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« Reply #2990 on: April 03, 2021, 05:45:16 AM »
Ok, ignoring all the bad reviews Chaos Walking got we watched it on the strength of one review that sadi they didn't really understand the bad press and enjoyed it enough to watch it again.

All four of us laughed a lot and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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« Reply #2991 on: April 08, 2021, 01:12:31 AM »
The Recruit

Al Pacino, Collin Farrell.

Collin Farrell is at his Collin Farrell-nest, jumping at punching bags, doing weird little gestures.

I saw this movie years ago, my Uncle rented it and my Grandma talked through the whole thing.

It's bleak. It's a bleak mess, and I kind of love it. There are no clear answers in this movie. They do avoid the "It was all a dream" solution, but at the end of the movie, the Protagonist has been taken for a ride, and it may just be another rung on the ladder.

I was pleasantly surprised.

During it's heyday, the movie was considered a schlocky mess, and yeah, maybe it is, but they go to some dark places.

I'm honestly surprised they didn't try to turn this one into a franchise like Bourne, but it got an extremely lukewarm reception at the time.

It's definitely worth the time spent watching. I was going to downsize this DVD out of the collection, but now I think I'll hold on to it.

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« Reply #2992 on: April 09, 2021, 12:20:13 AM »
Personal Services, Julie Walters and various well-known British Actors, Actresses,
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