the smootch at the end kills me
you don’t know romance until you’ve watched gozilla (2014)
When Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) was in the early stages of production, a series of photos purporting to be from the movie made the rounds on kaiju fansites and discussion boards. Fooled a lot of people, myself included. Looking back, it’s easy to laugh at how gullible we were… but I still prefer the fake Anguirus to the one we got.
“We called it… the traveler. And its arrival changed us forever. Great cities were built on Mars and Venus. Mercury became a garden world. Human life span tripled. It was a time of miracles. We stared out at the galaxy and knew that it was our destiny to walk in the light of other stars. But the traveler had an enemy. A darkness which had hunted it for eons through the dark tracts of space… this darkness found us and that was the end of everything.”
They had to put little grips on their fingers for their performance!!!!
Battle Soccer: Field no Hasha, Super Famicom.
Alive 07 Tour
This is like so epic. Damn I feel it.
The best thing about Evangelion is Ramiel
You got this memetically hilariously low budget angel made back during NGE when they were scraping at ways to cut spending where they could manage,
And then it’s like. CAN YOU SEE WHAT WE CAN AFFORD NOW WE ARE THE BIGGEST FRANCHISE EVER
I know a lot of kaiju fans break down the films into the three main series, Showa, Heisei, and Millennium. … I think Pacific Rim should have started a fourth era. The Legendary Era.
I mean, the Millenium era has been going on for like 15 years now. Just saiyan.
I see Gamera the Brave as the end of the Millennium series - in part because Gamera’s career tends to parallel Godzilla’s (and seems to be doing so again), and in part because that movie’s box office failure seems to have been the death knell of well-funded giant monster movies from Japan. Since then, we’ve seen a few things happen:
- A bunch of genre parodies/homages from Japan (Negadon, Big Man Japan, Monster X Strikes Back, Demeking, Reigo/Raiga, Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo, etc.)
- Western filmmakers deciding to finally take giant monsters seriously - with CGI, of course (Cloverfield, Monsters, Pacific Rim, Godzilla, and the sequels the last three are getting)
- Ultraman, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and the upstart Attack on Titan are pretty much doing their own things.
- Then you’ve got outliers like the Asylum’s inexplicable Mega Shark franchise and D-War.
I certainly wouldn’t call that the Legendary era. I’m not sure what to call it.