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Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters stars the voice talents of Mamoru Miyano (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Ultraman Zero: The Movie), Takahiro Sakurai (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans), Kana Hanazawa (.hack//Quantum), Yuki Kaji (Attack on Titan), Tomokazu Sugita (Attack on Titan), Junichi Suwabe (Space Dandy), Kenta Miyake (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn), Kenyu Horiuchi (Bleach, One Piece), Kazuhiro Yamaji (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children) and Kazuya Nakai (Dragon Ball Super). The film is directed by Kobun Shizuno (Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare) & Hiroyuki Seshita (Knights of Sidonia) from a screenplay by Gen Urobuchi (Kamen Rider Gaim).
The movie will open in Japanese theaters November 17th, 2017 and hit Netflix sometime in 2018. -- Source: Toho Animation Youtube
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The song from the trailer is just the tie-in theme song for the film performed by the singer XAI. It's not an actual part of Takayuki Hattori's score. The same thing happened with Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla. The tie-in song "Echoes of Love" performed by the band Date of Birth was featured in marketing for the film and played over the end credits, but was completely separate from Takayuki Hattori's score.
As much as I enjoy those movies, I don't like Spacegodzilla's score as much as I like 2000's. Spacegodzilla I found to be too playful or to videogame themed. It didn't sound like a full orchestra playing behind him. more like he used Midi tracks or a key board to use for the music. whatever he used it didn't work for me when seeing Spacegodzilla and hearing the score played to represent him. But 2000's was a lot more fun. So even though I heard only two movies he scored, I guess for me it will be a 50/50 chance that I like it. haha
All in all the movie looks really cool. So I think with the theme of the movie he can deliver an interesting tone.
Well if you're only judging off of Sony's North American version of Godzilla 2000, you actually may not be considering all of Hattori's stuff. (Unless you own the soundtrack.) About 40% [or more] of Hattori's music was replaced in the American version of Godzilla 2000.
So basically I have mixed feelings about him scoring...
There's some brilliant stuff in his two Godzilla scores, but even the good material sometimes fails to fit the images on screen. I don't hate his material, but often his scores come off as darker than the movie calls for. Or it just feels like he was outright composing for a different movie altogether.
It's telling that both Takao Okawara and Toho felt Sony's cut of Godzilla 2000 was superior, since much of Hattori's material was replaced with music by J. Peter Robinson and it's one of the few times (maybe the only time) that this decision enhanced the movie.
Here's the best example. Both pieces below score the scene when Orga first reveals himself and the fight with Godzilla begins:
It's not merely a question of what fits better, it's a question of how Hattori judges what kind of music is needed for a specific scene. He's no Akira Ifukube or Koh Otani in terms of fitting appropriate pieces to the right images. But he also has a lot of anime under his belt--So my hope is that Hattori has improved, not as a musician, but as crew member hired to punch up scenes w/ music.
This version of Godzilla.. should have been done as a live action film.. for it looks way more exciting to watch than shin Gojira (imo).. and I think would have gone way further with the fan base. I look forward to seeing the whole thing. Music wise.. mmm.. not crazy about it.
This Godzilla looks way more ominous.. than shin G... again.. imo.
The scope of this kind of film simply lends itself more to animation than it does live-action. Would it look cool in live-action?
Sure..... if Japan could muster enough of a CGI budget to constantly do the kind of stuff done for Hollywood feature films. But it's just unfeasible for a live-action production. There's a lot going on: lots of sci-fi technology, a deserted and overgrown planet, the aesthetic plant-based design for this latest iteration of the Godzilla character, etc.
And as stated earlier, the theme song is merely a tie-in from Toho, and isn't actually part of the film's soundtrack.
Im excited about this animation of Godzilla. We have never seen a real anime film about Godzilla. Yes there have been a couple of cartoons based off the character. But none of them really captured the real tone and dimensions of the character ever! This is a way to feature Godzilla unlike anything we have ever scene. His size, movement, even facial features can all be amplified through this method of film making.
In a life action monster film as we all have seen in the past has not always delivered the way it should have. For example the opening sequence in Godzilla Against Megaguirus (2000). That was the best they could do with what they had and I felt that it fell short. But it was executed better in other films like Godzilla vs Biollante and Godzilla Final Wars. But still lacked the energy as opposed to what we all have seen in just the trailer for G:MP. This is a great way to possibly show a lot more action and energy in a Godzilla film where human machines can combat a giant monster. If he just fought another monster, well then I would have to agree that this would have been a better live action flick.
Also due to the stipulations in the contact with legendary about toho's limit to feature live action films with Godzilla. this is a great way to show him in the meantime! what a great time to be a Godzilla fan!
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