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The Legend of Brian BaragonMember262 XPNov-16-2017 7:59 PM
I'm very excited to see MechaGodzilla make a return! Though I do wish it was an evil alien weapon again and not a weapon developed by humanity to fight Godzilla. I'm also very curious about that head design. Still, I'm very happy to see MechaGodzilla return!
The King of the MonstersBaragonMember237 XPNov-16-2017 8:19 PM
Those crystals certainly seem to imply the return of another Godzilla foe as well. One that was confirmed already to exist in the anime universe but was not mentioned in the timeline or prequel novel.
I'm sure Kawakita would have been proud.
G. H. (Gman)GodzillaAdmin5265 XPNov-16-2017 8:49 PM
I get the distinct feeling that it's not one of mankind's weapons. There are aliens in this continuity and their technology looks fairly similar to MechaGodzilla here.
Something RealGodzillaMember5639 XPNov-16-2017 9:39 PM
Most compelling! The design for MechaGodzilla has a very strange and almost crystalline appearance. It is quite neat! :)
KingKaijuGojiraTitanosaurusMember926 XPNov-17-2017 4:33 AM
Hell Yes! MechaGodzilla is back. It's been too long since the last MechaGodzilla movie. I like the new look. It looks kinda bug like and creepy, but cool none the less.
TheGMan123TitanosaurusMember729 XPNov-17-2017 7:21 AM
I wonder how this thing will look in action. Can't wait! 2018 can't come soon enough!
riggzamortis86TitanosaurusMember667 XPNov-17-2017 9:44 AM
The face kind of looks like Moguera.
But I can dig it. Im excited that while this movie is being released today that the sequel is also being announced for the middle of next year! By the time Monster Planet reaches Netflix this new movie comes out!
uniqueusernameMothra LarvaeMember24 XPNov-17-2017 12:16 PM
Looks more like moguera than mechagodzilla, I think they forgot the Godzilla part of mechagodzilla. So I am not digging the design right now
riggzamortis86TitanosaurusMember667 XPNov-17-2017 2:17 PM
"Mechagodzilla City"? that sounds cool. Would it be like a whole city of Mechagodzilla's? That also housed the pilots in bunker like houses inside the robot monsters? that would be something different.
If aliens are part of this continuity, is that why dogora invaded? isn't that thing an alien monster? I would love to know.
G. H. (Gman)GodzillaAdmin5265 XPNov-17-2017 2:39 PM
Two different species of aliens are involved in the story. They help Earth fight back against the monsters, but are powerless against Godzilla. So they help humanities survivors leave Earth.
I have little to go off of, but my theory is that MechaGodzilla is the leftover creation from one of these alien races.
As for the other monsters, from what I gather, they simply appear from the Earth with re-written backgrounds--There are multiple Rodans, Varans, etc, for example. Not that Dogora was ever controlled by aliens anyway.
The King of the MonstersBaragonMember237 XPNov-17-2017 2:57 PM
Based on what I've gathered from the novel, Dogora appeared from space and attacked the Russian space station Mir. So he's definitely from space, but much like in his debut film it sounds like he's just an alien organism that acted independently.
uniqueusernameMothra LarvaeMember24 XPNov-17-2017 3:50 PM
Is no one else bothered by the insectoid head?
The King of the MonstersBaragonMember237 XPNov-17-2017 4:10 PM
Eh, I can kind of get behind it. There's nothing really practical about making a mecha's head look exactly like Godzilla. This Mechagodzilla is a robot Godzilla only on a very basic and abstract level: a huge bipedal mecha with Godzilla's vague body shape and spikes all over its body.
G. H. (Gman)GodzillaAdmin5265 XPNov-17-2017 4:16 PM
Additionally I can sort of see the more reptilian look in its profile of the lower images. Something more abstract doesn't really bother me since you really have to jump through hoops to justify building a robotic Godzilla.
It worked for the Black Hole aliens since they were trying to hide their identity behind the Fake Godzilla skin. It worked for Kiryu since he was designed around Godzilla's bones. It didn't really work for the Heisei Godzilla--There was no reason to spend tax dollars making it look the way it did.
So far I'm fine with something more "out there" for the mecha--I'm more interested in its origin, which could further illuminate its design.
The Legend of Brian BaragonMember262 XPNov-17-2017 9:02 PM
Gman, you bring up a lot of good points. I find myself more intrigued by what the context behind this MechaGodzillas creation and use in the sequel will be every day
riggzamortis86TitanosaurusMember667 XPNov-17-2017 9:47 PM
I never said Dogora was ever controlled by aliens. I just thought it might be a connection since it's from space.
Im not really bothered by the design. It looks pretty cool.
Danzilla93BaragonMember210 XPNov-17-2017 11:00 PM
What an unexpected and intriguing design!
One thing that particularly interests me is the concept of a "Mechagodzilla City". That, to me, implies a lost, technologically advanced city potentially full of mechas. Perhaps they are all different and controlled by a central intelligence. Maybe this "Mechagodzilla" is one of many mechs from this city. Could there be more? If there are, what do they look like? Could a more traditionally designed Mechagodzilla be among them?
I guess what I'm trying to say is... BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!
TheGMan123TitanosaurusMember729 XPNov-18-2017 4:22 AM
If that's the case, Danzilla93, we might get Godzilla vs. the Mecha Horde, like in Rulers of Earth :O
uniqueusernameMothra LarvaeMember24 XPNov-18-2017 4:23 AM
So if it only vaugley resembles Godzilla from the neck down, why call it mechaGODZILLA? Why not create a new mech? The Godzilla series only has like 5 mechs and 2 of them are cyborgs, it seems like they are just using the mechagodzilla name to drum up excitement.
I Meme EverythingGiganMember4115 XPNov-18-2017 9:00 AM
Anyone else rather skeptical of this design?
TheGMan123TitanosaurusMember729 XPNov-18-2017 9:42 AM
Nah. All of the Japanese productions following the resurgence of the Godzilla brand in the past few years have been experimenting with the traditional formula in nearly all aspects.
Hollywood gives us our traditional monster flicks, and Japan gives us our unique and different takes.
Danzilla93BaragonMember210 XPNov-18-2017 11:24 AM
How can I be skeptical if I haven't seen it in action yet? :D I love the experimenting they are doing with the formula in Japan, and a Mechagodzilla with a head that looks like a giant ant (gi-ant?) is definitely an experiment! I'm all for new ideas and designs, so I'm super excited!
Danzilla93BaragonMember210 XPNov-18-2017 11:27 AM
I couldn't agree more! Apparently a mech code named Jaguar J IS a part of this continuity, and is mentioned in the Monster Apocalypse prequel novel. I wonder if he'll pop up in the second and/or third film.
uniqueusernameMothra LarvaeMember24 XPNov-18-2017 1:19 PM
>doesn't look like Godzilla
>somehow very few people have a problem with this
This community continues to intrigue me
TheGMan123TitanosaurusMember729 XPNov-18-2017 1:46 PM
You could say the very same thing about Shin Godzilla's previous few forms, but it was a unique and interesting idea that played into the direction they took the character.
Mecha-Godzilla has been an alien war machine meant to impersonate Godzilla, a Human countermeasure built using technology from the future, and a Human countermeasure built around the skeleton and DNA-based processing system of the original Godzilla.
This is hardly the most egregious thing to come of the character property, and we've yet to see it in action anyways.
Danzilla93BaragonMember210 XPNov-18-2017 4:30 PM
What can I say, I'm not a negative nelly! I tend to enjoy the results of this lind of experimentation, and I respect the fact that creative chances are being taken. No need to complain six months before the movie opens.
Danzilla93BaragonMember210 XPNov-18-2017 4:31 PM
Wonder when we'll get a trailer?
G. H. (Gman)GodzillaAdmin5265 XPNov-18-2017 9:53 PM
I don't really see the problem. I think it looks enough like Godzilla. The 2014 monster only sorta matches Godzilla's silhouette, but the fandom goes bonkers and accepts that one. The floodgates have opened for experimentation.
RR44BaragonMember339 XPNov-19-2017 9:10 AM
It's different. Not crazy about the design... but let's see what it looks like in action.
The Jurassic BootlegBaragonMember468 XPDec-12-2017 7:16 PM
I still think its a horrible design, I need to see the rest of the body.