What do you except from GvK.? Do you like a more human or Kaiju drive in it?0 Upvotes4 RepliesUpvoteAdd A Reply
I am new here and I am a big fan of Godzilla since 30 years now.
I would like to know from you, what do you guys prefer to see in GvK? A story with a more human drive or not?
I am asking because one of the cast members said, that the monsters will be just a supporting thing and if so I don't think I would like it!
So let me know what you think.
Well as much as I want a kaiju driven flick, but the majority of movie go-ers want to see humans getting in on the action rather than leaving the world's fate up to a kaiju radioactive dinosauromorph, a volcanic pterosaur, a majestic divine moth, and a guardian ape.
However the majority Godzilla franchise have always been human driven, examples:
Gojira (1954): The whole plot centered around a paleontologist trying to identify Godzilla, his daughter and her boyfriend a JSDF officer, and Dr. Daisuke Serizawa being convince by the JSDF officer to use the Oxygen destroyer against Godzilla to save japan. Special mentioning go to the average Japanese citizens dealing with godzilla's rampage.
Mothra (1960): Centers around several journalists and a greedy CEO who travel to infant island to investigate the strange anomaly of a thriving forest on a other wise heavily radioactive island. Corpoartion suits exploits the island by kidnapping the shobijins fairies, forcing them to be entertainers. In their distress, they summon Mothra through a song to rescue them. Which the journalists must find a way to rescue the shobijins before Mothra destroys Tokyo and Rosuland.
Most of the Showa is kaiju driven with a few notable examples like Terror of Mechagodzilla.
From what I can remember the Heisei series of Godzilla was very human orientated with them developing Mechagodzilla, having a character that can communicate to kaiju, and even time traveling humans that created both King Ghidorah and Mecha-King Ghidorah.
Godzilla (1998): Centers around a radiologist, his journalist ex-girlfriend, a camera man, some french guys, and briefly the mayor of manhattan. Team up to stop Godzilla.
I need to watch the Millennium series, so no examples here.
Godzilla (2014): Centers around a young military man trying to get back to his wife and son while trying to survive through a kaiju fight.
Shin-Godzilla (2016): Haven't watched it yet but from what I hear its mainly about Japanese bureaucracy while in amidst of a kaiju attack
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019): Eco-terrorists and a turn-coat Monarch agent free king Ghidorah from his icy prison. Humans cripple Godzilla, allowing Ghidorah to become Earth's new Alpha. Humans having to resuscitate Godzilla via a nuclear bomb to save earth from being xenoformed by King Ghidorah. Humans distracts King Ghidorah so Godzilla and Mothra could have a fighting chance.
I like human driven movies assuming the characters are good and having interesting. Having engaging characters has been a solid weakness of the 2 monsterverse Godzilla movies imo, so I hope they do better in GvK
I am totally with you guys.
But the problem with both Godzilla movies were the TOO MUCH HUMAN INTERACTION.
I also have a problem with the unclear and unfinished fight sequences between the monsters: They always fight nights and as soon it got interesting they cut to humans.
I am not saying NO Human Interaction or Human Driven story. But if I watch a Godzilla movie I would like to see the presence of Godzilla and co.
well the monsterverse godzilla movies rely heavily on CGI for both monsters and destruction effects and CGI is expensive hence why they cut to humans after showing a snippet of kaiju action. Also CGI works better in night scenes rather than in broad day light scenes.
This wasn't the case for the tokusatsu godzilla where they used a man in a suit hence why godzilla took place primarily during the day.
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