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Monday, April 3, 2017

[6.50/10] Shin Godzilla (2016)

Shin Godzilla (2016)

Quick Review: In comparison to Edwards' reboot, this version is a notch below in terms of execution, yet judged by itself, "Shin Godzilla" has that authentic, old-school feel of the Shōwa, and Heisei periods, being 100% Japanese, and made for Japanese tastes. Sure, it takes itself rather seriously at times, and there's way too much dialogue in it, but the 'practical' Gojira, though puppet-y, looks refreshing and the destruction scenes convey all the chaos, terror, and fear.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It looked like it would be more cheesy fun.
And they thought our Godzilla was chunky.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

I expected it to be more brainless too, but oh boy, did they go deep... Lol

Kaijinu said...

I like the serious approach and the google-eyed/split mouth design did took a while of getting used to, but I'm not sure I'm (and probably half of the world are) ready for what was implied in the ending ("Xenozillas")

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

You did? I thought it was overly talky. The destruction scenes were great though. Not sure about the "Xenozillas either.

Kaijinu said...

Now, now. I only said i like the "serious approach". Never said anything about me liking the film's numerous expositions.

Stranger even, there's artwork floating around in the web featuring rough designs of the "Xenozillas", as well as some weird ass ideas of how Big G's gonna "evolve". I kinda prefer the new American Godzilla or at least any prior Godzillas (including the iguana) thanks to these drafts now. Least they kept him simple. (Giant flame-breathing monster. Period.)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Ah, I understand now. :)
Agree about the Western Godzilla... it looks much cooler, and not puppet-like.