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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Steve's Church-Less Movie Of The Week (But On A Wednesday Instead Of Sunday) ...

I am incredibly sick. And I'm sick of feeling sick. I've had cramps, dizziness, nasal passages on fire and 101-degree fever for five days now. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.


So, what always makes me feel better?


A Big, Fat Dose Of The Big Green Guy ...




Yoinked From Wiki ...


"Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (ゴジラ·モスラ・キングギドラ 大怪獣総攻撃 ,Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Gidora: Daikaijū Sōkōgeki?, lit. Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidora: Giant Monsters All Out Attack) is a 2001 Kaiju (Japanese giant monster) film directed and co-written by Shūsuke Kaneko. It was the twenty-fifth film to be released in the Godzilla film series. It is part of the Millennium series (1999-2004) and is a direct sequel to the original Godzilla.


Director Shūsuke Kaneko's original script originally had Anguirus, Varan and Baragon defend Japan against Godzilla, but Toho told him to replace the former two with the more popular King Ghidorah and Mothra, as Anguirus and Varan were not considered bankable enough to guarantee a box-office hit. Skeptical at first, he managed to work the two monsters into the film. The film is especially notable for the changes made to the monsters. For example, Ghidorah typically played the villain in previous Godzilla films; this film has him as a hero. Also, in the other films, he's usually depicted as demonic space monster while in this film is a mythical Earth guardian. In fact, Ghidorah is actually portrayed a few meters shorter than Godzilla; previous incarnations of the character were much larger, and towered over Godzilla.


Originally, Godzilla was intended to walk with his back and tail parallel to the ground (similar to the American Godzilla) however, this idea was dropped due to the strain it put on Mizuho Yoshida (the actor playing Godzilla), and Godzilla retains his traditional posture. Mothra was also revamped. Like Ghidorah, Mothra is portrayed as being far smaller than normal. Her poison powder and hurricane wind attacks were removed, and were replaced with a shotgun-like burst of projectile stingers fired from her abdomen. In addition, Mothra's fairy servants, the Shobijin, are dropped completely, (though an homage exists in the form of a pair of twins, who make a cameo appearance by looking up in awe at Mothra as she flies overhead). Baragon was also altered. His heat ray was removed, his roar was changed and his horn is no longer bioluminescent.


Apparently, the reason behind the changes to Ghidorah, Mothra, and Baragon were made in order to make Godzilla seem stronger. Kaneko wanted Godzilla to be the most powerful monster in the film. He originally wanted to use monsters who are notably smaller and less powerful than Godzilla, as his opponents. When advised by Toho to replace them, he compensated by making Ghidorah and Mothra weaker than they normally were. Fuyuki Shinada, who designed the monster suits for the film, was disappointed that Varan (his all-time favorite monster) wasn't going to be in the film, so he compromised by putting Varan's facial features on Ghidorah's three heads.


In addition, the radioactive element has been replaced with a more mystical element. Godzilla has origins rooted in Japan's World War II past. Although Godzilla is still a mutant dinosaur created by the atomic bomb, he is also described as an incarnation of those killed or who were left to die at the hands of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Pacific War. The extent to which his nuclear and spiritual origins balance is never specified. Kaneko, a lifelong pacifist, did this to boost the anti-war angle of the original Godzilla film. It was also because he knew that audiences wanted a realistic Godzilla, but there was no realistic way to explain a 60-meter mutant dinosaur, so he thought it worked better with a fantasy element."




Also, there's this guy on youtube who watched and subsequently reviewed EVERY SINGLE Godzilla movie ever made. Each one is a funny, irreverent, perfectly spot on look at Godzilla films.


Here's his review for this film ...




Steve's Snacks Of The Week:


Coffee


Cold and Flu Pills


My Own Tears


Any Damn Food I Can Find




... AND NOW, Steve and this blog are both PROUD to once again present today's Church-less Movie of the Week in its entirety FOR FREE! Yes, yes, yes, there's no need to thanks me. Just pay it forward, bitches, and remember that we got Wind Clan all up in here.


Once again, however, a few ground rules first. No talking in the theater, silence all cell phones and pagers (seriously, do people even HAVE pagers anymore?) and dim your headlights (where applicable).


Oh, and remember ...




Enjoy the show, y'all!


Watch Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack Now!

2 comments:

Reverend Steve said...

I am confused by the ending of this film and the final battle. It's a bit convoluted. But it LOOKS freaking awesome.

Anonymous said...

Relentless mastubation is not in the list of rules, so I'll feel free.

Where, I am a big Godzilla fan, I have been on a major universal monster kick. The golden age of the thirties.

- Bunny