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Check out of first glimpse of the new 'Godzilla'

And... it's kind of underwhelming

By Corwin Neuse Jul 17, 2013 9:41PM
First of all, we don't know why this is necessary. Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim" might just be the best giant monster movie of all time. Not to mention the loudest. And most 3D-y, assuming you've done the right thing and seen it in IMAX. The fact that it's an original story? (Okay, even with its plot ripped-off wholesale from "ID4," and a host of other movies.) Just icing on the cake. The fact that Del Toro manages to infuse the bombastic proceedings with his trademark blend of humanism and humor? Even better.

So why does Hollywood have to make another "Godzilla" movie? Isn't it, or wouldn't it, be kind of anticlimactic? Especially for anyone who's seen Del Toro's version of kaiju doing battle with some ridiculously rendered giant robotic battle suit... things?

But we digress. Asking "why" when it comes to Hollywood is, perhaps, as foolish an undertaking as trying to mop up a rather messy bathroom accident with a roll of dental floss: utterly pointless, ultimately disgusting, and trying for too long will... Well, but we digress again. The fact remains that Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. are remaking "Godzilla," and that the accompanying image is our first glimpse of the revamped monster. Audiences at Comic-Con might reasonably expect to see more of the upcoming remake, but, eh... 

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Jul 18, 2013 2:22PM
How can Godzilla EVER be underwhelming? 
Jul 18, 2013 2:25PM
GODZILLA RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 18, 2013 2:32PM
So true! This writer is an idiot and probably knows nothing of Godzilla history except for that awful 1998 version. Without Godzilla there would be now Del Toro Pac Rim.

I'll take a guy in a rubber suit crushing mini buildings over CGI any day!

It's about time Hollywood showed the King of All Monsters the respect he deserve and I hope this new film will do so.

Jul 18, 2013 2:36PM

There is absolutely nothing wrong with making another Godzilla. After all he is a legend, a trend setter, an original and timeless. Besides, after the last cinema Godzilla (American) release, Godzilla deserves to be representing and projected a hell of a lot better! Especially with respect to his original look! This is simple and people simply need to understand this, Godzilla “is” the KING OF ALL MONSTERS. Doing this movie (as long as it is done well) will keep Godzilla alive in the next generation with respect to what he was originally.

Jul 18, 2013 2:35PM
Sorry Corwin! Guess if it was another gay vampire movie. You'd be more excited! 
Jul 18, 2013 2:51PM

Why????  Because the last western re-make sucked **** and Godzilla is super cool.  This idiotic writer probably doesn't even know that there have been about three dozen Godzilla movies and has only seen that Matthew Broderick mess.


A well-done Godzilla movie sure beats the piss out of another prissy vampire movie or Hostel 17.

Jul 18, 2013 2:42PM

That's not Godzilla - it's Rihanna.


Hurry - throw something at her!

Jul 18, 2013 2:37PM
OMG!!! He looks AWESOME!!! Pacific Rim is going down!
Jul 18, 2013 2:50PM
Whoever wrote this article knows nothing about movies and should be removed from his position for lack of experience and knowledge. 

Godzilla...any Godzilla movie, will > Pacific Rim...and I thoroughly enjoyed that movie. But it just goes to show that the writer doesn't know crap if he thinks that just because Pacific Rim came out, that that means there should be no more giant monster movies. Idiot. Go back to blogging on facebook where nobody knows anything, you fool.
Jul 18, 2013 2:56PM
I don't mind seeing another remake because they do get interesting but, I am a purist when it comes to this. To many movies now adays  like this are made with too much computer effects. I do understand the concept of it but you have so much comp. effect that you end up with 25% being acting and you lose the original beginning of the story . I might be old fashioned but I feel I am right on this one. Lose the goofy antics and get back to basics.  ALL HAIL GODZILLA 
Jul 18, 2013 2:53PM
And this is why the guy writes for Yahoo.  Godzilla isn't just another movie monster.  He's THE movie monster.  Of course another movie with him in it is not only necessary, but AWESOME.
Jul 18, 2013 3:18PM
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Jul 18, 2013 3:25PM
I'd go see it...I grew UP with Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, Barugan, Gamera, The Gargantuas, and Maijin.

I LOVED Pacific Rim because it was an original idea along with an homage to the Toho monsters.
Jul 18, 2013 3:19PM
it's GODZILLA, need anything else be said?
Jul 18, 2013 2:37PM
Typo in the header?!? Really??? And how many times can you throw "THE FACT THAT..." into a short piece? We have a winner! 

Seriously, "THE FACT THAT..." is redundant and rarely necessary -- just use "THAT..." instead! Writing 101.
Jul 18, 2013 3:45PM

Godzilla is and will always be the KING !!!

Along with Rodan and Mothra,

The rest are all posers.

Jul 18, 2013 3:51PM

He picks up a bus and he throws it back down,

as he wades through the village to the center of town,



Jul 18, 2013 3:57PM
nothing better than the black white version with Raymond burr
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