This just in (Or not) – Godzilla and Jurassic Park 4 next year

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Now as we all know 2013 is the Year of Luigi but what will be the theme of next year? Why giant reptiles of course – more to the point Godzilla and Jurassic Park 4. Yes Godzilla, the original overseas giant monster, is succumbing to the rebooting rage of current times. The 2014 version will feature:

 

“a much darker tone instead of having a fun, campy feel like the original Godzilla movies”

 

Which might be a mistake, don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the move but certain movies are legendary because of its origins – warts ‘n all. Take the Evil Dead series for example, sure the originals were scary as sheez but they were also funny as sheez too (and they had Bruce Campbell in it –WTF). However the Evil Dead reboot, premiered earlier this month, had the horror but none (or rather very little) of the humor (nor anyone close to a Bruce Campbell character) and people did take notice. Again I’m not wishing doom on it before they can the sucker, but Godzilla is so memorable for the ridiculousness of it all – or are they telling me I need to take a giant radioactive fire breathing (green fire by the by) lizard who sometimes fights a golden three headed hydra seriously.

 

As for Jurassic Park 4, I’ll be honest, after the first one, I loss interest in the series because I knew the first one was going to be the best one –and once again I was right. Lost world and on was a sad, boring mess; even the CGI dinos was phoning in it. I thought this would never get another chance at greatness, but I underestimated the power of nostalgia. So now it’s got another chance at life, however since there is very little information on JP4 right now it’s hard to get excited for this one as well. Now if those respecting movie houses somehow combine Godzilla with Jurassic Park I would see that flick in a heartbeat, but as of now it’s just sometime worth mentioning. Stay tuned.

 

Godzilla the 90’s cartoon show was (say it with me now) awesome. Watch it on Netflix today!

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2 Comments

  1. Allow me to educate you on the Godzilla Reboot and why its being taken seriously.

    The upcoming Godzilla Reboot is a remark of the 1954 Japanese original film. In the original, Godzilla was the symbolic embodiment of the Atomic Bomb, and the destruction the he laid waste to Tokyo was the representation of the power and destruction of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan back during World War II. And how people died from radiation poisoning, and intense burns, represented the hellish effects of such dangerous weapons. The film in general was an anti-nuclear allegory film, and its message was that if mankind stops foolishly making such nightmarish weapons, and the use of nuclear properties, then one day we will face a haunting result of our own ignorance that’s as threatening (or more threatening then) as Godzilla himself. Its a dark and extremely serious film, a masterpiece that still out-shines the other sequels that were made after its debut.
    The original did not have any jokes at all. The american version did, but it was only one joke that Steve Martin said, saying how the frighten islander who say Godzilla was probably hallucinating from drinking too much sake. But that was the only joke, and even then, it was drowned out by the movie’s overall serious dark tone. Despite it being a giant monster movie, people still took that film seriously and with respect. Since this reboot is in the same field, then I don’t see how you can’t in any measure take it seriously.

    This reboot is taking Godzilla back to his dark gritty original roots, which is the 1954 original. Everyone on this project is taking Godzilla seriously, and plan on delievering the American Godzilla movie that we should have originally gotten instead of that 1998 Godzilla crap film. And don’t get me started because that wasn’t even a Godzilla film. The Godzilla 2014 reboot will be closely worked with Toho, to make sure that everything is done right. And so far, everything about this reboot is looking very bright and well. And by the way, Godzilla’s atomic breath/heat ray is always the iconic blue. Toho has used orange, but traditional still mainly uses blue. Toho’s Godzilla has, and never will have Green Atomic Breath.)

    The later films from the 60’s and 70’s, despite most of them being good, that’s where Godzilla gets his mockery from the U.S public. Godzilla was never meant to be campy, even the original creator of Godzilla, Tanaka admitted that he shouldn’t have taken Godzilla into a lighter direction back in the early days. Which is why, in the Heisei films (1984-1995), and the 2000-2004 films, Godzilla was returned back to being a destructive force of nature, and a product of mankind’s ignorance in the misuse of nuclear weaponry. And while their tones weren’t very dark (Except for 1984, Godzilla vs. Biollante, Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth, and Godzilla GMK) they are the more accepted installments of the Godzilla franchise. As they are entertaining, mildly serious, and aren’t campy. (Minus Godzilla X Megaguirus and Final Wars). If Toho and Legendary want to do Godzilla justice, and show the current general public what Godzilla truly is, and what he originally stood for, then this reboot is their way of educating them. And that, ends my own educational lesson.

    • Impressive background history of Godzilla Mr. Rayshawn Davis, you’ve given me a new perspective of the origin of this legacy series. When the new movie comes out in 2014 and reflects on the creator’s original purpose of the character I’ll keep your words in mind while I watch it.

      That’s being said; Godzilla, over the years, has changed from being an ‘anti-nuclear allegory’ to a fantastical reality where giant creatures do battle – and most under Tomoyuki Tanaka supervision. He made have regretted it, but they still happened, and in doing so made Godzilla legend. Did you know that Alfred Hitchcock intended Psycho to be a comedy? He changed the film to suspense-horror because of people’s initial reaction to it. Can you imagine one of the greatest films in human history drastically changed if he kept it as his intended purpose? I suspect that Tanaka had similar experience; his message was received – but not in the way he predicted. So nearly every other Godzilla movie that came after the original was ‘campy’ but enjoyable, memorable, and fun.

      What I’m trying to say is that your Godzilla is one of a dark prediction of human’s folly and war; while mine is one of epic awesome conflicts between titans where cities, if not countries, were the battlefield. There are people in both camps, but if I was to ask 10 random people what they would be looking forward to in the next Godzilla movie I don’t believe it would be the anti-nuclear allegory of Godzilla itself. Most people wouldn’t make that connection, and that’s why I can’t it seriously because Godzilla does not equal ‘no nukes’ or ‘no war’ in my mind. That’s just me though; I’m sure (if directed and written well) that the upcoming Godzilla movie will do fine and maybe show the more general audience Godzilla’s original purpose. However when a successful series’ continuity does something for so long in its history, then reverts to something unfamiliar (part of the original work or not), historically, it’s not received well.

      By the by, I chose the color of the fire from the Godzilla 90′s cartoon show, which was green (or neon green). And since it was called ‘Godzilla: the Series’ it counts.


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