The magic serpent

It’s been a while since I did a sitdown movie review on here and after the longest time, I say we deserve to add more classics to the vault. Been a very long while since we had a decent movie review on here, so why not return to what made us. So sit back and relax as we dive into a movie classic.

Plot

While a lot of people do keep saying there is no plot to this story, they definitely couldn’t be more wrong. Though to be fair, it is the weirdest story I’ve ever come across. It carried a mixture of A drama of betrayal of a slain family to a story of a boy who becomes a man in the harsh reality of the world we know today. I will not go into too many details as to the plot itself but what you see above is a summary of what I am talking about. For whatever reason, the movie decided to use properties from some of TOHO”S works. (could be the reason why the movie is so obscure)

But after the master was tricked and slain, Our main characters begin their journey to find and eventually destroy the same magic serpent that slew his father and master.

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the samurai film

when you take a deep dive into the build of this type of film you get the sense of understanding that this is a film based around the popular samurai era of japans film industry. Except this one was filled to the brim with magical special effects that make this movie one incredibly awkward film to watch with strangers. However, by itself its better than most people would give credit to.

There is not much to tell as far as these films are. I was never into the samurai film like a few other people out there. I mostly stuck with western media for some of my consumption and the usual monster movies out there.

I don’t have much to say as far as watching these types of movies. But I imagine japan viewed it similar to how we viewed the westerns of that era. an action-adventure where a lone hero was put through a problem that was too big to be solved by normal means. Let’s just face it, everyone likes those superhero movies, they are just a major part of the culture as a whole. These are just the pretense to the superhero movies if you think about it.

A weird world

This part of the blog is going to cover the special effects of the film and how it is a reminder of all the things a person could do wrong with a movie. You know the old expression “The movie can be so bad its good?” That is what one could describe as the special effects of this movie. Mostly feels like the regular 60’s special effects as one could get within the film. though in all honesty, if it was shot in black and white, the movie might have gotten a better reception

Final thoughts

weird and wonderful. two words I didn’t think I would use in the same sentence for a long time. yet here we are. This movie carries a lot of that. The gore effects and the sheer weirdness within just go to show that studios can have fun with their product when the time comes. And man did they ever have fun with this.

Conclusion

Well, we have concluded another classic giant monster movie moment with this feature. I’m glad everything is going well for some of you here. I’m much too young to be this dang old is the main consensus where we are. Anyways glad everything works out over here. Been a long time since I last posted a blog post about a movie. And luckily we have a decent movie to play with today. I get that it is a goofy experience when it comes to this kind of movie, But I will say there are moments where if a person was wanting to grasp at straws, they could argue it as the equivalent to star wars.

This is going to be drawn out because I haven’t given my raw takes on a product in a long time. There isn’t much to say as far as content goes. I mean, I can’t see myself having to do a deep dive of thousands of hours of random behind-the-scenes features that are meaningless to what’s being presented. But in conclusion, It’s one of those movies that is so bad it’s good. Similar to the 80s classic “Killer clowns from outer space” It’s a product of its time that went over the top and exceeded what one could expect. love this type of content every once in a while.

Anyways, I suggest you guys check it out and I will see you guys in the next blog post.

Them movie review

I am sure everyone is well aware that last week’s content from blogging has gone missing, Well that’s mainly because I have come up with a new strategy that could propel my content while advertising my youtube channel at the same time. I’ll still blog content, just not as frequently as people are used to, It will only last a month depending on how the content plays out with this strategy. But this will play out as a review followed by a personal bio for the end of this month’s content and returning slowly back to the regular program we have all been trying to create. For now, the time for bugging out is over. Bring out your can of raid, bring in the eyeglass to set these critters to oblivion We are going for another ride as we fight against, THEM!

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Tarantula a new giant spider flick

Now, we are finally back into business with content as I present another movie review for everyone to enjoy today. Been sort of slacking off with content as a whole. But here we are, Delivering another massive review to your doorstep. So let’s get started with these creepy crawlies in Tarantula

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Shin Godzilla.

And here we are, back with another classic for the again with another classic, though lately, I wonder if you guys thought I was retired. Nope, just a lazy bum, But I am back and delivering you, one of my favorite movies of recent memory. This one however does take the titular monster we all know and love and takes it to a more “rooted” level of approach. In this, let us sit back as we take a deep dive into a movie that is SHIN GODZILLA. as usual, all pictures provided will have their respected owners listed below their content. And I am an amazon affiliate.

Story

I can’t say this enough, the story gave me chills as to making Godzilla scary again. Between the first-person camera work at the opening of the film to the political side of Japan. (though I believe this was more of a comedic side of this movie it is very foreboding to understand.)Just a great execution of delivering the message while keeping people on the edge of your seat.

Between the special effects that go beyond certain expectations, to the cast delivering their roles flawlessly, Combine all this and you have yourself an amazing film to enjoy.

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Overall tone

It’s not often we discuss the overall tone of the movie but I do feel this is an important part of the movie that defines what makes this a new experience. There is an atmosphere that is very well focused on the idea of Godzilla being this horror character versus the previous incarnations except for the solo movies.

It goes to show off the darker side of what it means to be in a monster movie of this caliber, You deal with radiation, obviously is a massive concern even to this day with current events from the other side of the world. What this movie pushes for a message is how mistakes can always have dire consequences years down the road.

I guess you could give this movie as an example of what the Godzilla movies are all about. the dark side of human history that changed the way the world thought of itself and how far humans went with their lives. 

But enough of that rambling on this topic, let’s get into the final parts of this content everyone has been wanting to see.

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Creature design

Let me state this, TOHO seems to have somewhat of a fixation on eyes. They do say that the eyes are the windows of the soul, maybe things are as they say. Whatever the case may be, I say it does give more depth to the character as a whole. Let’s not forget, the very idea of the character is made to appeal to the horrors of the aftermath of nuclear fallout. 

I think it is pushed further by the sheer fact of the Fukushima tragedy back in 2016 with a nuclear meltdown that caused a radiation leak into the pacific ocean. even to this day, no one within four hours of the site would be willing to do business in that section because of the radiation scare. 

It dives back into the original roots of the first Godzilla, but with a more modern twist. As for the design itself, We get the “Underdevelop” horror aspect of the character in an infant stage hinting toward the possibility of this creature evolving to become even more deadly as time passes. Which does give the character more in-depth for the style shown in the film. 

from the minor stage of the monster looking like a guppy to becoming the almost “Zombie-like” creature, we see up to a certain point. 

My thoughts

This is the kind of movie I’ve always praised for its unique style of filming an already established character. Then to have enough sense to understand the deep meaning behind the said character and emphasis the importance makes this Godzilla one of the most unnerving characters TOHO has ever produced in recent memory.  


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Conclusion

As with everything that’s been going on, we come to a close with this chapter. Lots have been going on since the inception of Godzilla movies. from reincarnations making the monster more terrifying, to the lighter side of the creature that saved the world almost like a superhero in some ways.

regardless of where you stand, there is no doubt in my mind, that Godzilla has made a major impact on monster movies for a very long time. And it will continue to do so as we venture into the deeper reaches of age at 70 plus years old.  So let’s close off with a nice opening of us nearing the end of current Godzilla content. And as such, I’ll also be entering some of my youtube content down at the bottom of the content. Here on youtube, I talk about a lot of topics, From recipes,I use off and on to a few related contents of kaiju/monster movies.

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Godzilla 2014 movie review

I finally manage to get my lazy butt back into writing again. Could you imagine that? Anyways, I’m back in the flash to deliver a classic movie that should have been entered into the vault earlier this year. But as fate would have it, I never got around to reviewing this movie for some odd reason. But ow that I am here, I am going to finally present to you guys the movie long in the making with Godzilla 2014!!!!!!

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The Story

There is not much to say about the story, I was as though they were trying to use multiple thoughts and ideas, placing a lot of emphasis on the environment around the characters vs the actual interactions. I am not one to bash a form of art when it comes to this kind of style, But I feel there was purposeful misdirection for the sake of the story vs the actual story.

Sure it follows the standard monster troupe with not revealing the monster and focusing on building tension, But The biggest problem with that particular trope is that you have to time the reveal almost perfectly. If you show off the monster too early, You manage to create an uneventful movie no one will remember well, whereas you take too long to reveal the monster, you lose the audience’s attention thus creating the same reaction.

To give a brief plot synopsis I think the movie relies too much on its comics for its selling point. example being an unknown organization is immediately revealed at the opening of the movie, Those, the movie plays out to project that we should already know what the organization is based on the camera angles. Though for a person who might have owned the comics, they might have a good idea. But for the casual movie fan, it hurt the potential lore building that the movie could have produced in the opening. Just a bad introducing start to the movie.

 

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Character interactions

typically I don’t dive too deep into this kind of subject as all forms of artwork are subjective. But this concept, in particular, does raise a few questions on my part involving the movie.

this had to do with the certain decision that was made with the pacing of the movie as a whole. typically, Godzilla movies are the type of movies where the monster is the background and the characters make up the story itself. This is where the movie seems ambiguous in the direction of where the story pacing will take us. from an emotional scene about a father returning home from active duty in the army to a father seemingly trying to come to terms with a tragic past, the movie takes multiple approaches to the movie all at once.

Godzilla design choice

Well, one thing to say about this Godzilla design versus all the other versions out there. This one is a bit, “Chunky” I know what your thinking, “Did you just call Godzilla fat?!” The answer, Yes. I just called Godzilla fat. Just overall the sheer design was set up to look extremely bulky. I think what they were trying to go for is something that fits in with the sheer bulkiness of a possible living creature, “Aka, realism”

I’m not usually a fan of this kind of concept since it is a very similar concept to what Godzilla 1998 tried to incorporate with its movie. But I think a lot has to do with the aftermath of the story vs the actual design itself. That being the end game of the movie being so uneventful. But as far as this movie goes, it does the character justice as being the force of nature that we can all appreciate coming from a different studio other than TOHO for content. I still have a bit of grip here and there, “like animalizing the character” But at the end of the day, what it boils down to is generations, I grew up with TOHO’s Heisei movies that included the most graphic depictions of the monster ever before seen on screen.

Content updates

I’ve been doing a little soul searching online while I had my pause from writing and came across some interesting ideas to help expand my youtube and live streaming success. Mostly experimenting with new ideas to help grow me as a person while trying to be the best version of myself out there.

Between that and showing off the passion I have for these movies. I feel my idea might be the deciding factor that continues the movies I love for the next generation of moviegoers. I had always imagined that one day, some of my favorite movies will have viewers 100 years into the future with the help of my website and showing off the content that’s out there.

There will be some upgrades needed though before we can reach too far into this kind of content. But I’m very hopeful that once we have a few upgrades here and there, We are going to continue dominating the world of Giant monster movies. Anyways, this is kind of an updated piece to explain some of my absence on here without producing newer content here and there.

Though there will be still a few times where I am going to be just doing a few edits,(Yeah, Godzilla has a long history of movies that continue to grow,)I will eventually get back to our regularly scheduled program.

Conclusion

Well after a long-drawn-out edit to the site once again, we are finally back, though to be fair, not in the full swing of things considering. But I’m very hopeful that the future of this site will remain strong because of visitors like you. To sum up what I’m trying to say is, I appreciate those who come over to visit when I am here. I love the viewership you guys provide for me every time I enter this website. It’s always good to feel this type of attention feels good. So much so that classic giant monsters also carry with them on youtube.

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Godzilla vs Space Godzilla, A reevaluation

I’m typically a very open-minded individual with others’ opinions, hence why I am deciding to write out this blog post vs reusing my previous post. I feel as though I should relook at a famed classic of mine that helped build my childhood as a whole. It accord to me that it’s possible I could be into the movie out of pure nostalgia? Likely, But it goes without saying, I am the type of person who likes hearing what others have to say about a particular fandom with this being no exception.

 

The Godzilla design

Well, what really is there to say about this? Nothing has really changed with the overall design of the creature. We still get the dinosaur-like build that has been a sample of these movies ever since its inception. To be fair, I don’t see very many things wrong with the concept. The eyes are not too big and you gain a sense of this being a serious character.

The thing that I found so refreshing is just how each character interacted with their respected environments. Godzilla’s interactions were very well played out for the suit being the bulk of the character. Interacting with junior and reacting to all the ploys the humans would use to combat Godzilla. It was a very detailed interaction that was performed well.

The story

the story is fitted with a father attempting to save the son toupe coupled with a dash of moby dick and we got ourselves Godzilla vs Space Godzilla. Yeah, I would say it is an interesting combination of stories that fit well with the cannon of the beginning era of Godzilla from the 90s. ‘It’s a story that is fitted well together (At least in my eyes to deliver its own impactful showdown for the ages.

Are there negatives to this kind of concept? Possibly. I just never dove into the concept until now. But we at classic giant monsters always show off its pride by being the most unbias blog that ever graced kaiju fans alike.

special effects

I haven’t changed my mind on the special effects of this movie, I always thought it was the shining point in TOHO’s Hesiei era movies. However, It is understandable why one wouldn’t like the special effects. I think a lot of it had to do with TOHO going over the top with how they presented the movies as a whole. You get similar suit designs from previous movies and the flashes from the special effects lighting make for a few negatives that would hurt the movie in the long run.

Then, of course, you have the standard tropes in this movie like any other movie. Between the moby dick story to the villain kidnapping the son story arc, I am sure for some, this can be a tiring story arc. It ties into the special effects as a lot was placed on the designers to make all the action believable. Sometimes, when you place a lot into one situation, it ends up damaging in the long run. With all this out of the way, I think we can summarize the concept like this, People of different walks of life will always see a different view with a movie.

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Space Godzilla

Well, this is a reevaluation of the suit designed to be Space Godzilla. Though there isn’t much to explain here, this is your clone that is more powerful than the original in almost every way. That appearance is solid to the point where It gives out the menacing look that gives the viewer an idea of what type of villain that we are dealing with. Something also to consider is just how creative the lightning for the creature is, always being shown in bits of darker lighting while giving out its own eerie glow at the same time.

Very well set up in my opinion for what’s to come. For those who may have seen the previous blog or watched the movie. You know Godzilla is faced with a kidnapping supervillain. Sort of an interesting call back to the showa era in a way with this kind of plot. it does have an appeal to it.

The opinions

There are many walks of life out there we don’t discuss very much. Mostly because there hasn’t been a real need to discuss. However, during Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla 2 with that comment, It did help in reevaluating the movies I saw as a kid. I mostly feel there was a bit of a bias involved in the decision-making process and that isn’t something that should happen on the best Kaiju blog of all time. (sort of Ironic but hey, got to have fun once in a while.)

Conclusion

Well, this was an interesting journey through the reevaluation and a nice call back to one of my favorite movies thought the Heisei era. (For some reason, I have to be the guy that likes movies, no one else dives into.)But that’s neither here nor there. I am just going to remind you guys I’m so thankful for all the support you all gave me for the many years this site has been online. it still amazes me just how many people get into this type of content. though I would like to interact with you guys more often, I understand. Most of my content doesn’t stick out far from most other blogs. But I’m still the best there is around.

 

Apologies ahead since I assumed I had a review of Godzilla vs space Godzilla on here, So Ill will place the link down below and let you guys decide if my reevaluation is good enough.

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Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla 2

Here we are, Back by popular demand, this is a classic giant monsters movie review. this week, we are diving into another super classic from the Heisei era of film. this one returns an old arch-nemesis of Godzilla’s which like the previous showa era version, proves to be just as dangerous for the Big G. Mecha Godzilla returns primed and ready to take out Godzilla once in for all as Japan takes center stage in this movie once again.

story

The story itself is one where Japan is still facing the threat of Godzilla and they need something that will be able to defeat such a creature, as a result, they poured so much into this weapon that it appears as a physical clone of Godzilla. With deadly weaponry and skilled fighter piolets. discovering a spawn of Godzilla and Rodan zooming in makes this movie an epic showdown for the ages. It is just something that draws you in every time you see this type of story. and the best part? this builds on an established canon that is easy to follow for all ages

 

Mecha Godzilla

Here, we are going over the major design of this new mecha. That is going to include my thoughts on the robot and how I believe it is one of the defining moments where the Heisei era of these films begins to change. What we see here is an example of humans directing so much hatred over a creature that their greatest weapon becomes almost a mirror image of the same creature. Deep foreshadowing with what’s to come.

(Just a little note, I did get this concept idea from a Twitter user we are all familiar with. But for those who are just joining in, they have been a guest on this site before and are known for their well-thought-out analysis of film and lore within the monster verse, Link to their Twitter will be down below.)

Going over this, I got to say, the main body design is just out of this world with classic, Lazer guns, missiles a jet pack! Oh my. I just love how there is more focus on the effects with how the robot works in this film. Not only does it focus on the human aspect of the movie, But There is also a good amount of lore building that gets you attached to the characters within the story.

Baby Godzilla

Well here is something that I never thought I would be praising here. But I’m going to praise this, Baby Godzilla has to be one of the most well-developed characters in the Heisei era. I am sure you guys are wondering why I am saying something like this? Well, The main reason has to do with the character’s development through each of the films. from the interactions with the human characters to the trials Baby Godzilla had to face within all these films, This helped develop the creature into its character. The thing about Baby Godzilla is we get to watch Baby Godzilla grow up in each of the respected films leading up to the end of the Heisei era.

Just the very concept of taking such a character that one would assume be something meant for toys only for it later to turn out as a memorable character within a movie series. It’s a very surreal feeling you get when viewing these movies.

Final thoughts

Welp, this movie had plenty of ups and downs with the story. But all in all, those are minor details considering the entire story we are working with. There is a turning point for the series with this being the start. It still amazes me how much story lore was made from this. It helps that the focus on the special effects was just so amazing. Everything is just spectacular with these movies.

But since I am rambling with this I am going to conclude my thoughts down below for you guys to enjoy.

I just love how well-versed the lore is with these movies. It was almost as though everything fell into place. Very few times do you encounter these kinds of movies. Between that, the special effects, and the very passion you rarely see with these movies fills me with great joy to encounter these movies.

Conclusion

Well, here we are, ending off another classic movie once again. I hope everyone enjoyed this classic. Things have been a little wonky with my gaming life here and there but eventually, things will get back to normal. Just need to work on a few upgrades to my system and save and save. Between that and a few changes within my life, things have been crazy. But that’s just part of the world we live in. And the truth of the matter is, We are thankful to be here to produce this kind of content for you guys every week.

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Godzilla vs Mecha Godzilla 2

Godzilla and mothra,The battle for earth

Hello again everyone, and welcome to another addition to classic giant monsters. In today’s blog, we are going to be diving into yet another movie that fits this era of movies within the Godzilla movies. Plenty of content is still on the way with a few of these movies. Also might have a special ending to this era incoming. So stick around and enjoy the content as we make, yet another dive into another classic. Just a little reminder, I am an amazon affiliate and all pictures provided belong to their respective owners listed below their content.

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Godzilla vs King Ghidorah Heisei era

Here we are, back to work with another classic giant monsters movie review in the making. Eventually, we would reach this point of talking about this classic, And I couldn’t be happier to oblige. with the goofiness about to be turned up to eleven, I do not doubt that I might spark a chuckle of laughs here and there with some of you guys. So it is my pleasure to present to you. Godzilla vs Ghidorah!!!!

The plot thoughts

As far as the plot goes, this one considers the concept of time travel and attempts to change the canon of the original movies into its spin on things. I do find this idea an interesting concept to work with, however, most of the time, changing the lore in any film series as a whole has dire consequences over the overall story as the audiences watch.

This went on for the Star Wars movies as a prime example of lore changing. But I will not go into details as to the how. All that needs to be known is this. When you attempt something drastically new, you are going to lose the audience’s attention.

I see similar problems with this type of movie. But the difference between the two is just how seamless TOHO drives the plot in the movie, it’s not too fast the audiences wouldn’t be able to understand it, and it’s not too slow to lose the attention given to it.

And that to me, is how someone can be successful at changing canon to a story. At least, that is the first step. Next would be to go over how your movie looks on screen, so let’s cut to the special effects.

special effects

I have a bias when it comes to the Heisei era of these films. Couldn’t you tell? I give high praise to the special effects that were shown in each film. Of course for me at least, This is where I would give TOHO outstanding praise for their craft with the special effects. It seems like an era in time where it was all or nothing. What could one company do with a certain budget for the film industry? The answer came in the form of the Heisei era of films. Godzilla vs Ghidorah was no exception in that regard.

(Just to give you guys a note, From things I remembered. originally, King Kong was to make an appearance instead of king Ghidorah. Kind of odd how this would have turned out considering. But It would change the dynamic of how I saw these films if that were to happen. Being a major fan of this era, it would be interesting to see just how they would be able to create the Kong suit in the movie if they had the lease on the rights to Kong.)

King Ghidorah

Out of every design that came out of the TOHO studios, I am going to say this one is one of my favorites by far. There is just so much going on with this design.

First, let’s go over the appearance. A lot is being played out from the scales to the horns. There is a large amount of detail that goes into the Ghidorah suit. Even the origins of the monster are complete with massive amounts of detail. (Though if I am going, to be honest here, I think some of it was made to be a cash grab for advertising with some of their special effects.)

Regardless of how I feel about this, I still have a few grips with parts that I felt appealed too much to the younger audience. You get that with the pair of eyes the suit has. Fairly wide-eyed and sort of detailed. Now, this isn’t to the showa levels, I do feel it is what give the movie the goofy levels of “not to be taking this seriously moments” This is where I see the problems, it feels like the movie isn’t going a certain direction with what it was going for. It was like the plot was the Showa era in the ’90s. There are periods where things could work out, But in this case, they took two eras and tried to roll them into one.

Godzilla

Well, a lot of people understand the appeal of Godzilla when it comes to appearance. You get the dinosaur-like vibes just at a glance of the monster. Not to mention, the sheer detail that was put into the suit design was top-notch. Though I still have a problem with the eyes seeming bigger than the entire head. I think it works out well for what they were presenting. They are presenting larger-than-life characters with over-the-top special effects that to this day, still amazes me on how much effort was placed into this kind of content.

From the emotional look of Godzilla to the overall style of the creature. I will say this makes for a perfect blend with this type of movie

Conclusion

Well, here we are with another classic that has reached its end. I hope everyone enjoyed this review. It’s another one of those classics that while it isn’t so fondly remembered by myself, does have a certain feel for what it presents to you guys. It’s a feeling of a movie to give you a break from the harshness of reality and into the realm of fiction constantly. Something we all tend to lean towards from time to time, whether it is Netflix bing watching, or just taking a few hours to get away from it all. there is a certain feel with this as you dive deeper into the whole story of how things are. I for one, am thankful such a movie like this exists to take us all away from the stress of life if just for one moment. But not to ramble too far into this, I think you guys will enjoy this movie listed down below and I will see you guys in the next blog.

(Godzilla vs Ghidorah Heisei era) Double feature

Godzilla vs Biollante

Good afternoon / where ever time zone you guys are from. his is another review from classic giant monsters. This is an exciting era of film for me, as I’ve always been a fan. I gave you guys many reasons why I loved this era in the previous blog. So now You guys can see for yourselves as to why I love these movies with the one that helped introduce me to these movies. I can’t wait to show you guys why I love these movies. So sit back and relax as we explore an explosive start to these movies with Godzilla vs Biollante this week’s pictures are brought to you by the people listed down below and I’m an amazon affiliate.

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