Why we love monster movies

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD AFTERNOON EVERYBODY. This is Classic giants monsters 100th blog post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It has been a long time in coming folks. This is the big one where we put a lot of time and effort into this type of content as we look at the new people who joined the fandom for whatever reason. I got to say, This fandom is more massive than I ever believed. with all these new faces within the fandom, it’s no wonder why this sort of niche has been growing for many years and continues to do so. So without further adieu, Let me present this collection from amazing people from all walks of life and why/what they see in these movies. All pictures provided will have labels under the pictures

 

The start of the interviews

We are going to be taking a deep dive into some of the most well-respected voices within the fandom full of amazing voices out there. People just need to know where to look to find these amazing people online. It does take time to get to know some of these voices, But I can assure you that when you look into their experiences and their opinions, you will be hard-pressed to find more passionate members of this fandom inspiring greater things out in their lives involving these movies. So sit back and relax as we dive into the stories that make a fandom as large as a Kaiju.

Gage Skidmore

Maddie’s perspective

This is a person online who has been a major staple for people within the fandom. An author of the smash hit “Cold-blooded King and recent addition “Alpha blood”

Vic: Question one: When was the first time you saw those types of movies, and what were your thoughts?

Maddie:

Hmm, I think I was around 8 or something, I don’t quite remember. I was a big dinosaur fan as a kid and even had a VHS of Jurassic Park from a second-hand shop. Then when we visited it again sometime later, I saw the cover of the 1998 Tristar Godzilla VHS and instantly thought “Oh hey Dinosaurs, I want that!” my dad bought it and we went home and later watched it. I think I didn’t like the movie all that much though, I can barely remember watching it more than once. But my curiosity about giant monsters and Godzilla was born. Later I searched for it on YouTube and basically saw clips and trailers of the actual Godzilla movie, like Mothra vs Godzilla and Terror of Mechagodzilla, and how it was brought to life instantly hooked me, the suit mation looked real and that’s what I really liked about. And later, on another second-hand shop, I found a Godzilla vs Biollante DVD and well got that one, and the rest is history as they say.

Vic: Now that is awesome, most of my experience came second hand from my brother when he was into the showa movies. Godzilla vs Gigan, mecha Godzilla storyline, you get the idea, then later on I found a few of the Heisei movies with 1985 and Godzilla vs Biollante and from that moment just started collecting these movies. Just the awe-inspiring special effects and the creative work behind some of these works was something I never saw before as a kid, Even now, I still appreciate what I saw back then despite the skeptics out there.

Question two: What do you see for the future of these types of films? Do you think this is going to be a continuing fandom?

Maddie:
There are quite a lot of possibilities here, we don’t really know as of now because Toho didn’t extend the Godzilla license for Legendary as of yet. So far the chances are high that they will do it and I hope this means we get more future big-budget Kaijus movies. Though also as well, as it has been shaping up yet, with how Godzilla vs Kong turned out tonally and story-wise, I have worries that future movies might go in the same direction and instead of trying more to actually write story beats and characters, will favor spectacle visuals with little to nothing behind them with the bare minimum of characters and story. I know that’s maybe sometimes what people want, but I felt disappointed because it went that way and hope it won’t in the future. But there are many ways how it could actually end and I hope it goes in the right direction for a good future and hopes to see more Madison from it as well.

Vic: Oh easily for sure. I will admit I was not what you would call a fan of “King of the monsters” But it is one of those types of movies where you can appreciate it enough that it grows on you the more you dive into it, I experienced this when I wrote my previous review on the movie a year or two earlier. I think there could be a continuation from my perspective simply because of the high demand for what was produced. Will humans have more of an impact on these movies? Time will tell, I do feel as though with the movies you got to carry a certain balance with the niche for it to grow as a whole, right now, there is a disbalance with these movies, But that will surely end once we see more live-action being played in theaters/streaming services.

Question three: How do you see your future with this type of content?

This can also go pretty much everywhere, there are so many variables as to how my private situation will go, where I’ll stand with others in the fandom, what my personal interests are. Right now I write as a side hobby, play a lot of games, edit videos for fun, and talk about Godzilla and monster movies. Maybe I’ll peruse more writing, maybe when I’m editing more movies, as I’m now working on the MadisonCut (my personal cut of Godzilla vs Kong), which I expect to be done in August. Maybe I’ll do the things I do now for 10 more years, maybe I’ll stop and leave the next week because something happened, so who knows really. Hope it will get a bit longer than that though.

Vic:

I am sure a lot of people out there would love it to continue with the content. Life carries many uncertainties out there. This is why in the end, we do our best to continue our love of the movies we treasure Because life is so uncertain. Today, we could be in an understanding of every single movie in existence that we got into, but the next could be a loss of interest to go into another choice of fandom out there.

Cold-blooded King

Alpha Blood

 


Ville Miettinen

Moni’s topic

 

This is a long-time fan of the series. they have been a major staple to a movie-going community for a long time and continues to do so being almost a Mom to the younger audience online looking at these movies. Please enjoy as we looking into Moni’s topic.

Vic:
Question one, when was the first time you saw those types of movies, and what were your thoughts?

Moni:

I was six or seven years old,

I was at my grandma’s house it was late at night a network called TNT was playing black and white movies and that’s when I saw King Kong and Godzilla, etc

Vic:

Well, that is an interesting way to go about these types of movies, most of the time people might catch snippets here and there and decided to try them out. Either that or piggyback off of previous mentioning the said work.

Alright, question two. What do you see for the future of these types of films? Do you think this is going to be a continuing fandom?

Moni:

I want WB/legendary to continue this Contract if so…I love to see more Heisei monsters with a little t spoon on Showa not too much cuz that era was a little comical.

Vic:

Yeah, I will have to agree with you there. too much of that comical value in the monster verse at this point would lead to people getting turned off by the aspect of these types of movies, simply put, people wouldn’t understand the show until they took a “Deep dive”

Alrighty then this question might seem like a repeat, But how do you see your future with this type of content?

Moni:

I want to see different environments. Probably tolerate kids involved with the Kaijus vs the adults

Moni’s Twitter profile

Eviler76( Nothing there)

One more guy

For this one, I think we should call this guy Mr. G since he has been a major fan of these movies for a very long time. This unique perspective on the movies, we love and may give you an insight into different perspectives from around the world.

Question one: When was the first time you saw those types of movies, and what were your thoughts?

Mr. G: I think it started with me getting interested in dinosaurs as a child, then watching Jurassic Park and then looking at the 1998 ‘Godzilla’ and going ‘oh cool, big dinosaur’. Then I began to become slowly more aware of the Japanese Godzilla but it wasn’t until I played Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee that I realized ‘Wow, the Americans lied to me, THIS is Godzilla!’ and became utterly hooked on kaiju.

An interesting answer and certainly an interesting pattern found from a few people out there. I somewhat have a similar story, But it mostly focused on seeing superheroes and seeing animal movies eventually finding Godzilla being a super-powered dinosaur and that’s how I got hooked on the movies.

Question 2: What do you see for the future of these types of films? Do you think this is going to be a continuing fandom?

Mr. G:

anticipate the kaiju genre will continue to voice global fears and concerns as it always has, though the nature of these fears and concerns will naturally change with the times. When Godzilla came out, it was the fear of nuclear annihilation. Nowadays, it’s climate change.

Question 3: How do you see your future with this type of content?

Mr. G:

My future? Pretty much just still watching and enjoying the content for what it has to bring, be it meaningful themes, big dumb monster battles, or both.

 

And there you have it, some of the most amazing perspectives from around the world. With these perspectives, these movies continue to thrive whether it is political commentary or the social structures that we carry throughout our lives together on earth. It can be very refreshing to see this type of outcome continue with every installment of these types of movies.

Toho

Conclusion

Well, since we have reached a point when I say goodbye, for now, I want to take the time to thank all of you for visiting this site and all those who contributed to making this possible. It was a lot of fun taking in questions and getting insight as to how people see the future of this. As per the agreement, all content related to the people mentioned above will be posted below their comments for your viewing pleasure, come check them out, they might surprise you with how creative they are. So keep in touch guys and I will see you guys in the next blog post.

Author: Vic

Just a little about me is I like monster movies and love educating people with blogs and content.

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