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Godzilla has already killed a previous incarnation of Mothra in this timeline, apparently, but the Mothra worshippers of course have her eggs. So maybe she will appear pr maybe that will be a final installment reveal.

   
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The sequel is now streaming on Netflix. I'm about halfway through and I like it a lot better so far.

   
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Be warned, I like it better but it is still pretty bad.

   
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Thanks again.

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This animated Godzilla series has so many great ideas but the pacing of the narrative and the lame characters make it an absolute chore to watch.

   
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 Manchu wrote:
This animated Godzilla series has so many great ideas but the pacing of the narrative and the lame characters make it an absolute chore to watch.


Yeah and on the word that it's still bad I'll probably just skip it. I've got House M.D. on iTunes now so me thinks ima watch that

   
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 Manchu wrote:
Be warned, I like it better but it is still pretty bad.


Yup. Better then the first one, but that’s not a high bar to clear. Only watch it if you are some combination of dedicated/drunk/masochistic/very bored. Idealy all four, but you might be able to glean some enjoyment out of it if you can hit three of them.

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I thought it was pretty good. Had an interesting take on MechaGodzilla imo.

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Yeah, the first one had a great concept but was an absolute chore to watch. Very disappointing.

The trailer for the second looks much the same, so glad to hear that it's better.

This one will get added to the bottom of the queue.
   
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Saw it, it was okay but feeling really pointless ultimately.

Let’s get on with that egg already..

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Its exactly what you would expect from anime. Long speaches about philosophy meant to sound deep but is actually just a way to monologue the themes at the audience because most japanese cinema lacks the subtlety to show not tell.


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I watched it this morning while painting minis. I thought it was okay. Not great, but plenty good enough for background noise.

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It's not bad. Yes, lots of mouthy jibba-jabba & Mechagodzilla is "kinda" here but not what you are expecting at all. So they totally blew it on that alone. Yeah, they drop hints about Mothra all over the place.

However, they really, really slow-played Gidorah for the next one. Confirmed that KG is an extra-terrestrial monster/origin at the very least
   
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Gotta agree. Watched it, and it was just a resounding "meh". A bit too much anime and not quite enough Godzilla-ing. Suffered from something I see in a lot of anime - plot branches which are unnecessary to the actual plot/story. Just a ton of them.

Great animation, admittedly, but both films so far have been a bit of a let-down.

 
   
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Reviving this thread as the third instalment has been released recently and personally I found it to be crap.

So, has anyone else seen Godzilla: The Planet Eater?

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Agreed - not a good journey at all.

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About the only thing I still wanted to know out of the series was how crazy the one guy really was. You know the crazy one.

The trailer basically told me the answer thus saving me the time of watching another awful film with shotty animation.

   
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I saw all 3, and they were pretty bad,

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Not a great series.
   
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Low point of the trilogy. I went into it well fortified with bourbon and low expectations, and was still disappointed.

Avoid if you value your time/sanity/taste.

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Low point of the trilogy. I went into it well fortified with bourbon and low expectations, and was still disappointed.

Avoid if you value your time/sanity/taste.


You could have fortified yourself with everclear and Prozac and still been disappointed...

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I will never watch another one of these again. I got up to the weird still image musical after the "fight" and after listening to WAY too much typical anime preachy speeches about philosophy and nonsense I am completely done. If they make a 4th and it's the greatest godzilla ever made I will still never watch it at all.


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Oh lord, I guess I will have to watch it now ...

   
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So um, like, What?
So, Godzilla just pops up no matter the planet if it's advanced enough and wrecks face, and Ghidorah eats him then?
Why didn't the exif just show up, use their ritual and end it at the beginning?

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Well, I have watched all three instalment and I am generally speaking a casual fan of Godzilla. While the original concept was interesting and some of the animation was successful, I found the movie to be lacking in terms of visual and action, preventing it from being a good spectacle. It also failed at being at being a good soul-searching quest by being plagued by bad dialogue, poor voice acting and cardboard characters. Finally, it's overly verbose nature and heavy in exposition prevented it from being a more artistic endeavor. In spoiler, I detail more of these points with an injection of bad humor and genuine emotion, the thing these movies lacked the most in my opinion.


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These movies were, in my opinion, quintessentially edgy as **** and not in a good way. Seriously if an angsty edgelord was to reincarnate in a movie series, it would look and feel like that. Maybe this is an effect of culture clash, but I have rarely seen a series of movie so "by the number" and so consistently trying to be deep and edgy, but only sounding twice more vapid.

The premise, while interesting was completly wasted by its execution. The idea of a bunch of human exploring a Earth that is no longer their own while trying to defeat a giant invicible monster would have been nice if the characters did any actual exploring and if they had the good grace of showing something worth looking at. Seriously, how can you make a mysterious and dangerous looking jungle look so bland. Ever thought about establishing the environment?

The biggest killer in this series are the characters, uniformally terrible. The main character is some sort of psychotic maniac who I would describe as "what if a male teenage hearthrobe had a brain transplant with Captain Ahab". He is an unbearable character who seem to be stuck between range-filled and moppy. He completely fails at feeling human or remotely sympathetic. It took him four hours or so to get killed in a stupid way and it was about 3 hours and a half too late. The female lead is absolutly terrible seem to display the level of confidence, the intellectual and emotional maturity of a 14 years old, let alone that of an adult woman and a trained soldier. If she didn't sounded like an absolute child it would have helped, but I suppose someone needed to let some place for their favorite kinks. I have hope that, one day, Japanese will finally create more then three or four bearable female character.

Godzilla feels immobile and small even he is supposed to be at its biggest. Every move seems to take him an eternity and his skin looks like rock with poor definition. Combat against him, which seems to last for hours, consist of people screaming at him, explosion while he just remain immobile and sometime makes a very slow roar animation. Speaking of roars, Godzilla roars less then the humans and seems less noisy and nobody gets any sort of power-up. I mean, if you are to scream and scowl like that all the time, I expect you to either explode in pure energy at some point or suffer from terrible constipation problems and in the end the immobility of Godzilla seems to no big problem as he can destroy thing without moving! Exciting!

The animation isn't terrible, tought people's body look stiff. Everything is grey washed and feels lifeless. It's sometime hard to tell one character from the other. The ship visual seems to be the most interesting thing in the series and those two alien races that are basicall human with fancier hair style and a few inches more are very poorly developped. The moment something seem to finally happen to them, they are gone. Earth's environment seems to be extremely poor, hesitating between wasteland and greyish jungle with no animals in it (or barely any). During the first episode, those wyvern creature causes all sort of problems and challenges, but seem to be completly gone afterward. We don't see any other monster beside them. Why?

The entire subplot of the twin girls and the humans seems useless since they bring nothing to the story except quasi nudity at some point and a completely useless damsel in distress that doesn't seem to get rescued on screen. Then again, if you remove the repeated shot of tanks and aircrafts shooting and people screaming and the overly long exposition. You could probably condense the material for those three movie in a single 2 hour long movie.

The entire series dialogue pass from terrible exposition, people screaming at a giant monster in an attempt to look badass in a very 1990's Predator movie style and finishes with a grandiose moment of pseudo nihilistic philosophy on the fact that thing dies, but it rambles on and on and on and on. I imagine I was supposed to care and be anxious about the fate of our hero's soul, but clearly, I was just waiting to see when the "power of love/friendship/having sex with the wierd twin probably minor girl/duty to humanity" was going to bring the hero to defeat the religious villain and save Earth (and Godzilla). The ending, in all its edgy vibe and philosophical monologue on death and destruction doesn't even rise to have the guts to actually end with the complete destruction of humanity by Godzilla. Then, maybe, they could have claimed to be one of those rare movie in which, at the end, all humans are dead because they were rage-filled monsters who cannot grow beyond their angst. Edgy enough to talk for hours about fate, civilisation and humanity dooming themselves and hopelesness, but not enough to actually break this little taboo.
   
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 hotsauceman1 wrote:
So um, like, What?
So, Godzilla just pops up no matter the planet if it's advanced enough and wrecks face, and Ghidorah eats him then?
Why didn't the exif just show up, use their ritual and end it at the beginning?


I think Godzilla fits the paradigm on Earth, but other kaiju appear on other planets (hence Ghidora.)

I think perhaps they needed to fatten him up (evolve) for the ritual, perhaps humanity bailing on the planet stunted his growth?

Not that any of that matters, it sucked pretty hard, I started to drift off during the opening monologue and spent most of the running time doing anything but watch the movie. Which is a shame, because I kinda liked the first two.

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So first off, for the third time, what a stinking heap of garbage!

I nodded off twice. Talk talk talk — and all of it was complete nonsense. I watched with subtitles on just to see if one translation explained this endless stream of edgelord philosophizing any better than the other. Nope.

Godzilla’s, ahem, “battle” against King Ghidorah was pathetic. Ghidorah looked pathetic. Mothra was ... just a psychic vision? that Polygon did not bother to actually design/animate.

The series has some interesting ideas and themes but they afe so swamped, and eventually completely deadened, by the most feeble if cruelly ceaseless attempts at overintellectualizing them that the writers apparently forgot that audiences like characterization and plot and story, instead of just three movie-length exposition dumps.

What a tremendous waste of everyone’s time.

   
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Yeah, these movies are an incredibly bad exposition of anime, when right alongside it I (re)discovered 5 "seasons" of Fullmetal Alchemist, and just plain gave up on Godzilla: Boring Speeches to binge watch that, and this is coming from a massive Godzilla fan.

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