wraithfodder (wraithfodder) wrote,

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Found out about Shin Godzilla (or Godzilla: Resurgence as it's been termed in the US) being out for a mere two weeks, if that, from a friend on Twitter. Had to wait till it got closer to find out if one of the 400 theaters showing it was within driving distance, and it was! So my friend and I ordered tix through Fandago (costs a little more) because well, very limited run and we weren't sure of the attendance. We got to the movie early and there was one guy in theater thumbing through his smartphone. At about 30 minutes till the movie started, people started filing in. I'd say the theater was 90% full by the time the movie began, and we had no trailers, since this was limited run and a studio wasn't presenting it. @Funimation, who had a panel at New York Comic Con last weekend, put together the distribution deal.

Now, the first Godzilla from ye olden B&W days, rampaged through and stomped on Tokyo but slowly became more of a he's going to battle some other monster, or save us humans from another monster. This Godzilla? Bad-ass is what probaby best describes him.

I mean, yeah, all that red (which he had) and those hands/claws were creepy as were the really evil pointed teeth. He just stomped his way through Japan, and when the humans attacked? Well, let's say Tokyo is in need of a LOT of urban renewal. And the tail. You have to watch the movie to know all about his tail.

If you're a Godzilla fan, go and see it! It's finished on October 18th. The film is subtitled in English. Takes a while to get used to as there's a lot of rapid talking around meetings in the beginning.

Meanwhile on TV....
It's becoming reboot hell. I fear originality in Hollywood is just dead. This tv season... let's see, Frequency (Jim Caviezel version was good; this show may drag out angsty stuff far too long and perpetually change the present); Lethal Weapon (I'd leave it only to listen to Clayne Crawford's very smooth voice - show is pretty vapid, alas); MacGyver (gah, I tried, I REALLY tried but no, not for me), and oh, there's a Magnum PI reboot coming out soon - it's about his daughter and the seedy underbelly of Hawaii which sounds so unappealing, and a Dynasty reboot, and another War of the Worlds one, The Lost Boys, LA Law, the list just never seems to end.

There's absolutely nothing that screams must see TV anymore, nothing I can't catch a day or week later on video on demand on cable. I like Elementary, Quantico and The Strain, yet they're on against each other AND against Hearts of Space on NPR (radio) so the radio wins. Wishing something would pop up to grab my fannish muse but nada so far. I suppose that saves me money and I can go buy the Godzilla Christmas ornament instead ;)
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