Opening: “Shin Godzilla” aka “Godzilla Resurgence” (10/11/2016)

Now that NY Comic Con is over it’s time to unwind a little bit and perhaps even take in a movie. If you agree with me, then why not check out the limited run screening of the brand new Toho Pictures “Shin Godzilla”. Check out some film details and an awesome poster. I’ll return at the close.


About The Film: Shin Godzilla (シン・ゴジラ Shin Gojira?, also known as Godzilla Resurgence) is a 2016 Japanese science fiction kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho. It is the 31st film in the Godzilla franchise, the 29th Godzilla film produced by Toho, and Toho’s third reboot of the franchise. The film is co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, with a screenplay by Anno and visual effects by Higuchi and stars Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, and Satomi Ishihara and reimagines Godzilla’s origins where he emerges in modern Japan for the first time. In December 2014, Toho announced plans for a new domestic Godzilla film. Anno and Higuchi were announced as the film’s directors in March 2015 and principal photography began on September and ended in October with the special effects work following in November that year. Shin Godzilla was released in Japan on July 29, 2016 in IMAX, 4DX, and MX4D to positive reviews and was a box office success, becoming the highest grossing live-action Japanese film for 2016. (thanks Wiki).

The Cast:
Hiroki Hasegawa as Rando Yaguchi
Yutaka Takenouchi as Hideki Akasaka
Satomi Ishihara as Kayoko Ann Patterson

The film features several cameos and supporting appearances, including Kengo Kora, Ren Osugi, Akira Emoto, Kimiko Yo, Jun Kunimura, Mikako Ichikawa, Pierre Taki, Takumi Saito, Keisuke Koide, Arata Furuta, Sei Hiraizumi, Kenichi Yajima, Tetsu Watanabe, Ken Mitsuishi, Kyūsaku Shimada, Kanji Tsuda, Issei Takahashi, Shinya Tsukamoto, Kazuo Hara, Isshin Inudo, Akira Ogata, Shingo Tsurumi, Suzuki Matsuo, Mayumi Ogawa, Kreva, Katsuhiko Yokomitsu, and Atsuko Maeda. Mansai Nomura portrayed Godzilla through motion capture.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I should say that I had to leave off the premise part of this one because the film has already opened up in Japan and that means the full story was in the Wiki blurbs that you usually find in these postings. I caught the film last week during a VIP Advance Screening as part of the assembled press and I enjoyed myself. I’ll hold back on the full review until after the limited run so I don’t spoil it for the rest of you. There were parts I liked but also parts that I didn’t care for and at the end of the day it was interesting to see where they were taking Godzilla in these modern times. What do you readers think? Will you be catching this one while it runs for the next week? Let me know in the comments and if you saw it already please hold off your views on the film until I post my own review. Those will make my own words stronger. I can’t believe this is the 31st Godzilla movie. I don’t think I’ve seen them all despite my lifelong fandom of the King Of The Monsters. I guess I best look these up on a streaming service to catch up with the missing chapters.

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One thought on “Opening: “Shin Godzilla” aka “Godzilla Resurgence” (10/11/2016)”

  1. once again, waay too much talking, terrible balance between human and monster screen time. Godzilla should have been in more segments throughout the movie to keep the pacing interesting and moving along. Those large chuncks of just boring humans talking for about 25 minutes at a time just made the movie drag. And again, the guy who is suppose to be the star – the monster – was only in it for maybe ten or so minutes. Godzilla looked ok, a little weird, they should go back to more of the classic design of the early 90s. Godzilla going through a couple changes in his form was interesting, yet, the laser beams coming out of his mouth, back, and tail was overkill. Stick with the fire breathing. Godzilla is better more dinosaurian and having to use his arms, legs, and tail, a better range of motion, instead of relying on the fire breathing so much. So, the movie has its good and bad points.

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