Now that “Avengers: Endgame” has been released and is breaking historical box office records, we can move our attention over to the next important Geek film which is “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters” which opens on 5/31. I showcased the Final Trailer HERE a few weeks ago and was excited to share the news about the first-ever Official Godzilla website. Take a read on down below. I’ll return with some closing editorial at the end.
The Press Release:
Feel the rumble as one of the most iconic monsters stomps its way online with the global launch of the first-ever official Godzilla website from Japanese entertainment studio Toho Co., in time for the highly anticipated film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters releasing on May 31.
Commemorating the 65th anniversary of its screen debut in 1954, Toho is connecting Godzilla fans around the world of all ages through exciting content from more than 30 films, comics, art, apparel, toys, encompassing the entire Godzilla universe.
“We’re thrilled to unleash a world of content around our most beloved Godzilla,” said Keiji Ota, CGO (Chief Godzilla Officer) at Toho. “Fans have been longing for a universe that celebrates the all-mighty king of monsters and Godzilla.com delivers the most exciting news and stories about upcoming events, new merchandise and special releases as we commemorate the 65th anniversary of Godzilla.” Continue reading Toho Launches “Godzilla.com”; The Official Website Of “The King Of The Monsters”→
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).
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.