Philadelphia has its Rocky Balboa statue, Detroit has its RoboCop statue, and now Tokyo has a Godzilla statue. All is right with the world.
Whether it was the announcement of a new feature-length 'Power Rangers' movie or just some massive wave of nostalgia settling in, we have those morphin' teenagers with attitude on the brain. Now, Bandai, the purveyor of incredible 'Power Rangers' products, announced their exclusives coming to Comic-Con 2014, and among them is one spectacular item that'll have diehard 'Rangers' fans looking to drop some green.
In a move that surprised no one after the weekend box office report, 'Godzilla 2' is already in the works and we couldn't be more excited. Director Gareth Edwards' take on the iconic monster is one of the most beautiful and refreshing summer movies in a long time, bending over backwards to build tension and tease the the audience before unleashing a monster mash of a climax that has to be seen to be believed. Of course we want 'Godzilla 2.' We wanted a 'Godzilla 2' the moment the credits rolled.
Of course, there's one big important question: which monster(s) would Godzilla fight in the sequel?
Everyone expected 'Godzilla' to take the number one spot at the box office this weekend, but few people saw it doing business that rivals 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2.' 'Godzilla' didn't just win the box office this weekend, it conquered it, proving that after all of these years, the king of the monsters is still a massive draw.
This weekend 'Godzilla' stomps into theaters and it looks like it's going to be a -- yes -- monster hit. As the creature is sixty years old, it's no surprise it's had a lot of work done on its face, as almost every film starring the fire-breather has offered a new design for the character. And now the new Gareth Edwards version has revealed some of the unused artwork they used to reconceive Godzilla.
Godzilla roars – ROARS! – back onto your local movie screens this weekend in a movie titled ‘Godzilla.’ Earlier this week, we were fortunate enough to speak with the title character in ‘Godzilla,’ Godzilla – who now has starred in 30 live-action films (that’s more than Jason Segel) -- and talk about his role as Godzilla in ‘Godzilla’ and what his future plans might be.
Gareth Edwards is exhausted. As 'Godzilla' prepares to open in theaters this week, it marks the end of a four-year journey for the British director. After getting some insight into his production schedule and doing a little math, we calculated that Edwards worked over 13,500 hours making 'Godzilla'. If you worked a normal 40-hour work week, that's over six years of work, and Edwards did that in just two years of filming and post-production. It's an interesting shift for a director who got his start in the business by winning a film challenge where a movie had to be created, start-to-finish, in just two days.
Go Gareth Edwards is tired, but, as he notes, he's certainly not complaining ("The sound of someone complaining about directing 'Godzilla'...that's a guy you want to punch in the face."). The good news for Edwards is, the work has paid off, with this trilling new 'Godzilla' movie. We caught up with Edwards recently in New York City to talk about his lack of sleep, what specific sounds made up Godzilla's new roar and the many easter eggs he has hidden throughout the movie.
'Godzilla,' the 2014 version from relative newcomer Gareth Edwards, is just about as good as a big fat summer tentpole movie gets these days. It's fun, scary and awe-inspiring in just the right places. Some of the acting is dull and the dialogue isn't exactly dripping with nuance, but these concerns are secondary. The set pieces are marvelous, the special effects are terrific and great care has gone into keeping the visual storytelling fresh.
You want a poster quote, cause here it comes: this 'Godzilla' is a monster!
On the heels of news that we'll be seeing the first full trailer for Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' attached to 'Godzilla' when it hits theaters on May 16, we now also have the first official poster for the sci-fi epic, and it certainly doesn't disappoint. Actually, it's a little disquieting.