Atlantis Online
December 13, 2019, 02:28:55 pm
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Towering Ancient Tsunami Devastated the Mediterranean
http://www.livescience.com/environment/061130_ancient_tsunami.html
 
  Home Help Arcade Gallery Links Staff List Calendar Login Register  

Weekend Watch – Origins & Evolution of Godzilla

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Weekend Watch – Origins & Evolution of Godzilla  (Read 118 times)
Bringer of Rain, Thunder and Snow, an Undying Saga of Earth
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 878



« on: June 03, 2019, 10:13:09 am »

Weekend Watch – Origins & Evolution of Godzilla
TAYLOR SALANSUNDAY, JUNE 02, 2019
00
image:
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Weekend Watch – Origins & Evolution of Godzilla
Welcome to Weekend Watch, a recurring feature where we highlight some of the best geek-related videos around the web. Whether it’s short films, behind-the-scenes clips, video essays, or top 10 countdowns, the only requirement is that they are about our favorite geeky topics!

In this edition of Weekend Watch, we’re digging into the history and origins of “The Big G” to celebrate the release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters. With the stage now set for 2020 upcoming monster mash-up, Godzilla vs. Kong, there’s no better time to delve into the illustrious history of the titular character. We’ll start with a series of videos that explain Godzilla’s origins, his expanded history, and the true story behind the character. After this, we have a pair of videos that delve into the evolution of Godzilla’s visual design and powers.

ADVERTISEMENTSCROLL TO CONTINUE READING
Shifting gears to the recent American interpretations, we have a video that details the previously introduced monsters. Next, we have a video essay that argues about the importance of King of the Monsters. Finally, we end with an excellent in-depth interview with King of the Monsters director Mike Dougherty.

Godzilla’s Origins Explained in 5 Minutes


Up first, we have a video from IGN that takes a brief look at the origins of Godzilla. Starting with the birth of the character as a metaphor for the nuclear age, it runs through the many eras of Godzilla lore. We also get a glimpse of Godzilla’s many foes throughout the years. Overall, this video serves as a quick refresher for the uninitiated.

History of Godzilla


Up next, we have a video from Variant that runs through the history of the character in a more detailed fashion. Even though this video was created around the release of 2014’s Godzilla, it’s still a great recap of his history. Along with further detailing his creation and origin, it also breaks down Godzilla’s various comic book runs.

Godzilla: The True Story


This video essay from Now This Nerd breaks down the long and storied evolution of the character. Although he certainly wasn’t the first Kaiju, Godzilla is certainly the most recognizable. The video covers the humble beginnings of the character by offering some insight into the making of the 1954 classic. It also covers the 1956 American re-release of Godzilla, as well as various eras thereafter. The dreaded 1998 film is also discussed, along with some of the more recent entries in the long-running franchise.

The History of Godzilla’s Spines & Atomic Breath




Getting even more specific into the history of the character, this pair of videos from DangerVille explores the visual changes to the design of the character throughout the decades. In particular, two of his most iconic features are detailed here – Godzilla’s Spines & Atomic Breath. As one of the most re-designed characters of all time, Godzilla has seen many visual interpretations. Consequently, both his atomic breath and spines have naturally evolved throughout the different eras. Both videos do a great job of pointing out the subtle changes behind his many iterations.

All Monsters In The Godzilla & Kong Monster-Verse


Shifting to the modern interpretation of the character, this video from Mr. Sunday Movies looks at all the monsters in Legendary’s Monster-Verse. Including King of the Monsters, the video details every monster introduced thus far, in order of release. It’s a humorous refresher on everything that’s been built up in this shared universe leading up to the aforementioned Godzilla vs. Kong.

The Importance of Godzilla: King of the Monsters


Next, this video via Up From the Depths takes a look at the importance of King of the Monsters. It argues that the latest film is a milestone in the franchise from a personal, singular perspective. That said, it provides valuable insight into why the character has managed to capture such a **** fan base over the decades. While the final film may have varied results, this video argues that King of the Monsters might very well be a watershed moment in terms of popularizing the genre for American audiences.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Director Mike Dougherty Interview


Finally, we’ll close things out with an excellent interview via Collider with King of the Monsters co-writer/director Mike Dougherty. Multiple aspects of the production are covered, including conceiving the story, casting, influences, and much more. The director also addresses fan expectations, along with giving an overall insight into his experience making the epic monster movie. Additionally, Dougherty discusses some of his other genre work along with assessing the state of genre film in general. Most importantly, he also assesses the possibility of a sequel to his cult-classic film Trick r’ Treat.

What are your thoughts about King of the Monsters? How does it stack up against the rest of the Godzilla movies? Make sure to let us know in the comment section below!

TAGS: GODZILLA, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, WEEKEND WATCH

Read more at https://www.superherohype.com/movies/451437-godzilla-history-and-origins-explained#DoxC6lXs1L2YdhUY.99
Report Spam   Logged

Bringer of Rain, Thunder and Snow, an Undying Saga of Earth
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 878



« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2019, 10:13:37 am »

Report Spam   Logged
Bringer of Rain, Thunder and Snow, an Undying Saga of Earth
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 878



« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019, 10:13:49 am »

Report Spam   Logged
Bringer of Rain, Thunder and Snow, an Undying Saga of Earth
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 878



« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2019, 10:13:59 am »

Report Spam   Logged
Bringer of Rain, Thunder and Snow, an Undying Saga of Earth
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 878



« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2019, 10:14:11 am »

Report Spam   Logged
Bringer of Rain, Thunder and Snow, an Undying Saga of Earth
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 878



« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2019, 10:14:22 am »

Report Spam   Logged
Bringer of Rain, Thunder and Snow, an Undying Saga of Earth
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 878



« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2019, 10:14:36 am »

Report Spam   Logged
Bringer of Rain, Thunder and Snow, an Undying Saga of Earth
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 878



« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2019, 10:14:47 am »

Report Spam   Logged
Bringer of Rain, Thunder and Snow, an Undying Saga of Earth
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 878



« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2019, 10:14:58 am »

Report Spam   Logged
Black Dog Sun, the End of the Ancient World, Antediluvian X
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 2535



« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2019, 01:12:19 pm »

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Reviews – What Did You Think?!
BLAIR MARNELLMONDAY, JUNE 03, 2019
00
image:

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Reviews – What Did You Think?!
After five years, Godzilla roared back into theaters this past weekend. Godzilla: King of the Monsters squeaked out a win over Aladdin with approximately $47 to $49 million. Can King of the Monsters rebound with a strong hold for its second weekend? And did this Godzilla tale live up to your expectations? We want to know what the Superhero Hype community thinks about it! This post is a place for all of you to leave your own reviews, thoughts, or anything else you want to say about the film.

ADVERTISEMENTSCROLL TO CONTINUE READING
You can read our review here. Our sister site, ComingSoon, also has King of the Monsters reviews here and here. You can find all of SHH’s King of the Monsters coverage here.

RELATED: Godzilla: King of the Monsters Review
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the 35th live-action Godzilla movie, and the third American produced film in the franchise. Michael Dougherty directed and co-wrote the sequel, which places Godzilla as humanity’s only hope for survival. King Ghidorah, and the other awakened Titans have returned, and Godzilla’s gonna have the fight of his life.

Millie Bobby Brown, the young star of Stranger Things, is making her film debut as Madison Russell. Vera Farmiga  and Kyle Chandler co-star in the movie as Madison’s parents, Dr. Emma Russell and Dr. Mark Russell. Bradley Whitford also stars in the film alongside Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and Zhang Ziyi.  Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, and Ken Watanabe reprise their roles from the previous Godzilla film.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is out in theaters now. Make sure to leave your reviews in the comment section below!


Read more at https://www.superherohype.com/movies/451671-godzilla-king-of-the-monsters-reviews-what-did-you-think#G6bJT3So6U2Pt5ps.99
Report Spam   Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy