GODZILLA MINUS ONE

$55 MILLION IN THE BOX OFFICE THANKS TO THE MINUS COLOR BLACK AND WHITE CUT, SURPASSING PARASITE.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fine, you got your numbers, now release the 4K light version.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Or go to the theater and be a good samaritan.

      >Limited run of only about 2000 theaters, less than half of a standard wide release like Marvels or Wish got
      >All subtitles, no dub for people who can't read
      >Almost Zero marketing, fricking none. Lucky if there's a commercial, but the youtube trailer is pretty much your lot.
      >Not a single physical bit of marketing anywhere and the budget for said marketing very likely did not cross 10 million total. Most likely less due to the tiny ass forecast it got
      >Scrawny 10-14 million budget
      >Period piece
      >Godzilla doesn't fight a monster
      >Nothing woke so no ragebait to fill twitter with pointless fights in an ineffectual "Rage advertising" that never worked anyway
      >Manages a 5X multiplier from it's opening weekend despite losing theaters by the week and almost 10x it's budget on nothing but pure word of mouth

      I wish nothing more in life than to feel the vindication of a guy who's had a Godzilla idea since 2007 that he's really wanted to do, even making a short "dream sequence" prototype in another movie to prove he could, and finally getting to deliver it and outselling Shin.

      This is a man who knows happiness on a level unknown to most.

      Dont like Yamazaki movies, his Dragon Quest movie was his own Batman & Robin, and i hate to admit that there were some parts where the melodrama did not worked for me, but godamit everything else about -1 was so damn good, i forgive it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        oh shit, memeber when Godzilla movies were mocked, or how poorly Shin Godzilla performed in the US?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >memeber when Godzilla movies were mocked

          They will be again when those idiots frick up and have Biolante in a sequel.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Shin played on like 400 screen for one week, you fricking moron
          I remember I had to make a special trip out of my neighborhood to see it, and I'm in a big city. -1 hot every multiplex near me.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Hey, they did silently extended its run for 2 more weeks and added it to...........a few more theaters

            Is just that Funimation was being shitty with little fanfare about it, as they usually do

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Talk about a redemption arc, it’s like if the director of Morbius got to make a Superman movie and it actually made people feel inspired and good again with tons of comparison to the original and some claiming it better.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Limited run of only about 2000 theaters, less than half of a standard wide release like Marvels or Wish got
    >All subtitles, no dub for people who can't read
    >Almost Zero marketing, fricking none. Lucky if there's a commercial, but the youtube trailer is pretty much your lot.
    >Not a single physical bit of marketing anywhere and the budget for said marketing very likely did not cross 10 million total. Most likely less due to the tiny ass forecast it got
    >Scrawny 10-14 million budget
    >Period piece
    >Godzilla doesn't fight a monster
    >Nothing woke so no ragebait to fill twitter with pointless fights in an ineffectual "Rage advertising" that never worked anyway
    >Manages a 5X multiplier from it's opening weekend despite losing theaters by the week and almost 10x it's budget on nothing but pure word of mouth

    I wish nothing more in life than to feel the vindication of a guy who's had a Godzilla idea since 2007 that he's really wanted to do, even making a short "dream sequence" prototype in another movie to prove he could, and finally getting to deliver it and outselling Shin.

    This is a man who knows happiness on a level unknown to most.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      In a just world, this movie would take Best Picture, as it's the only movie in the last year that demands to be seen on the silver screen, and is the one sinlge movie worth seeing this year if you can only see a single film

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i fully confess i pirated the movie when that version ''not the pajeet ad version'' was uploaded, but then went to see it in theathers after i fully recovered from the coof, sadly the Minus Color cut did not premiered in mexico cause we are socialist nacos.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's a fricking travesty that it was only nominated for best visual effects, not best picture or best original screenplay. I think most critics didn't even see it, which is a shame. It's the best new movie I've seen in years. I haven't seen the black and white version yet though.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >All subtitles, no dub for people who can't read
      Huh? Godzilla Minus One here in Germany was dubbed
      >Nothing woke
      Anon. It calls Amerimutts cowards who are afraid of the commies and Godzilla is still a product of their cowardess. Not to mention the story HATES the government and its military rejecting them for the final act.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Huh? Godzilla Minus One here in Germany was dubbed
        We did not get that in the US where it made money.
        >Anon. It calls Amerimutts cowards who are afraid of the commies
        It did not, it showed the US nuke Godzilla and then had him smash a half dozen of their ships. The soviet thing was the same as the as Shikshima not being allowed to warn anyone about Godzilla incoming, anything to keep a panic from happening. You even pointed out the theme of the Government not caring about the little people, which is why the American government bails and says Japan is on their own after Godzilla ignores them.
        > Not to mention the story HATES the government and its military rejecting them for the final act.
        Gonna go out on a limb and say if you asked someone on the political left or right if the Government sucks and doesn't care about them you'll get the exact same answer. If there's one thing that's gonna unite the isles it's "You know I'm fairly sure these guys would let us die to giant lizard monster if it would inconvenience them."

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >We did not get that in the US where it made money.
          Well yeah because America suffers from having bad actors and especially bad VA actors and they're greedy. You can disagree if you want to but that's my experience.
          >It did not, it showed the US nuke Godzilla and then had him smash a half dozen of their ships.
          It did. They mention in the third act how they're afraid of the commies so they won't help. It's a reason why they even have to assemble just normal people helping out being prepared to die.
          >anything to keep a panic from happening
          Yeah they're cowards who don't care for the people's safety. They just want order first and foremost.
          >Government sucks and doesn't care about them you'll get the exact same answer
          Well a certain theme of Burger media is the patriotism and dedication to bringing freedom everywhere like with Top Gun f.E but when cards are laid down on the table in reality America is only known for punching down and wanting the rewards. Calling the military a bunch of ineffective cowardly fricks who let people die I consider a tad bit woke.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >You can disagree if you want to but that's my experience.
            Eh. We used to have some baller guys but yeah quality had dipped.
            >They mention in the third act how they're afraid of the commies so they won't help.
            Yeah that was the excuse they gave the public, WE saw the real reason was it plowed through at minimum 3 destroyers and a carrier in addition to 5 or so ships they breezed past too fast to see. What they said to the public was wholly divorced from what we, the audience, got to see, and that's the whole point. We as the audience even got information the characters didn't because we got to see how Godzilla was born, and even though the characters didn't get an answer to their question of "What's a destroyer doing out in the middle of the ocean?" when they were sent to 'salvage' it, we did. The entire theme is the government isn't being honest with them, and we got to see that without exposition dumps or contrived ways for him to find out. The US knows they nuked this thing and it didn't die, they know they sent fully armed ships at it and it plowed through them, they know they let Japan, post ww2, revive and send a fully armed destroyer at it. WE know it's fricking nuts to imagine the US would ever let them get that ship running post ww2.
            But we also got to see why.
            >Yeah they're cowards who don't care for the people's safety
            The Japan government did the same thing and Ginza got blasted for it. That's the point. The regular ass citizens have got to handle it because the governments will just keep lying and let them die because they can't handle it.
            Because Kamikaze and poor supply lines and so forth. Makes sense plot wise and theme wise, don't have to pick one or the other!
            >I consider a tad bit woke.
            Well that's just silly, since if anything the theme of common man has to band together to do what those ineffectual gubermint pansies couldn't is going to resonate way more with that audience. There's a reason they love Rambo.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I don't have time anymore to go over this but let's agree to disagree here on some aspects of the film. Godzilla Minus One is really good either way.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Agreed.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Does that count as Americans being shown as brave for actually trying to stop it, or is this a Frankenstien and the monster thing where they're just making up for their own mad science frickup? Because objectively sending their battleships at it only to get Zilla'd again and again is at least trying to stop it, Japan just said
              >Nobody mention seeing a FRICKING HEAVY CRUISER get obliterated by the thing coming towards our cities we don't want to cause a panic or anything
              And there's no US forces in the city there, so at the very least the US flew out whoever was in the middle of the postwar occupation before Godzilla made landfall.

              It's still a callous move but at the very least they're not cowards, they gave it their best.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              The film isn't political, really. Its about Japanese people healing and rediscovering themselves after war.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Calling Americans cowards is not woke. They want you to believe that saying you take dick up your ass in front of preschoolers is brave and valid. That is woke.
            Saying that the American government has never won a war against a peer nation since 1812 and will let people die rather than risk that is simply truth.
            We see it more everyday as the military continues to back pedophiles and corrupt figureheads rather than the people.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >Calling Americans cowards is not woke.
              Really depends on who you ask

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            They didn't say America was afraid of the commies. Not wanting to start an unnecessary shooting isn't the same as being afraid that you'll lose if it did start. This is how international politics really were during the Cold War.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Anon it's basically a tradition in Godzilla movies that Japan has to handle things on its own without much help from other countries. Also, it would be in poor taste to show American battleships firing their guns at Japanese soil in a movie set in postwar 1940's. That probably wouldn't go over well with Japanese audiences.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        So did in Mexico but not many people speak well of the dub.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Huh? Godzilla Minus One here in Germany was dubbed
        That's because everything gets dubbed there.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Watching german dubbed saving private ryan at the kinoplex was the strangest experience of my life

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >german dub

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It feels good to see a director who's honestly passionate about the property and clearly a diehard fan get to make his dream project and actually get rewarded.

      No pretentious "I'm making a REAL movie" or up their own ass "I'm updating things for a modern audience" or even worse "I'd never read/seen this property before I was hired on and decided to do my own thing", someone who actually liked the thing made a good version of the thing and it managed to have strong legs showing strong interest and eventually topped out the other Japanese Godzilla flicks. He got recognition from the Oscars, which is obviously worthless but hey he probably appreciates it, he got a success and he got people wanting more. He got the good end.

      Now don't frick it up like you did the dragon quest movie.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Now don't frick it up like you did the dragon quest movie.
        Kek he's the director guy innit? I remember people losing their minds over it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Director and writer though I read somewhere he didn't actually write the story, he was essentially just brought on to put pen to paper for a producer and took the full blame so as not to sour his relationship with Toho.

          It apparently worked as Toho let him handle Godzilla next after the backlash, so there's probably some truth to the rumor he and the other two directors didn't like the change in the story but all three just went with it.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Honestly I can't imagine he had too much to do with it, it was one of 3-THREE-movies he made that released that year. Other one was the CGI Lupin and The Great War of Archimedes, a period piece about getting the Yamato made.

            Who knows, maybe it was all him and he just had one really shitty idea, but Godzilla was a good one he had.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Director and writer though I read somewhere he didn't actually write the story, he was essentially just brought on to put pen to paper for a producer and took the full blame so as not to sour his relationship with Toho.

              It apparently worked as Toho let him handle Godzilla next after the backlash, so there's probably some truth to the rumor he and the other two directors didn't like the change in the story but all three just went with it.

              A redemption arc indeed, now if only others would learned like Jar Jar Ebrams or Ruin Jhonson

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >All subtitles, no dub for people who can't read

      Imagine being filtered by sub. LOL (LMAO even)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Zero marketing, fricking none.
      Can you at least not fricking lie?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Based. I'm so happy I saw it in theatre and that it exists at all.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Live Action, there's still is Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, some latino movies and the Pokemon movie edited by 4kids.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
      Made with Columbia(Later Tri-Star), still produced by Hollywood.

      Other one is right, Pokemon movie didn't seem to have any american producers.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Pokemon movie didn't seem to have any american producers.

        except, the version who made tons of millions was the shit 4kids version, you know, the one where the US producers said, ''we wanted to make it more easy for the kiddies and had a defined good guy and a defined bad guy, cause moral ambiguity is too much for amerifatties.''

        Localizations dont fricking count

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Distributer is different than producer. 4kids never had any part in the production.

          This would be like calling Disney a production house part of Ghibli because they dub the movies.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        And Life Is Beautiful but Godzilla is almost caught up with it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Life is Beautiful was produced by Miramax, which is an American company.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I think he's saying Minus 1 is a mashup of the two

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            No it wasn't, it was distributed by the company in the states, but they had nothing to do with the creation of the film.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            wrong

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        70% of Crouching Tiger's production money came from Taiwan, Hong Kong, China. Other 30% from American studios, that's why it's still categorize as a foreign film and holds the record

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Well deserved. It's my favourite movie of 2023 by a longshot. Still can't believe they only had about $10m as a budget. There is capeshit in the hundreds of millions that looks worse in every department

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >There is capeshit in the hundreds of millions that looks worse in every department
      That’s because most of that money didn’t even go to VFX artists. It went to the talentless actors and the greedy Hollywood execs who spent all that money on expensive Beverly Hills mansions, drugs and prostitutes.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >That’s because most of that money didn’t even go to VFX artists. It went to the talentless actors and the greedy Hollywood execs who spent all that money on expensive Beverly Hills mansions, drugs and prostitutes.

        And these same homosexuals wanna pull out the ''OW but japan treats his workers very poorly gaihs''

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >And these same homosexuals wanna pull out the ''OW but japan treats his workers very poorly gaihs''
          Fricking Kek, I remember seeing that shit. Total blatant spin story to cope with the fact that capeshit got BTFO this year. The copium was off the charts.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        VFX budgets are so high because studios like to make impossible demands of VFX artists like redoing the entire climax of the movie in three weeks because test audiences scored it badly. They throw huge amounts of money at them to force them into doing unreasonable amounts of work in tiny windows of time. This is also why the effects look rushed, they literally were.
        t. Have friends who do this shit for a living
        -1's effects are good and cheap because a) the director is a VFX artist and understands how they're made and b) they kept the script as written, meaning the artists were able the plan and work within a reasonable timeframe without having to backtrack.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bookies say Godzilla Minus One and The Creator are practically tied as far as their chances for the Oscar are concerned. Will Godzilla actually make it?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      lets go its Godzilla's TIME. minus one was a triumph.

      >All subtitles, no dub for people who can't read
      Huh? Godzilla Minus One here in Germany was dubbed
      >Nothing woke
      Anon. It calls Amerimutts cowards who are afraid of the commies and Godzilla is still a product of their cowardess. Not to mention the story HATES the government and its military rejecting them for the final act.

      handwaving away the American and soviet military was a choice for the sake of the plot
      It'd waste run time and inflate the budget to involve a bunch of period accurate American and Soviet planes. Besides, the soul of the movie is about Japanese picking up the pieces after the war and learning to love themselves.

      any movie about loving a home nation and taking care of others of your race cannot really be called woke. Plus the gender roles were played extremely straight.. Women and men doing what they do best. No subversive subtext.

      being anti-western does not equal woke. And at worst America is portrayed as uncaring. I think Japan dealing with its own problems instead of relying on Big Brother America is a good message.

      for the record I am American and HATE woke media

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Big Brother America? America created this problem in the first place.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Godzilla had the advantage of it coming out right during the awards season at the end of the year so Academy people still remember it more, which means they have more chance imo.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        But sadly not soon enough. It was a sleeper hit so it missed out on a few nominations. It got only one nomination for Oscars, one for Critics Choice (best foreign film which it lost) and zero for BAFTA. Apparently this somehow means Godzilla will lose its category but I think it's mostly a statistical indicator not a rule. Godzilla has the momentum and might win even though The Creator is a more traditional winner.
        But also got middling reviews and it would be probably first time in history that a movie with lukewarm reviews wins against one with stellar reviews. Because it's not a purely technical category. It's basically a second best picture category for genre movies.
        In fact what saved us were: 1) Dune 2 postponed to 2024 and 2) Yamazaki becoming a start at the VSX Oscar bake-off

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Godzilla looked damn good on a far smaller budget. That earns points in my book.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Back in 2015 Ex Machina which had roughly the same budget as this, won against special effects heavyweights such as Mad Max Fury Road and The Revenant which swept tons of awards at the Oscars that year. It's possible.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Less than half of Marvels btw

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Impressive. Very nice. Now let's compare their budgets

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It made 55 million in America, Marvels made 84 million in america.. Marvels had more than double the theaters and approximately "A metric shitload" more in marketing."

      I don't blame Toho for having a small release due to the reasons listed here

      >Limited run of only about 2000 theaters, less than half of a standard wide release like Marvels or Wish got
      >All subtitles, no dub for people who can't read
      >Almost Zero marketing, fricking none. Lucky if there's a commercial, but the youtube trailer is pretty much your lot.
      >Not a single physical bit of marketing anywhere and the budget for said marketing very likely did not cross 10 million total. Most likely less due to the tiny ass forecast it got
      >Scrawny 10-14 million budget
      >Period piece
      >Godzilla doesn't fight a monster
      >Nothing woke so no ragebait to fill twitter with pointless fights in an ineffectual "Rage advertising" that never worked anyway
      >Manages a 5X multiplier from it's opening weekend despite losing theaters by the week and almost 10x it's budget on nothing but pure word of mouth

      I wish nothing more in life than to feel the vindication of a guy who's had a Godzilla idea since 2007 that he's really wanted to do, even making a short "dream sequence" prototype in another movie to prove he could, and finally getting to deliver it and outselling Shin.

      This is a man who knows happiness on a level unknown to most.

      but apparently that gamble paid off.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >The Marvels
      Budget (not counting Marketing, which typically doubles the budget
      $274.8 million (gross)
      $219.8 million (net)
      Box office
      $206.1 million

      >Godzilla Minus One
      Budget
      $10–15 million
      Box office
      $102.6 million

      Godzilla profited while capeshit flopped.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Holy FRICK is this movie ever gonna come to streaming? I just wanna pirate it and see it already but frick watching camrips

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just buy a fricking ticket and get your lazy ass to the movie theater.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Hell no I’m broke af

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Movie tickets cost only $13.95. You can’t possibly be THAT poor if you can afford to have internet.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just bought myself this poster. Godzilla and my love for cinema are so back, bros

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    DIGITAL

    MO
    FRICKIN

    WHEN!?!?!??

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Probably not till May at the absolute earliest.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Hate the Japanese for this tbh

        They never capitalize on hype and are always so fricking slow

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Digital Mo? What do you mean?

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is this a case of
    >thing: japan :0?
    This movie mostly consisted of boring scenes about some guy taking care of his non family. (Probably because they didn’t have alot of budget for cgi godzilla scenes). Yeah the movie is kinda charming but just because it doesn’t have western pozzed shit in it, doesn’t mean its a masterpiece. Also the ending was the cheesiest anime shit ever.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Is this a case of
      : japan :0?
      Godzilla is the most Japanese thing ever you memespouting imbecile.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah I know, so why is everybody acting like this jap slock is the best movie ever made when it was boring, and full of tropes?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          omg it had tropes in it? you mean it didnt subvert all of our expectations? wtf i hate minus 1 now

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            People who use "anime" as a pejorative are people who haven't seen enough Japanese films (or god forbid their live action tv) to use "Japanese" as a more appropriate pejorative instead.
            The ending isn't anime. It's stereotypical normalcore for Japanese normals.

            >muh tropes
            Umm no shit it was a movie about Godzilla coming out of the ocean and destroying Tokyo. What did you think it was gonna be?

            The 2014 hollywood godzilla was unironically better than this snoozefest

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              have a nice day.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You're right. It needed a heckin' strong woman who defeats Godzilla at the start and we would watch her path into transhood instead.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >muh tropes
          Umm no shit it was a movie about Godzilla coming out of the ocean and destroying Tokyo. What did you think it was gonna be?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      People who use "anime" as a pejorative are people who haven't seen enough Japanese films (or god forbid their live action tv) to use "Japanese" as a more appropriate pejorative instead.
      The ending isn't anime. It's stereotypical normalcore for Japanese normals.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This. People who complain about the ending don't watch these types of movies. It would be uncharacteristically dark and depressing for a Toho movie, let alone a Japanese movie, to just kill off the female MC at the halfway point with no happy ending. No other Godzilla movie is that melancholic, not even 1954 or Terror of Mechagodzilla.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It might be a case of genuine shilling. The constant angle pitting it against hollywood seems pretty forced.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's just a good movie. Unironically best of 2023 in my book.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No it's just a pretty good and soulful movie with Godzilla in it. So that puts it above 75% of shit that comes out now.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just want a HD stream somewhere

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This movie unironically feels like a watershed moment. I have seen it 4 times in theaters and every time the whole theater was clapping at the end. Boomers, young couples, families, everyone is zilling out right now.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I saw it opening day. At the end, the completely full audience was just bustling with conversation. Everyone couldn't stop talking about what they just saw. Among their groups, as well as to nearby strangers. I haven't seen that happen in a theater in at least a decade. It was beautiful.
      Then, I took my parents to Minus Color because Mom dragged her feet for all of the standard version's run. (See, not only is it a good film I knew they'd enjoy, but as a young child I had them sit through a lot of Showa cheesiness, so it entertains me to make them watch Godzilla 30 years later.) And it happened again! Packed theater, everyone having energetic conversations about what they just saw!

      >Limited run of only about 2000 theaters, less than half of a standard wide release like Marvels or Wish got
      >All subtitles, no dub for people who can't read
      >Almost Zero marketing, fricking none. Lucky if there's a commercial, but the youtube trailer is pretty much your lot.
      >Not a single physical bit of marketing anywhere and the budget for said marketing very likely did not cross 10 million total. Most likely less due to the tiny ass forecast it got
      >Scrawny 10-14 million budget
      >Period piece
      >Godzilla doesn't fight a monster
      >Nothing woke so no ragebait to fill twitter with pointless fights in an ineffectual "Rage advertising" that never worked anyway
      >Manages a 5X multiplier from it's opening weekend despite losing theaters by the week and almost 10x it's budget on nothing but pure word of mouth

      I wish nothing more in life than to feel the vindication of a guy who's had a Godzilla idea since 2007 that he's really wanted to do, even making a short "dream sequence" prototype in another movie to prove he could, and finally getting to deliver it and outselling Shin.

      This is a man who knows happiness on a level unknown to most.

      This, all of this. I'm so happy for everyone involved.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It has the rowdy blacks completely quiet, but I could tell they were still engaged due to the chorus of sucked teeth after the Ginza heat ray scene

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Big Godzilla fan here. Still haven't seen this because Godzilla needs to be a guy in a suit for it to be a proper Godzilla movie.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm seeing Minus Color in the kinoplex tomorrow. Only movie I'm comfortable actually paying to see in recent memory.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So will Godzilla Minus One start a Godzillaverse again or are we getting a new Godzilla interpretation in a few more years

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Monsters are the new fad right now, either way it goes

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Rad. I hope they're keeping the talent of this film for the next few Godzilla movies. At least until King Ghidorah shows up.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Director wants to do a monster fight sequel since we've had two solo movies in a row from Japan now.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Fricking finally

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think I liked the satire of Shin a slight bit more, but they're such different movies that it almost feels weird to compare them.

    I can definitely see why Minus would be a lot more popular though, and out of a pretty limited pool it was the best movie I saw last year regardless.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The new queen of Cinemaphile and /m/

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Shes fricking perfect. She was so hot in Shin Kamen Rider it's unreal

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fricking Japs, I don't get why they didn't bother to distribute it worldwide, they could've made even more money due to all the praise from the American box office.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They did distribute it to a lot of countries except SEA probably because they're too afraid of offending someone. It was supposed to release in India but then everything went silent I don't know what happened there.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Good morning sir
        Who the frick cares about pajeets and India

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Are you by chance old enough to be emotionally equipped to comprehend things like profits and box office?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I heard it didn't distribute to much of Asia which is weird. I wonder if it had to do with the focus being on WWII being touchy or something?

      Hate the Japanese for this tbh

      They never capitalize on hype and are always so fricking slow

      Oh man, have you seen how they handle movies? The US is like a utopia compared to them. Even TOHO goes out of their way to not give their best releases internationally so they can screw their own people out of more money to get the superior Japanese release. And then split the series into 3 collector releases each for $60 so you have to spend $180 to watch a 12 episode anime. It isn't like this for everything, but man I've seen it enough to feel bad for them.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >The Marvels $206.1 million
    >Morbius $167.5 million
    Gojisisters..........

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's funny because there's literally no scenario where either of those movies made half as much as Godzilla in actual profit.

      Lets say for instance we give Godzilla the harshest scenario. Usually marketing is equal to budget? Well frick that, marketing that was nonexistent in US suddenly has doubled it's budget and we can tack on roundabout 25 million to the, lets be harsh and say 14 million budget(likely lower, but hey, he just said it wasn't 15 million!) So now the total cost of the movie is 39 million. Add a million for flair so we get a nice round 40 million. Then in the harshest possible light, theaters take 50 percent around the world. Sure, that's unrealistic, usually they do better, but not in this scenario! Godzilla in this worst possible case is paying half of every single solitary ticket, period. So now it's break even is 80 million. Nice round 20 million in profit, look at that! Worst case scenario and it breaks even.

      Then lets take The Marvels and give it the best possible version of chance. Lets say that marketing? It was already included in the production budget. It wasn't, that's wrong, but we'll give it that chance so that 270 million budget is all of it together, total! No marketing add on! And hey, we'll even use the rebate version, so 215 million without a penny more spent on distribution or marketing or anything, those cats dancing are covered. And then, lets pretend the theaters just had to show this tale of womanhood coming together, they couldn't dare charge a penny for this film wonder! The people had to see it! Every single cent from every single ticket goes right to Disney, where it belongs!

      So after all that, worst possible version of Minus 1's run vs lesbian utopia version of the Marvels. It comes to, Godzilla, 20 million up, and The Marvels, 10 million lost.

      She just
      Can't
      Win

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    MINUS COLOR
    MORE KINO

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Americans only like it when Godzilla is a nuke cause Americans think it's Japan trying to tell them something
    Imperialists really see their captives as dogs.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I hate the Monsterverse so fricking much

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The Muttmerican one?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yes

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Can't bring myself to hate it now that actual Godzilla is good again and we're getting more of it. Gamerabros have it way worse.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Gamerabros have it way worse.

            >Hey guys, bad news, you can either have decent monster models or decent human models
            >"Well I guess we'll pick the decent monster models, but because the humans are literally going to look like a MMD model, we'll at least be able to render them in a decent framerate, right?"
            >...
            >"Right?"

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Here's the difference though: Gamera Rebirth has actual fight choreography.

              It understands that a fight isn't about being long or making cool poses/roars or one-liners. It's a FIGHT.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Is that the bird from Guardian of the universe? It's been a while since I've watched the 90s movies

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                It's called Gyaos

                I agree. That is why I would have the Titans be closer to cryptids and monsters from myth. I am not a fan of the titans based on actual deities. I feel it takes away from what is unique about them being animals.
                With that being said, the creator of Godzilla did describe him as the son of the atomic bomb and divine beast of the apocalypse. So there always was a pseudo-supernatural element. Even Minus One’s director stressed this concept.

                I know. But Legendary could've kept all this weird shit if they just emphasized that Godzilla's an animal. He's not doing this to "Protect the world."
                He's doing it because he has personal reasons to do so

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I think at its core the series maintains they are just animals. But they do flipflop a bit with the “first gods” being more literal or figurative.
                I worry they are going to try and make them more alien as time goes on. Like Godzilla and the titans are from a whole separate evolutionary tree.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Not when they're about to reveal that humans came from Hollow Earth too.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Is that the bird from Guardian of the universe?
                More like a bat with laser beams.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I fricking love Gyaos

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Oh yeah the show is absolutely stand out when it comes to monster fights, genuinely I can't name a single other Kaiju show with monster battles this good in every single episode. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPTQJvpoEGs Even the story is actually good, a mix of Stand By Me with full on Showa era sci-fi pulp. Characters develop, there's actual twists, and it all is going somewhere. It's not a bad show.

                But man

                Those fricking humans look like tutorial characters for a 3d modeling class and they move like babys first stop motion. There is no reason to have them moving at sub 10 frames per second, it just looks jarring. Especially when you then cut to guiron slinging around like he's made of butter. Gamera was THIS CLOSE to having the best kaiju show.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Honestly, my one gripe with the show is that the fights were a bit too restrained in how insane they got. I wish the fights were more destructive and had the characters showing their powers off even more

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                At least they didn't restrain themselves when it came to the actual damage, Gamera kept getting more progressively fricked up through the show and major stuff like the arm stuck. And they didn't shy away from the carnage Gyaos caused, that onscreen body count eclipses most horror movies.

                But yeah, even when they were showing destruction like the Jiras fight, they couldn't show too much because they really did not have the budget. Stuff exploded but you rarely saw anything break.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                The show really made Gamera a fricking badass, his tenacity was insane.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                In fairness that's just consistency.

                Anyone who thinks it's nuts he shrugged off Guiron running him through needs to watch this. https://youtu.be/Hr4k_IImTGo?si=-YUwNgLCNg0J64Ag&t=147

                Motherfricker does not quit even if he's missing most of his organs.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                One of the manga has him get decapitated and keep fighting because he's that kind of motherfricker

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                At least they didn't restrain themselves when it came to the actual damage, Gamera kept getting more progressively fricked up through the show and major stuff like the arm stuck. And they didn't shy away from the carnage Gyaos caused, that onscreen body count eclipses most horror movies.

                But yeah, even when they were showing destruction like the Jiras fight, they couldn't show too much because they really did not have the budget. Stuff exploded but you rarely saw anything break.

                Oh yeah the show is absolutely stand out when it comes to monster fights, genuinely I can't name a single other Kaiju show with monster battles this good in every single episode. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPTQJvpoEGs Even the story is actually good, a mix of Stand By Me with full on Showa era sci-fi pulp. Characters develop, there's actual twists, and it all is going somewhere. It's not a bad show.

                But man

                Those fricking humans look like tutorial characters for a 3d modeling class and they move like babys first stop motion. There is no reason to have them moving at sub 10 frames per second, it just looks jarring. Especially when you then cut to guiron slinging around like he's made of butter. Gamera was THIS CLOSE to having the best kaiju show.

                One thing I've always genuinely adored about Gamera in comparison to Godzilla is the sound of his footsteps. They've always had a very distinct "Cracking the ground" effect added to them, which is something I'm kind of sad the Heisei trilogy didn't have. It adds a lot to his presence because it implies he's so god damn heavy the ground straight up shatters beneath his feet.

                ?t=417

                ?t=174
                It's something that gives him a lot of identity compared to Godzilla's more muffled, bomb-sounding footsteps

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                i admit that im not a 'zilla head but explain the godzilla vs gamera thing. are they different studios? are they both in the same movie universe but are enemies? is gamera a bootlet godzilla some other japs made?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Godzilla & Gamera are like Mickey & Donald. Everybody is confused about which came first and which is actually better/more popular.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Different studios. Daei wanted a Godzilla clone, but the director wanted something more distinctive. It paid off

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                My man Barugon got shafted by this series

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I think the intent was he was going to be Season 2's big bad, hence the cliffhanger. They didn't want to kill him off since he's the first enemy Gamera had.

                At least he didn't get relegated to a bit part but we're probably not gonna get a season 2.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Rebirth was great, frick you on about. It understood Gamera as a character perfectly.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Man, I feel bad for Gamerabros. Kino on the level of the Hesei trilogy never again

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >Im-fricking-plying
              Rebirth is genuinely better than Heisei

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The whole Cryptids, Hollow Earth, and Myths premise is great. But being an American product they cant help adding in dumb shit like LoM

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The problem with the MV is multifold, but it' most prominent issue is how it feels like a fanfiction if that makes sense
            >Mothzilla is canon
            >Godzilla is LITERALLY the "King"
            >Uhhhhhhh remember this thing?
            >Godzilla being KEEPER OF LE BALANCE
            Legendary Godzilla is just Heisei Gamera but way shittier as a character

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I’m not too bothered, but I see what you mean. I think the issue is that they have good ideas for worldbuilding/lore, but don’t explore them as deeply as they could. And it comes across as discount Gamera and fanfiction.
              If I was in charge I would lean heavily into myths and conspiracy.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I'd personally lean into not glorifying Godzilla as some kind of protector deity because it implies a basic animal
                >Isn't intelligent
                >Isn't able to have emotions
                >Isn't able to fight
                Like, why can't he just be an intelligent animal in terms of his role in the world? It makes him interesting and naturalistic.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I agree. That is why I would have the Titans be closer to cryptids and monsters from myth. I am not a fan of the titans based on actual deities. I feel it takes away from what is unique about them being animals.
                With that being said, the creator of Godzilla did describe him as the son of the atomic bomb and divine beast of the apocalypse. So there always was a pseudo-supernatural element. Even Minus One’s director stressed this concept.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    We need The Toho/Kaijuverse.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Japanese soft power once again effortlessly mogging faux Korean "soft power" propped up by homosexual globalists
    This is why "they" want to ruin this country.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When can we get Godzilla vs Bigfoot?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Think that is essentially the next movie

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Bigfoot needs to be bigger to fight Godzilla, but it's just King Kong.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I mean Toho has the Gargantuans. If they want big hairy humanoids they can do that or Frankenstein and it's canon.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          According to the German poster, Godzilla is also Frankenstein.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just noticed that Godzilla 2014 is a blander copy of Gamera GotU. Was that on purpose

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Probably not, but hey

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Probably not, it follows the archtypical Awakened Giant story in fiction, wherein the humans mostly serve to facilitate bringing to life a "Champion" or guardian force, in a lot of mythology it's either a giant warrior or a giant made of stone who ultimately fight back the monster or punishes humans, Daimajin(Also a great series) is an example of this. I think the earliest example of the Awakened Giant myth was the story of the serpent Apophis overwhelming and tearing apart Ra which brought him down to size and it was only with the help of his aides and his... own eyeball, for some reason. that he was able to be repaired and killed the serpent again to resume the endless cycle.

      Gamera's story in GOTU specifically is likely based on a number of japanese myths, notably from Journey to the West which had Tortoise General who was a protector spirit until the actions of a human corrupted him and Snake General together to where both terrorized the countryside and battled one another, and were able to be redeemed at the end.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It was the smartest way to make a big monster "good guy" without making him look goofy.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not really. Godzilla doesn't have to be some "Keeper of balance" to be the "Good guy."

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster gave him a reasonable reason

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Exactly

            I think the intent was he was going to be Season 2's big bad, hence the cliffhanger. They didn't want to kill him off since he's the first enemy Gamera had.

            At least he didn't get relegated to a bit part but we're probably not gonna get a season 2.

            I think it did well enough for them to consider making more Gamera stuff

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Godzilla being a good guy is fricking moronic. Just have him fight over its territory, that being Earth or Japan.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >The black and white version isn't even showing in Australia
    Well that's gay I wanted to watch it again.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Minus One desperately tried to reference the original and cut out the researcher subplot, making everyone out to kill Godzilla. Everything except the Ginza scene, the vfx and music was cringe, and the movie made me wish I was watching the original.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >making everyone out to kill Godzilla
      Do you blame them?
      Considering the first time we see him he kills someone for shinning a light in his face.
      Then they try to shoot him and ends up killing nearly everyone out of anger even though the shot was more like getting hit by a pellet gun.
      Then he goes around destroying ships for no reason.
      Then he goes on land, destroys a few trains, a movie theater, and kills a bunch of people.
      Then he launches a nuke that wipes out half a city and just enjoys the view like he finished painting the Sistine Chapel.
      Then he comes back and starts destroying a farm on his way to destroy Tokyo again.
      Then he kills two more ships for no reason.
      Then he almost kills the ships that tried to kill him (which of all his overreactions is the most fair response, yet would have been the only chance to actually kill him).

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you think Toho will ever go back to suitmation, or is it all CGI from now on? -1 was fantastic, but the charm from practical effects is still missing.
    It's not like it looks unacceptable or anything. Those shorts they released a while back with Gigan, Jet Jaguar, and Hedorah looked great.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I doubt it. There will probably be practical effects still, just doubt they will do it for the monsters. The way they made Minus Goji walk like he was an actor in a suit makes me think they will do CGI for now on. I think they'll reserve the suits for shorts. I think that satisfies both parties the best, as much as I would love another suit movie. Also I don't think the majority of modern audiences would be for it.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine the B/W version of Godzilla 2014.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Woah. Five minutes of Godzilla and 200 billion minutes of military propaganda in black and white!

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