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wani-ramirez:

Godzilla movie posters by Noriyoshi Ohrai

epic post!





This fool should be fined for using "Japanese-ness" - Godzilla 2014 and Representation of Characters/Actors of Color 

greatrunner:

I’m reading this Godzilla 2014 meta and I’m trying my damnest to keep my eyes from rolling into the back of my head.

It’s no surprise to anyone that Godzilla 2014 appears to be painfully and overwhelmingly white as hell, and that’s probably not the least of its problems.

Steven Sloss of kaijusaurus (and others) is literally arguing that Ken Watanabe’s presence in the film, and the artwork of the poster featuring Kanji serving as a backdrop to the capslocked “GODZILLA”, is somehow quality representation of a franchise and character that began in Japan and starred a predominantly Japanese cast. Or at the very least, proper “ammunition” as it were to shout down anyone who looks at this film’s present media and critique’s it for the general whiteness it shares with the 1998 film by Roland Emmerich and its subsequent animated series (who only had one major Character of Color, an Afro-Latino character named Randy Hernandez, and three white major female characters).

this entire argument is invalid.
1. the original Godzilla film was made in Japan no American actors were cast.
2. the American version of the original Godzilla film only inserted “Steve Martin” as some post script narrator to highlight the tragedy of nuclear war and anchor the American audience to the film.
3. the American version of Godzilla 1984 / 1985 does the exact same thing with the character of Steve Martin. the Japanese version of the film does not have that American actor anywhere near it.
4. everyone calm your tits





austinleepritchett:

As a small, but very large child i had always found comfort and happiness in old Godzilla movies. “i want to be a MONSTER when i grow up” i remember thinking while Godzilla and king Kong laid waste to a vast city. Hopefully in the future i can do more of these posters for more of my favorite Godzilla films. and maybe, continue being the monster i grew up to be :)

-Austin 

also, atmosphere- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH5IZN6MMoc

very important… 





Anonymous asked: "if Mothra were to show up in a Sequel to Godzilla, do you think the priestesses would as well? And if so, would they be fairies?"

spankzilla85:

The Shobijin/Cosmos/Elias/Elinas/Fairies/Hanky-Pankies are a REQUIREMENT if you’re re-introducing Mothra, even if it’s just a vague reference.
I think that something more akin to the “Battra Twins” from the IDW verse would feel more “at home” in the new Legendary Godzillaverse.





feriowind:

:V originally from my kaiju clock, but yeah, will be turning these guys into stickers! might include a breach sticker, and possibly some other misc. things too idk

they’re also transparent ahuuhuuhuu





austinleepritchett:

As a small, but very large child i had always found comfort and happiness in old Godzilla movies. “i want to be a MONSTER when i grow up” i remember thinking while Godzilla and king Kong laid waste to a vast city. Hopefully in the future i can do more of these posters for more of my favorite Godzilla films. and maybe, continue being the monster i grew up to be :)

-Austin 

also, atmosphere- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH5IZN6MMoc

very important… 






tags: #MUTO #mothra #godzilla

Mothra, MUTO and You: How This Isn’t That but could be this other Thing 

Ok so there is this article HERE that has really just irritated me in the wrong way. Its written well but the info or rather the comparison is just so wrong so  I’m writing this thing.

This is Mothra.

image

Mothra is more or less a deity. Unlike other monsters in the Toho universe Mothra does not randomly run amuck causing havoc, terrorizing humanity, or being a dick in general. Unless summoned, Mothra tends to her egg and rests quietly on Birth Island.

Mothra in no way resembles this
image

How the comparison can be made is a bit beyond me.

This is Battra

Larval Stage above  Final stage below

As a general rule, Battra doesn’t give a fuck. He is summoned only when the entire planet is in dire jeopardy and will attack anything in his path causing problems for him to complete his mission. When Mothra dies her egg hatches 2 offspring. I am assuming they decide between themselves who will be what and one becomes Mothra and the other Battra (i have no idea why there are 2 of them but this scenario makes the most sense).

Mothra is summoned by 2 fairy princesses.

They are tiny people who live their lives in service to Mothra. In modern films when they have appeared they are referred to as coming from Cosmos  or some such and they speak to Mothra on behalf of humanity.

Usually Mothra is summoned to keep Godzilla from doing bad things.

But Godzilla being Godzilla, is difficult if not impossible to reason with. So Mothra is forced to beat some sense into him and chase him away for the time being. More often than not it results in Mothra dying and having her babies finish the job.

Mothra is eternal.

Mothra dies, Mothra is reborn, Mothra is forever…and its a good thing to because Godzilla is always up to something brooding anger issues and all.

Most of all… Battra doesn’t give a fuck.





clocktronimage:

Japanese Movie Monsters! 

epic





spaceleech:

Mothra. What are you doing? Let go. Mothra. Stop it.
Godzilla Magazine, Vol. 2, 1993.

i do love this image

spaceleech:

Mothra. What are you doing? Let go. Mothra. Stop it.

Godzilla Magazine, Vol. 2, 1993.

i do love this image





lol need the line right after this… where the man says, “Those monsters are just as dumb as human beings!”





astoundingbeyondbelief:

If you haven’t yet had a look at Toho’s gorgeous new gallery of the Godzilla series’ monsters and machines, here are ten reasons why you should.





gojira-senpai:

Past few weeks in a nutshell. Hope Warner Bros just reveal the trailer soon.

gojira-senpai:

Past few weeks in a nutshell. Hope Warner Bros just reveal the trailer soon.