Chuckman wrote:The point of Godzilla 2014 is that we're too up our own ass about our power and our technology. The whole movie is about the humans trying and failing to exert control over the natural world.
American Godzilla: If we destroy ourselves the universe won't notice.
The American big-G is basically a slightly benevolent Lovecraftian monster god. He's a guardian spirit, but he's not guarding us by choice.
I'm not saying ay of that isn't true. Ken Watanabe's character clearly makes the thematics of the "Monsterverse" as a whole rather clear, within terms of gods and such. It gives me hope that they'll treat Mothra right in future movies. (If the fairy twins aren't introducing Mothra in the Monsterverse by singing in order to summon the monster, I'm lobbying hard complains against the first innocent theater staff member I see before going home to write lengthy letter of complaint to Legendary Studios.)
I'm just saying that Aaron Taylor-Johnson's character (and even Bryan Cranston's, to some extent) reflect the modern political and military concerns that have risen in a post-9/11 America. I don't expect this to be consistent throughout the Monsterverse. (Kong: Skull Island reflects the social anxieties and pent-up emotions that immediately followed the Vietnam.) I do expect the thematics you're talking about to be the cornerstone upon which the entire Monsterverse rests, as they're present in both Godzilla and Kong movies thus far. And hopefully that'll lead to a precise portrayal of the absurd religious themes and practices that revolve around the monster Mothra. The way Legendary have it written so far, the series should be able to support those characters. The fairy twins are literally called the "Cosmos" in the Japanese Godzilla movie. Characters that are called the Cosmos that have a tight relationship with Mothra suddenly caring about the survival of humanity would be the literal "deus-exmachina" needed to answer the series' existential crisis that it raised in the first two films.
Gendo'sPapa wrote:Something else besides the kaiju might make a return to the Godzilla Universe in 2019.
Click the link for a clue from the director himself:
https://twitter.com/Mike_Dougherty/stat ... 44/photo/1
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