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Episode 39 — Godzilla


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:03 PM

Pop on your headphones, but be careful no giant dinosaurs sneak up on you!  Attack Of The Show's Chris Gore bravely sat through Godzilla to discuss this summer movie disaster with the HDTGM crew, and it's agreed that cute baby Godzillas eating popcorn aren't enough to save this one. Keep suggesting bad summer movies for us to cover, and join HDTGM’s Summer Movie League to compete for a cool prize!

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:22 AM

literally a great episode

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:23 AM

I remember how delighted I was by the gumball scene too! Great episode guys!

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:25 AM

this podcast is (o)(o)s.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:48 AM

I can't believe how little I remembered about this thing from 14 years ago. It was pretty good considering that I'm pretty sure it was one of the only movies written and cast by Helen Keller. Thank you Jason for mentioning the boats falling off of Godzilla. To play devil's advocate you don't really see him at that point in the movie, so maybe his hands were full of boats. However, I really can't swallow the fact that Godzilla sat in Madison Square Garden shitting out eggs and sticking them everywhere. To settle the discussion, Jean Reno was gonna edit himself out of the tape...I assume. Love the show guys, even though we are "central losers."
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:57 AM

I know this show doesn't touch on the soundtracks, but how can you forget Puff Daddy spitting hot fire with Jimmy Page:

Also Rage Against the Machine proclaims "Godzilla [is] pure motherfuckin' filler..." on their track "No Shelter (Godzilla)". This movie sucked in every way possible.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:31 AM

"2012" was actually HUGE. I mean it's dumber than shit, and it only did OK in the U.S. as far as big explody blockbusters are concerned (166 million), but it did another 600 million internationally. The next time anyone trashes on America for making brainless, stupid entertainment, they need to look at the rest of the world to see who's fault it really is for making them hits.

Oh Jesus, I forgot about the Puff Daddy song, or rather, "Kashmir" with a lot of yelling over it. The biggest problem I had with that song was when he and Jimmy Page performed it on SNL. There was this orchestra backing them up, and they made it a point to show us the sheet music they were looking at, which was titled "Come With Me", not "Kashmir With Puffy Just Yelling Over It".
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:07 AM

I could not finish this movie. It's the first movie in HDTGM history that I simply could not finish. It LITERALLY was the most grating, awful thing I have ever seen. I thought the movie was over, and then I saw that there was an hour left. I skipped around and realized that the next hour would be literally the exact same crap that I had just endured.

Also, I'm just going to say it: lizards don't eat fish.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:42 AM

I laughed so hard when Jason said "Hey, guess what the ocean is full of? Fucking fish, you dummy."

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:17 AM

Was that first Amazon review written by the Green Lantern? Who drinks a cocktail after worrying about WORLD PEACE and COSMIC DISASTERS?
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:20 AM

"That's a lot of fish".

By the way, my favourite review from the French amazon


"Godzilla est un super film , a conseiller livraison très rapide, excellent qualité a couper le souffle.
Une image et un son au top. "

5/5 etoiles

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:44 AM

You know what's messed up? In my memory of this film, the only thing I liked was that Kathy Griffin--who I can't stand--seemed kind of sexy as the cute, quirky redhead scientist (and realization that I found KG attractive made me sick to my stomach).

Then I rechecked the cast and realized that Kathy Griffin wasn't in 'Godzilla' ... it was Vicki Lewis as the cute, quirky redhead scientist.

Thank God!

But that's how awful this movie is ...
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:47 AM

James Rolfe aka Angry Videogame Nerd had a great Monster Madness episode over this Godzilla, too. Check it.


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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:15 AM

Let's not forget about the Saturday morning cartoon that was the follow up to this movie. It picks up right after the movie where Broderick's character finds the egg from the final scene in the movie. He then goes to raise it like a pet and the new Godzilla fights monsters that attack the city, basically a campy version of the movie fans would have liked to see where Godzilla fights monsters rather than farting out eggs in Madison Square Garden.

Here's a part of the first episode of the cartoon:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVXUrAej-4A&feature=related


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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:49 PM

My favorite moment may be Jean Reno's Elvis impression. Or the "fat slob" scientist who sneezes all over his hands right before going in for a hand shake. Comedy gold.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:45 PM

Did anyone else notice the Independence Day Alien toy on top of the computer when they broadcast out of Madison Square Garden?

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:06 PM

I probably hadn't seen this movie since I went crazy for it when I was 8. Buying all the toys, renting it every time I had friends over...

Everything you guys said was true. The boats. The half hour of set-up with boring characters talking around the globe. The weirdly majestic, almost bouncy score. The terrible CGI that would barely pass in a SyFy original movie these days.

I'm so sad now.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 02:25 AM

Just had to post this clip. This is what Chris was talking about, from "Godzilla: Final Wars" - supposedly the last Godzilla movie (it wasn't), and a sort of anniversary movie where Godzilla fights EVERY MONSTER from throughout the series' history. Toho added in the stupid '98 American Godzilla - here, just called 'Zilla' - simply so that Godzilla classic could kill him in seconds. Here's the clip:



I suppose I should also mention that Hollywood is going to try it again. They hired the director of the excellent (though not as excellent as Cloverfield) 2010 found footage monster movie, "Monsters" (Gareth Edwards) to write and direct a new Godzilla reboot. Toho and Legendary Pictures are co-producing it, so here's hoping it's much, much better than this turd.
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:32 AM

Truly an amazing episode...thanks for going with my suggestion.

Chris Gore was dead on with the Japanese referencing the American version of Godzilla in Godzilla: Final Wars. Its one of the best scenes in that film. Some Japanese scientist says something to effect that there might be more than one Godzilla out there. Another scientist pops in "What about the one in America?" and the reply... "That didn't exist"... classic.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:56 AM

View PostDubipR, on 20 June 2012 - 05:32 AM, said:

Truly an amazing episode...thanks for going with my suggestion.

Chris Gore was dead on with the Japanese referencing the American version of Godzilla in Godzilla: Final Wars. Its one of the best scenes in that film. Some Japanese scientist says something to effect that there might be more than one Godzilla out there. Another scientist pops in "What about the one in America?" and the reply... "That didn't exist"... classic.

Well now I officially have to watch this movie.