It’s strange how quickly it happened. The original Godzilla – and by that, I mean the version without Raymond Burr, thank you very much – was a very serious film, which worked hard at showing us the human cost of Godzilla’s rampage. But a mere eight years later – and in only his third screen appearance […]Read more "King Kong vs. Godzilla [Kingu Kongu tai Gojira ] (1962)"
(aka Attack on Titan and Attack on Titan: End of the World) These two were, in fact, released as two separate movies, a little more than two and a half months apart. But it is hard not to see them as a single movie – which is how they were filmed – particularly as the […]Read more "Attack on Titan: Part 1 and 2 [Shingeki no kyojin and Shingeki no kyojin endo obu za wârudo] (2015)"
This was the final Godzilla movie. The third final Godzilla film, to be precise. And, ironically, the big green guy’s Fiftieth anniversary bash. The original series had ended on a decidedly low note when it just ran out of gas with The Terror of Mechagodzilla. The first revival, the so-called “Heisei era” ended with Godzilla’s death in Godzilla […]Read more "Godzilla: Final Wars [Gojira: Fainaru uôzu] (2004)"
I just re-watched this one after a long absence and I find that my opinion has not changed. Which still leaves me in the minority on this one. This is one of the best giant monster movies ever made. No questions asked. It just isn’t a Godzilla movie. Mind you, one could point out that […]Read more "Godzilla (1998)"
Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for this kind of movie. I’ll concede my first reaction to the trailers was that their Kong was ridiculously big. Godzilla sized. But then he’d have to be, if he’s going to go on and fight Godzilla in that future movie they’re promising us. But the curious thing […]Read more "Kong: Skull Island (2017)"
It wasn’t until I’d seen this one the whole way through that I realized how much it was like a certain 1992 SF movie starring Emilio Estevez. Certainly, the ending is the same. Which is funny because any short description would make these two sound completely different. This one was a TV movie which ran on the […]Read more "Johnny 2.0 (1997)"
(aka Gen-X Cops 2, Gen-X Cops 2: Metal Mayhem, Jackie Chan Presents: Metal Mayhem) This is one of my all-time favorite Guilty Pleasure movies. Now, a true guilty pleasure movie is one where we know that what we are watching is not a good movie, and yet we love it far more, flaws and all, than many good […]Read more "Te jing xin ren lei 2 [Gen-Y Cops] (2000)"