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metalpause 7/16/2012 12:53:14 PM

 AWESOME!!!

Hookedonavengers2012 7/16/2012 1:06:41 PM

 Lol...Bambi vs Godzilla...is classic....lol

karas1 7/16/2012 1:13:35 PM

Darth, Bambi wasn't a supervillian.  He didn't deserve to be squished, unlike Bane.

DarthoftheDead 7/16/2012 1:21:43 PM

@HOA - lmao!!! Isnt it just!!!!!  I have a whole collection of litle clips like that....ever see th one where Davey&Goliath are cursing each other out....

@Karas1 - I know, I know, lol!!!

And now poor thumper has no one to play with ....lol...

ObiWannaJones 7/16/2012 6:46:39 PM

 Yeah, ol' Gojira should've stomped on THUMPER instead! 

vitieddie 7/16/2012 9:11:07 PM

I remember all those years back .. 1998? ... Godzilla trailer ... it showed him squashing a T-Rex skeleton ... and then the movie flopped ... so much for squishing Jurassic Park

ultrazilla2000 7/17/2012 12:40:56 AM

I don't know why people say the 1998 Godzilla "flopped", because it didn't.  The film made well over $300 mil with domestic and foreign box office totals.  The problem is it wasn't a Godzilla portrayal most of the public wanted, and therefore didn't generate interest in a sequel. 

I'm excited for this new film, it sounds like it's on track to be a real Godzilla film, and that's what I'm craving!

 

Betenoire 7/17/2012 3:56:02 AM

Ultra- I think part of why people say it flopped was the expectations that the company helped foist on the film in combination with the aura that had developed around the creative team post Independance Day. While the box office might have been rather good (IMDb says you are underselling its gross by over 79 million dollars) its overexposure probably helped to doom the film beyond not just being not what most of the public wanted.

Part of it may have to do with how the whole tease of not showing Godzilla went from being an early promo to a major deal which helped build up the expectation that the CG monster couldn't possibly live up to (not that a guy in a rubber suit could have either) and may be reflected in how even a decade or so later the Cloverfield monster was never really shown that well during the movie.

And then part of it may have been just the hype machine getting over its head and creating a monster of its own that ate the film. I remember the lead up to the film where ads were everywhere and the film even inspired a Taco Bell commercial as well as the little rat dog having a small stuffed toy with a sound chip that said "here lizard lizard lizard. And on the subject of merchandising that is probably where the biggest let down occured. Because of the "can't show the monster" hype the toys were shpped with a strickt street date (not unlike what Phantom Menace experienced a year later) which left that market somewhat stymied as to how they could promot the sales during the run up hype. 

Though granted that the toys were horrible didn't help matters at all either.

There was a lot that worked against the film and the studio shares a very good portion of the blame as they tried selling a film in a manner that was almost sure to let people down because once you make the reveal of the monster the main thing it had damn well best live up to it- and no monster really pulls that off well as even the one in the first Alien film was barely ever shown in its entirety for that very reason. 

ElBaz13 7/17/2012 4:55:39 AM

Puff Daddy butchering Zep's Kashmir was the biggest horror of the 1998 Godzilla movie. :(

Betenoire 7/17/2012 5:06:20 AM

Elbaz- and he managed to convince Jimmy Page to go along with it and play on the track. Honestly if that isn't the greatest "Don't do drugs" PSA ever I don't know what would be.

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