Friday, July 19, 2013

What Could Have Been: The Volcano Monsters[1957]


This will be a new feature that you will be seeing regularly on GodzillaIsland.com. I will be discussing movies from Toho's "Lost Projects" list. Many of the films on this list are early scripts of movies that were re-written and latter became movies that all Kaiju fans have grown to love, but some movies on this list have never had the opportunity to be re-written and make it to screen. I will be discussing all of the movies from this list and the articles will be in the same format as my reviews I will tell the plot of the movie first and then provide my thoughts on what could have been. First let us start with The Volcano Monsters which was later turned into Godzilla Raids Again.

Review: Godzilla vs Megalon [1973]


The Plot:
The movie opens with Nuclear testing in the ocean. We then see Anguirus and Godzilla on monster island caught in clouds of radiation and pollution from the testing. The movie then cuts to Seatopia where the people of Seatopians are angered because the testing has begun to harm their home deep underwater in Seatopia. They say that they are going to war with the people on the surface of earth and then rise up to once again inhabit the surface. We then see an inventor named Goro out with his nephew Rokuro and his friend Hiroshi. Rokuro is riding a fish shaped boat most likely made by Goro. The lake which Rokuro is ridding on begins to get rough and an earthquake occurs Goro and Hiroshi quickly pull Rokuro in to land and watch as the Seatopians drain the lake.

Godzilla Encounter Updates and Translations

Over the last few days there have been some more Godzilla Encounter updates at godzillaencounter.com. Here they are 3 of the pictures are translated posters screen captured from the Godzilla app. A lot of the recent post are mainly a time line that tell the history of Godzilla's uprising.  The Terror of Tokyo post makes me think that we will see Anguirus in the 2014 movie since it is referencing the battle from Godzilla Raid's Again maybe in a flashback? There is also another post that references King Kong vs Godzilla which is very interesting because Universal recently acquired Legendary who as we all know is making Godzilla 2014 but Universal owns the rights for King Kong...possible Godzilla vs King Kong rematch being teased? If so I would like it with Godzilla winning this time. Also King Ghidorah is mentioned twice who is the monster I really want Godzilla to face in 2014 but I really doubt that they would use Ghidorah for a reboot I think they will use a new enemy. What more will be revealed tomorrow on the Godzilla Encounter site? A lot of fans are waiting and hopping to see a trailer reveal tomorrow at the Godzilla Panel at Comic-Con. We can only hope. All pictures after the break enjoy.

Colossatron: Massive World Threat Trailer


So I stumbled across this trailer today for this new mobile game called Colossatron: Massive World Threat. This game is not out yet but the trailer looks awesome it is about a giant robot snake thing that crashes to earth and from  what I tell you play as it and level cities and destroy tanks and what not. This looks like an interesting Kaiju type game.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Review:All Monsters Attack(Godzilla's Revenge)[1969]

The Plot:
This movie follows a young boy with a big imagination named Ichiro. The movie starts off with Ichiro walking home from school with his friend Sachiko. While walking home Ichiro and Sachiko encounter a bully named Sancho. Sancho and his gang of bullies harass Ichiro and Sachiko. Ichiro heads home where he spends most of his time by himself since his parents are always working late. Ichiro is a lonely child so he takes out his radio and tries to contact Monster Island. Ichiro falls asleep and begins dreaming he is on a plane to Monster Island. Ichiro arrives on the Island he wanders around the Island and sees many Kaiju such as Anguirus, Gorosaurus, and Manda. Ichiro then finds Godzilla fighting three Kamacuras. Godzilla quickly defeats the Kamacuras but one of the remaining Kamacuras strays off and spots Ichiro. Ichiro runs away from it but falls down a deep tunnel, while Ichiro tries to climb out a rope is lowered down into the tunnel Ichiro grabs on and gets pulled up. Ichiro discovers it was Minilla(the son of Godzilla) that pulled him up. Minilla can talk and is just a little taller than Ichiro. Minilla reveals to Ichiro that he has a bully himself a monster named Gabara. Ichiro is then woken up by the toy maker that lives in the appartment bellow him, the toy maker informs Ichiro that his mother is working late and the Ichiro will have to be alone for the rest of the night.

Godzilla Encounter Footage From Comic-Con

Here is some footage from the SDCC Godzilla Encounter looks really fun! Wish I was there!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

New Godzilla 2014 Poster Revealed!


Here it is the new poster revealed today at Comic-Con. Today was a pretty good day on the Godzilla news front we got to see quite a bit of the Godzilla Encounter, now lets hope Saturday at the Godzilla Panel we get a peak at a Trailer! The panel is this Saturday at 10:45 AM PST.

Review: Pacific Rim[2013]

My Thoughts:
As you can tell this reviews arrangement is a little bit different than my regular reviews, normally I give a detailed summary of the plot, but since this is a new movie I do not want to spoil it for everyone so I will save the spoilers for after the break. So my thoughts on this movie........it was DAMN AMAZING!!! Easily the best movie I have seen in along time the last time I felt the way I did coming out of this movie was when I saw Dark Knight Rises. I got out of the theatre and wanted to run right back in and watch it again immediately, it was that good! The fight scenes were awesome! The 3D actually the nicest I have seen in a movie I still think , 3D is unnecessary and gimmicky but hey it actually added to the movie a little for once. I was lucky enough to have an IMAX theatre near by me to see this movie and enjoy the explosions and see the Jaegers and Kaijus in the massive size they were meant to be seen. The story was pretty cool and interesting especially since it took place in the very near future (2020's). The characters were great especially Charlie Day from Always Sunny he was hysterical. I was very happy that they paid tribute to Ishiro Honda, and they also had a little easter egg in naming the Kaiju rating system the "Serizawa Scale" a little homage to Godzilla. The movie does end with a little after credits easter egg a "rumble" others claim it is a roar I say it is more of a rumble or growl, not really worth sitting through the whole credits for I got lucky and caught the end of the credits from the previous showing when I got in the theatre, if you are going to wait for anything wait for the short little scene in the middle of the credits and leave after that like I said it is just a rumble and a black screen.  So if you have not seen this movie go see it!

Comic-Con Godzilla Encounter Images!

Alright so a bunch of Images have already made it to the web from the Godzilla encounter exhibit. I am not sure if any of these are the final model of Godzilla but we can see that Legendary went in the right direction with what he looks like. Their seems to be multiple models of different Godzilla builds but no reports on any other monsters yet. The only mention I have seen of other monsters is on the menu we see Biollante, Ghidorah, Ebirah, Anguirus,Kumonga, Zilla, and a mention of a Mecha. But those mentions are just on a restaurant menu so I would not look in to it to much.  I am pretty happy with what I am seeing. More Godzilla pictures after the break and even more here.

Godzilla 2014 Concept Art

Today is the big day the Godzilla Encounter at SDCC is now open lots of news will be flying in I will try and keep everyone updated but I am at work so might be a little a little delayed.  Well here is some concept art up top.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Godzilla 2014 T-Shirts Are Now Available Online!

 
 
Yes finally a piece of Godzilla 2014 merchandise has dropped grab it here at Hot Topic. I am totally getting this!

Comic Book Review: Godzilla Rulers of Earth #1


I just finished reading Issue #1 of Godzilla Rulers of Earth ,and I have to say I am very impressed. Just look at the picture of this cover it is just so badass! The artwork is great, the little Easter eggs that they hide in the pictures are awesome, this comic just continued to impress. This is the first Godzilla comic series I have read, I did own a few of the old old....really old comic books but I do not really remember them, and I am not sure if I even still have them. This first book gives me high hopes though for the series.

Godzilla Encounter App Available to Download!

 
The Godzilla Encounter app is available now. I am not sure what it does but from what I read right now all it does is crash. I would download it but probably wait for updates to fix all the crashes. Here is the link for the android download.

Funny Godzilla Comic Strip from theoatmeal.com


Thought all you Godzilla fans might enjoy this, it gave me a laugh.

Godzilla Encounter Post Put Together To Form Serizawa

This secret was discovered on /r/Godzilla if you put all the red letters together from the first Godzilla Encounter post to the most recent they spell out "Serizawa" as in Dr. Serizawa from the Orginal 1954 Godzilla. Dr. Serizawa is known for creating the oxygen destroyer which defeats Godzilla in the first movie. The secret message is to gain access to tickets for the Godzilla Encounter at comic-con here use "Serizawa" as the code to unlock the tickets. With the mention of Serizawa does this mean Godzilla won't be surviving his big return to the big screen or will Destroyah be one of the monsters Godzilla will be fighting? Maybe the oxygen destroyer will create Destroyah during a test run, who knows? But I really hope we don't see Godzilla's death in this movie. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Another Godzilla Encounter Update Posted!


Here is another Godzilla Encounter update posted today on Godzillaencounter.com. Godzilla is getting closer!! I will continue to keep you posted on these updates!

Gareth Edwards shows a Comic-Con Godzilla Poster!

I mean look how badass this poster is how can you now be excited to hear what will be announced this week at Comic-Con. Man I wish I lived in San Diego. I will be going to the NYC Comic-Con so I can only hope their is some Godzilla news for me to cover there.

Review: War of The Gargantuas [1966]

The Plot:
A man is at sea during the a storm when a giant octopus attacks him, the man is about to die but he is then released by the octopus. The man looks out the ships window to see a giant green man like beast fighting the giant octopus. The giant green Gargantua is called Gaira. Once Gaira defeats the octopus he turns on the ship, sinking it and its crew. The one sailor from the ship survives but the rest of the crew did not make it the man tells the story of how he was first attacked by a giant octopus then by Gaira. He says Gaira ate his crew members the doctors think that the sailor is just in shock and making up the story. When word gets out about the mans story journalist begin interviewing Dr. Stewart and his assistant Akemi who once had a captive baby Gargantua named Sanda. The journalist being asking them if it is Dr. Stewart's escaped Gargantua that ate the sailors crew. Dr. Stewart discredits all the journalist questions saying that the Gargantua Sanda would never eat humans and that Sanda would never live in the ocean if anything he says Sanda would return to the mountains where he was first discovered.

News Clip From Local Hawaii Station on Filming of Godzilla




This is a news segment from Hawaii about the shooting of a scene from the upcoming Godzilla 2014 movie. Check out everyone and feel free to comment on this post! War of The Gargantuas review coming soon ,and also come comic/graphic novel reviews will be coming up this week.Thanks for reading.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

World War Kaiju Graphic Novel (Kickstarter)


While on /r/Godzilla today I stumbled across this awesome Kickstarter for a graphic novel called "World War Kaiju". The concept of this novel sounds incredible, it takes place in an alternate universe where the Atom Bomb was never created but instead Kaiju are the weapons of mass destruction used to wage war. The creators of this comic are inspired by Ishiro Honda and other godfathers of the Kaiju genre. This graphic novel looks awesome from the few strips that are shown on the Kickstarter page. The story seems very original and unique to me so I hope this thing takes off.

Update:

The Kickstarter is only $1,880 away from success it is definitely worth investing in this graphic novel it looks great and there is just under 3 weeks left to make this happen!

Gareth Edwards on The Set For Pre-SDCC Message.


Gareth Edwards has released a video(after the break) message teasing the upcoming Godzilla reveal at this years Comic-Con in San Diego. I can not wait I have been waiting since Final Wars to see some Godzilla!

Godzilla Encounters


Hey everyone I was away for a few days so I missed some updates. First is I have been hearing nothing but great things about  Pacific Rim. Second is the website Legendary has started teasing the upcoming Godzilla 2014 film. The site features random articles describing strange activity in the Pacific (Pictures after the break). The latest article released today describes something moving towards San Diego due to make land fall some time this week. This is article is basically saying Godzilla is heading for comic-con so get excited everyone because some big Godzilla news is sure to hit this week. I would also like to add that I will be seeing Pacific Rim tomorrow in IMAX 3D so I will have a review for that sometime this week. So keep an eye out and thanks for reading enjoy the Godzilla Encounters articles.