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    Totally disagree! The 60s is my favorite era of...

    Totally disagree! The 60s is my favorite era of Godzilla movies largely because the human characters are often just as fun as the monster stuff.

    Dig the human characters in G2000, as well....
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    ^ Think about the characters in movies like...

    ^ Think about the characters in movies like Astro-Monster, Ebirah, or Son of Godzilla.
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    Singular Point looks great. Godzilla's a...

    Singular Point looks great. Godzilla's a nightmare, but the human cast seems like a collection of lovable goofs - like the cast of a '60s Godzilla movie!
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    Honestly, I love Godzilla and Kong but I have no...

    Honestly, I love Godzilla and Kong but I have no attachment with the shared "MonsterVerse" continuity, and I think that's probably the default for most audiences. I think getting filmmakers who have...
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    Let Rocky have a happy ending as a grandad - we...

    Let Rocky have a happy ending as a grandad - we need new characters for this series. I want an opponent who becomes an interesting, sympathetic character who becomes a regular, ala the original...
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    I feel like the MonsterVerse freely "samples"...

    I feel like the MonsterVerse freely "samples" from the Gamera Trilogy, with Godzilla's status as the protector of the balance on nature, the monster conflicts arising from ancient rivalries, and the...
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    The idea of Shin Godzilla is everyone (at least...

    The idea of Shin Godzilla is everyone (at least the group at the end, as opposed to the self-serving charcters earlier in the film) acting as a collective - by the end it's like the city itself is...
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    The leads in the '60s films are all super fun....

    The leads in the '60s films are all super fun. Akira Takarada, Akira Kubo, Kumi Mizuno, Nick Adams, Tadao Takashima, Akihiko Hirata, Akiko Wakabayashi, and The Peanuts (the pop duo who played the...
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    While I did certainly have a lot of fun with this...

    While I did certainly have a lot of fun with this movie I do find it disheartening that the emerging narrative around it in the last couple of days is that kaiju movies must always be very simple,...
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    ^ Fine with it, as it seems they start with...

    ^ Fine with it, as it seems they start with smaller threats then build up to bigger monsters as the story progresses. Makes dramatic sense.

    All the '90s - '00s Gamera films involve either monsters...
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    ^ it's less Ultraman-esque because it's all about...

    ^ it's less Ultraman-esque because it's all about hunan-scale fights, but it's good.
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    Okay, Godzilla vs. Kong was a goofy, enjoyable...

    Okay, Godzilla vs. Kong was a goofy, enjoyable time.

    Next on the menu: the anime series Godzilla Singular Point, which has already aired its first episodes in Japan and just looks terrific.
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    I still have qualms with these MonsterVerse films...

    I still have qualms with these MonsterVerse films making Godzilla squarely heroic (instead of an antihero or villain), but I enjoy how, in wrestling terms, Godzilla still got to play the heel in this...
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    I grew up with kaiju films dismissed as puerile...

    I grew up with kaiju films dismissed as puerile by pretty much any cultural arbiter I came across, so it's fun to see a movie that's thematically and tonally similar to something like Gamera vs....
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    Super fun. My heart will always belong to...

    Super fun. My heart will always belong to Godzilla, and he got some cool stuff to do in here, but I'll be the first to admit that Kong and the little girl ( and the crazy fantasy world of the Hollow...
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    My state's a mess in regards to vaccination, but...

    My state's a mess in regards to vaccination, but we live a half hour from the state line and they are not only open to out m-of-state but are open to all ages over there, so I got first dose...
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    Don't recall - but there were so many characters...

    Don't recall - but there were so many characters I couldn't keep up! It wouldn't surprise me if almost every classic Toho monster showed up.
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    Singular Point looks awesome! Can't wait.

    Singular Point looks awesome! Can't wait.
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    ^ And then Toho attempted to spin off the idea of...

    ^ And then Toho attempted to spin off the idea of a giant Frankenstein monster in a movie called Godzilla vs. Frankenstein! They didn't make that movie, but ended up using the story without Godzilla...
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    Fantagraphics are reprinting Segar's Popeye! Not...

    Fantagraphics are reprinting Segar's Popeye! Not those 6 hardcover volumes, but in paperback and separating the Sunday strips from the dailies. The first volume of Sundays comes out later this year.
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    By pure technical sophistication, The Spirit and Captain Marvel (Shazam) are the best - as well as being very entertaining - but I've got maybe the most affection for Jack Cole's Plastic Man!

    I...
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    I feel like I've been seeing it. I'm a lifelong...

    I feel like I've been seeing it. I'm a lifelong fan and all for it (no "they're not true fans!" nonsense).

    It helps that things are so available right now: Criterion has a boxed set of all 15...
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    I'm hoping that Toei sees what Tsuburaya has done...

    I'm hoping that Toei sees what Tsuburaya has done making Ultraman available in NA and wants to do the same with Rider.

    (Fingers crossed)
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    The original Kamen Rider manga is gonna be...

    The original Kamen Rider manga is gonna be released in America as one jumbo-sized hardcover volume later this year!

    https://mobile.twitter.com/gomanga/status/1366150264219201538
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    Hell, it might be. Just my opinion, though!

    Hell, it might be. Just my opinion, though!
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