As you, our loyal readers know, The NOC was created to provide input on the pop culture stories and trends we all love, but with a perspective that assess them from the greater lens of representation for people of color; fans like you. Sometimes in my reviews, I’ll assess a movie purely from an entertainment standpoint. But sometimes, a movie will come along that honestly needs to be looked at closer with both lenses. And Godzilla Vs. Kong, of all things, is actually one of those movies. To be frank, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like this movie. From an entertainment standpoint it’s actually a huge blast! But for a film in a franchise so heavily tied to Japanese roots, and prior to this installment, honored those roots proudly, it honestly gets me a bit angry whenever I think about it. So, with your permission, and because it’s cheaper than therapy, I’d like to use this review to talk about the things I loved about the film from an entertainment standpoint, the things I disliked from an entertainment standpoint, and the things I hated from a cultural standpoint as a fellow Nerd of Color.Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ is Giant Fun but Has Giant POC Problems”
Another edition of the kaiju cast! This time, we rant about the upcoming Pacific Rim anime that should be better than it will be.
Here we go! After months of fans begging Warner Bros. in the comments section of every social media post they publish online to release it, we finally have a trailer for literally the biggest movie event of the spring: Godzilla Vs. Kong! And it. Kicks. Ass!Continue reading “A Clash of Kings: The ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ Trailer has Arrived!”
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is stomping back to theaters this week! And to celebrate, The Nerds of Color will be continuing our series of interviews with the cast and crew to countdown to the opening of the biggest monster hit … Continue reading Talking ‘Godzilla’ Fandom with Star O’Shea Jackson Jr.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is stomping back to theaters this week! And to celebrate, The Nerds of Color will be publishing our series of interviews with the cast and crew to countdown to the opening of the biggest monster hit of the summer! As part of the series we had a chance to chat with the man with the vision — director/co-writer Michael Dougherty!
Ladies and Gentlemen — The King has Returned!
Not talking about Simba. I’m talking about the KING OF THE MONSTERS!
Aw snap! It’s going down everyone! On May 31, Godzilla returns, and he’s taking on a whole lot of kaiju!
Warner Bros. just released the final trailer for the Michael Doherty (Trick r’ Treat) helmed sequel to 2014’s Godzilla, and man, by the looks of it, it’s going to be a hell of a monstrous summer!
I think we can all agree that blue beams in the sky are a bit played out nowadays for sci-fi and action genre films.
BUT — When that blue beam in the sky is FREAKING ATOMIC BREATH, I’m going to get hyped! And you should too!
Local Tokyo hero and frequent Asian-city destroyer, Godzilla and his various foes, who also destroy many Asian-cities, would like to wish all of their victims a Happy Lunar New Year!
In all seriousness, the legacy of Godzilla as an important cultural icon to Asians and Asian Americans everywhere is timeless. And in celebration of that legacy, Warner Bros. has released these four striking new Lunar New Year posters.
Oh snap! Next May, it’s going down, as Godzilla returns to the big screen in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the long-awaited follow up to the 2014 monster-sized hit!