NOC Review: ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Review: King Me!

I’d like to start the review by posing an analogy: Why do we go to and love John Wick movies? Is it because of the story or character? Hell no! We go because we want to see Keanu capping people left and right with well-choreographed action sequences of hardcore violence and badassery. And when we get that, we appreciate and shower praise on a film like that because our expectations are met (89% on RT). The filmmakers know consciously what kind of movie we want, and that’s what they give us.

Therefore, if we are going to shower praise over John Wick for delivering what we expect and what it promises, we must do the same for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. For me, this is a perfect summer blockbuster through and through, and the first time an American-made, big-budget Godzilla movie genuinely felt like a real Godzilla movie! In other words, this movie delivers what it promises — on what it’s supposed to be — and more!

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Making a Modern Day Monsterpiece with ‘Godzilla’ Director Michael Dougherty

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!

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Long Live the Cast of ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’

When the world needs the King of the Monsters, the King of the Monsters needs his entourage!

This week, the cast of Godzilla: King of the Monsters came out in full force to discuss the next epic installment of Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Monster-Verse franchise with members of the press, and The Nerds of Color were there to bear witness! Present at the event were stars Millie Bobby Brown, O’Shea Jackson, Thomas Middleditch, Kyle Chandler, Bradley Whitford, Ken Watanabe, and director and co-writer Michael Dougherty. The ensemble got together, to discuss monsters, fandom, and the fun and challenges of putting together the $200 million action-monster spectacle.

“So… About last night…” Brown jokingly began to laughs within the crowd.

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Final ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Trailer Boasts “One King To Rule Them All!”

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!

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New Poster for ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Stomps Online

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!

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‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Wishes You a Happy Lunar New Year!

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.

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Godzilla, the World’s Most Famous Japanese American

by Gil Asakawa | Originally posted at Nikkei View

Although Hollywood has been making monster movies since the original 1933 King Kong, the monster with the most staying power and screen incarnations didn’t come out of California, but from Tokyo. Godzilla is back with another cinematic reboot produced by Hollywood featuring the usual array of mega-special effects, including a digitized monster instead of a man in a monster suit. Whether costumed or computer-generated, Godzilla is the most famous Japanese American in the world. He’s starred in 28 movies, stomping his way through cities on both sides of the Pacific.

Godzilla, or the Japanese pronunciation, Gojira (a combination of the words for “gorilla,” gorira and “whale,” kujira) made its first Japanese appearance 60 years ago, in 1954. The film was edited and had scenes starring Raymond Burr as an American journalist inserted for its 1956 release in the U.S. as Godzilla, King of the Monsters. I always thought this was to make the movie more palatable to American audiences, but now I realize there was a more political reason for the reworking of the first film.

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