Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Godzilla To Retire, After This Year's Finale  
User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 hour ago) and read 1146 times:

Oh well, everything comes to an end, I have been watch Godzilla since a kid.

Godzilla Stomped Out
http://movies.yahoo.com/news/eo/20040305/107852040000.html

Five decades after Godzilla made his feature-film debut, the mutant lizard is being put out to pasture.

Size apparently does matter, especially at the box office, where the franchise was floundering. And so Japanese studio Toho Co., which created the rubber reptile, announced Thursday that it would retire the big fella after this year's finale.

According to studio execs, the company did all it could to revive the genre, but even the use of slick computer-generated graphics failed to attract new fans.

The latest flick, set to premiere in Japan this December followed by a U.S. release, marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic series and Godzilla's 28th appearance on the silver screen.

Godzilla: Final Wars will feature the genetically altered dino facing off against 10 foes, new and old, on a global stage, including encounters in New York, Paris, Shanghai and Sydney.

Radiation-breathing Godzilla, or Gojira, as he's known in the Land of the Rising Sun, first appeared in director Ishiro Honda's 1954 black-and-white classic, the toxic, bad-mannered product of an American nuclear weapons test.

The first film featured an actor in a rubber suit stomping through a miniature Tokyo, but even with the rudimentary F/X, Godzilla developed a cult-like following.

In fact, slick production values did nothing to help Hollywood's 1998 version of Godzilla, a critical and commercial flop that featured Matthew Broderick as a scientist brought in to stop the irradiated beast from destroying Manhattan. (French atomic-bomb tests were blamed for this resurrection.)

It was Godzilla's second visit to the Big Apple; he crumbled United Nations headquarters in 1968's Destroy All Monsters!

Japanese producers were so upset over the high-tech remake that they announced plans to revive their old-school analog version, which had been dormant since 1995's Godzilla vs. Destroyer. Alas, the city-stomping movie star proved past his prime, hence the mandatory retirement.




NO URLS in signature
1 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2604 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1123 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Can you give me the titles to all the 28 Godzilla movies???

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Bonds To Retire After 06 MLB Season posted Mon Feb 20 2006 03:24:35 by FutureUALpilot
Sen. Jim Jeffords (I-VT) To Retire After 2006 posted Thu Apr 21 2005 13:44:02 by PHLBOS
What The Hell Happened To The Mariners This Year? posted Thu Oct 28 2004 20:44:11 by BCAInfoSys
Who's Planning To Visit New Orleans This Year? posted Thu Jan 5 2006 04:26:56 by ConcordeBoy
Concerts You Have Been To This Year posted Fri Dec 2 2005 23:19:55 by AirplaneDork
Anyone Else Going To Fairford This Year? posted Mon Apr 4 2005 21:58:02 by Skidmarks
MLB Teams To Watch This Year posted Fri Mar 4 2005 03:17:02 by Pilottj
Anyone Going To Ozzfest This Year? posted Mon Aug 2 2004 17:30:05 by Aa61hvy
Movies Y'all Look Forward To See This Year.. posted Fri Feb 27 2004 09:25:00 by BO__einG
Why Do They Do This To Me.....EVERY Damm Year! posted Sun Jun 30 2002 10:33:51 by L-188
MLB Teams To Watch This Year posted Fri Mar 4 2005 03:17:02 by Pilottj