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Guess Mike Richards was spotted at our flight school looking to get lessons. Not sure why he's looking to learn how to fly while his team is currently in the playoffs..

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Guess Mike Richards was spotted at our flight school looking to get lessons. Not sure why he's looking to learn how to fly while his team is currently in the playoffs..
So he can become and airline pilot when he is inevitably out of the league in 4 years?

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who will be seeing Godzilla this weekend?

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I will be watching it tomorrow morning.

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Just got back from seeing it. It drags a little bit as they take their sweet time building up to Godzilla (somewhat in keeping with the original 1954 movie) and the people are at times guilty of typical movie logic/stupidity (also the main guy, the one from kick-ass, has the inhuman durability typical of an action movie) but pretty much all of that is forgiven when you get to the last 40 minutes of the movie. AKA the part that is GLORIOUS KAIJU SMACKDOWN.

The first 2/3rds of the movie are probably a wavering 7-6.5/10, but the whole last act is so freaking awesome. And they did Godzilla right. He feels rightfully huge and imposing and invulnerable/unconcerned with the humans and he is having none of this **** that's going on. And again:

GLORIOUS KAIJU SMACKDOWN

Seriously, Pacific Rim can suck it.

The only other complaint is that their word for monsters (MUTO, which stands for... I don't even remember now. Monster of Unknown Terrestrial Origin or something like that) starts sounding kind of silly after the 5th or 6th time someone says it. And they say it a lot. And maybe at times it was just a bit too dark, which I get the reasoning for. It just made it hard to see clearly sometimes. I could also see how it might make the 3D problematic (I didn't bother with 3D. I never do)

Also it's amazing how the Bay Area looks in no way like downtown Vancouver and the BC coastline.

And Elizabeth Olsen is super cute.

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It's probably a good thing that my wife and I decided to watch it in an indoor theater rather than the drive in. Dark movies can be a bit more difficult to follow at the drive in. We also never see 3D(I can't) so that's a plus as well.

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It's probably a good thing that my wife and I decided to watch it in an indoor theater rather than the drive in. Dark movies can be a bit more difficult to follow at the drive in. We also never see 3D(I can't) so that's a plus as well.
A lot of scenes in San Vancouvco take place at night so the only light that's around are from fires or flashlights and whatnot. I can see how it would be harder to follow at a drive-in where the projection won't be quite as crisp and there will be more ambient light.

The other thing I found interesting is that a lot of the scenes in the trailers turn out to have been altered or re-cut so that when they are in the actual movie, you see things that weren't there or were happening differently than the trailer. And I don't just mean they jumbled the scenes up or cut together lines (for example, Bryan Cranston's narmy "send us back to the stone age!" rant from the trailer is actually like 3 separate bits of dialogue pulled together for the trailer VO). I mean visual details are wholly different.

but still:


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A lot of scenes in San Vancouvco take place at night so the only light that's around are from fires or flashlights and whatnot. I can see how it would be harder to follow at a drive-in where the projection won't be quite as crisp and there will be more ambient light.

The other thing I found interesting is that a lot of the scenes in the trailers turn out to have been altered or re-cut so that when they are in the actual movie, you see things that weren't there or were happening differently than the trailer. And I don't just mean they jumbled the scenes up or cut together lines (for example, Bryan Cranston's narmy "send us back to the stone age!" rant from the trailer is actually like 3 separate bits of dialogue pulled together for the trailer VO). I mean visual details are wholly different.

but still:


GLORIOUS KAIJU SMACKDOWN
So, so excited! We're heading up to SJ next weekend to watch in in IMAX. As for now, it's a Godzilla marathon tonight and tomorrow

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Lucky. I wanted to watch in Imax, but there was no non-3D Imax option.

Best individual bit of the Glorious Kaiju Smackdown was easy:

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Big G has his atomic breath. The lead-up to the first use gives you more than enough time to realize it's coming and get pumped.


The one minor fanboy disappointment I had aside from the nitpicks I mentioned was that there were pics of director Gareth Edwards in Vancouver standing next to Akira Takarada, who was the lead in the 1954 movie. I was really hoping Takarada would have a cameo in the movie, but alas he's nowhere to be found.

If I had to identify where the movie really picks up, it's when you get to the scene on the bay bridge (it's raining at that time). They still pull a couple of teases with Godzilla afterwards, but for the most part, the majority of that point on is a huge love letter to classic Kaiju fans.


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Just got back from seeing it. It drags a little bit as they take their sweet time building up to Godzilla (somewhat in keeping with the original 1954 movie) and the people are at times guilty of typical movie logic/stupidity (also the main guy, the one from kick-ass, has the inhuman durability typical of an action movie) but pretty much all of that is forgiven when you get to the last 40 minutes of the movie. AKA the part that is GLORIOUS KAIJU SMACKDOWN.

The first 2/3rds of the movie are probably a wavering 7-6.5/10, but the whole last act is so freaking awesome. And they did Godzilla right. He feels rightfully huge and imposing and invulnerable/unconcerned with the humans and he is having none of this **** that's going on. And again:

GLORIOUS KAIJU SMACKDOWN

Seriously, Pacific Rim can suck it.

The only other complaint is that their word for monsters (MUTO, which stands for... I don't even remember now. Monster of Unknown Terrestrial Origin or something like that) starts sounding kind of silly after the 5th or 6th time someone says it. And they say it a lot. And maybe at times it was just a bit too dark, which I get the reasoning for. It just made it hard to see clearly sometimes. I could also see how it might make the 3D problematic (I didn't bother with 3D. I never do)

Also it's amazing how the Bay Area looks in no way like downtown Vancouver and the BC coastline.

And Elizabeth Olsen is super cute.
Pretty sure that's Aaron Taylor-Johnson you are thinking of.

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Pretty sure that's Aaron Taylor-Johnson you are thinking of.
yeah, I just couldn't remember his name.

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As long as I live, I will never remember that guys' name.

He will forever be the guy from kick-ass.

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So its nem vs everyone else Everyone I've heard says Pacific Rim > Gojira

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So its nem vs everyone else Everyone I've heard says Pacific Rim > Gojira
Those people are insane. Pacific Rim was baaaad. It was the worst kind of mediocre.

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I don't think Pacific Rim was that bad. It was schlocky in a great way at times. Also, Charlie Day is fantastic.

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Pacific Rim was dope the only reason im seeing Godzilla is to support Gareth Edwards so he can make more awesome movies, preferablly better paced ones with better actors.

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Just got back from seeing it. It drags a little bit as they take their sweet time building up to Godzilla (somewhat in keeping with the original 1954 movie) and the people are at times guilty of typical movie logic/stupidity (also the main guy, the one from kick-ass, has the inhuman durability typical of an action movie) but pretty much all of that is forgiven when you get to the last 40 minutes of the movie. AKA the part that is GLORIOUS KAIJU SMACKDOWN.

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Seriously, Pacific Rim can suck it.

The only other complaint is that their word for monsters (MUTO, which stands for... I don't even remember now. Monster of Unknown Terrestrial Origin or something like that) starts sounding kind of silly after the 5th or 6th time someone says it. And they say it a lot. And maybe at times it was just a bit too dark, which I get the reasoning for. It just made it hard to see clearly sometimes. I could also see how it might make the 3D problematic (I didn't bother with 3D. I never do)

Also it's amazing how the Bay Area looks in no way like downtown Vancouver and the BC coastline.

And Elizabeth Olsen is super cute.
I saw the movie Thursday night. Was a serviceable b movie that captured the tone of what I thought a Godzilla movie should be, but could really have been paired down by a half hour or so. There were way too many characters, most of whom as boring and thinly drawn but surprisingly played by good actors wasted in small pointless roles. The gimmicky plot was pure b movie crap with the main character miraculously right in the middle of every major piece of action, but was done seamlessly enough and competently enough that it worked. The non stop lengthy exposition and build up was very much in keeping with the Japanese originals for better or worse. All that said, the Kaiju action was pretty good, the really captured the spirit of how Godzilla should look, feel, and fight.

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Pacific Rim was dope the only reason im seeing Godzilla is to support Gareth Edwards so he can make more awesome movies, preferablly better paced ones with better actors.
Yeah I didn't think Pacific Rim was bad, it felt slightly half baked but still a love letter to giant robots and monsters and Charlie Day was fun. I was a big fan of Gareth Edwards's Monsters, hoping at the very least the movie is successful so he keeps making more big monster movies.

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I like both those movies! Stuart Gordon is a great director of schlock, his pulp movies are fun and very fleshed out even when they look cheesy and are limited by budget.


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