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Post by Hipster Thor » Mon May 13, 2019 11:35 pm

I have been sorely missing RT forums ever since Justice League came out. So many movies and politics to discuss. I missed Infinity War and Endgame and Godzilla: King of the Monsters is coming out and I have no one to rave about it to. I was wondering if a RTGD Discord server has been set up? It’s the forum of the *future*. I am in a video game one and it is super convenient and awesome. Any interest in setting a Discord server up for legacy members?
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Re: It’s me, HipsterThor

Post by Death Proof » Tue May 14, 2019 3:10 am

Hipster Thor wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 11:35 pm
I have been sorely missing RT forums ever since Justice League came out. So many movies and politics to discuss. I missed Infinity War and Endgame and Godzilla: King of the Monsters is coming out and I have no one to rave about it to. I was wondering if a RTGD Discord server has been set up? It’s the forum of the *future*. I am in a video game one and it is super convenient and awesome. Any interest in setting a Discord server up for legacy members?

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Post by Stu » Tue May 14, 2019 4:08 am

Hey Thor! Good to see you back, but to be perfectly honest with you, I generally prefer forums to chatrooms, so I'll probably just mostly stay here for the foreseeable future. Feel free to keep posting, though, and I'm sure I'll have some discussions to share with you right here.
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Re: It’s me, HipsterThor

Post by Captain Terror » Tue May 14, 2019 4:29 am

I have no idea what a Discord server is, and that's after Googling "discord server". :oops:
I'd like to know what you think of King of the Monsters, though. I wasn't a fan of Edwards' film but my anticipation for KotM is approaching fever pitch. Early reactions combined with my fondness for Dougherty's previous films have me very excited at the moment.
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Post by Torgo » Tue May 14, 2019 5:13 pm

Welcome! Feel free to share everything you know about Godzilla: King of the Monsters because I too am very excited.
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Post by DaMU » Tue May 14, 2019 5:15 pm

Hipster Thor wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 11:35 pm
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is coming out and I have no one to rave about it to.
Pump it into my veins yo.
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Post by Blevo » Tue May 14, 2019 5:17 pm

You can't discord a server, it needs those cords to run!
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Post by ThatDarnMKS » Tue May 14, 2019 6:41 pm

DaMU wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 5:15 pm
Pump it into my veins yo.
Same, though the IMAX footage shown before Endgame was less than exciting. Ghidorah looked unfinished and it all had a "this looks very fake" quality that didn't feel fitting with the aesthetics of Godzilla or Kong.

Still... I've dug the franchise this far and I trust Dougherty. Besides, if I can love people in phony rubber suits (the charm of that though...), unpolished CG shouldn't break the film if everything else is working.
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Post by Hipster Thor » Tue May 14, 2019 6:46 pm

A Discord Server for those who do not know was originally designed as a chat system for video games but has evolved into a Forum/Chat hybrid. There are server communities for everything from Star Trek to snake husbandry. Instead of threads there are channels. So something like Baker’s Dozen or Black Lodge would be it’s own channel you post in, or the recently seen channel. You can give yourself custom “roles”, and server specific emotes, and post images and videos and links in a much more easy way and it has both desktop and mobile apps. I can see how it might be intimidating, but I genuinely think it’s the future of online discussion boards.

As for what’s going on with me, I am on HRT. I am a lady now, and have diversified my interests more, I do volunteer work for the Democratic Party in my spare time and volunteer at the animal shelter.

As for Godzilla, there is a lot I can say about it but it would be very Spoilery. All in all I feel kind of overwhelmed. You look at this movie and what they have presented, and as a Godzilla fan how can you complain? We live in an age it seems where executives have stopped trying to adapt a nerd property for mass audiences and are allowing the property to exist in a form that made it get fans in the first place. I mean, having Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah all in one huge Hollywood movie with designs that look excellent accompanied by Akira Ifukube’s compositions......I can’t think of another movie that so perfectly matched the expectations of a niche fan base. I have to ask why? Why was this movie made for me? We’ve had bad Airbender movies, bad Star Wars movies, bad Justice League movies, bad video game movies, bad X-Men movies. All of these things bad because of their disregard for the source material. Why am I so lucky? I feel blessed.
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Post by Blevo » Tue May 14, 2019 6:48 pm

I, for one, am in full support of this new snake fucking forum idea.
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Post by Rock » Tue May 14, 2019 11:10 pm

Discord also has screen sharing functionality that could facilitate potential movie nights, although I've found it a bit finicky to use.
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Post by Apex Predator » Tue May 14, 2019 11:12 pm

Not a huge fan of that Discord. I've seen the good and mostly heard about the bad from several other forums I'm in.

But welcome back, sir!
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Post by Spencie Returns » Wed May 15, 2019 5:25 am

A new Godzilla movie just wouldn't be the same without your take on it, Thor. Welcome back.
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Post by Popcorn Reviews » Wed May 15, 2019 6:01 am

Great to have you here!
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Post by Captain Terror » Wed May 15, 2019 2:13 pm

Hipster Thor wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:46 pm
As for Godzilla, there is a lot I can say about it but it would be very Spoilery. All in all I feel kind of overwhelmed. You look at this movie and what they have presented, and as a Godzilla fan how can you complain? We live in an age it seems where executives have stopped trying to adapt a nerd property for mass audiences and are allowing the property to exist in a form that made it get fans in the first place. I mean, having Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah all in one huge Hollywood movie with designs that look excellent accompanied by Akira Ifukube’s compositions......I can’t think of another movie that so perfectly matched the expectations of a niche fan base. I have to ask why? Why was this movie made for me? We’ve had bad Airbender movies, bad Star Wars movies, bad Justice League movies, bad video game movies, bad X-Men movies. All of these things bad because of their disregard for the source material. Why am I so lucky? I feel blessed.
Wow, I didn't know you'd seen it already. Your review has only heightened my excitement. As for why we've been so blessed, this interview with Dougherty may shed some light on things. He sounds like a colossal nerd, and says all the right things as far as I'm concerned.

http://collider.com/godzilla-king-of-th ... #directors

(Now let's just pray that Wingard doesn't screw the pooch with Zilla vs Kong)
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Post by Death Proof » Wed May 15, 2019 2:35 pm

Hipster Thor wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:46 pm

As for what’s going on with me, I am on HRT. I am a lady now, and have diversified my interests more, I do volunteer work for the Democratic Party in my spare time and volunteer at the animal shelter.

As for Godzilla, there is a lot I can say about it but it would be very Spoilery. All in all I feel kind of overwhelmed. You look at this movie and what they have presented, and as a Godzilla fan how can you complain? We live in an age it seems where executives have stopped trying to adapt a nerd property for mass audiences and are allowing the property to exist in a form that made it get fans in the first place. I mean, having Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah all in one huge Hollywood movie with designs that look excellent accompanied by Akira Ifukube’s compositions......I can’t think of another movie that so perfectly matched the expectations of a niche fan base. I have to ask why? Why was this movie made for me? We’ve had bad Airbender movies, bad Star Wars movies, bad Justice League movies, bad video game movies, bad X-Men movies. All of these things bad because of their disregard for the source material. Why am I so lucky? I feel blessed.

I'm running for Democratic something something in my town. Spiffy.

I usually never go to the movies on opening night but I might have to make an exception for Godzilla. Rodan is my boy. I'm stoked to see his nucler pteranodon ass on the big screen. He eats lightning and shits lava.

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Post by DaMU » Wed May 15, 2019 3:23 pm

Hipster Thor wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:46 pm
As for what’s going on with me, I am on HRT. I am a lady now, and have diversified my interests more, I do volunteer work for the Democratic Party in my spare time and volunteer at the animal shelter.
This all sounds great! Congrats on the HRT, I remember that being something you were dealing with previously.
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Post by Rock » Wed May 15, 2019 4:20 pm

Captain Terror wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 2:13 pm
Wow, I didn't know you'd seen it already. Your review has only heightened my excitement. As for why we've been so blessed, this interview with Dougherty may shed some light on things. He sounds like a colossal nerd, and says all the right things as far as I'm concerned.

http://collider.com/godzilla-king-of-th ... #directors

(Now let's just pray that Wingard doesn't screw the pooch with Zilla vs Kong)
Adam Wingard is directing?

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Post by Torgo » Wed May 15, 2019 4:29 pm

What did Wingard direct that hurt his reputation? I like his work on the TV series Outcast.
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Post by ThatDarnMKS » Wed May 15, 2019 4:50 pm

Torgo wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 4:29 pm
What did Wingard direct that hurt his reputation? I like his work on the TV series Outcast.
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Post by LEAVES » Wed May 15, 2019 5:50 pm

So on Discord we could write things that other people could read?

I don’t see the difference.

I do recommend changing your name from HipsterThor to Hipster(insert word starting with “R”)Thor because reasons.
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Post by Hipster Thor » Wed May 15, 2019 10:52 pm

I have to say I am not excited about Godzilla vs Kong. KOTM is my main course. The original King Kong vs. Godzilla was made at a strange transitionary period in history. Culturally the west had renewed interest in the Far East and in Japan, American sensibilities were being adopted by the general public since the end of WW2 and by 1962 had become ingrained in the public mindshare. Given the climate of the time a King Kong vs. Godzilla was an inevitability. It was a time when sensationalism and gimmicks sold genre pictures without shame or subtlety and was arguably the point in time when both properties were at their peak in popularity. Adjusted for inflation, King Kong vs. Godzilla is still the most successful Godzilla feature. Buy that was again, 1962. People went to the theater to be scared by these movies, and nationalistic pride drove box office as well as each territory wanted to see their monster win. We live in a globalist society now. It’s why the superhero bubble hasn’t burst in the same way Westetns did. Godzilla as a franchise is in a far different place than it was back in the 1960’s. The most popular movie monster franchise worldwide and eclipsing Kong’s, who’s cinematic efforts have been sporadic at best. Godzilla as a character has evolved and changed into so many different things. He’s a God, he’s retribution, he’s an ineffective beaurocracy. Kong for the most part has stayed the same, a traditional take on colonialism. Forcing them to fight each other kind of does a disservice to both characters because in order for it to work at all you have to knee-cap aspects of both of them, which is just going to bother fans.

Beyond that there is the obvious, look at the footage we have seen from KOTM. How can Kong fight any of these things? I can tell you right now that in this movie Godzilla goes pretty much super saiyan. It just doesn’t sit well for me. I don’t know how they can hack track after pushing the dial to 11. Back in 1962, Godzilla was only about 140 feet tall. Kong was about 50 feet tall in the 1933 film. So they add a hundred feet, not a big deal. Now Godzilla is like, 400 feet tall, and has more powers than just Atomic Breath. I know in Skull Island they said he was still growing at around 130 feet, but even then I have no idea how this is going to work without just making me upset. Lol
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Post by Rock » Wed May 15, 2019 10:55 pm

ThatDarnMKS wrote:
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Also You're Next and his VHS2 short.
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Post by Captain Terror » Thu May 16, 2019 12:05 am

Hipster Thor wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:52 pm
I have to say I am not excited about Godzilla vs Kong. KOTM is my main course. The original King Kong vs. Godzilla was made at a strange transitionary period in history. Culturally the west had renewed interest in the Far East and in Japan, American sensibilities were being adopted by the general public since the end of WW2 and by 1962 had become ingrained in the public mindshare. Given the climate of the time a King Kong vs. Godzilla was an inevitability. It was a time when sensationalism and gimmicks sold genre pictures without shame or subtlety and was arguably the point in time when both properties were at their peak in popularity. Adjusted for inflation, King Kong vs. Godzilla is still the most successful Godzilla feature. Buy that was again, 1962. People went to the theater to be scared by these movies, and nationalistic pride drove box office as well as each territory wanted to see their monster win. We live in a globalist society now. It’s why the superhero bubble hasn’t burst in the same way Westetns did. Godzilla as a franchise is in a far different place than it was back in the 1960’s. The most popular movie monster franchise worldwide and eclipsing Kong’s, who’s cinematic efforts have been sporadic at best. Godzilla as a character has evolved and changed into so many different things. He’s a God, he’s retribution, he’s an ineffective beaurocracy. Kong for the most part has stayed the same, a traditional take on colonialism. Forcing them to fight each other kind of does a disservice to both characters because in order for it to work at all you have to knee-cap aspects of both of them, which is just going to bother fans.

Beyond that there is the obvious, look at the footage we have seen from KOTM. How can Kong fight any of these things? I can tell you right now that in this movie Godzilla goes pretty much super saiyan. It just doesn’t sit well for me. I don’t know how they can hack track after pushing the dial to 11. Back in 1962, Godzilla was only about 140 feet tall. Kong was about 50 feet tall in the 1933 film. So they add a hundred feet, not a big deal. Now Godzilla is like, 400 feet tall, and has more powers than just Atomic Breath. I know in Skull Island they said he was still growing at around 130 feet, but even then I have no idea how this is going to work without just making me upset. Lol
Yeah, we're on the same page here. Even by Kaiju movie standards, Kong vs Godzilla is pretty ludicrous. (I'm secretly hoping they team up, with Kong riding Godzilla like a Taun Taun). I only meant that we're definitely getting this movie, so let's hope it's not a mess.
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Post by MadMan » Thu May 16, 2019 12:28 am

Hi.

Also the new Godzilla looks amazing.
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Post by ThatDarnMKS » Thu May 16, 2019 1:10 am

Rock wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:55 pm
Also You're Next and his VHS2 short.
I liked You’re Next. Didn’t care for the Guest though.
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Post by Rock » Thu May 16, 2019 2:17 am

ThatDarnMKS wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 1:10 am
I liked You’re Next. Didn’t care for the Guest though.
That's his only not terrible one. :x
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Rock wrote:
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That's his only not terrible one. :x
You’re his only not terrible one!
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Post by Rock » Thu May 16, 2019 2:20 am

ThatDarnMKS wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 2:19 am
You’re his only not terrible one!
I can live with this.

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Post by Hipster Thor » Thu May 16, 2019 7:29 am

There is a tid bit floating around out there about Godzilla vs. Kong that would get me excited. Several of my sources are talking about it. It involves the mystery fifth monster Legendary acquired the rights to in the original deal.
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Post by topherH » Thu May 16, 2019 7:44 pm

John Wick could beat Godzilla.
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Post by Jinnistan » Thu May 16, 2019 11:35 pm

Captain Terror wrote:
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Kong riding Godzilla like a Taun Taun
Yes. Yes.
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Post by DaMU » Mon May 20, 2019 3:59 pm

Speaking on Kong/Godzilla, I went to a screening of the '62 Kong vs. Godzilla (American cut) this weekend, and, um, that movie was charmingly hilarious. The guy I went with thought the flick was unintentionally so, but I would argue any film in which Kong gets boost powers with electricity, in which Kong gets ferried to Mt. Fuji thanks to ballooning, in which a woman declares "I'm going to Hokkaido" seconds before a newsman says, "STAY OUT OF HOKKAIDO," is operating on a certain level of cheek and self-awareness. I also liked how one detail was left to us to sort out - that thunderstorms herald Kong's arrival because they "wake him up" in a sense with their electrical energy.

The audience burst into applause on Godzilla's first appearance, and a little girl was stomping along the aisles in a full-blown Halloween Godzilla suit before the show started (the emcee brought her up front to a round of cheers and applause).
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