Wednesday, December 11, 2013

What Did Japan Think of the Godzilla 2014 Trailer?

Ken Watanabe from the Godzilla 2014 Official Teaser Trailer
Yesterday we gave you the Top 10 Media Reviews of the New Godzilla Trailer. Today we thought we would share some comments from Japan. The folks at gathered multiple comments from Japan's largest bulletin board 2ch. Most of the comments are positiv, some seem non sequitur, and other are just plain hilarious (especially the comment about Watanabe halfway down).

Enjoy the comments below--right after the trailer itself

"I can look forward to this more than that tuna-eating Godzilla from before."
"This seems good. Along with Pacific Rim, it really seems that more than the Japanese film industry, the American movie industry is in full swing with kaiju movies."
"This looks like a rental."
"Just looking at the poster gives it that Godzilla feeling of the original."
"Is this CG? A man in a suit?"
"I cracked up when I saw Ken Watanabe was in another Hollywood film. But I thought it looked pretty interesting."
"A Godzilla without tokusatsu effects is not Godzilla."
"This isn't another pseudo-lizard, is it?"
"Godzilla is huge."
"Don't you wonder why there are skydivers?"
"Jean Reno, sadness."
"There were complaints about the lizard Godzilla, but I think America doing America's interpretation is fine."
"Put Mothra in it."
"Why is there a Godzilla movie now?"
"I wonder what Ken Watanabe's role is."
"I saw the previous Hollywood version, and it was somewhat interesting. I'll probably go see this."
"The last one felt like Jurassic Park. This one seems like Cloverfield."
"But it eats tuna, right?"
"Woah, Godzilla looks like Godzilla."
"They'll probably say Godzilla was created from Fukushima's radioactive effects."
"Personally, I liked the previous lizard Godzilla. But I didn't have much love for Godzilla in the first place..."
"I'm looking forward to this. I'm just happy to see a new Godzilla movie. Japan ain't making them."
"Gipsy Danger is huge. Godzilla wouldn't win."
"Hollywood's lapdog: Ken Watanabe."
"This seems kinda interesting. But who's the director?"
"This is nothing but the typical Yankee notion that Godzilla is a cruel destroyer."
"I guess they're paying to use Godzilla's likeness."
"It appears once again, the U.S. military is going to kill it at the end."
"Since Godzilla looks like Godzilla, I can look forward to this."
"This stinks of Cloverfield."
"As usually, I haven't seen it, so I can't say anything."

The original Kotaku article written by Brian Ashcraft has a few extra goodies, like comments from Japan before the trailer hit and also a link to to a Ken Watanabe interview. 

1 comment:

  1. I like the original Godzilla movies by Toho (Japan). The last real Toho Godzilla movie was in 2004, called "Godzilla: Final Wars". I don't like where the new, American Godzilla is going.


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