Shin Gojira AKA Godzilla Resurgence is in theaters as of tomorrow, and runs for one week. On Friday Max Steel is the combination of human Max McGrath and alien Steel, who become the superhero when they have to. This is a spinoff of a TV series based on an action figure, so it is somewhat Transformers-like in its genesis. Considering it was filmed in the Carolina’s and the toy company producing the movie is Mattel, I am not sure why the only official web site I could find for it is in Japan.
Shin Gojira AKA Godzilla Resurgence has a limited run from October 11th to the 18th across the country, with most places having a theater within an hours drive. I mention it today because at least one theater is getting it on Friday the 7th, apparently. The other reason to mention it now is I didn’t find any other interesting movies for this weekend.
Because the world will never have enough Godzilla movies, here is the newest trailer for the latest version. Notice how the monster is bigger, by an order of magnitude, from one film to the next? This one should be in theaters on May 16th.
If you have Turner Classic Movies in your cable or satellite lineup, they are running a Dino-marathon tomorrow starting at 8PM eastern (as always, check your local listings). They kick it off with the original 1956 Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, which pretty much began the whole monsters smashing Tokyo genre. They follow that with 1957’s Rodan, where a giant pterodactyl smashed up Tokyo, and then for something a bit different 1964’s Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, where Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, and Ghidorah smash up each other and a lot of Tokyo. They round that out with 1970’s Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero in which aliens try to use Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra to take over the Earth, during which process Tokyo gets smashed up. Next they present two films in which Tokyo suffers no damage: Dinosaurus! (cavemen vs. dinosaurs in modern times) and the Valley of Gwangi (cowboys vs. dinosaurs).