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Why Godzilla Minus One DESTROYS Modern Hollywood | Video Essay

  • เผยแพร่เมื่อ 15 เม.ย. 2024
  • In this Video Essay, we take a look at Godzilla Minus One and why it destroys Modern Hollywood. Toho has released a new Godzilla Movie with a budget that puts Hollywood Blockbusters to shame. With the inflated movie budgets, it has led to incredibly low box office returns for major Hollywood franchises, the budget disparity on display between Godzilla Minus One and Hollywood Blockbuster movies is honestly mind-blowing. Director Takashi Yamazaki has delivered a thought-provoking, complex, layered, and mature Godzilla film that is without question one of the best films of 2023.
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    Godzilla Minus One - (2023)
    Godzilla x Kong The New Empire - (2024)
    Godzilla - (2014)
    Godzilla King of the Monsters - (2019)
    Godzilla vs Kong - (2021)
    Shin Godzilla - (2016)
    0:00 - Intro
    2:02 - Part 1 (Godzilla in Hollywood)
    6:48 - Part 2 (Film Perfection)
    12:26 - Part 3 (Budget Confusion)
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  • @movieoverload
    @movieoverload  4 หลายเดือนก่อน +496

    Another thank you to everyone who subscribed to the new channel. The expansion is super exciting and multiple videos are in the works! If you haven’t already you can check the channel out here m.youtube.com/@GameOverloadMO

    • @DynamoChannl
      @DynamoChannl 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      Thanks for that wonderful review you did. Let me ask you a question and it's this: If I made an animated feature without Disney's involvement called "KiM POSSIBLE MOVIE: Return of Godzilla" by writing and directing it, would you review it?

    • @brandonscott5544
      @brandonscott5544 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4


    • @hideousruin
      @hideousruin 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1


    • @taravati181
      @taravati181 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      your shitting a little to hard on the monsterverse. and the first godzilla in the franchise is by far the weakest entry. barely seeing godzilla hurt that movie and the main character was boring as F.

    • @shan4680
      @shan4680 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      The director publicly said he wished he had $15 million to spend on the film!

  • @wahn10
    @wahn10 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +6521

    Godzilla Minus One was made for $15 million minus a few million. Yamazaki indicated that the budget was in fact less than we even thought. Incredible. The best movie of the year was also the least expensive. That's what talent and passion can do.

    • @YoutubeSucksEggs
      @YoutubeSucksEggs 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      The effects were not perfect but the story was just incredible, remarkable what you can do without a woke checklist for your movie.

    • @bunsw2070
      @bunsw2070 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      The west can't do anything right. Our automobiles and weapons are a joke. We're run by virtue signaling Simps only concerned about what feminists will think. The only thing we were supposed to be good at was manufacturing propaganda and we can't even do that anymore. Next on the menu is the hunger and the cold and damp. It's a good thing I'm old.

    • @buda3d2007
      @buda3d2007 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +160

      Its the red tape of film making that balloons the costs, its a status job and comes with all the bloat in the west.

    • @luckystarz6472
      @luckystarz6472 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +224

      @@AgentGodzillaRPhe said it was LESS then 15 mil

    • @JediKnight207
      @JediKnight207 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +154

      Minus One Million LOL...

  • @biguy617
    @biguy617 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3131

    Godzilla isn’t just the only movie from Japan the blew Hollywood away. The Boy and the Heron beat Disney by 2 million. Two Japanese movies have beat Hollywood and Disney.

    • @jacobkim4632
      @jacobkim4632 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +90

      It's insane right? Who would've thought?

      @JUANxxTNAFAN 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      Hunger Games beat Godzilla though. Disney isn’t the only Hollywood studio 🤦🏻‍♂️

    • @biguy617
      @biguy617 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +123

      @@JUANxxTNAFAN not true. Rachel Ziegler is ruining the Hunger Games at the box office.

    • @biguy617
      @biguy617 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +143

      @@JUANxxTNAFAN I read Box Office mojo. Boy and the Heron and Godzilla are the top two movies this week.

    • @adamkalb1
      @adamkalb1 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      One catch. Is Disney still distributing the English dubs of Hayao Miyazaki films? This is not a judgement against The Boy and the Heron. I still want to watch that regardless of the English distribution rights as long as the English dubbing is any good, and as long as they do not edit too much out of the English dub,

  • @wyrmh0le
    @wyrmh0le 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1114

    I didn't expect to go to a Godzilla movie and cry like a f*ing babe over the human characters. I didn't expect a deep reflection on ptsd, survivors guilt, and the cheapness of life during war. It's an incredible movie.

    • @Najarj3
      @Najarj3 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +36

      That hit me too really good, I just lost it when the sound went off the final attack to zilla happened, it had me to the brink of tears but seeing you know who at the end reunited destroyed me

    • @usagiseyia12
      @usagiseyia12 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +38

      I went to go watch it with my brother. Through out the movie I was holding back tears cuz I didn’t want my brother to laugh at me for crying. But when the movie went silence and everything that happened after that, tears were coming down. After the movie ending, my brother was like “damn I almost cried” so it’s good to know I wasn’t the only one emotional. I want to watch it again

    • @melev30
      @melev30 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      Thank you I needed to know I wasn't the only one. I have cried in other films but in a Godzilla movie? that's a first.

    • @Tcrror
      @Tcrror 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Monarch also does a really great job with the human side of things. I was crying like a baby.

    • @erwinsell184
      @erwinsell184 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2


  • @airem5861
    @airem5861 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +133

    You forgot to mention two things: the director has an extensive background knowledge on special effects(one of the best pioneers special effects supervisor in Japan) which helps make his vision stay on budget while creating a masterfully done movie and two the soundtrack is beautifully haunting. Godzilla Minus One is my favorite movie of 2023 and has become one of my all time favorites overall. If you can do yourself a favor and go see this Masterpiece!

    • @SASlair
      @SASlair 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      I don't think any other director could have done this movie so well. Having that VFX background propelled this film into the stratosphere but the story, which he wrote, sent it to another world. So well done.

    • @davidschecter5247
      @davidschecter5247 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      And the use of Akira Ifukube's classic music was a huge asset at just the right times.

    • @videostarts
      @videostarts 20 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      visual effects** and we have to talk to about the Crunch and low pay in japan

  • @lumostsumos9049
    @lumostsumos9049 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +755

    When my husband wanted to see this movie I dragged my feet and was preparing for another forgettable CGI monster movie. Definitely did not expect to actually sob with emotion during the movie multiple times.

    • @berge.5275
      @berge.5275 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +60

      This movie was THE monster movie for me. It is just a beautiful film overall.

    • @Jonnyv2388
      @Jonnyv2388 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +31

      Dragged my wife to the movie too she loved it

    • @Dexter_GamingYTRoblox
      @Dexter_GamingYTRoblox 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

      Very emotional especially understanding the psychological aspects of what the Japanese people went through

    • @doorkicker8507
      @doorkicker8507 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +27

      I also took my wife. She sobbed half the film. And loved it 😍

  • @LoaphMeat
    @LoaphMeat 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +873

    Worth mentioning, when director Takashi Yamazaki heard the rumor that this film "only had a $15million budget" he said "I wish we had that much." 😂
    It was made even cheaper

    • @stigmatoxin1310
      @stigmatoxin1310 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +146

      It really makes you think, he was extremely careful with the depiction of Godzilla with what little budget he had because Godzilla is a Japanese national icon. Ya gotta put respect on Goji's name

    • @wadepsilon01
      @wadepsilon01 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +88

      The VFX team for Shin Godzilla is the same company as the minus one production studio.
      Two teams exist, and Shin Godzilla was produced by a different team than Yamazaki's.
      When Yamazaki went to check on the Shin Godzilla team, the staff was exhausted and dying, so Yamazaki bought expensive cakes for all the staff to cheer them up.

    • @loanphung3056
      @loanphung3056 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Oh dang, someone already made the comment I just posted, cool.

    • @nanaholic01
      @nanaholic01 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +60

      @@wadepsilon01 Yeah all these English youtubers praising the "small budget" leading to great visuals don't know how poor SFX artists working condition in Japan are. The reason Hollywood's budget balloon was partially due to the writers and SFX artists strikes because Hollywood has unions, the reason Japan can work on partically nothing is because they DON'T have unions for their entertainment sector and the workers are heavily exploited which is common knowledge.
      You want to bring the Japanese working condition to Hollywood means you are literally advocating for slave labour. You can hate Hollywood all you want but seriously rethink want you are actually advocating, because Japanese artists of all kind had been fighting for wage increase for more than *30* years now, and you idiots have now given the Japanese sponsors a reason to NOT give them that by continuously praising how they don't need more money.

    • @shiromegane7054
      @shiromegane7054 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@nanaholic01And yet, Disney has come under fire for exploiting VFX studios with unreasonable time scheduling, poor management and planning leading to reshoots and an exploitative work condition to push their projects out the window. The end result being a rushed and bland slop of bad cgi accompanied by a terrible 13th rewritten script that lacks any cohesive narrative with poorly developed or uninteresting characters.
      So really, Hollywood is bleeding money with their excessive budgets on trash projects due to poor management, and hiring terrible scriptwriters that ultimately end up bombing in the box office.
      Should Hollywood learn from Japanase work ethics? No, since Japan is notorious for its stressful and unethical working environment that's well ingrained in their culture. And if the recent fiasco that anime Studio MAPPA (AoT, Jujustu Kaisen, One Punch Man) is facing right now tells us anything, is that Japan has a long way to go in recognizing and improve their work culture.
      But what Hollywood should learn is to cut down their excessive budget and wisely manage it, hire passionate producers and scriptwriters capable of creating fascinating stories and characters that we as an audience care and root for, plan their projects ahead of time and tighten up the schedule effectively. That way VFX studios won't be overwhelmed by last minute changes on scripts and reshoota that further constraints their time exploits their artists and inflates their budgets.

  • @Gaavcio
    @Gaavcio 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +116

    Minus 1.0 wasn't just a film, it was an experience. One that you'll carry with you for the rest of your time.

  • @paulandersbullecer3152
    @paulandersbullecer3152 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +76

    I watched and I didn't notice that it was 2 hours. It will move your emotions, something only a few movies did. This was one of them. It is a must watch masterpiece.

  • @TheCorpsehatch
    @TheCorpsehatch 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +993

    Godzilla Minus One needs to be nominated for Best Picture Academy Award. Best movie of 2023.

    • @haydenberends3905
      @haydenberends3905 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +38


    • @hollywoodkid1342
      @hollywoodkid1342 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +96

      If Parasite can get nominated AND win Best Picture of the year, then so can Godzilla Minus One

    • @TheirIAre
      @TheirIAre 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      I hope so. It was amazing

    • @mrradbro3344
      @mrradbro3344 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +54

      Soundtrack as well. The scores in this movie made my hair on the neck stand. My eyes were filled with water and i understood that i was entertained to the full satisfaction

    • @ralyman2
      @ralyman2 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +32

      Does it has any trans or gay main characters? If it doesn't, then I doubt it will get even a special effects nomination.

  • @Djsavior2111
    @Djsavior2111 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +436

    The biggest reason why this movie was so good, while on a low budget, was because of the phenomenal acting of the cast. Godzilla was awesome, but the core actors and actresses really carried this movie, imo.

    • @AniArtistMe
      @AniArtistMe 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      I love the characters in the movie, the problem I thought about with Monsterverse despite having a lot of sequels, they never gave any development to the characters and abandon them in the next films. There was too many characters looping back and forth which made it just unbearable to watch a bunch of horses standing around.

    • @Centre14
      @Centre14 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      As a Japanese, i love Yamazaki's work and i am proud of him. I would recommend everyone to watch the 'eternal zero' which is also directed by him. great movie and acting about a kamikaze pilot in WWII.

    • @armorhide406
      @armorhide406 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      The low budget also means the VFX artists were underpaid, even with conversion rates. And the crunch culture in Japan is even worse. There's no way they could let America show them up.
      Talent and passion yes but damn that's a low budget

    • @ninjichris7708
      @ninjichris7708 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      The nuke was cool

    • @isamuominae
      @isamuominae หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@armorhide406 overpaid in America, and we have the luck and pleasure to see GCI garbage like we saw on the almost $300 million budget The Flash. LOL

  • @AsheCraftingCorner
    @AsheCraftingCorner 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +62

    They gave a masterpiece of how PTSD really is in Minus One..One of the greatest Zilla movies ever made

  • @edwardpamintuan
    @edwardpamintuan 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +40

    The PTSD scenes were tremendous, great acting

  • @angelswatter430
    @angelswatter430 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +568

    As a war vet, with severe PTSD, this movie hit so hard. I’m thankful that it exists, the tears kept leaking on the drive home, and then some. They made a movie that felt like me.

    • @gotem123
      @gotem123 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +45

      Thank you for your service.

    • @Flitalidapouet
      @Flitalidapouet 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    • @charliewhite2625
      @charliewhite2625 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +63

      I agree 💯 %, As a veteran with combat related PTSD, it hit me when the main actor said, My war has not ended or is not over yet" he ment the internal war within yourself is still raging and ongoing even after you return home from battle. War is chaotic and military warriors are trained to ignore the violence, and the chaos going on around them and to have discipline within that chaos to accomplish the mission. In survival and battle mode you don't think that this chaos affects you mentally, because psychologically human beings are not built to consistently kill other human beings. But when the war ends, you realize that those chaotic violent memories are still with you, and those memories can potentially destroy you emotionally, mentally, and spiritually if you let them. The memories of lost friends, taking life, the anger, the guilt, and shame is now ingrained in your mind forever.

    • @charliewhite2625
      @charliewhite2625 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

      And I too, thank you for your sevice. And as a veteran to my fellow veterans, never forget the fallen..❤

      @KAVMCCESQ 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      ​@@charliewhite2625Well said. Ptsd is not fun. Your brain releasing those endorphins from the most random of triggers. Keep the body going and the brain will follow.

  • @GoInGcRz
    @GoInGcRz 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +255

    The craziest thing about Godzilla Minus Ones success, is the irony of it having been released AFTER Oppenheimer, a movie regarding the atomic bomb, the cause of the monster and tragedies that befell Japan.

    • @paulandersbullecer3152
      @paulandersbullecer3152 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      What if it was all part of the script lol

    • @keegantripp1245
      @keegantripp1245 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +29

      @@paulandersbullecer3152someone did a video discussing the possibility as both films complement the other in both being tied to the world ending weapon that is the nuclear bomb.
      One following the horrors behind the very man’s eyes who til his death could only think of the consequences of nuclear war, while the other focuses on those who live in the aftermath of war with a consequence of nuclear weapons.

    • @leegunring
      @leegunring 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      I thought Oppenheimer should be paired with Barbie as a movie package, and it seems that I was wrong.lol

    • @radiantlight2361
      @radiantlight2361 หลายเดือนก่อน


    • @SkyHermit
      @SkyHermit หลายเดือนก่อน

      And both of these films won in Oscar Academy today

  • @carlosgonbr
    @carlosgonbr 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +88

    I am Brazilian, 51 years old, and since childhood, I have been a fan of Japanese series, cartoons, and movies featuring giant monsters and heroes. These shows have always been broadcast on TV here. I never had the chance to see a Godzilla movie in theaters until the American films started to emerge. For the first time in my life, I got to watch a Japanese giant monster movie, specifically Godzilla, in the cinema. I can confidently say it's the best Godzilla film I've seen in any language or nationality. I'm not sure if it was released in theaters in the United States, but if it's still showing in your country, don't miss the opportunity. Here in Brazil, it was only in theaters for two weeks because there's always a massive $200 million American film to take over the cinemas. It's definitely worth it. Hopefully, this film will make Hollywood reconsider how to make a blockbuster, both in terms of concept and finance.

  • @BenSpectre-oh3ws
    @BenSpectre-oh3ws 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +48

    I went and saw it yesterday. It was outstanding! One of the reasons it beats Hollywood's recent slew of offerings is that it has actual conversational dialogue. Hollywood has gone to having the most simplistic dialogue that can be easily translated into as many languages as possible to make worldwide box office cash in the secondary market. Godzilla Minus One had relatable characters you could root for.
    One great credit to their CGI was the Shinden airplane he flies at the end. It looked real enough that I actually looked up of there were any left in flying condition. Only two were made. One went to the scrap heap and the other is in bits, but it looked real enough in this movie to fool an airplane nut.

    • @BleedingUranium
      @BleedingUranium 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      The flying scenes were done digitially (and indeed looked amazing), but they built an exceptionally detailed replica for the ground scenes, which now lives in a small Japanese aviation museum. I happened across someone's blog post who saw it there in person, and apparently the cockpit instruments are even real instruments, that's how good it is. :)

  • @rojitobonito6813
    @rojitobonito6813 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +806

    I took my family to watch this movie, my mom speaks only Spanish, some English. I was worried she wouldn't like it cause of the Japanese language but I was wrong. At the end she said she got watery eyes and understood most of the movie. It shows you how strong they made the characters

    • @jorgemoreno2097
      @jorgemoreno2097 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +42

      Honestly me too bro my mom and dad speak mostly Spanish but know English obv not 100% but can understand it talk it but with an accent and they absolutely loved the movie even when the sad parts came or funny parts I found them laughing and awing 😌 she even started crying as well

    • @FSUSean2112
      @FSUSean2112 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +23

      the characters were amazing and well done. amazing job,

    • @----Daniel
      @----Daniel 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Are you real

    • @rojitobonito6813
      @rojitobonito6813 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      @@----Daniel I think so

    • @----Daniel
      @----Daniel 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@rojitobonito6813 How did it end?

  • @jangofett7421
    @jangofett7421 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +385

    As someone who’s been a massive fan of Godzilla since childhood I’m beyond happy that a proper Japanese Godzilla film is getting universal praise

    • @sastaassh1112
      @sastaassh1112 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Lol japanese movies suck😂😂 those clowns should stick to anime😂

    • @YamiKisara
      @YamiKisara 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      Where were you when Shin Godzilla first aired? People all over the world were slobbering over it like crazy! And not just Godzilla fans. Same with Legendary's Godzilla. Especially the first one, that's a real heavy weight against any Godzilla movie.

    • @filthycasual8187
      @filthycasual8187 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@YamiKisara I personally hated Shin Godzilla tbh. I didn't like how they basically made Godzilla a kaiju-sized Pokemon. This film looks like it handles the big G a lot better.

  • @RoxyMoron101
    @RoxyMoron101 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

    No movie ever left me as emotional after it than Minus One. I was literally sobbing in trader joes after it cause it wouldn't leave my mind

    • @javierb.4447
      @javierb.4447 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I was constantly thinking about the HUMAN scenes for a few days after watching and there were even tears streaming in a ride home thinking about the part where Koichi is saying he got a job disarming mines and you can tell he doesn’t want to go and says something like “Maybe we could even buy American milk!”, like 😭 This movie has no bussiness having so many effective emotional scenes tf 😭

  • @SolAya21
    @SolAya21 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +35

    Godzilla was the most terrifying I have seen him be in a long time. When he would charge up his atomic breath, it was awe-inspiring.

  • @ChaseGnos
    @ChaseGnos 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +353

    When I was a kid I always hoped that one day other people would understand my love for Godzilla movies. All these years later and I have finally got to see this happen. What makes it even better is that it’s not even from a big budget Hollywood made film, but a film made by the studio that made me fall in love with Godzilla movies in the first place. Thank you Toho.

    • @ralyman2
      @ralyman2 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +21

      You have echoed my own sentiments to perfection. Specially after how much Hollywood keeps ruining some of my favorite franchises ever (Indiana Jones, Star wars, Marvel, etc.), here comes the one franchise that was essential for my childhood, and shows the world that not all hope it's lost.

    • @mr.williams1997
      @mr.williams1997 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      @@ralyman2go look at what Apple did to Legacy of Monsters smh. They made sure to virtue signal in there. You’ll find it at episode 4. I have no hope for New Empire now. I had that feeling after King of the Monsters and they proved me right.

    • @fireballfireball6962
      @fireballfireball6962 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      I was in Toho studios once for an audition. I saw the water tank where they filmed Godzilla. It sent chills up my spine! I couldnt believe i was walking alone around the same place that made the Godzilla movies i had watched from about 9 years old!

    • @keeganbrown9967
      @keeganbrown9967 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@mr.williams1997I unsubscribed from Apple immediately after watching that episode, the Monsterverse was my last hope for avoiding the Woke virtue signaling and unfortunately it's infected with the WOKE virus now 😞🙄

    • @xxcaptninjaxx4301
      @xxcaptninjaxx4301 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@keeganbrown9967 I highly recommend godzilla singular point that one is not bad also anime

  • @Big_E_Soul_Fragment
    @Big_E_Soul_Fragment 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +685

    In the defense of Godzilla being depicted as an anti-hero, he's always have been depicted as both a villain and a hero in Japanese media. The fact that we're getting both versions of big G in just a span of a year is a godsend for us fans. Just like the old Showa/Heisei/Millenium era times, baby

    • @lolokay9156
      @lolokay9156 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +95

      That’s what I’m thinking. I disliked seeing people saying it’s gonna be mcu like.

    • @Zhtrik
      @Zhtrik 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +44

      @@lolokay9156I don’t blame them, their are over 37 films and counting. Comics, TV Shows and Video Games, a ton of lore and most of it isn’t exactly accessible to everyone.

    • @lolokay9156
      @lolokay9156 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@Zhtrik yeah I see your point.

    • @JustineLaLoba
      @JustineLaLoba 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      How is he a hero in his first (1954) film?

    • @lolokay9156
      @lolokay9156 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

      @@JustineLaLoba never was and years later they made him more kid friendly and hero like. Then they made go back to same route from before.

  • @Kudian
    @Kudian หลายเดือนก่อน +12

    Went to see this movie with my parents. My dad and I love the Godzilla movies, and my mom... not so much (lol). But when my mom heard it was a movie from Japan, her interest was piqued a bit. Now, my mom is someone who refuses to watch anything with subtitles on them, so she often won't watch foreign films, unlike my dad and I. So when I realized that this movie had subtitles, I really questioned if my mom would like this movie at all. I was so happy to come out of the movie and hear both of my parents say nothing but good things about the film. My mom was able to ignore the subtitles existing and was able to just enjoy the movie. My dad loved the Godzilla parts and how he was a terrifying menace. And I loved the movie for just everything.
    It makes me even more happy to know that the film also won an Oscar just a couple of days ago. It goes to show that Americans - ones just like my mom - will watch films from other countries, it really gives foreign films the opportunity to come in and showcase the talent that has been historically hard to show.

  • @Gio-pb5rm
    @Gio-pb5rm 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

    It’s crazy. Because of the monster verse I had a predisposition on loathing time spent with the humans. And I was like “when can we get to the GMAN”
    But as the movie went on, I was engrossed and invested. I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent with them. It made me realize what Godzilla had been missing. This movie is beautiful. I can’t wait till I can watch it again and BUY it. I need to own this movie. Such a fun and interesting movie

    • @javierb.4447
      @javierb.4447 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      I do not only must have the movie on Blu-ray, I have to get a sound system because that atomic breath and that music… godam

  • @iancowan7629
    @iancowan7629 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +819

    The dynamic between Shikishima, Noriko, and Akiko was beautiful, truly the reason why people are saying the human connection was so good. Godzilla did a great job too lol

    • @IIGodlyEffectII
      @IIGodlyEffectII 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +40

      The acting for Shikishima in particular was superb. Felt so much more from him than a lot of other movies of recent years.

      @SENATORPAIN1 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      The movie was typical Asian emotionally manipulative fare.this this exact plot and script was in western movie it would get laughed out of the cinema.fact.

    • @MarioSanchez-ep2vv
      @MarioSanchez-ep2vv 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +22

      @@SENATORPAIN1”typical Asian” I wonder why

      @SENATORPAIN1 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@MarioSanchez-ep2vv why?

    • @CalHarding01
      @CalHarding01 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +35

      @@SENATORPAIN1 Are you just gonna spam this bullshit take on every single comment thread? Get a job.

  • @zfreak2808
    @zfreak2808 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +375

    The dinner scene was one of my favorite scenes. The setting, the comradery, the joking, the honor of tradition, and the pure joy of the characters as they see some semblance of sanity returned to the world. It was extremely well done.
    My favorite scene has to be the last scene as the protagonist breaks down in tears of joy as the love of his life ask him, "Are you done fighting your war?". Brilliant. Brought a tear to my eye.

    • @GothKaida
      @GothKaida 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

      that last seen got me crazy like how the hell she lived like brooooo she FLEWWW

    • @Sapphire_Jack
      @Sapphire_Jack 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      She barely lived, you can see how damaged her body is in that shot,
      she was also most likely in a come for weeks, hence why that letter was delivered so late @@GothKaida

    • @MajorisMons
      @MajorisMons 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Wait, so neither of you saw the pulsating black veins on her neck?
      She got that Big G goo in her lol

    • @Mynameisjoof
      @Mynameisjoof 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      People seem to be missing that it seems the only reason she survived was because she either mutated by Godzilla’s cells or Mothra was involved. You can tell when Akiko sees her that she knows whatever that was was not her mom

    • @Sapphire_Jack
      @Sapphire_Jack 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @Mynameisjoof oh yea, that black thing on her neck. Godzilla minus two is going to be so good if they decide to make it

  • @Venom-Boiii
    @Venom-Boiii 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

    This film is CINEMA. Not only is it an emotional and epic experience, not only does it have the best visual effects of the year, not only does it have the most gripping story and characters ever, not only is it written so tightly to the point that’s there’s practically no filler, not only is Godzilla the most terrifying he’s even been, not only does it have my favorite film score EVER…
    But this movie brought back the Godizllasaurus. Truly amazing.

  • @Katarjana
    @Katarjana 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

    What I understand about this movie and what made it great was that it was a movie about post WW2 Japan WITH Godzilla in it. The budget was kept low by low labor costs (even compared to USA) of artists and VFX not needing to animate Godzilla as much or in a very complex way; keeping the animations to partial body shots and walking in straight lines for example. And even so, we aren't missing anything from Godzilla in a Godzilla movie! All of this made a "lean and clean" aspect that obviously produced an A grade film. I would love to see them win the Oscar for VFX as an extra slap in the face to Hollywood.

  • @B1gGMoox_DaKiiD
    @B1gGMoox_DaKiiD 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +321

    The Japanese have passion that is second to none when it comes to artistry in my opinion. Probably why they made a masterpiece with that budget

    • @thirstyfajita4115
      @thirstyfajita4115 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Agree, I saw an exhibit in the MET on pre-modern japan drama/art and it was absolutely insane what they were doing as an isolated nation 4-500 years ago. Edit: Although I only ended up thinking this movie was ok lol.

    • @mojotheaverage
      @mojotheaverage 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      I think only Korea matches that passion with a lot of their cinema and television

    • @Not-a-bot222
      @Not-a-bot222 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      I agree, if you are into watches, Grand Seiko and Seiko are incredible.

    • @s_thvik
      @s_thvik 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Artistry and awful wages

    • @jonkboy7033
      @jonkboy7033 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Actually, all movies low budget are expensive because they pay artists and avoid taxes, fake budget more profit

  • @MrTophatreaper
    @MrTophatreaper 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +425

    My wife went in with low expectations and told me she was probably gonna fall asleep (due to the late showtime) and ended up watching the whole thing. As cliché as it sounds, she was actually on the edge of her seat, gripping my arm in the intense scenes. Love it!

    • @Ash.0000
      @Ash.0000 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

      I hope this means you got to witness the birth of a new Godzilla fan lmao!

    • @juniorvillegas2241
      @juniorvillegas2241 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      Same my girlfriend has never seen a Godzilla movie and I took her to see this one and she was blown away lmao she loved the movie

    • @juanpolo3490
      @juanpolo3490 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Lol same here. She even cried 2-3 times 😅

    • @cyatram
      @cyatram 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Its sad that the blockbusters are creating so many cynics

    • @DisneyHaterKing1923
      @DisneyHaterKing1923 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      This is the first movie where I felt true fear and adrenaline that lasted long after I left the theater

  • @olliecrafter
    @olliecrafter 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +24

    I went to see minus one in theaters with my friends and we were absolutely shocked at the PURE QUALITY this film is. It gives us such a genuine look at postwar Japan and actually has interesting characters

  • @DarkestsuNseT1031
    @DarkestsuNseT1031 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +49

    I absolutely loved this movie! ❤️
    I feel the reason why budgets are so high tho in the states is due to the actors. The actors want HUGE payouts. Actors in the states care more about the green than they do their acting. Where in Japan it’s the complete opposite. The actors care about their craft rather than being greedy with money. They want to showcase an amazing movie and work as a team rather than money this money that. Its sad.

    • @ghostphantom8453
      @ghostphantom8453 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I mean considering the trauma that Hollywood and being an actor from a young age (a lot of actors tender to have been acting for a while) brings I understand why that would want a lot of money. But no this is mostly Hollywood's fault that just want the green and only push out bad clone copy's of other movies with no real soul to it.

  • @MrSaucyBeans
    @MrSaucyBeans 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +472

    I legit got chills from this film everytime G showed up. When the reinforcement boat arrived after they stalled for time, the way it drifts into shot was absolutely incredible. I felt the raw power and respect from that battlecruiser only to see it absolutely annihlated. This film was incredible.

    • @MellowMutant
      @MellowMutant 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      So well said, I agree

    • @Miguel-gf7sq
      @Miguel-gf7sq 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      The atomic breath in ginza had my heart stopped for a moment, the entirete ginza scene had me breathtake, his shikishima breakdown after the destruction was also a scene, that movie is without any doubt the best i watched this year

    • @r.is.c9402
      @r.is.c9402 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      As a naval history fan the narrative around the demilitarization of Japan was awesome to see the Destroyers with their Guns removed is what happened to them. Godzilla being upgraded by operation crossroads. It was insanely cool to see Takao kick ass even if it was for about three salvos (203mm shells do not fuck around). The unused munitions from the Yamato Class battleships being used to breach Godzilla's skin for the freon scene. FYI Takao is neither a boat nor a battlecruiser she is a heavy cruiser. Not trying to be a dick just trying to inform

  • @JakeHawken
    @JakeHawken 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +499

    Couldn’t agree more. I honestly teared up multiple times. The “is your war finally over” line killed me.

    • @TheNdoki
      @TheNdoki 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +63

      My wife is still mad at me for not crying when we found out we were pregnant, or the birth of our daughter, but holy damn did I have to choke it back during this movie.

    • @JakeHawken
      @JakeHawken 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      @@TheNdoki hahahahahahaha

    • @hheinous
      @hheinous 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +26

      I straight up had tears streaming down my face. I’m a super sensitive person and cry easily at movies, but this one hit extra hard. I made by boyfriend wait a few minutes before we left so my eyes could dry, lol 😅

    • @JakeHawken
      @JakeHawken 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@hheinous lol, that's great

    • @gmajor1273
      @gmajor1273 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Totally agree

  • @MrBarkie
    @MrBarkie 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

    Cinematography was just beautiful. Seeing Godzilla swim behind the boat seeing the scale of Godzilla. And the shots from the ground.

  • @jamesdellaneve9005
    @jamesdellaneve9005 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +77

    I liked Oppenheimer. It was shocking that the filmmakers did not know that the US flag at the time only had 48 stars. When I was watching the film, I had to do a triple take to verify that they actually missed that historical fact.

    • @TheNaughtysheriff
      @TheNaughtysheriff 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Really?? movie ruined 2/10 matter fact, FUCK this movie now

    • @George_Washington1732
      @George_Washington1732 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@TheNaughtysheriffYeah fr

  • @Nightlizard1564
    @Nightlizard1564 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +473

    Honestly makes me cry to see everyone praising not just Godzilla but getting into the franchise as a whole. Legit warms my heart because back then when I was 5 not a lot of people didn’t even cared about the franchise but now it’s noice to see casuals and fans enjoy this masterpiece of a film. Really goes to show Godzilla is probably the most versatile character in fiction. Can go from being an anti hero to more of a character with a serious and grounded tone

    • @Caelum_NLD
      @Caelum_NLD 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

      The team behind Minus One just made a stupidly superb movie. They are that skilled. Even in an entertainment vacuum, they did something spectacular. But when you take it out of that vacuum and into the current multimedia entertainment landscape, there is nothing coming remotly close to it. One can only nitpick at some things like the quality of the tanks, Noriko teleporting right into Gojira's path, Shikishima having a pinpoint gps location of Noriko in Ginza or Noriko able to withstand an Atomic Breath that evaporates the rest of Tokyo, but screw that. The human characters are way to deep for that, the story way to interesting, Gojira way too awesome and the effects way to grounded, all on a budget of 15 million dollar. That Japanese team just tapped drowning Hollywood on their shoulder and asked "Sorry, might we show you how it's done again?". The cherry on top is that they did that using the Gojira franchise xD

    • @Gabrhil
      @Gabrhil 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      I don't know if this movie is a good place to get into the franchise with. This coming from a fan of the series, it sets the bar so damn high

    • @Caelum_NLD
      @Caelum_NLD 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@Gabrhil I think it does. It has enough of the Japanese side of the franchise, while the graphics are a great blend between Japanese and Western Gojira versions. Next to that, it has a great story abd the human aspect is excellent.

    • @elenavonpavel-pitts3442
      @elenavonpavel-pitts3442 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      Agreed!! I was 6 in 1956 and loved Godzilla! Have watched it thru my life til now age 73 and can't wait to see this new movie!! With all the garbage coming out of Hollywood and Disney now...haven't gone to theaters in LONG LONG TIME!.

    • @MrPleers
      @MrPleers 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      because the Hollywood Godzilla version lacks story. Basicly 2 (or 3) monsters fighting each other. That gets old really quick.

  • @ThatSilverDude
    @ThatSilverDude 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +573

    this movie blew me away, words can not describe how amazing this cinematic experience was. Finally a movie with genuine structure. character development was 10/10. the emotion, the story, the entire thing was just so GOOD!!!!!!

    • @evanmaldonado9799
      @evanmaldonado9799 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      It left me in awe after I first saw it, Godzilla Minus One is brilliant and the best Godzilla movie I have ever fucking seen.

    • @jeffarab4947
      @jeffarab4947 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Same here been s godzilla fan for ever this is like the og but so much emotion story and effects were great

    • @RetardskillMe
      @RetardskillMe 3 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • @duckduckgoose8049
    @duckduckgoose8049 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +21

    I knew this was gonna be a good movie, but I didn't expect it to be THAT good of a movie.

  • @radfordbean2855
    @radfordbean2855 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

    I agree with everything you said. I was drawn to the guilt of the protagonist and the torment he goes through. You're really drawn into the characters. I really felt the pain of the protagonist and the frustration of Noriko trying to bring the protagonist out of his shell. I actually teared up at the end of the movie in the hospital scene. It reminded me of the end scene in Dances with Wolves as Kevin and his wife are leaving the camp. The movie was so great, I saw it twice.
    I can't wait for it to come to disc. I'll definitely be adding it to my video collection. It is the best Godzilla movie I've seen since the original.

  • @tedesca89
    @tedesca89 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +176

    The most memorable scene for me was when his neighbor in the end hits him for almost dying on them. Starck contrast to the beginning, where she screams at him for not doing his kamikaze job. Because it shows that you don't have to die even if it's for your own country.

    • @hareecionelson5875
      @hareecionelson5875 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      i'm not crying, you're crying😭😭

    • @ezequielcronswell8520
      @ezequielcronswell8520 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      This is without a doubt the WORST Godzilla movie I have ever seen. Technically it is not a Godzilla movie, but a Japanese drama movie that took place after World War II.
      For those who haven't seen it yet, Godzilla only appears in 4 short scenes in more than 2 hours of tedious and boring Japanese drama.
      Don't waste your money, better wait until 2024 for the premiere of Godzilla X Kong!!

    • @hareecionelson5875
      @hareecionelson5875 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +39

      @@ezequielcronswell8520 You sound like the 10 year old children who got kicked from the cinema I was in because they had a goldfish attention span.
      If you want big monster go smash with bright lights and colours, with shit characters that you don't care about, then Hollywood is for you.
      The ridiculousness to say a Japanese made Godzilla movie isn't proper Godzilla... The 1954 Godzilla (gojira) is a representation of the destruction of war, Godzilla Minus one absolutely conveys this

    • @ezequielcronswell8520
      @ezequielcronswell8520 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@hareecionelson5875 But don't cry, please.

    • @hareecionelson5875
      @hareecionelson5875 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      @@ezequielcronswell8520 That's what a good movie with a good script will do

  • @sacrilegiousboi978
    @sacrilegiousboi978 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +274

    I wasn't expecting to go into a blockbuster monster action movie and almost tear up from emotion multiple times. The first time in ages I can remember emotionally connecting with and giving two shits about the characters in an action movie. Also very refreshing that the dialogue was realistic and not endless witty insults and one liners like with Marvel/Disney.

    • @dracodracarys2339
      @dracodracarys2339 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Or calling Ghidorah "Gonorrhea".

      @SENATORPAIN1 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      The movie was typical Asian emotionally manipulative fare.if this exact plot and script was in a western movie it would get laughed out of the cinema.fact.

    • @MarioSanchez-ep2vv
      @MarioSanchez-ep2vv 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@SENATORPAIN1once again “typical Asian” I wonder why

    • @syntheticat-3
      @syntheticat-3 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      just admit you can't stand to watch a man cry and move on bro @@SENATORPAIN1

  • @lexi6693
    @lexi6693 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    I went back to this after Godzilla Minus One won the OScars. I watched it after watching your essay because you gave compelling argument as to why it was really good. thank you and congrats to Godzilla Minus one and the Japanese cinema

  • @abruenin236
    @abruenin236 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

    You nailed it. And the sound is just excellent and the mixture of classic Godzilla score and new compositions and how they are just is just perfect. Just take the scene where the main character starts the plane and the music underlined what was going on in his mind. That was maybe the best use of film music ever.

    • @davidschecter5247
      @davidschecter5247 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I wish Akira Ifukube could have been alive to hear his awesome music in this remarkable and classic motion picture. Like the original 1954 GOJIRA, this film is a classic of the cinema -- it's not just a "monster movie."

  • @aaron_aplin
    @aaron_aplin 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +66

    Godzilla Minus One just had HEART. The directors and writers had film art on their minds, not just money.

  • @mrgodzillaraptors8632
    @mrgodzillaraptors8632 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +281

    Godzilla can really be anything tbh. Hero, villain, anti hero, a message, a kid friendly icon. So saying Godzilla sucks because he’s not a serious character all the time, you unintentionally miss a major part of why Godzilla has survived and thrived to this day

    • @jacobsbratify
      @jacobsbratify 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

      ​@mrpickles3 I mean, people are entitled to opinions, no matter how wrong. If they weren't successful, they wouldn't have made over 20 of them. Yeah some were goofy, but you also have to recognize the different atmospheres in the filming industry during the time of each movies filming. I grew up watching the original Japanese godzilla films, and loved them. They are a cornerstone of classic Japanese kaiju movies.

    • @MiraPacku
      @MiraPacku 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +32

      I agree, I also didn't like the "he's evil, he's a force of nature" sentiment. cause storms, earthquakes or tsunamis aren't evil either

    • @6969pumpking
      @6969pumpking 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      ​@MiraPacku, what I think is cool is that I don't think he's supposed to be evil in the movies like Shin Godzilla where he's supposed to represent natural disasters. I think sometimes we put him in this square where's hes evil but the point is he isn't.

    • @MtpMuzik
      @MtpMuzik 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@MiraPacku good think the director doesnt give a fuck whether yall dont like that hes evil. the best part of the movie was that he felt like a evil force of nature, and yall can say earthquakes and tsunamis arent evil but if u ever been in one and watched youre entire village get destroyed because of it youd feel differently

    • @misterkrabs2254
      @misterkrabs2254 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3


  • @ChaChaRealSm00th
    @ChaChaRealSm00th 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

    I just saw this movie today, easily better than anything I've seen come out of Hollywood in the past 7 or 8 years. Incredible film with great characters and great actors to portray them. I was sold, I felt like everything going on was real you could feel the stakes and the characters emotions and fears. So f-ing good dude!!

  • @luckypeanut9943
    @luckypeanut9943 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    Man a Hollywood criticism that actually discusses the sequences/comparisons and doesn't just spew 'ITS TOO WOKE'
    Great video man 👍 gonna have to go rewatch it now

  • @D.K.M.Espers
    @D.K.M.Espers 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +468

    This film was unreal. The emotions that I felt through the characters, the symbolism and raw power that was expressed by Godzilla that we just don’t see anymore, the thematic elements that really made the cogs of the film turn…everything was absolutely gorgeous. And I am not ashamed to admit I cried multiple times during this film. This was an excellent unpacking and analysis.

    • @suryavajra
      @suryavajra 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

      I teared up many times….When you see and feel pride of craft, the craft for plot, the care for character, the love the cast and the crew had for us the audience. It hit me…

    • @hareecionelson5875
      @hareecionelson5875 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@suryavajra I watched it again, and I realised that engineer Tachibana sent Shikishima the pictures of the dead engineers and their families, and those were in the package he received on the boat back to Japan. I was so engrossed the first time I never really made the connection where he got those pictures from. more ooftonium

    • @ezequielcronswell8520
      @ezequielcronswell8520 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      This is without a doubt the WORST Godzilla movie I have ever seen. Technically it is not a Godzilla movie, but a Japanese drama movie that took place after World War II.
      For those who haven't seen it yet, Godzilla only appears in 4 short scenes in more than 2 hours of tedious and boring Japanese drama.
      Don't waste your money, better wait until 2024 for the premiere of Godzilla X Kong!!

    • @chocolatesquirrel2002
      @chocolatesquirrel2002 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      @@ezequielcronswell8520 you described teh original godzilla lmao clown

      @SENATORPAIN1 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      The movie was typical Asian emotionally manipulative fare.if this exact plot and script was in a western movie it would get laughed out of the cinema.fact.

  • @cameronwiscovitch4186
    @cameronwiscovitch4186 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +514

    Admittedly, I’m actually ok with Godzilla both as a hero/anti-hero like in the Monsterverse and as a villain like in Minus One. As a longtime fan, he’s really flipped back and forth over the years and in each era, be it Showa, Heisei, Millennium, and the current Reiwa.
    Honestly, it speaks to the character’s strength that he’s just as fitting fighting robots and aliens as he is representing mankind’s sins on nature.

    • @Amplifymagic
      @Amplifymagic 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +85

      Agreed, he’s a very versatile monster. For a reboot for the franchise and as an origin story this was the right play, but I’m always down for Godzilla popcorn flicks too.

    • @Disco_Tek
      @Disco_Tek 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +84

      This is because the reviewer exists in a world where there is only Godzilla ('54), Strikes Again, 1984, Shin, and Minus One while ignoring virtually everything else Toho has done... you know the 25 or so other films...

    • @godzelda123
      @godzelda123 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +89

      Yes this a hundred percent. I'm getting so sick of that talking point online, Godzilla films always vary in tone and Legendary has basically become a high budget Showa era Godzilla movie. Even the director of Minus One was a huge fan of the American movies and you can see that in the design of Godzilla and the similar shots from the 2014 movie.

    • @deusmachinima1189
      @deusmachinima1189 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +56

      ​@@godzelda123Legendary Godzilla is quite faithful to most Godzilla iterations. He's essentially a blend of many eras

    • @Da1X_Builds
      @Da1X_Builds 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +19

      THANK YOU! finally! I was waiting for someone to say this!

  • @JadeFoxAlpha
    @JadeFoxAlpha 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    I agree with your analysis, except that, I have to point out that Godzilla as a hero, an anti-hero or at least an an ambiguously neutral force of balance has been around in the Japanese movies for decades and is a far more common depiction of him than the handful of movies that depict him as evil. '54, Raids Again, '84, GMK, GxMG, Tokyo SOS, and Shin Godzilla are really the only ones where he's outright The Villain. Plus 1998 and maybe Godzilla vs Mothra and the original King Kong vs Godzilla. Superheroics and anti-heroics are FAR more common for Godzilla, and a perfectly reasonable take on the character. Some of his best movies are the ones where he's the villain ('54, GMK, Shin, Minus One), but some of his best movies are ALSO movies where he isn't (Godzilla vs King Ghidorah and Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster, Godzilla vs Destoroyah, Destroy All Monsters).
    I like an evil Godzilla, but when we imply that he's SUPPOSED to be or should ALWAYS be evil, I don't quite agree there at all.

  • @Bikecrazed
    @Bikecrazed 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    Just saw the black and white version yesterday, and was blown away at how incredible they did on this film. What a honor to the original series, and the black and white without a doubt delivered so much more emotions than I believe the colour version would. From start to end it was an emotional ride. Truly one of the best movies of the year.

    • @S.ThomasMedia
      @S.ThomasMedia 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      I saw it in B&W last night as well and I completely agree, it was so much more dramatic and melancholy. Easily the most epic experience I've ever had going the theatre.

    • @SASlair
      @SASlair 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      I unexpectedly saw it in b&w and loved it. It was so well done.

  • @albertobarrios6276
    @albertobarrios6276 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +268

    I went to watch this film with my siblings and my sister was so into the movie she forgot it was a Godzilla film. The characters were so interesting she told me "I thought we were watching a war movie, I forgot about godzilla."

  • @Anarkey
    @Anarkey 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +287

    If you've watched plenty of Japanese media, even if it's anime, you'd realize by now how much they emphasize on human aspects such as emotions and relationships (even if the characters ain't human) in their stories. About damn time Japanese live-action movies get huge recognition. Their classic films such as Rashomon and Seven Samurai have been huge influences on Hollywood directors for years. I hope Minus One becomes a catalyst for their live-action just like how Akira did for anime.

    • @YouthAstray
      @YouthAstray 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

      Great analysis 💯 Literally felt like I was watching a Live-Action Anime 🔥

    • @xxkankala1671
      @xxkankala1671 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      What did akira do

    • @AITreeBranches
      @AITreeBranches 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      You know, live action is just film or movie.

    • @You-vv1xv
      @You-vv1xv 4 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • @cesare4926
    @cesare4926 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +27

    Just finished watching it. This movie, director and actors put Hollywood to absolute shame.

  • @johnnyp6202
    @johnnyp6202 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

    This movie is easily the best movie of the year and one of my favorite movies ever. There have been a few perfect movies made and IMO this is one of them. It is staggeringly good. Every single character in this movie even if they have only a single line feels like a unique, real person. It is the best Kaiju movie of all time and an instant movie classic.

  • @rcdune7132
    @rcdune7132 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +364

    I love how Godzilla vs Kong basically saved the theater industry and now Godzilla Minus One is basically saving the film industry itself

    • @user-hw3cn4gs3i
      @user-hw3cn4gs3i 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

      It saved the film industry because most of toho movies have been not the best compared to Hollywood

    • @alexjackyperson101
      @alexjackyperson101 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +34

      Kong and Godzilla started film industry, now they saving it, if sounds perfect for me (I know Kong and Godzilla didn't started it but help it to where it is today)

    • @rcdune7132
      @rcdune7132 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@alexjackyperson101 they definitely did their part💯

    • @asafakiva1619
      @asafakiva1619 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      These two icons are the kings of cinema, and rightfully so

    • @S19gameplay
      @S19gameplay 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Godzilla is just him

  • @darrenbrent4577
    @darrenbrent4577 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +194

    I'm pretty sure the massive salaries of Hollywood actors is another problem influencing the expensive movie budgets

    • @concept5631
      @concept5631 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +5


    • @jerichojones2722
      @jerichojones2722 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +23

      ur right, but its definitely not just the actors. the producers, directors also should share the blame.

    • @democard1199
      @democard1199 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      Nah it's mostly the actor/ actress. Mad Max have less budget but take years to film because quality over quantity.
      Also the actor and actress enjoy the filming with every second of it so they didn't think much about the money.

    • @radfordbean2855
      @radfordbean2855 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

      Not only the actor salaries but the CGI costs. Look at many of today's movies and you'll see at least a half dozen visual effects companies involved: ILM, Weta, Framestore, Sony VFX, and others. Those companies come at a hefty cost.
      The other issue is marketing. Tens of millions of dollars are spent on marketing Hollywood pictures and sending actors around to different talk shows to hype up a movie. I saw no advertising, no trailers in the theater about Godzilla Minus One. It's out of pure luck that I saw it listed on my local theater now- playing website. I wanted to see if it was going to be another Hollywood Godzilla movie, so I checked out Rotten Tomatoes. At the time before the movie was released to the public, Rotten Tomatoes scored it 100% fresh. I don't always agree with Rotten Tomatoes, but I was bored and decided to check out the movie. Wow oh wow. I was blown away. It was the first time I felt Rotten Tomatoes was spot on.

    • @Livia3x
      @Livia3x 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      @@jonny_lagunaridiculous? Lol, you have no idea what you are talking about. Vfx is a highly skilled trade where you must have both technical and artistic skills and yet vfx artists make less than tech workers. Vfx is just a lot of meticulous work, that's why it's expensive, it requires a lot of time and people.

  • @leightonkekuewa1545
    @leightonkekuewa1545 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

    Damn you just explained that in such a good way. Hollywood is junk food, and I forgot about it by the end of the movie. But after watching Minus One, I’m still thinking about it weeks later.

  • @axhen
    @axhen 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    You know a movie is good when just thinking back on it makes you emotional. This movie is so powerful that just thinking back on this movie, I am starting to tear up.

  • @alexanderbrown7206
    @alexanderbrown7206 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +51

    I went into the movie to see a big lizard destroy a nation and ended up seeing a emotional masterpiece about grief, love, and tragedy. Best movie of all time

  • @TurboMintyFresh
    @TurboMintyFresh 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +91

    A big factor of why hollywood budgets are so insane is because of the overinflated salaries for the actors

    • @xthelegend89
      @xthelegend89 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

      I’d bet it has to do more with the overinflated salaries of the executives who green light clearly bad ideas.

    • @trevorthornley8835
      @trevorthornley8835 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      I think they are overinflated because they aren't fans of what they're doing. They hate the franchise they're in.

    • @suparicky8889
      @suparicky8889 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Fr 15 million is probably what the actors of the avengers made

    • @windowsVD
      @windowsVD 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      The bigger reason is that they do very little pre-production these days and instead opt to just "fix it in post." The MCU films in particular go through constant rewrites in the middle of production and don't properly storyboard their VFX sequences, which forces the crew to film dozens of reshoots and the VFX artists to re-render sequences on a tight deadline. The reason why The Creator was able to do so much with what is now considered a "smaller" budget is because director Gareth Edwards actually did proper pre-production and planned out the VFX shots ahead of time with storyboards/shot-lists.

    • @mateomorales1653
      @mateomorales1653 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@suparicky8889that’s what the extras probably made with how bloated Hollywood movies are

  • @Colevid19
    @Colevid19 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Awesome piece. This movie needs more recognition. Godzilla fan since 1989 and Minus One is close to perfect. Ok I’ll say it. I cried at the end seeing Koichi’s reaction seeing that Noriko is alive. Masterpiece

  • @courtlandmiles6798
    @courtlandmiles6798 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Thank you for this! I am a hardcore Godzilla fan, born in 1983, and I remember in 1989 when my parents finally allowed me to rent "Godzilla 1984" on VHS from the local video rental store. Godzilla was an utter monster in that film, but when he fell into the volcano, I remember crying. Looking back on it as a 6 year old, I felt like Godzilla had done nothing wrong, and was only in this world because humans forced him back into it. Like he had no control.
    Years later I actually watched the 1954 "Godzilla" film, and it is a true marvel of horror cinema. Godzilla represents everything horrifying, destructive, and sado-masochistic of Japan in World War Two under an Imperial, Fascistic Military dictatorship. He represented the sins of the old, and the sins of the new (the Western world with its terrifying atomic power).
    I saw "Godzilla: Minus One" in theaters a few months ago, about a week after it premiered here in the US. I 100% agree with everything you're saying in the video. Godzilla should be horrifying, terrifying, beyond our comprehension: dare I say, he's like the first Lovecraftian god to be put to film. I return to this concept of Godzilla not being an anti-hero (which I agree with and utterly despise with the Legendary Pictures form), and see him as an utter form of destruction against human comprehension: Godzilla is Fat Boy, Swine Flu, Chernobyl, Fukushima, and COVID-19 rolled into one. He terrifies us because he is outside of our human control and comprehension for his amorality.
    Godzilla is one of those pop-culture icons that transcends humanity. He is timeless.

  • @nline4
    @nline4 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +91

    You nailed it. This is not about one man vs Godzilla, but one man vs one mans guilt. Godzilla plays a role in that compelling story.

  • @Redimus
    @Redimus 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +244

    I love the fact two of the biggest movies of this year were the creation of Mankind's greatest threat to itself and a reflection on the lingering trauma from the single time we used it.

    • @halloffilms2455
      @halloffilms2455 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

      Never realized that but oh the irony

    • @allisterbernal5954
      @allisterbernal5954 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +38

      Exactly. I got the same impression after watching Barbie.

    • @VorpalSlade
      @VorpalSlade 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +36

      The top review for Minus One on Letterboxd is amazing:
      Two films now in 2023 have dared to examine the fallout and societal implications of WWII’s nuclear exclamation point:
      1. A hard-hitting social drama chronicling years in the life of a man broken and haunted by his own failure to prevent the darkness and devastation that enveloped the world following the introduction of the atomic bomb and the inadvertent opening of a door to an endless plague of hopelessness and destruction set upon future generations; a film which truly encapsulates the sheer power, abject terror, and subsequent futility that humankind was forced to face in the wake of its own unimaginable creation; a story told through the eyes of determined engineers, scientists, and soldiers gathered in the name of nationalism to nobly save their culture and civilization as they knew it from the raw, monstrous horrors to which they had borne witness; and an ambiguous resolution to the inevitable humanist clash between blind optimism and bleak reality.
      2. Oppenheimer.

    • @Redimus
      @Redimus 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@VorpalSlade ~neat ♥.

    • @zaej4317
      @zaej4317 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Godzilla is Openheimer's child in a sense, guy created the nuke that mutated the G-man.

  • @dwarfwatercraft8809
    @dwarfwatercraft8809 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Adding my 2 cents as a VFX artist:
    Although they did an amazing job with a very limited budget, I disagree that the VFX surpassed what we see in any huge Hollywood films. It was really quite rough in places.
    I think that if some of those VFX shots were in a Marvel movie, they would be heavily criticised, but because they were in a movie with an engaging story and great characters, people aren't noticing them.
    On top of that, the director was also responsible for the VFX, and it feels like he really knew where to put polish and where he could be cheap. So the bad VFX shots stick out less, and it seems like he probably spent less time overtraining on insignificant things, and avoided any last minute changes that often lead to weak VFX (which is something that happens on Hollywood blockbusters very frequently)

  • @yoabnay
    @yoabnay 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    I believe the biggest part of the problem is that Hollywood (not all films, but many) approach film making with the mentality "lest make a movie, what story can we come up with" while this Godzilla movie approached it with something more like "let's tell a story". Yes, filmmaking is a business but movies should not be approached only as money making machines, otherwise the art part of it gets lost.

  • @Nukeskywalker45
    @Nukeskywalker45 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +101

    I'm from LA, and I watched this IN Hollywood. Packed cinema. Several ovations throughout. Upon its climax, and entire theater erupted in cheers. No joke, this is the best movie I've seen in several years.

  • @Zenon135
    @Zenon135 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +133

    The director actually said that he wished the budget was 15 million. That’s insane. I tip my hat to Toho and everyone else who worked on this movie.

  • @michaelbruns449
    @michaelbruns449 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    After many decades Godzillas gone full circle returning home triumphantly menacing.

  • @robertberger2363
    @robertberger2363 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Wow, thank you for you’re info on the movie. Definitely going to see it now. Thank you.

  • @superginrai8036
    @superginrai8036 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +96

    Godzilla Minus One was the first Godzilla film since the original 1954 movie in which I actually cared about the human characters. It was absolutely wonderful because it has the element that Hollywood blockbusters have lacked for years now: heart.

    • @4FYTfa8EjYHNXjChe8xs7xmC5pNEtz
      @4FYTfa8EjYHNXjChe8xs7xmC5pNEtz 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Well, Hollywood movies are mainly made now by people who despise half of Americans. That attitude will come out of the movie one way or the other.

    • @user-pp6fk6dj1t
      @user-pp6fk6dj1t 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Good for you buddy

    • @4FYTfa8EjYHNXjChe8xs7xmC5pNEtz
      @4FYTfa8EjYHNXjChe8xs7xmC5pNEtz 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@user-pp6fk6dj1t Woke actors and directors literally hate conservatives and tradionalists. If your attitude is full of scorn and contempt, it will come out in your work.

    • @dantethomas7964
      @dantethomas7964 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@4FYTfa8EjYHNXjChe8xs7xmC5pNEtzWestern media in a nutshell.

    • @user-pp6fk6dj1t
      @user-pp6fk6dj1t 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@4FYTfa8EjYHNXjChe8xs7xmC5pNEtz what the actual fck you on about little buddy

  • @pearlsplayground
    @pearlsplayground 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +77

    Made a last minute decision to see the film on the big screen. I'm so glad I did. The surround sound just added to that immersive cinematic experience. Godzilla Minus One was one of the films this year that made me realise why I love going to the movies: to escape into another world, witness a good story, feel plenty of emotions. I actually got tear-eyed by the end of the film. Try watching it on the big screen if you can!!

  • @SteveBrant55
    @SteveBrant55 13 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    Wonderful, thoughtful video. I'm a new subscriber and will share this on Threads.... linking to the Hollywood studios and trade publications. I hope they learn something.

  • @rockieruiz9552
    @rockieruiz9552 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Thank you for this detailed, informational, and well, just true review of this movie. I going to share this with my friends.

  • @thebull3206
    @thebull3206 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +136

    Saw Godzilla Minus One on Friday in New Jersey. People cried in this film, so moving was the human story. If I were Japanese I'd be proud of how these characters were portrayed. The people are very likable, all played by good character actors, and they all go through a change from start to finish. They grow, they grow on you as well - the woman who played his neighbor was just great - you just cannot believe the human connection between them all. Above all, the plan to kill Godzilla is terrific, well-written, they spent time explaining it and it makes sense. There are scenes that echo back to Gojira 1953. Yea, best film in a while, bar none.

    • @catandrobbyflores
      @catandrobbyflores 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      I looked to my husband and friend I went to see this movie with and I said "I can't believe I cried at a Godzilla movie," the humans made me care about them! Had to be the best portrayal of Ptsd I've ever seen on screen and I cried at the ending.

    • @rocker76m88
      @rocker76m88 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      I said the same thing to my son. In 60 years I never thought I would cry at a Godzilla movie🤦‍♀️

    • @xxcaptninjaxx4301
      @xxcaptninjaxx4301 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@rocker76m88 some scene in many godzilla movie I always tear up but godzilla minus one really hit hard for me

  • @johnnyray5515
    @johnnyray5515 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +224

    I loved the character development. The ending brought a tear to my eye. The emotion. Just wow. Absolutely amazing film.

    • @evanmaldonado9799
      @evanmaldonado9799 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      Same here, it was also creepy too with the black scar on Noriko’s neck, it’s like one of Godzilla’s cells were growing inside of her, it’s such a brilliant movie tho.

    • @jeffarab4947
      @jeffarab4947 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Maybe pt2 since u know what happen to him

  • @marianyhc
    @marianyhc 27 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    Dude when Godz jumped out of that ocean on that fighter jet yard at the start of the film made me jump like 10 fkn feet out of my theater seat and I absolutely fucking LOVED THAT!

  • @michaelo393
    @michaelo393 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Now I'm waiting for the sequel. Great presentation.

  • @bigt1574
    @bigt1574 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +138

    Another issue with Disney’s budgets is all of the reshoots. The reshoot the same movie 2-3 times over which exponentially increases the budgets. Also, saw Godzilla minus one yesterday, absolute masterpiece. I got the rest of my family to go see it tomorrow.

    • @Stadt101
      @Stadt101 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      well for starters fuck disney.

    • @Sure0Foot
      @Sure0Foot 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      they wouldn't need reshoots if they just got talented writers 😞

    • @njevergreen1121
      @njevergreen1121 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      GotG3 blows this monster movie out of the water

    • @davidpowers2151
      @davidpowers2151 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Another issue would be all the “big name” actors Hollywood loves to cram into their movies. They bank on the name bringing in viewers, and pay exorbitant amounts just to plug these actors into their films. They don’t care how well suited to the role the actor is, they want them there for advertising.

    • @MtpMuzik
      @MtpMuzik 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@njevergreen1121 shutup

  • @ChaseYokoyama
    @ChaseYokoyama 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +147

    10000% agree with all of your points. Godzilla Minus One really embodied the meaning of "less is more". No budget = No problem. The story telling in this film was top tier.

  • @elizabethcarson5624
    @elizabethcarson5624 29 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    This is the only movie I have seen more than once in theaters! I also was constantly telling everyone I knew they had to go see it. This was by far the best film of 2023 and arguably one of the best in the past 5-6 years. As a military veteran with PTSD, I was also so moved by how real the character's struggles felt to me. It made me feel seen much more than any Hollywood war movie ever has.

  • @jimmybilly5330
    @jimmybilly5330 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    My favorite parts where the serious ones with godzilla that had the original godzilla music over it and it just made the scenes hit so much harder.

  • @Nomadestra
    @Nomadestra 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +61

    Give some thanks to Shin Godzilla (2016) for bringing back enthusiam for a new Godzilla, which made this one possible. Shin is a great movie, too, and directed by anime auteur, Hideaki Anno. Shin and Minus One are, for me, going to go down as two great complimentary movies to make a home movie day.

    • @Lintahlo
      @Lintahlo 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      So surprised that this guy hardly ever mentions it, not so much Movie Overload around here.

    • @Nomadestra
      @Nomadestra 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      @Lintahlo He probably doesn't even know about it. If you know about Shin, then you know it won several awards in Japan, including best picture in 2016. This was after a decade break of Japanese Godzilla movies.

    • @kaitlynp4733
      @kaitlynp4733 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Here for this comment!!! Love Shin!

    • @ShadowZabre
      @ShadowZabre 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Shin and Minus One are absolutely a perfect pair of Godzilla that highlight the two very different Kaiju. Shin Gojira is a tragic monster, living out the words of Gojira's original Creator Ishirou Honda: "Monsters are tragic beings. They are born too tall, too strong, too heavy. They are not evil by choice. That is their tragedy." Shin Gojira throughout the movie was in constant pain and anguish, blood pouring for his body simply for living, taking his frustration out on everyone nearby. Minus One Godzilla takes revenge, directly. He killed the men who shot at him while he was just a non-irradiated lizard, he killed the American ships who nuked him and tried to stop him. He chased Shikishima's boat back to Japan and blew up Giza, standing around afterwards roaring, as if to revel in his revenge.

    • @ultronemperor3525
      @ultronemperor3525 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Godzilla 2014 success is what made Shing and Minus One possible, even Toho admitted that

  • @frodotheewok
    @frodotheewok 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +79

    Watched Boy and the Heron and my 9 year old old after the movie said why can’t Disney learn from Japan on how to make great stories. That’s from a 9 year old. Hollywood is in decline.

    • @HeavyMetalSonicRM
      @HeavyMetalSonicRM 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

      Smart kid!

    • @bonaface
      @bonaface 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2


    • @mario012ful7
      @mario012ful7 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      And then everyone clapped right?

    • @xxcaptninjaxx4301
      @xxcaptninjaxx4301 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Disney suck and Toho killed it with godzilla minus one show Toho still making godzilla movies

    • @whisperingwind2129
      @whisperingwind2129 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      wow,...thats insanely smart.

  • @ThomasOutt
    @ThomasOutt 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    The screening I experienced tonight in Indianapolis was in black & white., adding to the feeling of historic authenticity. I agree with the splendid quality of this film, acting, script, history, political references, music....I was moved when the survivors saluted Godzilla as he sank back into the Ocean. One of the best films I have seen in a very long time.

  • @kit2770
    @kit2770 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    I'm actually reading a book about post-war Japan right now, and so far, there's no mention of Godzilla. But I'm not done the book yet, so we'll see. In the meantime, maybe I'll go see Godzilla Minus One.

  • @hubertcumberdale6404
    @hubertcumberdale6404 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +28

    I took two friends and “failed” to mention it was going to be subtitled. They wouldn’t go had they known that. After the movie, they were both ecstatic to have gone and loved the film. It’s a great flick!

  • @JoJoJoker
    @JoJoJoker 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +65

    What people fail to mention is the fact that Minus One is a film with *subtitles* and American people are seeing it in IMAX!

    • @masamune2984
      @masamune2984 หลายเดือนก่อน

      What’s your point? Sure, a few decades ago that might have been unusual, but American people have not only embraced subtitles and IMAX for decades, I’d say most prefer them over dubs or “smaller” screens. Embracing the cinema experience and artistic intent is fantastic, but unusual anymore. Great to see it still though, honestly 🙂

  • @user-vz2lc5kw9c
    @user-vz2lc5kw9c 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Agree with you 100%!! And that salute (that's all I''ll say). Perfection in its implication. I was emotional and clapping aloud in the empty movie theater ( it was midday on a Tuesday). Bravo!! And they bought back the original Godzilla vocals that had been altered in recent films. Yes!!!

  • @mcdelive
    @mcdelive วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    Okay, so where can I watch this in UK. Its not in Cinema, Amazon Prime or Netflix.
    Any links/ Suggestions please?

  • @MRKinoYoutube
    @MRKinoYoutube 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +104

    I had zero interest in this movie until the reviews between both critics and audiences exploded recently. I just got back from the theater and I have to say, this movie truly lived up to and exceeded the hype. I had no idea a Japanese low budget Godzilla movie could make me cry, make me scared, and feel as epic and high stakes as it did. Godzilla 2014 was already good, but Minus One is what that movie tried to be. This is the greatest Godzilla movie ever made, and I fully expect it to win at the Oscars.

  • @Sacto1654
    @Sacto1654 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +33

    I think this movie is going to end up with the following Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Ryunosuke Kamiki for Best Actor, Minami Hamabe for (at least) Best Supporting Actress, and possibly Best Visual Effects. It really is that good.

    • @jadenrocks22
      @jadenrocks22 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I'll say that the cgi isn't the best and you can tell it had a lower budget. The scenes where godzilla does quick movements don't look very good. I will say, though, that the shot after he uses his atomic breath in ghinza (I butchered that) is absolutely beautiful.

    • @capdansolo7765
      @capdansolo7765 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      It'd better.

    • @JazzTechie
      @JazzTechie 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Oh god, not award ceremonies. I don’t even give a sh*t about those things. I wish I could just ad-block them online LOL.

    • @wryse1081
      @wryse1081 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Good luck, the oscars don't know japan exists and have snubbed them since the beginning of time.

  • @japaneseimmersion566
    @japaneseimmersion566 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    I will take my sons to see this in theater tomorrow. In Japan there is no such thing as joint custody after divorce and in about a weeks time I will more than likely lose contact with my boys forever. My oldest loves Godzilla and has never been to a movie theater. This will be one of his last memories with me so I wanted it to resonate with him.

  • @BlazinNSoul
    @BlazinNSoul หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Congratulations to the Toho team for their well deserved oscar win. Should have gotten a best picture nod but still a win. Even better it was on the same night as Oppenheimer, poetic.

  • @rithy8522
    @rithy8522 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +95

    It was an amazing movie that had great monster and character balance. It does what Hollywood forgot and that is make you emotionally attached to the people in a movie.

    • @Slow_Rogan
      @Slow_Rogan 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Nobody watches a kaiju film for the people. Minus One's cgi is atrocious so y'all haters are praising its story.

  • @bZman
    @bZman 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +42

    The beauty of our lead is in how much of a coward he is, how broken he is, how even YEARS after the event he is too haunted to genuinely accept the love of Noriko and Akiko and its even blatantly shown to us but never feels forced, it is done well enough that it is just a self loathing rarely expressed. His love for them but hatred of himself is most visible when he tries to convince her not to take the job with appeals of "do I not provide enough money" and "who will look after Akiko". It takes until the end and nearly losing everything he holds dear for his "war" to be over. It is a genuinely human story, one that shows the weakness of everyone involved as well as all of their strengths. That is what makes it better than any Hollywood film, a budget can never make up for a lack of humanity and humanity can never be portrayed by a bunch of half witted hacks who mold a tale into something they think will be crowd pleasing. People loved horror in the 80s for the special effects because they took humanity and skill to make them look good. People loved monster movies in the 50s because they turned their fears of a world ending war into giant ants and giant lizards. People loved the romcoms of the 90s because they made them laugh and wish their life was as easy as those characters. Very few movies today connect with an audience and make them empathize or wish they were those characters because they now are so robotic, so inhuman, that its just a chuckie cheese animatronic playing its tune. The love and humanity that made film art is almost gone. This is why Godzilla Minus One which is an excellent film is thought of as the pinnacle now, because the modern Hollywood film cannot even beat out a cheesy classic monster movie for pathos.

    • @DavidT-eb4tp
      @DavidT-eb4tp 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      You’re dead on. ChatGPT could best some of the crap being churned out of Hollywood these days. Hopefully Hollywood will wake up.

    • @chorizoramen93
      @chorizoramen93 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Excellent breakdown

    • @nltk93
      @nltk93 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      I love how the mc stared the bomb sweeping job to provide for the family. It shows that he doesn't care if he dies because he failed to do so during his mission but it also shows that he has always been a good person because he wanted to stay alive in the first place because of his parents.

  • @Lohithurfrnd
    @Lohithurfrnd 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    Just watched the Minus One Minus Color in RPX IMAX B&W version, and it's soooo good! ❤️ And yes, I hate the American Godzilla movies too, sorry. This Minus One though, is sooo beautiful, especially the characters make it so much better. I didn't read any reviews, didn't watch the color version and had no interest to watch. But when good reviews poured in, the director announced B&W version and after hearing the Oscar nomination, I knew that this was it!!! And yes, it's the best movie in the franchise for me. Just watch it in theaters this week if you can. So beautiful ❤️