godzilla 2014

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Crewmember Tetsuo Hayashi airbrushes the final touches to a 6.6 meter replica of the famous Godzilla at Tokyo Midtown on July 15, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. The “MIDTOWN Meets GODZILLA” project is in collaboration with the Japan release of the Hollywood film version of “Godzilla” The Godzilla built on the lawns of Tokyo Midtown will host a light show everynight complete with mist, audio and fire rays.

Japan, you really know how to welcome the big guy back.

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Within the space of a single year, Legendary Pictures have delivered two startlingly brilliant kaiju films, under the direction of two of the most interesting and dedicated directors possible. Pacific Rim is a glorious, no-holds-barred tribute to the glory days of the kaiju eiga, and Godzilla is an epic rebirth to one of cinema’s greatest icons, which exceeded practically everyone’s expectations. Even if these turn out to be the studio’s only forays into the kaiju genre, I’m sure I speak on behalf of the fandom in thanking Legendary for delivering these two extraordinary films, which I personally know mean so much to so many people. Thank you, legendary, and here’s hoping you grow into the new house of kaiju. 

GIF credits: jaqens-hghar / thedissolve.

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We knew the world would not be the same. A few people cried; most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu takes on his multi-armed form and says, “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”