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Godzilla director Gareth Edwards talks about how he intends for his movie to be realistic

10.08.2012

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GODZILLA is coming, and by all accounts director Gareth Edwards is exactly the man who should be guiding Toho's main monster back to the big screen.  So what's going to make Edwards' effort different from that which came before?

I've always been interested in Godzilla and the ideas around him. I really wanted to see another Godzilla film and jumped at the opportunity. My main idea was to imagine 'If this really happened, what would it be like?' I want to take a grounded, realistic approach to a Godzilla film.  Which is an intention I think we all can appreciate if for no other reason than its sheer novelty in regards to the source material.  And who knows - perhaps after GODZILLA releases on May 16th, 2014, we'll all be sitting around in our living rooms debating how we'd survive Godzilla rather than how we'd survive a zombie apocalypse. 

Edwards also called the fan reaction to the footage shown at Comic Con "fantastic" (a description of which can be found right here), and went on to describe what it was like to craft that footage in very... interesting... terms: I've never worked this hard, this long and been this emotionally involved in something that's lasted only a few seconds since the time I lost my virginity! But the reaction has been amazing and I can't wait for the fans to see our final product.

Finally, and on a positive note for those of you who are hoping to make their way in Hollywood but want to avoid the "hell" spoken of by the likes of ROBOCOP director Jose Padilha, Edwards had this to say about his experience: Everyone warns you about working for Hollywood and how you can get treated in a certain way but my experience has been the polar opposite. Thomas Tull (founder of Legendary Entertainment) has been very supportive.

So what do you think about what Edwards had to say? Does he have the right idea?

Godzilla Legendary concept art

Concept art for Legendary's take

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Extra Tidbit: Emmerich's movie was originally meant to be the start of a trilogy. Hah.

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3:18AM on 10/10/2012
I can't stand people who don't think any sort of suspension of disbelief can be a part of a film that tries the "realism" route.
I can't stand people who don't think any sort of suspension of disbelief can be a part of a film that tries the "realism" route.
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7:10AM on 10/09/2012

"Realistic" has to ignore gravity and biology

...because there's a line you can't cross between the increase in mass (volume) and the cross section of a leg to support that mass (area). To whit: Godzilla is too large for Godzilla's legs to support him on this planet with this gravity.
...because there's a line you can't cross between the increase in mass (volume) and the cross section of a leg to support that mass (area). To whit: Godzilla is too large for Godzilla's legs to support him on this planet with this gravity.
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2:40AM on 10/09/2012
Clearly I'm not the first party pooper here, but I'd like to point out that the Broderick Godzilla movie was ALSO being billed as "more realistic" back in the day. "More realistic" gives you shit.
Clearly I'm not the first party pooper here, but I'd like to point out that the Broderick Godzilla movie was ALSO being billed as "more realistic" back in the day. "More realistic" gives you shit.
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12:37AM on 10/09/2012
When is Hollywood going to learn that the appeal of Kaiju films is in seeing giant monsters beat the shit out of each other while stomping cities to rubble? They're cheesy and silly and cool as all hell, but they're certainly not "realistic".
When is Hollywood going to learn that the appeal of Kaiju films is in seeing giant monsters beat the shit out of each other while stomping cities to rubble? They're cheesy and silly and cool as all hell, but they're certainly not "realistic".
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7:56PM on 10/08/2012

I bet it will be dark also . .

GODZILLA! yea, he's real. It could happen one day!
GODZILLA! yea, he's real. It could happen one day!
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2:27PM on 10/08/2012

lol how

am I the first person to say CLOVERFIELD?

Hope this new Godzilla movie is good, but honestly this is not a good sign. I loved Clovefield, but this is not what I want to see out of Godzilla.
am I the first person to say CLOVERFIELD?

Hope this new Godzilla movie is good, but honestly this is not a good sign. I loved Clovefield, but this is not what I want to see out of Godzilla.
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12:48PM on 10/08/2012
I will wait for some footage before commenting.
I will wait for some footage before commenting.
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12:44PM on 10/08/2012
Enough with the realistic approach, just go with what the genre is. Nolan went for realistic because it's his vision. This seems like he wants realistic for the sake of the trend of taking things to that level.
Enough with the realistic approach, just go with what the genre is. Nolan went for realistic because it's his vision. This seems like he wants realistic for the sake of the trend of taking things to that level.
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9:37AM on 10/08/2012

FAIL

Devlin and Emmerich gave us a "realistic", "grounded" approach already.
It didn't work.
Devlin and Emmerich gave us a "realistic", "grounded" approach already.
It didn't work.
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3:21AM on 10/10/2012
It didn't fail because of the "realistic grounded" approach, it failed due to a piss poor script and annoying characters
It didn't fail because of the "realistic grounded" approach, it failed due to a piss poor script and annoying characters
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